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).

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 GIF-less feed.

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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.

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This plugin can tell who you’re Facebook stalking

Who Facebook thinks you're close to matters - it determines much of what you see on the site and in what order. This plugin shows you who your "closest" Facebook friends are, and the results are pretty revealing.

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WTF, Internet? ‘Catfish’ just jumped the catfish

Just renewed for a third season, MTV's 'Catfish' has conclusively proven that we're all idiots desperate for love from people who probably aren't who they say they are. And it's time to put it to bed.

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So, you’re wondering how much Twitter owes you post-IPO?

Twitter is now officially crazy rich, and this app can tell you how much the site has made off your tweets. You can expect to be paid back in spam bot follows.

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Sick of the Twitter IPO buzz? Ease the pain with our definitive drinking game

Heard enough about the Twitter IPO? Well, nothing can stop the onslaught of the media hanging out to and extorting this story, but at least there's a drinking game.

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The 13 most typical YouTube comments responding to the new YouTube comments

It doesn't get much more meta than this: YouTube wants to clean up its comment section, and these were some of the comments it got in return. They are exactly what you'd expect them to be.

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Like change? You’re in luck, because Facebook just updated the Like button for the first time

That's right - the button that has become a part of Facebook's core is getting a much deserved, long-awaited makeover.

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Facebook lets you name conversations in chat drop-down

This tiny update lets you immediately give a message thread with more than one other person its own name. You get ready to start quietly trolling your friends with this feature.

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Senator tells Instagram it needs to clear out the gun sales

Instagram has become an unwilling marketplace, and now a politician says it needs to close down illegal gun sales.

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