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Facebook’s Weird State of Denial About News

These days Facebook is a major news platform. (Mixy Lorenzo, CC BY-SA)
These days Facebook is a major news platform. (Mixy Lorenzo, CC BY-SA)

There will come a time when the giant American hi-tech companies which dominate social networking and internet search will be clear that they are something...

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    American Kids Eat Breakfasts from Around the World and Their Reactions Are Priceless

    Getting kids to just eat vegetables is a chore in and of itself.  So, what happens when they try food from around the world? “I... Read more

  • Did Someone Just Open a Portal to Hell in China?

    A mysterious fiery hole was discovered by locals in western China, and now, villagers are afraid to go near it. The hole, which is a few... Read more

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    Can’t Get a Baby to Sleep? Here’s an Amazing Trick that Works in 45 SECONDS

    For new parents, newborn babies are the cause of many, many hours of lost sleep. And there’s many, many different methods that serve to try... Read more

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    The Psychology of Healthy Facebook Use: No Comparing to Other Lives

    Do you ever go to parties just to look at beautiful people and listen to them chatter about their lovely lives? Lives punctuated only occasionally... Read more

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    Judge Orders Facebook and Zuckerberg to Turn Over Documents

    NEW YORK—Facebook and its founder must release documents and electronic correspondence to a defense lawyer whose client has fled from criminal charges that he falsely... Read more

  • In this Nov. 13, 2014 photo, Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp poses for photos at the Pinterest office in San Francisco. The San Francisco-based venture capital darling celebrated its fifth birthday in March 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Search, Social & Shopping: Pinterest Turns 5

    NEW YORK — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become “the” place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and... Read more

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    Invisible Boyfriends Dating App Highlights the Failures of AI

    When the dating-simulation app Invisible Boyfriend was first released, many users assumed that they were talking to a computer program—after all, the app has the... Read more

  • A Facebook post announcing Comcast boosts its social media team. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Comcast Gets Social to Shake Bad Customer-Service Reputation

    NEW YORK—Comcast is adding more social media representatives as it tries to work on its reputation for inefficient, unresponsive, or just plain rude customer service... Read more

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    Easy Way to Disable Birth Notifications on Facebook

    Ahh, Facebook. The social network we love to hate and hate to love. Facebook is easily the most trafficked social service in the world and... Read more

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    NBA Bands: Best Band Names From Comedy Central Hashtag Wars

    The NBA Bands trend has been prompting some pretty interesting names that have some sort of link to pro basketball, including “Durant Durant” and “Raptors... Read more

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    Here’s What Twitter Looked in 2006, It’s so Quaint

    Have you checked your Twitter today? After all you wouldn’t want to miss on important updates, breaking news, fresh trends and all the incessant chirping... Read more

  • A man texts on his smartphone as he walks along a street in New York on March 4, 2015. Social dating app Tinder announced it will limit right swipes, in effort to emulate real life relationships. (Jewel  Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tinder Tries to Emulate Real Life Dating With New Right Swipe Limits

    On Thursday, the dating-app Tinder announced in a blog post that it was implementing a new algorithm to cap the number of right-swipes a user... Read more

  • Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) wrote a letter urging the FBI to prosecute participants in the Gamergate movement, show here in Stoneham, Mass. on Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Congresswoman Urges FBI to Prosecute Gamergate

    Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) has solicited the help of Congress, the FBI, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in prosecuting elements of the online social movement... Read more

  • According to web measurement company comScore, Canadians are some of the most prolific users of dating sites. A full 25 percent of Canadians have tried online dating at some point. (dbphotographer/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Dating, Warts and All

    In the online dating world the misrepresentation, exaggeration, and falsification of one’s attributes is as common as a duckface selfie. But a new kind of... Read more

  • Facebook For immediate, confidential help from a trained counselor for yourself or someone you know, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). (José Manuel Ríos Valiente, CC BY)

    Facebook Adds Lifelines to Prevent Suicide

    In addition to vacation photos and cat videos, people also share details about their personal lives and feelings on Facebook—including occasional posts about despair and... Read more

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    Tor Users Now Have to Provide a Valid Phone Number When Signing up for Twitter

    Twitter has stated a number of times now that it wants to clamp down on trolls and those who abuse other users on the social network. Seemingly... Read more

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