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Tons of People Can't Tweet Because Twitter Thinks We're All Robots [It's Fixed!]

Something at Twitter has gone horribly, hilariously wrong: The social media site has unceremoniously declared us all to be robots. Well, maybe not all of us, but more than a few folks on Gizmodo staff as well as dozens of users across the web. Affected users trying to Tweet from Twitter's web client are being told… »2/10/15 7:24pm2/10/15 7:24pm

Flickr is Going Free for Three Months to Entice Instagram Deserters

Marissa Mayer and the folks at Yahoo! have a nice little gift for you this holiday season: free Pro Flickr for three months for any and all users, old and new. Surely this is just all in the spirit of holiday cheer and has nothing to do with cleverly making use of another image-sharing service's TOS debacle, right?… »12/22/12 10:00am12/22/12 10:00am

Bad Comments On Your Facebook Picture Make People Think You're Uglier

Warning for the cripplingly self-conscious: a study from the University of Missouri has shown that crappy comments on your profile picture can negatively affect how attractive people find you not only in a physical sense, but in a social and professional one as well. At least in people who try to gauge attractiveness… »9/16/12 3:00pm9/16/12 3:00pm

Have We Gone Overboard With Social Media 'Check-Ins'?

IMDB has an updated iPhone app out today which is cool and fine, but one peculiar addition is the ability to "check-in" and share whatever movie or TV show you're watching. I mean, whatever, Foursquare and Facebook and Yelp were fine, but at what point does the whole check-in trend become overkill? Does every special… »7/12/12 4:20pm7/12/12 4:20pm

Twitter for iPhone and Android Updated with Expanded View, Custom Notifications and More

After rumors suggested that Twitter's mobile apps were due for an update, the goods arrived today, bringing a handful of substantial updates, including expanded tweets (viewing links, videos, and images inline), the ability to set notifications for individual people you follow, search autocomplete, and new discovery… »7/10/12 3:32pm7/10/12 3:32pm