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Are Facebook Friends Real Friends? A Photographer Finds Out

Are Facebook Friends Real Friends? A Photographer Finds Out | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Maine-based photographer Tanja Hollander has set out to meet up with and photograph all 626 of her Facebook friends in or near their homes. So far, she's shot 256 of them along the Eastern seaboard, New Orleans, Austin, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. With friends all over the world, Hollander's The Facebook Portrait Project will be taking on a more international flavor as it goes on.

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What’s trending on Twitter, what’s going viral on YouTube, what are people liking on Facebook, what’s happening on Google+?


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Grindr’s Locator ‘Glitch’ Is a Major Fail

Grindr’s Locator ‘Glitch’ Is a Major Fail | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Unbeknownst to its users, the popular gay men's "sex app" was not revealing their approximate location, it was revealing their exact location.

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Uber Picks Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe to Wage Regulatory Fight

Uber Picks Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe to Wage Regulatory Fight | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Uber wants your vote of support. And it has hired a campaign manager to win you over.

Uber, a fast-growing start-up that promotes private car sharing, announced on Tuesday that it had hired the political strategist David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy and strategy. The move further signaled the grand aspirations of companies like Uber, which are challenging entrenched industries and running into resistance from some local governments.

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Facebook, Satire, and Why People Fall for Fake News

Facebook, Satire, and Why People Fall for Fake News | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Facebook announced a plan to start testing a “satire” tag, which you may soon find affixed to headlines like “Tips for Being an Unarmed Black Man” from sites like the Onion and ClickHole. And although on its surface, the...


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What We See: The Images Coming Out of Ferguson

What We See: The Images Coming Out of Ferguson | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

The images coming out the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, ignited in protests since a white cop shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown 10 days ago, are eerily echoing the kind of photos we associate with the Deep South in the years leading up to the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago.

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Media (Social and Mainstream) Frenzy Over Suicide of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams

Media (Social and Mainstream) Frenzy Over Suicide of Actor/Comedian Robin Williams | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

A lot has been said about the flawed and at times intrusive nature of much of the media coverage of Robin Williams's suicide on Monday.

The New York Daily News published a particularly insensitive front page Wednesday morning that may have gone too far. Click on the link to follow the story to see a mock-up of how a Village Voice editor would have preferred to see the coverage.

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Why Twitter Probably Doesn't Mind That Some of Its Users Are Robots

Why Twitter Probably Doesn't Mind That Some of Its Users Are Robots | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Twitter has released updated figures on how many of its users are automated, saying about 20 million accounts are probably bots of some form or another — but there is an upside to that number.

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Photographer Profiles the Generation Moving Back in With Parents After College

Photographer Profiles the Generation Moving Back in With Parents After College | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Photographer Damon Casarez was sleeping on his parents couch after moving back home when he had the idea to document this epidemic. Subjects had student debt ranging between $10,000 to more than $100,000. Some of them, obviously, are not going to be moving out any time soon. 

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Digital Weddings 2.0: Hashtags and Retweets

Digital Weddings 2.0: Hashtags and Retweets | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

For brides and grooms: To hashtag or not to hashtag, that is the question.

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17 Perfect Responses for When Someone Doesn't Text Back

17 Perfect Responses for When Someone Doesn't Text Back | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

While adults of a certain age may still be trying to figure out texting etiquette (is there such a thing?), the young 'uns seem to think a text requires an immediate response. Be prepared for a severe thumb lashing if you don't answer their text semi-immediately.

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People Kept Complaining This Restaurant Sucked, Look What They Found Out…

People Kept Complaining This Restaurant Sucked, Look What They Found Out… | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Instagram...and other social media reasons why it's taking longer to get a table and get your food at restaurants than it did 10 years ago.

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What If...'Little House on the Prairie' Had a Starbucks in Downtown Walnut Grove?

What If...'Little House on the Prairie' Had a Starbucks in Downtown Walnut Grove? | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Creative writing twists and turns past and present, reimagining beloved episodes of 'Little House on the Prairie' if a Starbucks had opened in Walnut Creek.

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Websites Like Thought Catalog and Upworthy Aim to Uplift

Websites Like Thought Catalog and Upworthy Aim to Uplift | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

For feel-good stories, emerging new websites like Thought Catalog, Upworthy and ViralNova aim to lift up, not take down.

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Facebook Tells Drag Queens to Use Their Legal Names or Risk Losing Their Profiles

Facebook Tells Drag Queens to Use Their Legal Names or Risk Losing Their Profiles | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

If there were ever a group of individuals not to piss off, it’s drag queens. But Facebook has laid down the law: Use your legal name on your personal profile or be locked out. 

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How Social Media Silences Debate

How Social Media Silences Debate | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Social media, like Twitter and Facebook, has the effect of tamping down diversity of opinion and stifling debate about public affairs. It makes people less likely to voice opinions, particularly when they think their views differ from those of their friends, according to a report published Tuesday by researchers at Pew Research Center and Rutgers University.

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As Online Video Surges, the .TV Domain Rides the Wave

As Online Video Surges, the .TV Domain Rides the Wave | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

The domain, owned by Tuvalu, a tiny South Pacific island nation, signals how people watch TV now — online and on apps — and makes the country a tidy sum, too.

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Is Twitter the Next Facebook? Twitter Confirms Changes to What Users See in Their Timelines

Is Twitter the Next Facebook? Twitter Confirms Changes to What Users See in Their Timelines | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Twitter has updated some key language on its help page that indicates a permanent change in what users will see in their timelines.

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Tom Hanks Pays Developers to Create a Typewriter App for iPad

Tom Hanks Pays Developers to Create a  Typewriter App for iPad | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Hanx Writer mimics the look and feel of old typewriters -- except for the whole touchscreen thing.

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Is Trivago's Ad Pitchman Creepy, Handsome or Just Effective?

Is Trivago's Ad Pitchman Creepy, Handsome or Just Effective? | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

The Trivago Guy, aka Tim Williams, says he's perplexed and amused about all the online attention he's getting from the TV spots, and he's enjoying it all. 



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VIDEO: Robert Scoble Does a Good Job of Deciphering What You See on Facebook (and Why)

VIDEO: Robert Scoble Does a Good Job of Deciphering What You See on Facebook (and Why) | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

How your "likes", "comments", "shares" and more contribute to Facebook's algorithm and what you see when. Some good tips and tweaks to get more from your Facebook experience.

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15 Seinfeld Episode Ideas If It Was Still On Air Today

15 Seinfeld Episode Ideas If It Was Still On Air Today | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

The show about "nothing" would obviously thrive in the social media age.

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Kim Kardashian, an Unlikely Mobile Video Game Hit

Kim Kardashian, an Unlikely Mobile Video Game Hit | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

The game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood generated $1.6 million in revenue during its first five days on the market.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is Technology Your Relationship’s Third Wheel?

INFOGRAPHIC: Is Technology Your Relationship’s Third Wheel? | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

Young people (i.e., under 30) in relationships squabble about cell-phone-related distractions, or because of something their partner did online. But they also rely on the same devices to make up.Can't live with it. Can't live without it.

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Social Media Transforms Dialog in Gaza-Israel Conflict

Social Media Transforms Dialog in Gaza-Israel Conflict | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

In a clash of narratives, officials from both Israel and Gaza advise supporters on the language and images that should be used on social media platforms.


Social media has put the propaganda war on steroids.


Said one official, “You’re seeing anger and frustration, you’re seeing sorrow and empathy, and you’re also seeing a wide currency of videos, photos, infographics, emergent hashtags, memes..."

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Fried Chicken Oreos Not Real, Internet Still Excited

Fried Chicken Oreos Not Real, Internet Still Excited | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

One of the better Internet hoaxes in a while. This Photoshop mashup got junk food aficionados overexcited this week at the possibility of cookies that could be sweet, salty and creamy at the same time. Turns out there is so no such product on the market...yet.


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Why Does the Internet Want the 'Texas Cheerleader Hunter' Dead?

Why Does the Internet Want the 'Texas Cheerleader Hunter' Dead? | What People Are Talking About Online | Scoop.it

On the Internet, women are the most dangerous game. Consider this: an attractive, young woman posing next to dead animals arouses more anger than a middle-aged, pot-bellied man doing the same. 

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