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This Start-Up Wants to Disable Your Phone—But Only For a Few Hours

We all love technology here. It keeps us connected. It allows us to share our experiences. It’s really, truly remarkable. But sometimes it seems we’re missing out on living in the moment for the “I’m totally gonna Instagram this later” photo or the “I hope you’re jealous of this fun time I’m having” Facebook post. [...]

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Coming Soon: CamoPhoto, A Social Refuge For Hunters

I’ll be honest and tell you all that I’m not a hunter. I do have several friends who are hunters, and I’ve seen some of the issues they have faced with sharing any of their hunting photos on social media. It really doesn’t matter what you post on the Internet these days. It’s bound to [...]

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Facebook Offers ‘Privacy Checkup’ To Review Your Posts, Profile, And Apps

Facebook gets a lot of grief for its apathetic stance on protecting its users’ privacy, and in most cases, rightfully so. It seems Zuck & Co. have had an awakening recently, though, as they’ve recently released a “Privacy Checkup” tool that helps you review your privacy settings so you’re completely clear what you’re sharing and [...]

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With This App, Chat with Those Around You Without Saying a Word

Finally, a way to connect with the people you’re with—and not necessarily the people you know. Slight is an app available for iOS that allows for completely anonymous conversations with those around you. That’s right. No Facebook sign in, no log in name and password, no user accounts, no e-mail. You simply make comments that [...]

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Twitter’s New Feature Shows How Many of Your Followers Actually See Your Tweets

Twitter’s Ads tool has a welcome new feature that shows you a breakdown, by individual tweet, of how many people saw and engaged with each one. If you’re using Twitter to promote yourself, your brand, cause, or event, this is information you’ll appreciate having. It’ll help you figure out when you followers are online and [...]

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Here Are the Latest Stats About Your Facebook Usage, Courtesy of CEO Mark Zuckerberg

In its Q2 2014 earnings call today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg provided some updated statistics about how much we use the social network. Since it was an earnings call for their publicly traded stock, most of the call centered around revenues, but here are some key takeaways for the rest of us. Facebook has 1.31 [...]

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Is Facebook’s explanation for its News Feed psychology experiment good enough?

Over the past few days, the Internet has exploded with heavy criticism of Facebook for an experiment it conducted on nearly 700,000 unsuspecting users in January 2012. The experiment, conducted by Facebook “data scientists” and researchers from Cornell University and the University of California, altered the content these users saw from their friends to determine [...]

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Awesome Idea: IKEA Builds the First Website Inside Instagram

The idea of eCommerce brands using social networks to promote products to their customers is nothing new, but really great, outside the box approaches are harder to come by. Here’s one we haven’t seen before: IKEA built a functional store within Instagram, using profiles as landing pages and individual photos for categories and specific products. [...]

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Get The Scoop: Slingshot Vs Snapchat

After last week’s accidental launch, Facebook has now intentionally launched their jab in response to Snapchat’s success, and they’re calling it Slingshot. Within the U.S. it is available on iOS and Android. Why has Facebook created yet another app? How does it compare to Snapchat? Can Facebook pull off creating a real competitor app? These [...]

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10 Funny Tweet Reactions to the CIA Joining Twitter

Here in the States, there are few government agencies more secretive than the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). They’re responsible for collecting and analyzing intelligence data on foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and carrying out covert and top secret missions around the world. Now, they’ve joined Twitter as @CIA. Knowing they’d probably have an uphill battle amidst [...]

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