Technology and Social Media

Facebook pulls the plug on teen-focused network Lifestage     – CNET
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The teen-only social network aimed to rival Snapchat when it was launched a year ago.

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Beam a message into space for Voyager's 40th anniversary     – CNET
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Inspired by Voyager’s Golden Record, NASA wants you to send an uplifting #MessageToVoyager via social media.

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Facebook tries to make chatting with bots more natural     – CNET
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It’s just another way the social network is pushing you toward its Messenger chat app.

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Facebook is quietly testing its own group video chat app
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Facebook has been working on cloning Snapchat's features for awhile now, but that's not the only service the social media giant is looking to duplicate. The Verge reports that Facebook recently showed a Houseparty-style live group video chat app, cal…

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Facebook takes on the US government over gag order     – CNET
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The social media powerhouse takes issue with a court order that prohibits it from informing three users that warrants have been issued for their data.

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'Flawless': 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earning social media raves     – CNET
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With great power comes great reviews: Lucky folks who received an early peek at the film are praising it as one of Spidey’s best.

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The Internet Defines ‘Covfefe’
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Early this morning President Trump tweeted a fake word. Social media’s reaction is a prime example of how language travels online. The post The Internet Defines ‘Covfefe’ appeared first on WIRED.

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While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness
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The president’s travels abroad are giving the internet a lot to work with lately. The post While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness appeared first on WIRED.

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Sorry GoFundMe. Facebook wants to steal your business, too     – CNET
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The social network grows its personal fundraiser tools.

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