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Histagrams Brings History To Life In A Very Odd Way

Histagrams Brings History To Life In A Very Odd Way

History classes are often steeped in boring facts leaving out the social underpinnings we knew took place behind the scenes. But two MTV designers named Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen have made Histagrams, a website where they imagine what history would have looked like if its protagonists used Instagram.

By On November 25, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Reveals New Privacy Policy Changes

Facebook Reveals New Privacy Policy Changes

In the past, Facebook has taken a lot of heat over its privacy policies. The social network has tried to respond to this criticism by seeking user feedback over these policies. And now, it has finally made some minor changes based upon this feedback.

By On November 16, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Launches Open Academy, Students Get College Credit For Contributing

Facebook Launches Open Academy, Students Get College Credit For Contributing

Being able to contribute to an open-source project is a great experience for a CS student and looks good on his CV. With Facebook’s newly launched Open Academy, such students who contribute to the open source projects will get something more: college credit.

By On November 15, 2013 Respond
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Man Finds And Returns $98,000 In A Desk He Bought For $200 On Craigslist

Man Finds And Returns $98,000 In A Desk He Bought For $200 On Craigslist

It is not often that you end up finding $98,000 and muster up the will to return them to their rightful owner. Recently, a Rabbi in Connecticut bought a desk on Craigslist. Inside, he found the sizable fortune which he then returned to the person he had bought the desk from.

By On November 12, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Profile Pages And Timelines Fail To Load, Issue Resolved Now

Facebook Profile Pages And Timelines Fail To Load, Issue Resolved Now

Earlier today, a number of users started reporting that they were unable to load their Facebook Timelines or profiles. The social network apparently returned an error on these pages, citing that the content could not be loaded properly. After a few hours of technical gimmickry however, Facebook has finally resolved the issue now.

By On November 9, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Launches Redesigned Like And Share Buttons

Facebook Launches Redesigned Like And Share Buttons

The ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ buttons on Facebook posts are the most popular method of interaction on the social network. Facebook has now redesigned these buttons, giving them an all new look and feel.

By On November 7, 2013 Respond
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Rapper Eminem Wins Top Prize At YouTube Music Awards Show

Rapper Eminem Wins Top Prize At YouTube Music Awards Show

A couple of weeks ago YouTube announced the nominees for Music Awards. That awaited very first music awards of YouTube was held last night. And rapper Eminem has won the top prize.

By On November 4, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook Considers Collecting Data About Users’ Cursor Movements

Facebook has had a rather notorious reputation when it comes to guarding users’ privacy rights. In continuation of this reputation, it has now been revealed that the social network is exploring the option of collecting data about the cursor movements of the users.

By On October 31, 2013 Respond
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Google Updated Hangouts, Adds Animated GIFs, SMS Integration, Location Sharing And More

Google Updated Hangouts, Adds Animated GIFs, SMS Integration, Location Sharing And More

Google+ Hangouts is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. To make Google+ Hangouts more attractive to people, Google has now added many attractive features.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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This Student Invested $27 In Bitcoins Gets A Luxurious Apartment

This Student Invested $27 In Bitcoins Gets A Luxurious Apartment

Norwegian student named Kristoffer Koch bought some Bitcoins for $27 in 2009. Interestingly the coins have now brought him a luxurious apartment.

By On October 30, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

Facebook Apologizing For Locking A ‘Small Portion’ Of Users Out Of Their Accounts

If you own an account (it could be bank account or any social networking account), then it’s natural that you should have all the access of your account. But lately that has not happened for Facebook. Yesterday, Facebook locked a ‘small portion’ of users out of their accounts and now the social networking company is apologizing.

By On October 29, 2013 Respond
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[Update] Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked! Halts Automated Social Sharing Service

[Update] Social Scheduling Tool Buffer Gets Hacked! Halts Automated Social Sharing Service

Buffer is a social media scheduling app. It is a better way to share on social media for free. The social scheduling tool helps you share contents at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans see your updates more often. However, the buzzing news is Buffer has been hacked!

By On October 27, 2013 Respond
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BlackBerry BBM Launchd For Android And iOS, 5M Downloaded In 8 Hours

BlackBerry BBM Launchd For Android And iOS, 5M Downloaded In 8 Hours

BlackBerry has launched its BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) instant messenger service for iOS and Android. BlackBerry has announced that a total number of 5 million users have downloaded it for their devices just in 8 hours.

By On October 22, 2013 Respond
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Gmail Gets A Refreshed Log-in Page, Have You Seen?

Gmail Gets A Refreshed Log-in Page, Have You Seen?

Gmail is one of Google’s biggest and best known products. Lately Google has quietly introduced a refreshed log-in page. Have you checked?

By On October 20, 2013 Respond
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Twitter Reportedly Planning To Kill Its #Music Service

Twitter Reportedly Planning To Kill Its #Music Service

Twitter’s #music service has enabled people to discover music based on the activity of the people and bands they follow. But now it’s been reported that Twitter is planning to kill that #music service.

By On October 20, 2013 Respond
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