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    Brian Singer is on a mission to make our roads safer. The San Francisco graphic designer who started the website TWIT Spotting (Texting While in Traffic) to post pictures of people texting while driving has taken it to the next level.

    Singer has purchased 11 billboards around the City by the Bay that are just blown up images of the photos he's posted to his site. So you might want to put those cellphones down if you're driving in the San Francisco area, lest you become the subject of public ridicule by having your bad texting behavior documented on a giant billboard for all to see.

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    Because all the things must now be documented on social media (dinner never happened if it wasn't Instagrammed), the latest trend to hit the wedding scene is hiring a social media wedding concierge.

    The W Hotel in New York City is currently promoting the new service, which will run you $3,000 to "borrow" one of W's social media experts for your big day. In a promotional email to the Huffington Post, they claim, "From live tweets and #hashtags to Vine videos and Instagram filters, W's Social Media Wedding Concierge will document the 'I Dos' and encourage guests to utilize a dedicated wedding hashtag for every one of their posts."

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    It's hard to imagine there was a time when you could break up with someone or be broken up with and then never, ever have to see his horrible, beautiful, heartbreaking face again. Ah, what a comfort it must have been to be able to cry for a day, talk it out with friends, and then know you could move on. There was no high-tech way of keeping tabs on that person, and even if you heard through the grapevine that he had a new girlfriend or wife, you could make it through life without viewing 100 photos of her and knowing hair that shiny actually exists outside of a shampoo commercial.

    Boy, are those days gone. It's now pretty much possible to locate and stalk every boyfriend you've had since kindergarten. Not that you plan on doing this, of course, but here are 7 websites that have made it super easy for "ex-boyfriend stalking" to become an international sport and for no one to ever fully get over and past the ... well, the past.

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    A mom who tried to use social media as a tool to teach her daughter about the perils of social media may have ended up getting a lesson herself. Kira Hudson just wanted to show her tween daughter how fast things that get posted online can spread, but the whole thing kind of blew up across the net and in her face.

    Hudson posted a photo of her daughter on Facebook last week. The girl can be seen holding a sign that read, "3/18/14: Mom is trying to show me how many people can see a picture once it's on the internet."

    The picture was accompanied by the caption, "My 12-year-old daughter doesn't understand why she can't have an Instagram or Facebook account ... Please 'like and share' ... She just doesn't get it!"

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    There's a special feeling of dread you get when you get the email or push notification on your cellphone that someone has tagged you in a picture on Facebook. Why is it that it's more often than not a terrible photo of you, and all you want to do is respond and say, "That's not me! It's my ugly twin!"?

    Or you know, maybe it's a picture of you out doing shots off the bar the night before you called in "sick" to work, and then your boss sees it. Whoops. Anyway, Facebook may be about to take stalking to a whole new level thanks to a program called DeepFace, and yes, it's as creepy as it sounds.

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    Time surely flies when you are having fun. Twitter knows what I'm talking about! Everybody's favorite 140 characters or less based social media vehicle turned eight this week. That's right, eight years old! I kind of can't believe it. Before we know it, Twitter will have morphed into a truculent adolescent, all wearing black tee-shirts featuring Norwegian Black Metal bands and also they will probably stop washing their way. Sigh, ah to be young.

    Twitter itself is celebrating its birthday by inviting users to discover their #FirstTweet. The concept is pretty self-explanatory, but essentially click a link and get your first tweet. Mine is pretty much the greatest thing ever. "Just stumbled into this latest techno-trend...*sigh*". The best part of that too-cool for school tweet? It was two full years late to the Twitter game. Good job, Stokes. Way to stay relevant. 

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    Ugh. What's up with people getting more and more dishonest with every passing year? There's a brand new cellphone scam out there you need to watch out for -- because it could wind up costing you quite a bit on your phone bill.

    Here's how it works. A scammer will call you using an auto-dialer, and your phone will only ring once. When the missed call message pops up on your screen, they're hoping you'll call the number back to see who it was.

    But when you do that, you'll likely hear something like, "Hello. You’ve reached the operator, please hold" on the other end of the line.

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    It's happening again. Yet another new iPhone is about to roll out, and if the rumors are to be believed, you can have your hands on one as early as tomorrow. An update like this can be both a blessing and a curse. It's awesome to see what kind of cool, new bells and whistles have been added. On the flip side, however, you may be a year or two away from that upgrade option. Now you look at your once beloved older model as some kind of ancient relic you are saddled with. But it could be worth shelling out the retail price for the new, new iPhone for these six reasons.

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    The entire world is watching as authorities and news organizations try to get to the bottom of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, so of course, hackers are latching onto the tragedy to try to scam unsuspecting Facebook users. The new malware, which could land on your Facebook News Feed at any given moment now, uses fake news alerts and videos to lure you to click.

    According to The Independent, "The posts contain videos that look legitimate and claim the plane has been found in various places, from the Bermuda Triangle to having been spotted at sea, with many stating its passengers are 'alive' or 'saved.' Many of the links are prefixed with the words 'Breaking' or 'Shocking video' to grab people's attention." Ugh.

    And that's just the tip of the iceberg ...

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    Who do you think invented the selfie? It's definitely not who you suspect. Kim Kardashian may have perfected the art of the selfie, but she's a far cry away from being the inventor. As it turns out, a selfie was taken about 60 years ago in the 1950s, long before everyone else was doing it. And you'll never, ever guess by whom ...

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