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Why Facebook Is Deleting Drag Queen Profile Pages

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Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

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The ephemeral messaging apps space dominated by Snapchat keeps growing. Now it seems Facebook is adding to the trend again — in a whole new way

In a question and answer section on Facebook, the company now describes how to set a post you’ve published to expire, a process that allows the message to disappear

Not everyone can do it, however. Under the question “How do I post something and set it to expire?”…

Reddit Bans Subgroup That Was Posting Nude Celeb Photos

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The Reddit subgroup that became a depository for hacked nude celebrity photos has been banned by the social networking service

Dubbed “The Fappening,” a reference to masturbation, the subreddit had pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and others whose pictures had been hacked and leaked onto the Internet starting last Sunday.

On Saturday, all that was left on the page was a cartoon image of a gray door blocked off by yellow caution tape and a banned message from…

11 Signs the Person Texting You Is Drunk

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Go home, texters. You’re drunk.

Your phone buzzing in the middle of the night might send you into panic mode, but don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to tell whether your buddy is in need of help — or if they’re just a boozehound.

As much as you love hearing from your friends, a late night, incoherent message is the last thing you need when you’re trying to get some decent shut eye Read more…

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Women’s Nude Photos?

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On Sunday evening, dozens of women were physically and emotionally violated. Their naked bodies were paraded in a public square before hordes of nameless, faceless onlookers. Some bystanders screamed epithets at the women, calling them sluts or whores.

This might sound like a scene from a Puritan-era novel, yet the event occurred this week, when a group of hackers posted stolen nude images of female celebrities. By doing so, the thieves sent a clear message to the Internet: We own these…

Islamic State Releases Video Showing Beheading of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

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The radical group the Islamic State released a video on Tuesday showing the beheading of a second American journalist.

In the two-camera video, titled “A Second Message to America,” Steven Sotloff, wearing an orange jumpsuit, can be seen kneeling in the desert in front of a man dressed in black, holding a serrated knife

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Sotloff, who appears remarkably composed, then says, “I am Steven Joel…

The Two Categories of Social Media Marketing Strategies

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When it comes to marketing (and just about everything else), there are right-brained thinkers and left-brained thinkers. The right-brain thinkers are more subjective and often more creative and would not like the concept of social media having two options. It makes it too black and white. Left-brain thinkers are guided by logic and wouldn’t necessarily believe that there are only two categories in social media marketing. In other words, neither type of person will likely agree with the…

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Should Russia Still Get to Host the 2018 World Cup?

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Vladimir Putin’s 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were conducted on a massively inflated budget during the open repression of gay people and political activists. Now — amid widespread suspicion about the Kremlin’s role in the escalating political crisis in Ukraine that led to the recent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet — some say Putin and Russia should not be allowed to host the 2018 World Cup as planned if the geopolitical shenanigans continue

But FIFA, world soccer’s governing…

WSJ’s Facebook Page Hacked With Fake Air Force One News

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A false report about the loss of Air Force One was posted to The Wall Street Journal‘s Facebook page early Sunday morning. The newspaper later said its page had been “compromised.”

The WSJ deleted the fake posts, but not before several users captured screenshots of the apparent hacking:

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The newspaper then posted a message saying it was…

‘Awkward’ App Lets You Record Anonymous Video Confessions

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The activity around anonymous message apps like Secret and Whisper has generated some controversy in recent months, but those apps might have just been the start of something bigger. What if the power of such anonymous message apps was harnessed through video?

That appears to the be mission of a new app called Awkward, which allows you to record blurred video of yourself confessing a deep, dark secret

Created by Germany-based Redcyan, the iOS app…