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VIDEO: Cat in Shark Costume Chases Duck to "Jaws" Theme Because Why Not?

VIDEO: Cat in Shark Costume Chases Duck to "Jaws" Theme Because Why Not? | Back Chat | Scoop.it

You may not be aware, but Shark Week is nearly half over. In case you haven;t been in the mood to celebrate, namely because you're really more of a cat person - maybe this video will help you out.

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The Chicago Tribune Has Made the Best Internet Mistake of the Day - and, It's Not Even Caturday Yet

The Chicago Tribune Has Made the Best Internet Mistake of the Day - and, It's Not Even Caturday Yet | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Need more proof that the Internet is controlled by cats?


It looks as though they've fixed it, but for a glorious 16 minutes this was the Chicago Tribune homepage. It is self-evidently wonderful, but let's still talk about just how wonderful it is.

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Writer David Sedaris Held a Facebook Q&A and Ignored 3,000 Questions

Writer David Sedaris Held a Facebook Q&A and Ignored 3,000 Questions | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Sedaris is a great interview. He's less great with Facebook. But more importantly, here's a lesson for the famous, semi-famous, almost-famous, etc. Facebook for brands (and, yes, people can be brands) is pretty much a one-way street.

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Don't Worry, Get Happier? Social Network Aims for the Sunny Side

Don't Worry, Get Happier? Social Network Aims for the Sunny Side | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Trying to beat back the Facebook blues of often feeling green with envy over your friends' seemingly more glamorous and fulfilled lives? The Happier social network focuses on only happy posts, typically by people you don't know.

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Royal Baby Grabs over 1 Million Facebook Mentions in One Hour

Royal Baby Grabs over 1 Million Facebook Mentions in One Hour | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The social network says the new prince got the most attention from the U.K. and the U.S., especially women.

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How You're Embarrassing Yourself Online Without Even Knowing It

How You're Embarrassing Yourself Online Without Even Knowing It | Back Chat | Scoop.it

We all make embarrassing mistakes online. While many warnings have been beaten into us by every cliché article on online etiquette, we have a tendency to recognize errors in other people while remaining blindly unaware of our own faux pas.

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Obama Unfiltered: 10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the President

Obama Unfiltered: 10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the President | Back Chat | Scoop.it

A tribute befitting to our first social media President. The White House's official photographers post brilliant images of unfiltered Obama on Flickr. Here are 10 of the most memorable.

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TV Foresees Its Future. Netflix Is There.

Netflix has given a good shaking to the settled world of television: it has provided its own series, streamed them over the Internet and made them available all at once everywhere.

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Email Is Crushing Twitter, Facebook for Selling Stuff Online

Email Is Crushing Twitter, Facebook for Selling Stuff Online | Back Chat | Scoop.it

So, email is still good for something, heh?


Despite the hype around social media marketing, a relatively antique tech appears to be far more important for selling stuff online. Yep, you guessed it: email.

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Look Out Twitter, Vine: Facebook Announces 15-Second Video on Instagram

Look Out Twitter, Vine: Facebook Announces 15-Second Video on Instagram | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Following last week's introduction of hashtags on Facebook, the social network has announced its response to Twitter's popular six-second video app Vine by adding video on Instagram. Users will see...

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Hillary on Twitter: A Presidential Tease

Hillary on Twitter: A Presidential Tease | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Hillary Clinton joined Twitter last week and winked at the speculation she may run in 2016 with a self-deprecating bio decribing herself in part as a "hair icon" and "pantsuit aficionado" as well as a "glass ceiling cracker" with a future "TBD". Yes, this is the real deal. It's really the former First Lady of the US (and Arkansas), Senator, 2008 Presidential hopeful and Secretary State, not some mock account. Follow @HillaryClinton.

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Google Launches Balloons to Bring the Internet to Remote Regions

Google Launches Balloons to Bring the Internet to Remote Regions | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Google is launching huge balloons to bring the Internet to remote and difficult terrain -- think mountain ranges, archipelagos and jungles...and New Zealand, where the first 30 "Internet-enabling" balloons have been launched.

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The Amber Alert That Woke California - And How to Shut Them Off On Your Phone

The Amber Alert That Woke California - And How to Shut Them Off On Your Phone | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Last night, millions of Californians who sleep next to their mobile phone were woken up by an Amber Alert, While this article says I'm a horrible person for shutting off any future Amber alerts on my iPhone (I had no idea it was activated in the first place), consider this: the Amber Alert that woke California has not led to capture of the kidnapper. It also might be put to better use if it was activated only in the vicinity of where the child abduction has occurred. Waking people 500 miles away was pretty pointless and has only resulted in a people calling each other names on message boards all day.

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Making Readers a Part of the Story -- The New York Times Experiments with Highlighting Comments

Making Readers a Part of the Story -- The New York Times Experiments with Highlighting Comments | Back Chat | Scoop.it

The New York Times has started experimenting with a system that highlights comments from readers alongside the story they are responding to, part of an increasing trend towards making the audience part of the process.

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Sweet Baby Jesus, Don't Let the Cronut Become the New Cupcake

Sweet Baby Jesus, Don't Let the Cronut Become the New Cupcake | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Recently, a new confection has sauntered, John Wayne-like, up to the pastry saloon. It’s called a cronut: half croissant, half donut... and it is trending on Twitter. Yep. #cronut

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How to Block the Royal Baby News on Social Media

How to Block the Royal Baby News on Social Media | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Sick of the tweets and Facebook updates about this week's birth of Britain's royal baby? Here's some plug-ins and filters to help block them. But our favorite trick is less complicated than that. See #3: Close your eyes!

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Here’s Why Instagram Is Even More Depressing than Facebook

Here’s Why Instagram Is Even More Depressing than Facebook | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Each time you swipe through more images of people’s meals and soirees and renovation projects and holiday sunsets, you are potentially blurring the boundary between stranger-you-haven’t-met and sleazy voyeur skulking around the cabana with an iPhone.

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Why Not? There's Now An App For Sharing Your Leftovers

Why Not? There's Now An App For Sharing Your Leftovers | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Proving that the sharing economy has no boundaries, a new app will soon let users share their leftover dinner with strangers. Seriously.


"There is hunger in the United States," said Dan Newman, the app's founder. "Do those people have iPhones? Maybe not. But we're hoping to test this with iOS and potentially reach out to other platforms."

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[VIDEO] MLB All-Star Game: Fan Rushes Field After Getting 1,000 Retweets

[VIDEO] MLB All-Star Game: Fan Rushes Field After Getting 1,000 Retweets | Back Chat | Scoop.it

File this under: Stupid Social Media Stunts. Why do we have a feeling this is just the begging?

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Facebook Is Erasing Doubts on Mobile

Facebook Is Erasing Doubts on Mobile | Back Chat | Scoop.it

\Customers of the social networking giant continue to shift toward mobile phones and tablets to gain access to the site instead of a PC.

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For Developing World, a Streamlined Facebook

For Developing World, a Streamlined Facebook | Back Chat | Scoop.it

To expand its user base, the Internet giant is developing a slimmed-down interface for those whose Internet access is generally via cheap, unsophisticated cellphones.

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From Texas Statehouse to YouTube, a Filibuster Is a Hit

From Texas Statehouse to YouTube, a Filibuster Is a Hit | Back Chat | Scoop.it

A live stream on YouTube provided by the nonprofit news organization The Texas Tribune went viral and gave the Texas state senator Wendy Davis a national platform in her quest to halt a state bill that would severely restrict abortion. 

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Learn How to Cook in 15 Vine Videos

Learn How to Cook in 15 Vine Videos | Back Chat | Scoop.it

From sushi to salmon, learn to cook in six seconds flat with these 15 Vine videos. Well, you'll at least get the gist of it and maybe get some ideas for dinner tonight. 

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MySpace Is Back: Redesigned Site, Mobile App, Streaming Radio Service

MySpace Is Back: Redesigned Site, Mobile App, Streaming Radio Service | Back Chat | Scoop.it

Remember MySpace? Sure you do. You probably even have an old account kicking around somewhere from before you got hooked on Facebook and Twitter. Like from 2008, maybe? Well, it's been some time, but MySpace is re-entering the social media world (and a lot has changed!). The site is targeting the 13-30-year-old demographic. So, if you are 31+ no need to read further....

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