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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

Birdwatching's Digital Crisis

Birdwatching’s Digital Crisis

View this image › The first and only time I’ve seen an owl in the wild was a northern saw-whet owl in a tall bush right next to the path by the lake in Central Park. As soon as I got home, I submitted my sighting and where to find the owl to a message

How A Blind Man Takes Beautiful Photos With Instagram

How A Blind Man Takes Beautiful Photos With Instagram

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=P1e7ZCKQfMA. Via laughingsquid.com Tommy Edison’s Instagram photos fit right in on the service: some are carefully framed, others are tilted; some are filtered, some are pure; some are taken with a clear purpose, others seem to have been taken by accident; some are bad, some are beautiful. The difference is that Edison

Apple's Age Ratings Make No Sense

Apple’s Age Ratings Make No Sense

1. According to Apple, 12-year-olds can use Instagram. Porn is not allowed on Instagram, but there is adult material. View this image › 2. Opera is a web browser and can access the internet, and there’s porn on the internet, so Opera gets a 17+ rating. View this image › 3. But Twitter, where it’s

Twitter Users Are Furious At New Breaking News Alerts

Twitter Users Are Furious At New Breaking News Alerts

Reuters Top News @Reuters Follow U.S. jury finds SAC Capital portfolio manager Michael Steinberg guilty on all five counts in insider trading case: court hearing BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_2168317”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Wed Dec 18 20:56:07 +0000 2013’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_2168317”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Wed Dec 18 20:56:07

Is This The End Of The Vine Experiment?

Is This The End Of The Vine Experiment?

View this image › Via analytics.topsy.com A lot of observations have been made and conclusions drawn about the fate of Vine from the chart above. Last week, CNBC first noted the rather alarming drop-off of Vine links shared on Twitter; at that point it wasn’t so much a pattern, but a troubling indicator that a

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