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Reddit in Turmoil Over Censored Posts

April 21, 2014
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One of the most popular sections on the user-driven news site Reddit was downgraded Monday after users discovered that moderators were removing stories that included popular terms such as "Bitcoin," "Tesla," "Anonymous," "Obama," "Congress," "National Security Agency" and "Snowden." When users of the section in question, r/technology, tried to submit stories with those words...

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An 11-Year-Old Rapper Is Dividing YouTube

April 21, 2014
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YouTube commenters have a lot of opinions, but one 11-year-old rapper is getting the brunt of their rage. MattyB's YouTube channel is a huge success by any standard. He's amassed over 2 million subscribers and has published over 140 videos that include musical covers of Jason Derulo, Eminem, and Ke$ha.

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The Connected Fashion Empire of Victoria Beckham

April 21, 2014
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Like many in the fashion industry, designer Victoria Beckham is all over social media. She can't get enough of Instagram and its abundance of stylish photos. And as a former Spice Girl and full-time fashion designer who fancies listening to music while working, Beckham pairs her Instagram obsession with a few music apps "I...

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Hands On With Facebook’s Nearby Friends

April 19, 2014
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There's a lot that Facebook allows you to share with your friends. On Thursday, the company added "exact location" to that list Facebook's new Nearby Friends feature enables you to flip a switch to start broadcasting your location with friends in the area. If you see someone nearby with whom you want to meet...

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Facebook Adds Features to Paper, Says Slow Growth Is No Concern

April 18, 2014
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Facebook Paper, the standalone news reader app the company launched in January, released its first significant app update Friday — adding a couple new features to the News Feed section of the app as well as making a few subtle design tweaks You can now see birthdays and events within Paper by clicking on...

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LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users Amid Mobile Push

April 18, 2014
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LinkedIn proudly broadcasted its increasing mobile traffic last week, but that's not the only growth the company is experiencing LinkedIn announced Friday it has reached 300 million registered users, a jump from 277 million members at the beginning of the year. LinkedIn announced the 200 million user milestone in January 2013, which means the...

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11 Musicians on Tumblr Who Hit the Right Note

April 18, 2014
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Welcome to Tumblr, Lana Del Rey. The singer is the latest in a slew of songbirds taking up social residence on the blogging site. The hyperreal online mecca, where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, is home to a number of big-name musicians.

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Facebook Launches ‘Nearby Friends’ Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL

April 17, 2014
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Facebook has always encouraged you to share with your friends — your favorite movies, pictures, and life updates. Now Facebook wants you sharing your location, too. The social network on Thursday announced Nearby Friends, a new feature built into Facebook's mobile app that allows you to see which of your friends are close by,...

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60+ Events in Social Media, Entrepreneurship and More

April 17, 2014
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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don't find something that's right for you,...

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Ironically, Anonymous App Secret Is Hatching IRL Meetups

April 17, 2014
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On anonymous social media app Secret, you can be anyone you want — even yourself. My new acquaintance, whom we'll call Steve, has just organized one of the first Secret IRL meetups, which began with this simple Secret: "Starting yet another expensive, consumption habit: artisanal whiskey. San Francisco, you can keep your $4 toast."...

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