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Why Facebook Is So Addictive: The Science Behind It

Why is Facebook so addictive? What makes us addicted to the social media network?

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How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds | Back Chat | Scoop.it

We construct precisely contoured echo chambers of affirmation that turn conviction into zeal, passion into fury, disagreements with the other side into the demonization of it.

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Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator

Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator | Back Chat | Scoop.it

As more tech firms employ their own editing staffs, they are being viewed as something less than news organizations, but more than simple reflections of their growing audiences.

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Trump's Use of Social Media Helps Unravel Republican Party

Trump's Use of Social Media Helps Unravel Republican Party | Back Chat | Scoop.it

“Trump leveraged a perfect storm,” said Steve Case, the founder of AOL, in an email message. “A combo of social media (big following), brand (celebrity figure), creativity (pithy tweets), speed/timeliness (dominating news cycles).”

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Yahoo for Sale and It Sure Has Lots of Attractive Suitors

Yahoo for Sale and It Sure Has Lots of Attractive Suitors | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The ailing Internet giant is up fro grabs, and lots of well-known entities are interested.

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Apple Debuts Personal Health CareKit at Launch Event

Apple Debuts Personal Health CareKit at Launch Event | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Apple launches CareKit as latest health app platform with hopes it will attract developers the way their existing ResearchKit health app does.

 

The Cupertino-based firm plans to release the software this April, with the aim to make it easier for end-users to track their health and monitor symptoms, treatment and medications. As well, it should be easier for patients using these apps to quickly share data with their doctors or family members and loved ones.

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Yahoo Closes Online Magazines, a Costly Experiment by Marissa Mayer

Yahoo Closes Online Magazines, a Costly Experiment by Marissa Mayer | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Yahoo told dozens of employees at 15 digital publications that they were losing their jobs, part of a larger plan to cut the work force by 15 percent.

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Is Online Dating Dangerous in the Age of Tinder and Bumble?

Is Online Dating Dangerous in the Age of Tinder and Bumble? | Back Chat | Scoop.it

According to Pew, almost 1 in 10 Americans now have a dating app on their phone.

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The Rise of Donald Trump Is a Terrifying Moment in American Politics

The Rise of Donald Trump Is a Terrifying Moment in American Politics | Back Chat | Scoop.it

He has the reality television star's ability to operate entirely without shame, and that permits him to operate entirely without restraint.

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How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire

How a Debate Misstep Sent Marco Rubio Tumbling in New Hampshire | Back Chat | Scoop.it

It was not, Mr. Rubio conceded to his aides, his best performance. But only after the Senator scrolled through Twitter — flooded with brutal, mocking reviews — did he fully grasp the damage he had done to his own campaign.

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Cuba's Internet Is F*cking Insane. And the Ways Cubans Use It Are Genius

Cuba's Internet Is F*cking Insane. And the Ways Cubans Use It Are Genius | Back Chat | Scoop.it

With an estimated 5 percent of the population connected, Cuba has some of the most limited Internet in the world. Here's how the good people of this small island nation are hacking their way into the 21st century. 

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Twitter Will Stretch Its 140-Character Limit

Twitter Will Stretch Its 140-Character Limit | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Twitter says it's stretching the iconic 140-character limit on tweets, taking @names and images out of cap.

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How I Learned to Love Snapchat

How I Learned to Love Snapchat | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The app can be confusing for people over a certain age, but it returns something vital to our correspondence: the mundanity of our regular lives is the most captivating thing we could share with one another

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85 Percent of Facebook Video Is Watched Without Sound

85 Percent of Facebook Video Is Watched Without Sound | Back Chat | Scoop.it

A majority of video views for publishers and advertisers on Facebook happen with the sound off -- the result of embracing the platform's unique features.

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15 Underrated Emojis You Aren't Using (but Should Be)

15 Underrated Emojis You Aren't Using (but Should Be) | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Every underrated emoji that people don't use enough, from "cool" to fried shrimp, and others you may have never considered.

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Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More.

Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More. | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The average person spends more time on Facebook than any other leisure activity surveyed by the government except watching TV and movies.

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Police In New York May Use ‘Textalyzer’ To Determine If Texting Caused Accident

Police In New York May Use ‘Textalyzer’ To Determine If Texting Caused Accident | Back Chat | Scoop.it

If the police suspect that alcohol may have contributed to an accident in some way they tend to make the suspect take a breathalyzer, but what if they suspect you were texting before a crash?

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People Were Desperately Googling ‘How Can I Move to Canada’ Tuesday Night

People Were Desperately Googling ‘How Can I Move to Canada’ Tuesday Night | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Donald Trump's Super Tuesday victories in the GOP presidential primaries means more Americans are considering moving to Canada if he actually wins the presidency in November.

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Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone

Apple Fights Order to Unlock San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief, said the government’s request to bypass security on the phone used by Syed Rizwan Farook had “chilling” implications.

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Photos for Bon Appetit's March Magazine Issue Shot Entirely With iPhones

Photos for Bon Appetit's March Magazine Issue Shot Entirely With iPhones | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Professional photographers sound off on what it was like to shoot for the magazine entirely on iPhones.

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How Smartphones Are Killing Off the Fashion Show

How Smartphones Are Killing Off the Fashion Show | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The system of showing clothes on a runway, then selling them in stores six months later, seems increasingly irrelevant in the age of social media.

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Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets at the Top of Your Timeline

Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets at the Top of Your Timeline | Back Chat | Scoop.it

If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it's going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline. 

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Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline Switch Is All Your Own Fault

Twitter's Algorithmic Timeline Switch Is All Your Own Fault | Back Chat | Scoop.it

By liking and retweeting every pointless and inconsequential Tweet in the past we have given the Twitter algorithm an untrue insight into what we really want to see. You will be served up with everything based on your past history this way, not what is truly meaningful. If you surround yourself with celebrities and like everything they say, that’s all you’ll ever see. Conversely, if you like tweets about local affairs and politics, then you’ll miss out on Kim Kardashian’s latest line of elastic band lingerie. It’s not all bad…

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How to Pronounce Meme

How to Pronounce Meme | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Are you one of the millions of Internet users who enjoys their daily stream of "meme" content while harboring a dark secret: that you don't know how to actually pronounce "meme?" Don't worry — according to the...

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