Category: Internet

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Upworthy and Terrible Headlines

Despite all its annoyances, I’m still a heavy Facebook user. Despite its problems, it’s still the best place to interact with my friends and share funny links on the Internet. For the most part,...

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Marissa Mayer and the New Yahoo Logo

Yahoo is one of the oldest Internet companies still alive and kicking. So many other 1990s-era dot-coms have fallen to the wayside, but Yahoo has managed to hang on. But over the years, their...

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Facebook vs. the Cable Company

Mark Zuckerberg seems to think that people like Facebook. Why wouldn’t he? The social networking site claims over a billion users. Everybody seems to have an account nowadays, but just because it’s popular doesn’t...

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Annoying Online Forms

Online forms can be frustrating. I’m sure just about everyone’s had the experience of filing out a long, elaborate form only to lose all your information three quarters of the way through. And while...

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The Future of Twitter

Twitter has been around for years, but only recently has it become more mainstream. The future of Twitter looks bright in the short term, though eventually though, other services will take advantage of the...

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The Horrors of MySpace

MySpace is aiming for yet another comeback, but I’m not buying it. I used the service back in its heyday, and even when it was the most popular social network in history, I hated...

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Why Facebook Has No “Dislike Button”

Years ago Facebook came out with the concept of a “like”. Originally it was a way to acknowledge someone’s status without the trouble of posting a comment. Later Facebook adapted it for concepts, companies...

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5 Things I Hate About Facebook

After years of rapid growth and bullish optimism, Facebook is having a bit of a rough patch. The stock has been on a downslide ever since its (overvalued) IPO, and a lot of current...

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4 Reasons You’re Losing Twitter Followers

One thing that’s nice about Twitter is that the connections are not as solid as Facebook. On Twitter you have followers, not friends. That means it’s not a big insult to unfollow someone. But...

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Online Check-In Etiquette

Social media sites like Facebook have been around for a decade or so, but one of the more recent developments has been the “check-in”. Check-ins make it easy to tell people where you are...