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St. Patrick's Day Fallout: Bud Light Encourages You to Pinch Anyone Who’s Not “Up for Whatever”

St. Patrick's Day Fallout: Bud Light Encourages You to Pinch Anyone Who’s Not “Up for Whatever” | Back Chat | Scoop.it

There's a lot of debate these days about whether young and young-ish people, particularly those using social media, are too sensitive to perceived insults toward women and minorities. Do we take offense too easily and take too much pleasure in shaming others? These are important questions. None of them will...

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Why America Needs Its Own Emojis

Why America Needs Its Own Emojis | Back Chat | Scoop.it

There’s so much we can’t express because the symbols don’t exist. Created in Japan, emoji have no equivalents for pieces of Americana like pickup trucks and bacon.

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Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling

Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Yik Yak, a social media app that serves as a local bulletin board, has proved popular especially on college campuses, but the cover of anonymity it offers allows for some unfettered nastiness.

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Here's What Digital Life Was Like 20 Years Ago

Here's What Digital Life Was Like 20 Years Ago | Back Chat | Scoop.it

"If you ain't on the information superhighway then baby where is you?"

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The White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress That Melted the Internet

The White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress That Melted the Internet | Back Chat | Scoop.it

White and gold, or blue and black? The debate over the colors of a dress set off a social media conflagration that few were able to resist.

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VIDEO: John Oliver Eulogizes RadioShack. 94-Year-Old American Electronics Store Files for Bankruptcy

VIDEO: John Oliver Eulogizes RadioShack. 94-Year-Old American Electronics Store Files for Bankruptcy | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Last week, consumer electronics icon RadioShack filed for bankruptcy. It was 94. On Sunday, John Oliver paid tribute to the retailer on HBO's Last Week Tonight, chastising America for the “glib, jokey tone” that had long been used to discuss the electronics chain's impending demise. 

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15 Minutes of Fame? More Like 15 Seconds of Nanofame

15 Minutes of Fame? More Like 15 Seconds of Nanofame | Back Chat | Scoop.it

As social media platforms value ever-smaller snippets, Internet fame is shrinking from micro to nano.

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Madonna Will Release Her New Music Video on Snapchat Today

Madonna Will Release Her New Music Video on Snapchat Today | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Even after all these years, Madonna is still finding ways to innovate and present her art to the masses. Billboard is reporting that the pop diva will release her latest music video on social app Snapchat, marking a first for the company. The clip is set to premiere at some point [...]

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Man Behind Silk Road Website Is Convicted on All Counts

A California man behind the website Silk Road, once a thriving online black market for the sale of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other drugs and illicit goods, was convicted on Wednesday of all seven counts related to the enterprise.

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Tinder Swiping in Phoenix Up 50 Percent Before Super Bowl

Tinder Swiping in Phoenix Up 50 Percent Before Super Bowl | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Apparently football players aren’t the only ones looking to score this weekend during Super Bowl XLIX.


Tinder swiping was up 50 percent on Friday in the Phoenix, Ariz., area, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and messaging has increased 60 percent, signaling that people are not only on the lookout for potential matches, but actually want to see if there’s a spark beyond the right swipe.

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Why Apps for Messaging Are Trending

Why Apps for Messaging Are Trending | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Media and communication are converging.  People are spending more time on messaging apps, which many say allow for multimedia exchanges and commerce in a more intimate setting than older social media sites.

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Woman Gets Instagram to Accept Periods Are Normal After Her Photo Is Removed Twice

Woman Gets Instagram to Accept Periods Are Normal After Her Photo Is Removed Twice | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Instagram banned a picture of a fully clothed woman, poet Rupi Kaur, twice because it showed her period stain. She fought back. And won.

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@thefatjewish: The King of Instagram

@thefatjewish: The King of Instagram | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Josh Ostrovsky, also known as “The Fat Jewish” or the “Fat Jew,” is making a new name for himself as an Instagram sensation. What started as an outlet to simply share funny memes and pictures has turned into a full-time job for Ostrovsky.

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As Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet About Private Emails, Republicans Seize Moment to Criticize Her

As Hillary Clinton Stays Quiet About Private Emails, Republicans Seize Moment to Criticize Her | Back Chat | Scoop.it

You probably recall this iconic photo of then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton using her Blackberry to communicate. As Republicans begin to dig for dirt on Clinton, prior to an expected 2016 run for the White House, they've unearthed that no official emails were sent on this State Dept. flight from Malta to Libya in 2012. It's being deduced that Clinton used a personal email account for official business.

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Why Your TV Small-Talk Is Ruining Dinner Parties

Why Your TV Small-Talk Is Ruining Dinner Parties | Back Chat | Scoop.it

I must not be the only one who dreads that turn around the table at a dinner party when someone fills a minor silence with the go-to question of our time. “Have any of you been watching Walking Dead?” he’ll ask, unless it’s, “Have any of you been...

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Texting?...When Your Punctuation Says It All (!)

Texting?...When Your Punctuation Says It All (!) | Back Chat | Scoop.it

In the texting era, symbols may say more than the words around them (or, at least, we think they do).

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VIDEO: This Is What Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Check Your Phone Before Bed

VIDEO: This Is What Happens to Your Brain and Body When You Check Your Phone Before Bed | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body.

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NBC Evening News Anchor Brian Williams Lied - But That's Just the Beginning of How Social Media Has Killed the Evening News

NBC Evening News Anchor Brian Williams Lied - But That's Just the Beginning of How Social Media Has Killed the Evening News | Back Chat | Scoop.it

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.

NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.

But in the age of social media, keeping TV news relevant is apparently one battle that even the 'heroic' Williams will probably lose.

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Shout Factory TV Streams Cult-Classic Films, TV Shows for Free

Shout Factory TV Streams Cult-Classic Films, TV Shows for Free | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The new free, ad-supported streaming service offers a cool collection of cult classics, including "The Twilight Zone," "Dennis the Menace," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Plan 9 from Outer Space."

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Why Google Glass Broke

Why Google Glass Broke | Back Chat | Scoop.it

How Google Glass went from the hottest thing in wearable tech to the Edsel of Silicon Valley.

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Led by Tinder, the Mobile Dating Game Surges

Led by Tinder, the Mobile Dating Game Surges | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Online dating, long dominated by big outfits like Match.com and eHarmony, has in the last two years been transformed by the rise of Tinder, the mobile phone app that lets its users scan photos and short profiles of potential dates.

Then, as easy as a swipe of a finger, you can decide if you want to chat or pass on a prospect.


But Tinder’s free app isn’t the only mobile dating game in town.


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It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Code

It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Code | Back Chat | Scoop.it
For most adults past 50, retirement, not a career change, is top of mind, perhaps from jobs they’ve been at for decades.
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Unretouched Photo from Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Shoot Reveals Photoshop Enhancements

Unretouched Photo from Justin Bieber's Calvin Klein Shoot Reveals Photoshop Enhancements | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Singer Justin Bieber is the new face of Calvin Klein, and a number of new advertising photos and videos have been published in recent days as part of a new #mycalvins campaign. The black and white photos are causing a bit of controversy though: a leaked unretouched version of one photo suggests that quite a bit of Photoshop was used to alter Bieber’s appearance and… proportions.


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