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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Complete proof that Instagram is an endless circle of self-referential meta-ness

An artist decorated London with an interactive project called Real Life Instagrams. But it's not the only indication we may have a problem.
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Instagram’s first ad showed up today, so let’s all over-analyze it

It's finally happened: Ads have hit Instagram. Users reported seeing this Michael Kors Insta-ad today, and the reactions vary from outraged to apathetic.
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Yesterday was a great day for Facebook, if it weren’t for all the ‘buts’

Facebook's third quarter earnings report beat Wall Street expectations and have some impressive new numbers to show off, but there are a few 'buts' attached to all the good news.

How to turn off Twitter’s enlarged photo previews … on your phone

Not a fan of Twitter's new, huge photo and Vine previews? Well you can't do anything about the desktop client, but here's how to keep them out of your mobile Twitter feed.
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Calling all procrastinators: These are the best Halloween costumes you can print

In a last-minute costume bind? Well you have no one to blame but yourself. However, we're going to take pity and show you the best options that require nothing but paper, scissors, string, and a printer.
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The very simple reasons Twitter just totally messed with your feed

If there was any wondering why Twitter is pushing photos - and pushing them hard - ease your mind, because it's all pretty obvious: Ads and brands. As Instagram continues to be the go-to for marketers' visual social campaigns, Twitter hops…
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Less clicking, more looking: Twitter images and Vine videos will now show up in tweets

No need to click those Twitter and Vine links, content will show up in your feed in full. While this makes the stream a more visually stimulating place, it also means things could get a bit crowded.

Google bolsters Hangouts with SMS support, location sharing, and animated GIFs

The latest additions to Google+ hangouts include SMS support, location sharing to show you as a pin on a Google Map, and of course, support for animated GIFs to share what words cannot.
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Pixlee wants to get you recognized by the brands you shower with Instagram love

Professing your sports team fandom or product love on Instagram? Pixlee could be bridging the gap between you and the brands you're photography and filtering.
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Uber and Cheezburger are partnering to fill your office with kittens … yes, really [UPDATE] Uber experiencing kitten shortage

It's National Cat Day, and a new feature on the Uber app wants to help you celebrate - by filling your office with rent-able kittens. Are you also wondering with Grumpy Cat would say about this?
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Instagram relaxes terms on censored hashtags, but its criteria remains confusing

Some of the previously unsearchable hashtags, like #sexualwednesday, are not OK on Instagram. But how the platform decides what terms are and aren't OK is still a conundrum.
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An explanation of this Facebook Bitstrips nonsense and how you can block it

The new annoyance to hit Facebook is here and it's called Bitstrips. For some reason, the comic strip app has taken off and is filling News Feeds everywhere. Here's how you can get rid of it.