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Survey Reveals ‘Pinterest Stress’ Affects Nearly Half Of Moms

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Do you suffer from “Pinterest stress,” a condition involving the feelings of inadequacy women experience when browsing the perfectly color-coordinated gluten-free meals and explicitly detailed seasonal crafts pinned and repinned to the site? If you’re a user, the idea of Pinterest stress probably doesn’t even need to be explained — any of the site’s mostly… Read more »

YouTube Paid Subscriptions Begin

YouTube begins paid subscriptions

YouTube paid subscriptions have begun. It seems paid video feed has gone a step further today. Movie and TV hosting is nothing new to the internet, with Netflix and Amazon Video, and now YouTube has taken a leap into seeing how it can make more money off its services. YouTube won’t be taking on the… Read more »

Facebook Friend Worth $174.17, Says New Study


How much is a Facebook friend worth? According to a new study a Facebook friend is worth about $174.17. That doesn’t really apply to your aunt Sally or uncle Joe. The new study, which was conducted by the social intelligence company Syncapse, focuses on companies on Facebook and the value of their social media fans…. Read more »

Fourth Grader Calmly Explains Gay Marriage: ‘Get Over It’

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The gay marriage debate took an interesting turn this week when an essay penned by a fourth-grader went viral, sparking debate again over the issue of marriage equality. A frequently-lamented tenet from the anti-equality side is “the children” and whether gay marriage morally poses a risk to kids in America. Many who oppose marriage equality… Read more »

Facebook Video Ads Coming To News Feeds

Facebook Video Ads

Are you ready for Facebook video ads to start appearing in your news feed? We have known for months that the social giant was prepping the ads, and a new report now suggests they are almost ready for primetime. According to the report, Facebook is in talks with various agencies who would become responsible for… Read more »

YouTube VHS Mode Celebrates The Videocassette

57th Anniversary Of The VCR

YouTube is celebrating the 57th anniversary of the videocassette recorder with VHS mode. For many people who use the video sharing site on a regular basis, the idea of recording a video using analog equipment is probably archaic. In addition to providing severely downgraded picture quality, videotapes were also prone to break at the drop… Read more »

Facebook Red Equal Sign Adopted By 2.7 Million Users

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The Facebook red equal sign meme that took over profiles this week on the social network seemed to be everywhere — many users even complained that with all the users changing avatars, it rapidly became difficult to discern who was who. But as the Facebook red equal sign trend (and its inevitable parodies) persisted, many… Read more »

Facebook Red Equal Sign Adopted By Brands, Businesses Too

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The Facebook “red equal sign” meme has not only taken over user profiles in the past 24 hours — the site’s brands and companies too have been altering the simple image to convey a support for marriage equality and transmit their position to fans, followers, and customers. The Facebook red equal sign meme began to… Read more »

Facebook Reply Option To Make Commenting Easier

facebook reply option

A Facebook reply option has long been a missing feature from the social network, but big pages are starting to get the awesome new feature today. The Facebook reply option involves “threaded comments,” which means that, instead of a big jumble of non-linear conversation, users can actually directly reply to comments made. The Facebook reply… Read more »

Overly Attached Girlfriend Adorably Opens Up About Internet Infamy

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Anyone who’s been on the internet for five minutes or more knows “Overly Attached Girlfriend,” the meme in which a wide-eyed young woman is captioned with an ever increasing number of “stalker” type phrases. The Overly Attached Girlfriend meme is, as you may know, a still taken from a YouTube video she created for a… Read more »

Twitter Sued For $50M Over Anti-Semitic Tweet Data

Twitter Sued For $50M

Twitter was sued for $50M by the Union of Jewish French Students (UJFS) after the social network refused to give out user data for anti-Semitic tweets. The case goes back to October when Twitter saw several anti-Semitic French-language tweets, which were tied to the hashtag #unbonjuif (translated to “A good Jew”). The tweets prompted the… Read more »