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New York Comic Con Says Sorry For Hijacking Attendees’ Social Network Accounts

I’m not terribly homesick for New York most of the time, but I admit to missing New York Comic Con quite a bit. It was always a blast. This year, those in attendance received a special surprise: Social network updates they’d never actually made. First reported by Polygon and brought to our attention by Jonah […]

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Why It’s Your Fault: A Quick Rant About Digital Privacy

This is quite a week for the tinfoil hat brigade. I’ve been seeing two particular stories over and over in my social network feed and I feel compelled to address them. Let’s talk about the rant about social network and photos first. I’m not going to link to it, because I don’t want to see […]

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Senator Wendy Davis Versus Texas Republicans; Internet Versus 24-Hour News Networks

Moments ago, a riot and a revolution almost happened in Texas over women’s reproduction rights, but according to TV news, there was nothing worth reporting. The thousands of people viewing the live feed of the proceedings, the people reporting on social media like Twitter and Facebook, and the throngs of people numbering in the high […]

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Social Media Takedown On Juneteenth When Paula Deen Found Being Racist

We here at Techcitement aren’t usually judgmental folk. We leave that for BuzzFeed, Reddit, or Gawker. However, it’s not a far reach to say that the butter-pushing star of Food Network, Paula Deen is a truly awful person. If you’re unfamiliar with Paula Deen, she’s spent a lifetime promoting high-fat, high-calorie diets that usually involve […]

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#Hashtags Come To Facebook

Facebook has introduced the use of hashtags to its search feature for people to more easily track topics such as who said that funny thing about Game of Thrones, who’s currently bored at their jobs, who’s angry about politics today, and who’s promoting a show they have this weekend. Users can now click on the […]

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Google Shows Location Awareness By Buying Waze

GPS app Waze has been a matter of much discussion for the last few weeks. The Israeli startup has been around for a bit; I recall trying it when there were only a handful of users to pull traffic data from. Since then, the company has become a bit more popular, to the point that […]

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Pepsi Leaves Bad Taste In A Whole New Way

In what may be an identity thief’s wet dream, an ad agency has created a Pepsi machine that dispenses cans in exchange for Facebook likes. Did you catch the sinister, Orwellian note to the end of that video? And thanks to this new way of sampling we know exactly who liked, tried, and enjoyed an ice […]

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Yahoo CEO Says There’s No Such Thing As A Professional Photographer

In a recent Yahoo press event discussing changes to the Flickr photo sharing service, CEO Marissa Mayer was asked why the Flickr Pro service was being discontinued. Her response, given 46 minutes into the interview, was a bit of a bombshell. “…there’s no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, […]

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Flickr Undergoes Quiet, Major Redesign And Adds Massive Storage Limit

Flickr is one of those web services that almost everyone uses, yet it feels like no one talks about. Before Apple had PhotoStream or Google had Picasa, people shared photos via Flickr. Acquired back in 2005 by Yahoo, the image and video sharing site was slowly been getting eclipsed by newer, flashier services. Until yesterday, […]

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Yahoo! Purchases Tumblr For $1.1 Billion, Promises Not To “Screw It Up”

In a press release sent out this morning, Yahoo! confirmed rumors that spread last week that it is indeed purchasing the microblogging and social network Tumblr. At a total of approximately $1.1 billion in cash, the buyout is expected to go through in the second half of this year. David Karp, Tumblr’s CEO who founded […]

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