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Say hello to Somebody, the world’s strangest messaging app

Filmmaker and artist Miranda July is changing up the way we send messages.

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How Instagram became a virtual mall without a buy button

Companies are finding creative workarounds to help you shop on Instagram.

You’ll never believe how Facebook plans to fight click-bait

It turns out that readers don’t like terrible headlines that give no information, so Facebook is changing its News Feed algorithms once again.

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Putting Vine's new importing and editing tools to the test

Vine just made it easier to create six-second masterpieces. We go hands on with the video-sharing app's biggest update yet.

Analysis of Ferguson tweets shows Twitter's quick grip on the news

Nearly 150,000 tweets appeared a full two days before cable news networks covered it

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Vine update for iOS adds the ability to import video clips

You can use the built-in Camera app on your phone to shoot (even in slow-mo) and then import that footage into Vine. Finally.

Clockwise Podcast: Mobile disasters, social networks, and tech pet peeves

What social networks are good for (absolutely something?), mobile-device disasters, our biggest tech pet peeves, and what we'd like to change about Twitter. With guests Philip Michaels and Dan Miller.

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Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

The move comes with some conditions, however.

Twitter intrudes on your Timeline with favorites that look like retweets

People are not happy about Twitter’s latest experiment.

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10 changes Twitter needs to make right now to stop abuse

Harassment is all too common on Twitter. We have a few ideas the network can use to become a safer space.

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The Premier League has had it up to here with all your soccer Vines

And England's top-flight soccer league is vowing to keep all those six-second highlight reels off social media during its coming season.

Twitter promises to fix policies after bullies target Robin Williams’s daughter

The network hasn’t said what those policy changes will be, but it’s about time.

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Twitter sets the stage for video ads

A new program, now in beta, allows for paid video content in people's feeds.

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Classic Facebook "Color Changer" scam makes another comeback

When malware masquerades as a feature enhancement, some users inevitably get duped.

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Pinterest’s new messaging feature makes group planning easier

Every social network is on board with group chat, but in Pinterest’s case it actually makes sense.