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social media stats on sharing

Instagram is a photo-sharing program in which users take pictures, apply a digital filter to alter the scene and share the photos on a social network. A quick tap among Instagram’s 18 settings that bear names such as “1977” and “Toaster” can give an ordinary digital portrait the facade of a weathered Polaroid or dusty postcard. Square borders may appear rough or with rounded corners.

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Give your old smartphone a smart home overhaul

Read on to find out why you shouldn't toss your last-gen smartphone in the junk drawer just yet. You can create a functional security camera, smart thermostat, and more by borrowing key features from an existing product.

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Like? These Hangers Tell You How Popular Garments Are On Facebook

these hangers from brazil tell the customer how many "likes" the garmet hanging on them has on #facebook #shopping

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For Uber, Airbnb and Other Companies, Customer Ratings Go Both Ways

For Uber, Airbnb and Other Companies, Customer Ratings Go Both Ways - NYTimes.com

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The Scientist Creating the Intelligent Home

How MacArthur “Genius” Shwetak Patel Is Creating the Intelligent Home

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The Marketer's Guide to Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pinterest, the darling digital pin board that’s turned the social media world upside down, is now a top traffic driver for brands. That’s a good sign marketers should get their butts up to speed on the latest pinning tips and tricks. Fortunately for you, MDGadvertising has created an infographic explaining the nooks and crannies of the social network. Many brands — such as Etsy, Real Simple, Whole Foods and West Elm — are on board and have already amassed significant followings.

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Photographer creates unique family portraits by asking strangers to touch

Photographer creates unique family portraits by asking strangers to touch | Art Beat | PBS NewsHour

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Geek creates an insanely detailed steampunk AT-AT as a gift for his very own Princess Leia- check it out!

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U.S. to give up control of making policy for the Web

Amid growing international concern over U.S. control of the Internet, the federal government plans to relinquish control of policy making for the Web to the global Internet community.