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12-Year-Old Girl Facing Criminal Charges Over Emoji Use

A 12-year-old girl from Fairfax, Virginia, USA has been charged with threatening to commit an attack against her school in a post on Instagram, The Washington Post reports. The offending message in question contained no direct…

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Instagram Blocks App That Lets You Be Other Users

In a very brief burst of popularity, the app that allowed anyone to view the Instagram feeds of any public user has had its access to the Instagram API removed. In only 8 days since its…

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Is Google Glass Being Killed Off?

Google Glass, the Alphabet Inc. wearable device that was pulled from the market in January 2015 after a decidedly mixed reception, could be dead after the company pulled all social media accounts connected to Glass, while…

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Breathtaking Images From an Astronaut Aboard the ISS

Space has always provided a glimpse into many a fascinating world over the years, from research that has been undertaken by NASA to the Astronauts who have boarded the International Space Station as well as successfully…

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Why You Haven’t Heard about the Thing You Can’t Say on Facebook

Have you ever heard about the social media website Tsu.co? I’m going to guess that most of you haven’t, and that’s mostly because we now know that; The first rule of Facebook is you don’t talk…

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Instagram is Now More Popular Than Twitter

Instagram is now officially more popular than Twitter and exceeded 400 million monthly users for the first time. This compares to Twitter’s current community of 304 million monthly active users during the last quarter. Unbelievably, the…

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‘Tweet-A-Pizza’ Coming to Domino’s This Month

Do you fancy Domino’s pizza and use Twitter on a regular basis? Then you will be happy to hear that the company is looking into techy ways of attracting customers and will add a ‘tweet-a-pizza’ system…

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Tinder Adds Instagram Support so You Can Share Your Most Private Videos with Strangers

Tinder made quite a bit of progress lately, especially on its subscription side. However, the Facebook integration doesn’t seem to be enough for the company, which now aims to roll out a new update that adds…

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Latest Doom Mod Adds Instagram Filters and a Selfie Stick!?

Doom may be 22 years old, but the modding community just doesn’t want to give up on this game! Not only have we currently got the stunning Brutal Doom mod bringing the game up to a…

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Lizard Squad Hacks Taylor Swift’s 51 Million Follower Twitter Account

It was just this morning that we reported on Lizard Squad claiming responsibility for the earlier Facebook and Instagram outage, now it seems that the hacking group has taken another Social Media behemoth – Taylor Swift.…

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Twitter Introduces Group DMs and Video Uploads

Twitter is launching group direct messaging and video upload functionality, in a move that incites competition with its rival, Instagram. The direct messaging service allows users to message multiple people at once as part of a…

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Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility for Facebook Outage

As you probably know by now, Facebook and Instagram both experienced outages in the last few hours. Droves of Social Media addicts turned to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the “social apocalypse”. Now, news has…

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Twitter Begs Power Users to Stop Using Instagram

Twitter has been messaging high-profile users, imploring them to tweet photos directly, rather than links to Instagram. The message includes an image comparison, showing the difference between a Twitter photo and an Instagram link (above). After…

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HitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot, to Travel Across Germany

HitchBOT, the Canadian hitchhiking robot, is set for a road trip across Germany. Last year, HitchBOT thumbed its way around Canada, from Halifax to Victoria, talking and tweeting along the way. Professor Frauke Zeller, HitchBOT’s co-creator…

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What is the Most Intagramed Place on Earth?

Why it’s “the happiest place on earth” – Disneyland of course! Yes, the original of Disney’s massively successful theme parks – Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is the most Instagramed place on earth. The company released a…

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US Judge Says Cops Can Create Fake Instagram Accounts To Spy On Photos

Hmm. New Jersey district judge William Martini has said that police officers don’t require search warrants in order to create fake Instagram accounts to see a suspect’s photos. The judge explains that it’s “consensual sharing” as…

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Instagram Spam Purge Jettisons Millions of Accounts

Since its popularity rocketed, photo-sharing platform Instagram has been plagued with spam accounts. To rectify the problem, Instagram staged a massive purge of users it deemed to be spammers, removing well over 20 million accounts. The…

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Instagram is Now Worth $35 Billion

As well as having more users, Instagram is now worth more than Twitter at $35 Billion. Citigroup raised the app’s valuation from $19 billion to $35 billion.  The image centric social networking service was purchased by…

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New Polaroid Camera Prints Your Pics and Posts Them to Instagram

Polaroid’s new camera not only prints your digital photos, it can also post those pictures to Instagram. The 14-megapixel Socialmatic is more than just a camera: it is an Android device, capable running a plethora of…

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Instagram Passes Twitter, Now Has Over 300 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram is continuing to grow, with the Facebook-owned image-sharing site now boasting over 300 million monthly active users. This number has swollen considerably from March this year, a number that is up over 100 million in…

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Did Twitter CFO Accidentally Tweet Plan to Buy Bieber Startup?

In what looked like it was meant to be a direct message, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto tweeted on his personal account, “I still think we should buy them. He is on your schedule for Dec 15…

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Instagram Now Allows Caption Editing

All Instagram users have been there, you’ve posted an image, but noticed there’s an annoying little typo in the caption, meaning you’ve got to delete the image and start over to fix it. Annoyance no more,…

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Facebook’s Outage Scares Everyone… Again!

Millions of users have noticed today that around 12 pm Eastern Time, the social media giant, Facebook, went down for about 30 minutes. This is not the first time the website and its services are unavailable,…

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Orlando Bloom Throws Punch In Justin Bieber’s Direction… And Then Goes Back for More!

There is normal life and then there is… showbiz life. This is the case of Justin Bieber allegedly receiving a punch in his direction from well-known movie star, Orlando Bloom, after the two meet face to…

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Watch Dogs Browser App Brings the Hacking Experience into Your Browser

Everyone who has played Ubisoft’s latest hacking game title, Watch Dogs, knows about what Aiden Pearce, the main character in the game, has in his smartphone. For those who do not know, his smartphone is basically…

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Man Receives Access to High School Girl’s Account Due To Instagram Bug

There are a lot of applications out that which let users sign in using their Facebook account. However, Instagram is one application which ‘assumes’ that individuals have the same e-mail account for both services. This has…

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Facebook Will Buy WhatsApp For $16 Billion In Cash and Shares

Recent news point to Facebook engaging into an agreement to purchase the popular mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, for $16 billion in cash and stocks. The Verge states that a SEC document filed recently confirms the purchase…