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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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#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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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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A Social Media Meltdown For Amy’s Baking Company Bakery

The lights in the theater lower, the projector speeds up, and the screen alights. –Cue trailer– In a world of terror, anguish, oppressors, and trolls, one bakery will stand up and defend honor and truth: AMY’S BAKING COMPANY BAKERY BOUTIQUE & BISTRO! She is “WONDER WOMAN… A GREAT CHEF, A GREAT WIFE, AND A GREAT […]

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Will The HTC First Last?

You know what’s never a good sign? When a “hot” product has prices slashed after barely a month on the market. As such, people took notice this weekend when the HTC First was slashed in price to $0.99 with no fanfare. Now, there are rumors that this is just the first stage. AT&T reached out […]

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Budweiser Wants You To Be Facebook Friends With Everyone

Budweiser Brazil has launched a new product called The Buddy Cup, which allows you to automatically become Facebook friends with other Buddy Cup holders with a simple toast. This cup, created by the ad group Agência Africa, has only made an appearance in the South American country, but will likely expand out to other countries […]

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Does The Internet Offend You? Then, You’re Not Alone

UPDATE: Article has been updated to accurately represent the genders of those involved, as pointed out by Joy Lynskey, the owner of TIOM, in the comments section. An anonymous Facebook moderator has had enough and decided to speak up against what he sees as narcissistic cries for attention and faux offense. In a post on […]

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Facebook, Reddit, And A Midnight Firefight: What The Internet Got Wrong About Watertown

  Like many people who live in a time zone an hour or so behind the East Coast, I found myself awake late Thursday night, following the terrifying events that unfolded in Boston. I  watched and listened as the seemingly isolated, if tragic, shooting of an MIT police officer quickly became linked to a car […]

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When Bad Things Happen To Awful People: Anonymous Takes On Westboro Baptist Church

In the immediate wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it didn’t take long for the vermin to come crawling out of the woodwork, to point fingers at invisible enemies. The New York Post and Fox News were immediately inflating body counts, their reporters blaming and harassing Saudi students and their friends. Pundits elsewhere were blaming […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Facebook Home If You Have Privacy Concerns

Facebook is launching its new Home on Android today. Unfortunately, the app is only available to a select few devices. If you have anything but a flagship device from HTC or Samsung, or if your phone is more than a year old, you can’t try Home yet. What you can do is update your Facebook […]

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