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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Social Media

This video proves we still don’t understand how much we’re sharing on social networks

This video, called Social Media Experiment, makes it all too clear how easy it is for complete strangers to learn a lot of intimate details about you.
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First comes Instagram, then comes love: Why Instagram is displacing dating apps

Instagram is connecting more and more people, bringing them beyond photos and together in real life. It's challenging online dating apps at their own game - so could it beat them at it?
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WTF, Internet? I went Christmas shopping on Pinterest and this is the crap I found

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of Pinterest, which you'd think would be a great place to get some holiday shopping inspiration ... but it's not and will leave you feeling dirty and depressed.
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Put your own stamp – er, face – on any viral GIF you can think of

Ever wanted to see yourself immortalized in a popular Liz Lemon GIF? What about Beyonce? Now you can, with this incredibly easy to use Web app.
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Slovakian engineers are trying to bait Mark Zuckerberg with this custom Facebook grill

What do you do when you want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come to your conference? Obviously you build him a fancy, Facebook-enabled grill and then bait him with it.
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The 5 wildest takeaways from Facebook’s failed offer to buy Snapchat for $3 billion

Are times truly getting tougher for Facebook? Remember the days when getting acquired by the company was a sign of success? Now, rejecting it is. Facebook tried and failed to buy Snapchat for $3 billion – and that is but the tip of the…
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You can now share animated GIFs on Twitter – sort of, kind of

The Internet has heard our prayers and answered them: GIFs are now available on Twitter, via Giphy, the same team that brought them to Facebook. No, posting and sharing any GIF still won't work, but this is still a vast improvement on your…
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Justin Bieber’s new selfie app exists because … why?

Wondering where you could post and look at selfies? No? Of course you weren't, because the world is already overflowing with the stuff. But the Bieber-backed Shots of Me is still tossing its head in the way-too-full ring.
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Everything you need to know about creating a custom Twitter timeline

Twitter has just released a new custom timeline feature, allowing you to pull in tweets by topic, event, or interest. Here's everything you need to know about making them – the good, the great, the bad, and the annoying.
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Twitter unveils new TweetDeck-powered custom timeline feature

Twitter is slowly rolling out a new feature that allows users to create hand-picked, customized timelines. The tool will be used to complement live events and viral conversations, and it will be brought to users via TweetDeck.
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The Adobe hack reaches Facebook, and it might be time to go change your password

The Adobe security breach has affected Facebook users relying on the same login information. Let this be yet another lesson to us in the creating and caretaking passwords.
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Russia says no social media at Sochi Olympics – Olympic Committee disagrees

A report last week from Russia but the kibosh on social media at the upcoming Olympic Games, but any fears are ill-founded as tweeting, Instagramming, and whatever else will be allowed.