Molly McHugh

Molly McHugh

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Before coming to Digital Trends, Molly worked as a freelance writer, occasional photographer, and general technical lackey. She's a sucker for animated GIF blogs, hours-long Wikipedia hunts, road trips, YouTube binges, and the Portland Trail Blazers. Molly is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications (go Ducks). You can find her on Twitter (@iammollymchugh) and Instagram (@mollygrams).
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Twitter is your best friend on Black Friday, and these are the handles to follow

Before you hit those lines, sit back and check out these Twitter handles and hashtags so you can truly attack Black Friday shopping. All of this can help you take an efficient approach to the madness, or even find online deals and avoid the…
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Automate your social networks so you can put down your phone this Thanksgiving

Don't be that rude Thanksgiving Day guest who Instagrams everything yet barely talks to the people around them. These apps and work-arounds can keep your accounts going so you can pay real people some attention.
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This year, the White House asked the Internet to judge its turkey pardoning

The strange traditional of turkey pardoning got even stranger this year, as the White House asked the Internet to judge who would live and who would die. Just kidding, neither die, but one will be the 2013 National Thanksgiving Turkey.
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Yahoo’s latest acquisition is Katie Couric – here’s everything you need to know

Katie Couric has accepted a position as Yahoo's new Global Anchor - so what does that even mean, and has Yahoo finally defined itself as a media company?
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Tis a thing of beauty: The first #selfie ever taken

No, it wasn't on Instagram, or anywhere else online. Just consider this self-photographer way ahead of his time. Way, way, way ahead of his time.
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This $1.2 million lawsuit is why you shouldn’t steal photos from Twitter

Two photography agencies took Daniel Morel's photos from Twitter and used them without payment or permission - but now he's getting a $1.2 million payday.
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WTF, Internet? Online dating now needs its own red-light district

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of a horrible new trend in dating apps, in which we follow our most basic human instincts, and are way, way worse for it.
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Instagram reportedly plans to introduce a messaging feature – what could come next?

A report has surfaced saying that this year, Instagram plans to introduce a messaging feature. It would be a big step diverting from its image and media focused app, perhaps spurring more change - and new features - to come.
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These are the 5 biggest holes in the Instagram for Windows Phone release

Instagram for Windows Phone is finally here ... but a few noteworthy features didn't come along for the ride. After a years-long wait, it's fairly incredible that these five things didn't make the cut - beta or no beta.
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Twitter is finally trying to answer the question ‘What is Twitter?’

Now that Twitter is a public company, it has to define itself so investors understand where their money is going. This video is a first step in simplifying the vast world of tweets - but do users agree with it?
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This new search engine is being called ‘the Google of social media’

A new search app called Hshtags searches nearly all of social media-dom by hashtag-specific queries. Could this be the service that finally, simply unites fragmented social search?
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Facebook testing new feature to show if you’re at a desktop or on your phone

Wondering what device you friends are using when they're on Facebook? This new feature, currently in testing, will answer that very question - whether you wanted it to or not.