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Tweeting from the Nascar Track: Driver Gains More Than 100,000 Twitter Followers During Daytona 500

Tweeting from the Nascar Track: Driver Gains More Than 100,000 Twitter Followers During Daytona 500 | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Brad Keselowski’s posts during a crash in the Daytona 500 helped him triple his Twitter followers. Talk about the potential perils of tweeting or texting while behind the wheel!

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Obama’s Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts

Obama’s Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Some Twitter users lashed out in sometimes profanity-laced replies that exhort the president, who is using @POTUS, to kill himself and worse. The racist angle is particularly disturbing. 

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Periscope, a Streaming Twitter App, Steals the Show on Boxing’s Big Night

Periscope, a Streaming Twitter App, Steals the Show on Boxing’s Big Night | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Users taking advantage of the live-streaming app Periscope to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight saved themselves about $100 and sent a potentially worrisome signal to pay-per-view companies and rights holders.

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The Rise of Emoji on Instagram Is Causing Language Repercussions

The Rise of Emoji on Instagram Is Causing Language Repercussions | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The use of emoji — the collection of happy faces and other images that can be used to communicate feelings and sentiments — has become so pervasive on Instagram that the use of Internet slang formed from letters has decreased.

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Google Adds ‘Mobile Friendliness’ to Its Search Criteria

Google Adds ‘Mobile Friendliness’ to Its Search Criteria | Back Chat | Scoop.it

While Google remains the dominant search engine, its grasp on the mobile market is slipping in the face of increased competition from “native” applications designed for pocket-size devices.


Phones have become the dominant portal through which people use the Internet.

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Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: Adultery Dating Site AshleyMadison Looking to IPO This Year

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper: Adultery Dating Site AshleyMadison Looking to IPO This Year | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Hopefully Ashley Madison’s investors are more faithful than its users.


Avid Life Media, the parent company of the infamous dating website for cheating spouses, confirmed on Wednesday that it intends to go public in London later this year, with plans to raise up to $200 million.

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In True 21st Century Style, Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Second Run for White House With a Tweet and a Video

In True 21st Century Style, Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Second Run for White House With a Tweet and a Video | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Her announcement on Sunday afternoon seemed to stop a nation of tweeting political obsessives in their tracks.

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Leaving Facebook for a Couple of Months Made Me Realize How You Can't Escape It

Leaving Facebook for a Couple of Months Made Me Realize How You Can't Escape It | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Facebook is the glue that's holding large portions of the web together, whether we want it to or not.

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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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The Most Important Insights From Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report

The Most Important Insights From Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report | Back Chat | Scoop.it

If you want to understand tech, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends reports are the closest you'll get to gospel. But this 197-slide presentation is only for the wonkiest of us. Thanks to TechCrunch you can get a great overview of the performance, growth and trends for all your favorite social networks and apps. It remains a brave new world out there. 

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How Facebook Is Changing the Way We Think and Feel

How Facebook Is Changing the Way We Think and Feel | Back Chat | Scoop.it
Facebook is by a wide margin, the world’s largest social network. Hardly a week goes by that you can’t find a new article about how it makes us unhappy, lonely, narcissistic, jealous, or sad. Our culture is pervaded by a sense that for everything we’ve gained, something has been—is being—lost.
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Apple Watches Aren't Working on People With Wrist Tattoos

Apple Watches Aren't Working on People With Wrist Tattoos | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The ink in tattoos appears to interfere with Apple Watch's infrared sensors that enable wrist detection. These sensors also give users access to heartbeat-tracking capabilities and Apple Pay...


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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hillary’s Trip to Chipotle (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hillary’s Trip to Chipotle (But Were Afraid to Ask) | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Nearly 300 stories have been written about the presidential candidate's under-the-radar trip to a Chipotle fast food outlet on Monday.

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Singer Pink Flawlessly Shuts Down Internet Criticism About Her Weight

Singer Pink Flawlessly Shuts Down Internet Criticism About Her Weight | Back Chat | Scoop.it

P!nk responded to Internet criticism on Twitter about her weight gain, saying her body is having "some much deserved time off. And, then she signed off as "Cheesecake". 

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Nearly 1 Million Apple Watches May Have Been Sold on the First Day

Nearly 1 Million Apple Watches May Have Been Sold on the First Day | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Apple sold 1 million devices in a day. In comparison, just 720,000 Android Wear devices were sold throughout all of 2014.

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Dear Diary: My Week Wearing an Apple Watch

Dear Diary: My Week Wearing an Apple Watch | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Spending seven days learning to use, and getting used to, the Apple Watch proved to be a mostly rewarding experience.

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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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