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Let's Stop Saying "Impactful"

Let’s Stop Saying “Impactful”

View this image › BuzzFeed FWD contributor and Person Who Is Good With Words Maria Bustillos made a VERY important demand on Twitter this morning: @ Stop saying “impactful”!! BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_347012”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Thu Jun 07 15:12:03 +0000 2012’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_347012”).innerHTML =

How An Unbelievable Hitman Conspiracy Helped Shut Down The Internet's Biggest Black Market

How An Unbelievable Hitman Conspiracy Helped Shut Down The Internet’s Biggest Black Market

View this image › Ulbricht’s LinkedIn profile Buried in the laundry list of charges against Silk Road owner Ross William Ulbricht is an astonishing murder-for-hire conspiracy. It reads like plot synopsis straight out of Breaking Bad. According to the complaint, communciations seized from Ulbricht — who goes by Dread Pirate Roberts or DPR — revealed

How To Actually Get More Twitter Followers

How To Actually Get More Twitter Followers

View this image › google.com So let’s say you want more Twitter followers than the number you have now. That makes sense! Wanting more Twitter followers is just a new-ish way of wanting more people to like you, and that’s mostly what there is to life: hoping more people like you. (A warning: I’m not

The New Bitcoin Millionaires

The New Bitcoin Millionaires

View this image › “With today’s rise in Bitcoin I’m officially a millionaire,” writes Reddit user Bitcoinmillo. “I’m gonna cash out over the next 30 days.” This is the type of story that’s been animating the incredibly active (and volatile) Bitcoin market in recent months. The currency’s rapid rise to near $200 (it was once

Spare Us Your Customer Service Complaint Tweets

Spare Us Your Customer Service Complaint Tweets

View this image › Via Twitter: @Bourdain Earlier this year, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain suffered a flight delay. The details of the delay ended up being on the…unusual side (it was reported that a bathroom-related accident took place outside the airplane bathroom, leading American Airlines to switch the plane planned for use

The Problem With A Facebook Snapchat App

The Problem With A Facebook Snapchat App

View this image › Graphic by Chris Ritter Snapchat, the wildly popular photo-sharing app that destroys user images within a number of seconds — and is at least partially, but possibly mostly, about teen sexting — will face a potentially giant new competitor in Facebook, which plans to launch a similar app in coming weeks,

The 16 Types Of Confessions You Find On Whisper

The 16 Types Of Confessions You Find On Whisper

View this image › pinterest.com Imagine an app that’s basically Post Secret, but with more teens and a messaging feature. That’s Whisper. The app works by automatically supplying a background image for your confession, which makes your gross revelation seem like a tasteful Tumblr-friend “Just Girly Things” image macro. At its core, the app is

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