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10 social network ideas that might just make us rich

When Miranda July’s truly social new app Somebody launched last week, it inspired a vast spectrum of responses – ranging from ‘MY HEART IS WARMED AND HUMANITY IS SAVED’ to ‘strangers keep hugging me and now I hate the world more,’ with a lot of ‘but… why?’ in the middle. Meanwhile, we were thinking: what…

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Lauren Bravo10 social network ideas that might just make us rich
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The best Pinterest boards for running tips, gear & motivation #RunningWeek

The hardest part of running is taking the first step. We all know that exercise endorphins are there to make us feel great, and if you're already a runner you'll also know that even a short jog can vastly improve your day. But goodness me, isn't that comfy duvet appealing in the morning, and aren't you so tired…

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Laura KiddThe best Pinterest boards for running tips, gear & motivation #RunningWeek
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Why Pinterest’s new messaging feature will make the platform better than ever

Pinterest lovers will be delighted to hear that today the addictive bookmarking platform is introducing a bunch of new ways to send messages to friends and fellow pinners. The official Pinterest blog (aptly called Oh How Pinteresting!) published details of the new messaging feature today and I think even those who aren't obsessively pinning every night…

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Becca CaddyWhy Pinterest’s new messaging feature will make the platform better than ever
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13 lies you tell yourself about your social media addiction. Every. Single. Day

Oh we know, you barely check Facebook, Instagram likes mean nothing to you and a dead phone doesn't even make you break out into a sweat. WHO ARE YOU KIDDING? We're all in this together, so let's stop with the lies and accept the fact it's too late for us all. 1. Lie: Oh… Maybe that…

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Becca Caddy13 lies you tell yourself about your social media addiction. Every. Single. Day
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Pinterest comes to Android Wear and tells you about nearby pins

On Wednesday, Google made a whole load of interesting and exciting new announcements at its I/O developer conference. (Check out our pick of the best bits here). But what excited and interested us the must? Well, it had to be the closer look and added features of its new operating system built entirely for wearables, Android…

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Becca CaddyPinterest comes to Android Wear and tells you about nearby pins
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INSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair

A new study has shown that Pinterest is now more popular than Twitter in the US. But while our favourite social scrapbooking platform makes the world look just a little bit prettier, it’s also destroying everything we’ve ever loved… Relationships Sure, you’re in love. But why aren’t you in love in a meadow? Or coyly…

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Lauren BravoINSIGHT – 8 things Pinterest has ruined forever: weddings, relationships and hair
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How fashion brands do social media: 5 great examples from ASOS, Topshop, Marc Jacobs

Retailers are starting to understand it’s no longer enough to simply stock the online shelves and invite us to the shop. We’re becoming a nation of communication addicts, and some of the best fashion brands are finding fun ways to become part of their customers’ everyday lives through innovative uses of social media. The following…

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Laura KiddHow fashion brands do social media: 5 great examples from ASOS, Topshop, Marc Jacobs
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Pinterest is now FINALLY available for Windows Phone

Poor Windows Phone users. For years they’ve been itching to share photos of their quirky weddings and instructions for hand-sewn bunting or seven-layered rainbow cakes they’re definitely probably possibly going to make. But they’ve been forced to do it all from their computers or not at all, while iPhone and Android users were happily pinning…

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Diane ShipleyPinterest is now FINALLY available for Windows Phone

Pinterest: Why promoted pins won't destroy the user experience

Over the past seven months, Pinterest has been "experimenting" with promoted pins, but will its news plans to step up its monetisation game have too much of a negative impact on the experience of its users? Four years after its launch and Pinterest is still a firm favourite for content curation, visual inspiration and, of…

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Becca CaddyPinterest: Why promoted pins won't destroy the user experience

Major Flipboard upgrade now lets users create their own magazines

Flipboard, the iPad/iPhone/Android app which enables users to flick through social media and content updates in magazine style, has been quiet for a while and now we know why. It has just announced a new version which lets users create their own magazines. In a bid to rival curation sites like Pinterest and offer something…

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PINTEREST: Redesign rolls out to some users, it's barely noticeable

The team at Pinterest HQ have made a number of changes to the virtual pinboard platform since it became super popular a few years ago and now it intends to increase engagement levels and aid discovery even more with a redesign that's already rolled out to a select number of users overnight. If you're a…

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Becca CaddyPINTEREST: Redesign rolls out to some users, it's barely noticeable

Catmoji: Pinterest for (crazy) cat lovers

Ever since cutesy, crafty virtual pinboard Pinterest became super popular last year we've seen a number of crazy clones, from those that have just blatantly ripped off the idea, to manly Pinterest Gentlement and of course Pinterest for porn sites, like Snatchly and sex.com. However, cat lovers now have their own online haven for silly…

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Becca CaddyCatmoji: Pinterest for (crazy) cat lovers

Pinterest buys recipe sharing site Punchfork

Virtual pinboard website - and our favourite procrastination destination - Pinterest has made its first acquisition this week by gobbling up recipe sharing and discovery site Punchfork. Launched in 2011, Punchfork utilises a series of algorithms to recommend recipes to its users based on sharing stats and discussions. The acquisition certainly makes sense for Pinterest,…

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Becca CaddyPinterest buys recipe sharing site Punchfork

PINTEREST: Create secret boards for Christmas or your risqué photo obsession

Today Pinterest announced that it's begun rolling out a much requested feature, super top secret boards to keep festive present ideas behind closed doors or collect big libraries of risqué photos, whichever you please. Ever since Pinterest became really popular at the end of last year users have whined about wanting to keep their crafty…

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Becca CaddyPINTEREST: Create secret boards for Christmas or your risqué photo obsession

Bazaart turns your Pinterest pins into stylish collages

Are we the only ones who are getting a little bored of Pinterest at the moment? After all, there's only so many times you can stare at pretty pictures of clothes, holidays and interiors you'll never be able to afford. Well maybe our love for the virtual pinning board will be reignited with Bazaart, an…

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Becca CaddyBazaart turns your Pinterest pins into stylish collages

Pinterest app FINALLY comes to Android and iPad devices

Today social bookmarking site Pinterest has announced that you can now download its app for iPad and Android devices too, so you no longer need an iPhone to happily pin away your days. The Android version has been in the pipeline for some time now and promises to work just as well on mobile phones…

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Becca CaddyPinterest app FINALLY comes to Android and iPad devices

Pinterest stops being so secretive and FINALLY opens up to the public

Social bookmarking and visual inspiration site Pinterest has finally stopped being so damn secretive after opening its doors to the public for the first time. It's always been fairly easy to get hold of a Pinterest invite, but now there's no waiting around to become a user, you just fill in your details and get…

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Becca CaddyPinterest stops being so secretive and FINALLY opens up to the public

Top celebrities on Pinterest [Part 2]: Obama, Paris Hilton & Yoko Ono

Some people choose to avoid the crazy ramblings of celebrities online like the plague, whereas others seem to have made it their sole purpose in life to get re-tweeted by Justin Bieber. If you fall into the second camp you'll probably already be stalking/following your favourite celebrities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and any other place…

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Becca CaddyTop celebrities on Pinterest [Part 2]: Obama, Paris Hilton & Yoko Ono

Pearltrees: Pinterest/Evernote hybrid comes to the iPhone

Lovely, another app that's a bit like this one with a hint of that one. Today we're checking out Pearltrees, it's existed on the web for some time, but now the Pinterest/Evernote hybrid has come to the iPhone packed full of new ways to share and gather content and lots of quirky terminology, including collecting…

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Becca CaddyPearltrees: Pinterest/Evernote hybrid comes to the iPhone

Pinterest adds Etsy, Soundcloud and Slideshare attribution

Last month Pinterest began to address some of the whiny criticism it's been facing since its launch by adding in automatic attribution for content from Flickr, Behance, Vimeo and YouTube. Now, according to the Pinterest blog (called Oh, How Pinteresting!) the platform will be adding these kinds of automatic citations to content that's been gathered…

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Becca CaddyPinterest adds Etsy, Soundcloud and Slideshare attribution