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Be fake to seem real on social media, says study

You can barely move on the internet for people emphasising the importance of authenticity. But it turns out that, in order to be perceived as keeping it real online, you have to be a huge fake. Yep, we’re all there because we want people to talk to and to like us, but apparently we get really offended if it actually …

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Diane ShipleyBe fake to seem real on social media, says study
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Our top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Flickr, Path

It seems we’re all so obsessed with editing our photos that we’ve forgotten where we should be sharing them. Here’s our rundown of the top 8 apps to share, store and save your photos, whether you’re looking to build followers, join a dedicated community or just keep everything in one organised spot. 1. Instagram This app should need no introduction …

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Laura KiddOur top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek: Instagram, Flickr, Path
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Pouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek

Warning: this article features examples of extreme pretension and self-promotion. Readers of a weak disposition may wish to consult their GP before continuing. We know by now that selfies have been around for longer than we have. There’s Robert Cornelius’ first effort back in 1839, the Edwardian lady with her Kodak Brownie and at least a few in the family …

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Lauren BravoPouting, Paint & Contrast: an ode to Myspace selfies #PhotoWeek
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Our top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek [part two]: Instagram, Flickr, Path

5. Path A viable alternative to the at-times screeching noise of Facebook TMI overload, Path offers an altogether calmer, more reflective social media space. A “private social network”, it’s well suited to sharing photos and thoughts with close friends and family only, so if you want to share all 50 of those cute baby photos this could be the place. …

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Laura KiddOur top 8 apps for photo sharing and storing #PhotoWeek [part two]: Instagram, Flickr, Path
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Facebook has released new Mentions app, but you (probably) aren’t cool enough to get it

Facebook has released a new app called Mentions, but, unless we have some celebrity shinyshiny fans, you’re probably not a big enough deal to use it. Launched in July, the iPhone-only app was originally only available to musicians, actors, athletes and government officials in the US. However, as of today, it’s become accessible to 40 other countries too, including the …

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Hayley MinnFacebook has released new Mentions app, but you (probably) aren’t cool enough to get it
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Are these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp

If you’re getting bored of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’re obviously not the only one, as there are so many more social networks out there that are still managing to tempt new users away from the social media giants. With users tiring of being trolled on Twitter, there are social networks popping up everywhere trying to help get rid of …

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Hayley MinnAre these your next 4 social networks? Shots, Secret, Pencourage, PumpUp
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Zuckerberg overtakes Google co founders to become 16th richest man in the world

Mark Zuckerberg is a smart man, we all know that, the inventor of Facebook has recently had an amazing earnings call and a little over a year since they went public they have doubled their IPO. With the recent stock prices hitting an all time high it pushes Zuckerberg into a whole new bracket of wealth, a bracket that is higher …

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Craig FoxZuckerberg overtakes Google co founders to become 16th richest man in the world
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Is Facebook about to partner with Uber?

With Facebook in a great position after its latest earnings call, and Uber in a not so great position with Seoul looking to ban its service we are left with reports that the two are looking to join forces and collaborate. The idea itself is to integrate Uber directly into Facebook’s messenger app, this has been done before and actually in Asia …

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Craig FoxIs Facebook about to partner with Uber?
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Facebook mobile ads give profits a significant boost

No matter how much we hate them, Facebook’s ads seem to have given the social media giant a massive revenue of 2.91bn, giving Facebook a rise of 60% on the same quarter last year. When Facebook announced it was going public a lot of people doubted how well the company would do with mobile ads, but it appears mobile ads …

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Craig FoxFacebook mobile ads give profits a significant boost
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Now Facebook’s annoyed William Shatner

He may be everyone’s favourite eccentric granddad, but the OG Captain Kirk isn’t such a fan of Facebook after trying out their Mentions app and finding it lacking. In the first content post on his new Tumblr, Shatner Specials, the actor/singer/gravel-voiced icon details his experience of using the iOS app, which (ironically given his impassioned cover version of Pulp’s Common …

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Diane ShipleyNow Facebook’s annoyed William Shatner
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INSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped

I’m sorry everyone. I’m going to have to come out and say it. I don’t like people who favourite on Twitter. I’m guilty of doing it too, and thus a hypocrite, but here’s why it’s rubbish, and shouldn’t be a thing. Twitter is not Facebook, and shouldn’t be used in the same way. Like everyone else, I CARE about likes …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped
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We all stay Facebook friends with foes to stalk them, according to survey

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ll most definitely have at least five people in your friends’ list that you’d never ever want to spend time with in real life, but keep them there just to stalk them, and see what they’re doing (come on, we all do it, don’t we?) A survey of more than 2750 social media addicts has …

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Hayley MinnWe all stay Facebook friends with foes to stalk them, according to survey
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Facebook and Oculus are finally one

Facebook has grown to be the number one social media outlet in the world and is linked almost every week to have acquired new companies globally much like Apple. Well, this week is no different, Facebook announced back in March that it would be acquiring Oculus and in fact only yesterday did the acquisition finally go through in a recorded …

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Craig FoxFacebook and Oculus are finally one
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Facebook introduces ‘Save’ – Its very own bookmarking system

If, like us, you share a lot on Facebook, from videos to photos and even funny Vines then you’ll be very happy to hear that Facebook is launching its own style of bookmarking and they’re calling it ‘Save’. Save is a great tool if there’s a post you’ve scrolled over and wanted to read, but didn’t have time at that …

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Craig FoxFacebook introduces ‘Save’ – Its very own bookmarking system
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INSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?

The first time that we heard about Snapchat, like everyone else, we said to our friend, ‘But what’s the point in an app where you just send pictures for them to be deleted after five seconds?’ With the photo-sharing app revealing in May that users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content was being …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?
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The new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?

I’d like to admit something, and ask politely that none of you judge me. We are all friends here, in the cozy and confidential circle of trust that is the internet, aren’t we? Right then, here goes. My name is Lauren, and I Facebook-stalk myself. I am ashamed of the amount of time I spend looking at my own profile. …

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Lauren BravoThe new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?
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Could you leave Facebook for 99 days?

We never know how we feel about Facebook these days. We’re constantly telling ourselves we hate the never-ending stream of Candy Crush invitations, invitations to club nights we’re never going to go to, because they’re in Newcastle, and the whole everyone knowing our business thing. However, we know that if we left it for a day we’d get ultimate FOMO …

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Hayley MinnCould you leave Facebook for 99 days?
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The World Cup broke loads of social media records!

Were you watching the match last night? The World Cup Final broke records on Facebook and Twitter last night, for social media usage. Facebook revealed that 88 million people left more than 280 million posts, comments and likes about the Germany vs Argentina game, surpassing the previous record of 245 million interactions, held by the Superbowl XLVII. Surprisingly, the most …

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Hayley MinnThe World Cup broke loads of social media records!
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LikeManager helps you browse through your back catalogue of Facebook Likes – prepare for cringe

Thanks to Portuguese start-up ColorElephant, it’s now possible to scroll back through everything that ever compelled you to click the ‘Like’ button on Facebook. Oh dear… Be it a page, a status or a story, the LikeManager app helps you ‘rediscover the things you like’. Or Like. The app works by recording your Liking activity, and then sending this information over to …

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Sadie HaleLikeManager helps you browse through your back catalogue of Facebook Likes – prepare for cringe
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Is Samsung taking on Sony and Facebook in the virtual reality market?

Samsung is set to take on Facebook and Sony with a virtual reality headset later this year, but you’ll need a Galaxy smartphone if you want to use one. The Gear VR will use the smartphone’s accelerometer, gyroscope and processing power to track head motion, and, according to Sammobile, will be officially announced by Samsung alsongsie the Galaxy Note 4 …

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Hayley MinnIs Samsung taking on Sony and Facebook in the virtual reality market?