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Facebook is thankfully taking more steps to show fewer spammy posts on your News Feed -- and we're not talking about traditional web ads. We're talking about overly promotional status updates posted by Page accounts, like the ones you can see after the break. The social network promised to bury \"l

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While the power of anonymity the internet provides guarantees that everyone can be a target of harassment, women seem to be attacked more on social media. Those attacks have escalated these past months on Twitter, in particular, that's why non-profit org Women, Action and the Media (WAM) has joine

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Twitter has just awarded MIT's Media Lab with $10 million (to be completed over the course of five years) to pore over, analyze and scrutinize every public tweet ever made, all for the sake of science. This new MIT project called Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) will study patterns of online c

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In California, school officials are now required to be more transparent when tracking a student's online activity. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this week requiring parents to be notified when a school is peering at their kids' online activity. What's more, schools have to delete coll

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True or False: You don't go on Facebook anymore, because it's such a drag not being able to talk about your private jet's new upholstery. After all, a few of your old friends post regularly about student loan and (gasp) mortgage payments, and it'll make you look like an insensitive prick. If you

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It's certainly nothing new for Facebook to test new features amongst a limited number of users before a widespread rollout, or killing them entirely (it did ask for willing participants, after all). With its latest trial, the social network is trying out an option in its iOS app that allows you to

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Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by two European researchers, social media could also

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For a number of recent events, including the World Cup and Lollapalooza, Snapchat let users beam their event photos to a crowd-contributed feed known as Our Story. After over 350 hours of snaps were uploaded during the test events (then curated down to just a few minutes for each), the outfit is n

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So let's say you just made this awesome Pinterest board for apartment decorations and want your future-roommate to see the Joker print that's going in the hallway. More importantly, you're curious if she feels the same way about it as you. Well, now neither of you have to leave the app or website

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The web was supposed to be the great equalizer. But, it turns out, the haves and have-nots exist online too. And they're separated by a mark of distinction: verification. ​A month ago, William Shatner got into an unfortunate public spat on Twitter with John Colucci, our social media manager, ov

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Being hip to PR is certainly part of the job description for NASA astronauts, but some are especially social media-savvy. Take fresh ISS resident Gregory \"Reid\" Wiseman: the man knows he's in a privileged position to take photos and videos, and holy crap has he shared. Via Twitter, Reid has provid

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Protests in the Middle East, known as \"The Arab Spring,\" echoed around the world. On Friday, December 17, 2010, a fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi covered himself in flammable liquid and lit a match. His body was quickly engulfed in flames and, despite attempts to save his life, Bouazizi died o

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Jelly tries to get answers to the questions that keep you awake at night. A question we've had since its launch, however, was why it lacked any kind of comment or thread system. Fortunately, that's Jelly's new feature. Once you've got an answer, but you'd really like to hear some more detail, you

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If you think retweeting's so 2013, then you may want to update your Twitter app now. As The Next Web notes, the latest version gives you the option to embed tweets in your tweets (credit Xzibit or Inception), so long as you're using either an iOS or an Android device. Take note, though, that embed

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Corsets are typically used to squeeze torsos into shape, but designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira had other ideas in mind. Instead of making another waist-pinching underwear, they've designed a 3D-printed corset that demonstrates how the internet has rendered us naked and vulnerable... by turni

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