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).

Starbucks @Tweetacoffee campaign lets you send the sweet, sweet gift of caffeine

Starbucks new tweet-a-coffee program lets you simply tweet to give your friends and followers the greatest gift of all: free coffee. That's real love.

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To boldly go where no social media fan has gone before (and then post selfies about it)

A NASA rocket launch used to be the stuff of hard-hitting science journalism, but in an era when the agency's social media division heads up some of its most successful missions, that's changing in weird and wonderful ways.

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WTF Internet? A tweeting bra is not helping cure breast cancer

WTF, Internet? This week's Web indiscretion comes courtesy of the Tweeting Bra - perhaps the most blatant boob-affiliated pinkwashed product to hitch its ride to the massive commercial machine of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Getting to know my fake Facebook friends

After a swam of too-similar fake friend requests filled up Facebook, I tried to find the thread connecting them - but mostly just ended up driving myself crazy.

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Tumblr finally improves search so you can find all content, hashtagged or not

Frustrated by Tumblr search? You weren't the only one. But with a helping hand from Yahoo, the feature is much improved and you can now find everything you're looking for instead of just hashtagged content.

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Pinterest is now worth $3.8 billion, so I decided to try it

Apparently, Pinterest is valued at a whopping $3.8 billion. I've held out until now, but given those numbers, I guess the site is on to something and I should give it a shot. Here goes nothing.

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Consider yourself warned: This is the Instagram ad you’re going to see next week

After a lot of talk about ads on Instagram, the platform will finally introduce them starting next week to U.S. users. This is what they'll look like - go ahead and rage scream into a pillow somewhere.

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YouTube is rumored to be working on a music streaming service to rival Spotify

YouTube might be all about videos, but it's that audio component that it's working on monetizing now. According to a new report, the network plans to launch a streaming service for music soon.

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Major YouTube ripper loses court case for archiving MP3s, but won’t be closing shop

YouTube-MP3 is one of the most popular YouTube rippers out there, and while it was found to be storing MP3s - which is against YouTube's terms and conditions - it will keep on helping you get free music thanks to a legal gray area.

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These are all of the things Facebook doesn’t want you to see

Facebook has pulled a viral beheading video after user outrage - originally the site had said the video could remain live. Here are all the things that are not OK, even though the incredibly violent video was (at least for a moment).

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The largest Wi-Fi network in the world is officially making its U.S. launch

12 million hotspots strong, Fon is the largest Wi-Fi network in the world, and now it's making a big U.S. push and also releasing its new Fonera router - which comes with Facebook support built in. Trust us, you'll like that part.

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New extension blocks annoying Facebook-created ads … but we have some concerns

Sick of game suggestions and requests to rate movies? This Adblock Plus tool can get rid of them - but there could be cause for concern, given the fact the Adblock Plus isn't averse to working with ad creators.

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The weirdest things we found for sale on Instagram

New site Hashbag shows you everything for sale on Instagram. And some items in the underground, visual-friendly insta-black market err on the strange side.

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Did Facebook mass execute its News Feed Ticker? [Update: It’s back]

The (mostly) hated Ticker sidebar that so easily enabled stalking is missing from many Facebook profiles this morning. Did Facebook finally put it out of its misery?

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How to become your favorite meme in time for Halloween

For people like you and me, Halloween is a challenge to create the best, most creative, topical reference possible - so why look any further than a meme? Here are a few favorite meme costume ideas, as well as how them make on short notice.

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