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Lovematically ‘Loves’ Posts on Instagram For You Automatically

Lovematically

Do you feel a need to like every post your friends post online? Is browsing through Instagram profiles and hitting that little heart below each and every photo taking too much of your time? Then you need Lovematically, an app that automatically loves each and every post your friends upload on Instagram.

Lovematically’s creator, Rameet Chawla, explains: “It’s our generation’s crack cocaine. People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions. I’m talking about Likes. Pre-Lovematically, my posts would average 35 likes. Now, I routinely hit the triple-digits for Likes.”

Lovematically was made available to 5,000 users last February 14th. It looks like Instagram isn’t too happy about the app, though, as they’ve begun blocking the app soon after.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Mention Keeps Track Of Your Mentions on Social Media

Mention App

 

If you’re active on various social networks, then you might find it difficult to keep track of all the mentions you’re getting as people respond, leave comments, and converse with you online. Most social media suites come packed with a host of features so you can manage a number of accounts. But if you’d rather just track your mentions without all the other features, then you can download Mention instead.

It’s an that lets users set up real-time alerts for any mentions that they get on various social media sites. Organizations can also use this to monitor any mentions their brand or company is receiving. The service isn’t available for free, although you can try it out for 30 days to see if it meets your needs.

[ Mention ] VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Sharks ‘Tweet’ When They Get Too Close To Shore

Shark Week

 

Because of movies like Jaws, people have become more conscious (and sometimes, overly paranoid) about sharks and whether or not one might suddenly bite them while they’re in the water. Most beaches aren’t infested with sharks, and a lot don’t wander too far out into the shore. That said, sharks do occasionally end up in areas where people are frolicking by the beach, so unless the beach has posted some warnings about it, then there’s no need to fret.

The odds are against most people because they don’t find out that there’s a shark in the waters…until the shark is a few feet away. With this in mind, scientists in Western Australia have devised a different system to alert people of the presence of sharks in the water: Twitter.

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The Lowdown on Virtual Security and Keeping Safe On the Interwebs

Fake Gmail

These days, hearing about people who had their accounts hacked or their personal information stolen is becoming a more common occurrence. Malware is on the rise, and hackers out there are taking advantage of users who are careless when it comes to online security. This is partly why many people resisted the concept of the cloud when it first came to be. Ironically, many of those people are probably already using the cloud, even though they don’t realize it.

Lots of online services, from email storage and notes, apps, file storage and archiving, are already cloud-based. With so many options, there will come a time when you’ll forget where you stored a specific file or message. You could search all of your apps and accounts manually–which is infinitely harder when you’re on your mobile–or you could just fire up CloudMagic, a cloud-searching app which we covered earlier.

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‘What Would I Say?’ Facebook App Generates Status Updates That You Might Say

What Would I Say

Too lazy to think about what to say on your next Facebook status? No worries, because there’s an app that will do the thinking for you. It’s called “What Would I Say?” and it’ll generate a status that you can post on your profile with the click of a button. The statuses are random, but they’ll all be tailored to your posting habits. That’s because the app works by going through your past post history and doing some mixing and matching to come up with a brand-spanking new status.

Technically speaking, it trains a Markov Bot based on mixture model of bigram and unigram probabilities derived from your past post history. All computations are done client side, so only your browser ever sees your post history.

The web app was created during the Hack Princeton 2013 Hackathon by Pawel, Vicky, Ugne, Daniel, Harvey, Edward, Alex, Max, and Baxter. Its popularity has skyrocketed and they’re putting it to good use, too, as they’ve added a link to donate to the Philippines’ typhoon relief fund on their website. Check out the app here.

VIA [ NDTV ]

Oublio Shows You What’s Hot on Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr, and More

Oublio

A few minutes of Reddit a day keeps the worries away. I don’t know about you, but that statement definitely applies to me, at least, especially when I’ve had a really long day at work. Sometimes, I try to sneak a peek or two at my favorite stress-relief sites during my lunchbreak, but since I don’t have the luxury of time, I browse on over to Oublio instead.

It’s a site that shows the most popular image on Reddit and a bunch of other micro-blogging sites and social networks like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Flickr. You might not see much, but it’s enough to let you know what’s currently trending on all five sites without having to check out all of them.

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The Faces of Facebook: Spot Your Profile Picture in a Sea of 1.2 Billion Faces

All Faces on Facebook

Facebook passed the 1 billion users mark close to a year ago and they’re still going strong. But when did you get on the Facebook train relative to the rest of the world? Well, there’s an awesome web app that will let you know and it’s called The Faces Of Facebook.

It displays the profile pictures of the 1.2 billion plus users on the social network. You can hover around the teeny tiny boxes and click to zoom in and see the profile picture of the nth user who joined Facebook. You can also find out what your face number is by giving the app access to your Facebook data (through its Facebook app.) I happen to be user number 47,728,103. Over 44 million slots ahead of me is Oh Gizmo! founder and editor in chief David Ponce at the 3,798,105 position.

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Nextdoor is a Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Nextdoor

Are you on talking terms with your neighbors? No? Well, if you want that to change, then there’s a site called Nextdoor that can help you out. Nextdoor essentially links you to other people in your neighborhood. You could consider it as a social network of sorts, but it’s more private and exclusive in the sense that it’ll only link you to other people in your part of town.

Registering for an account is free, quick, and easy. Just key in your email address, name, and actual address, and wait for Nextdoor to give you the specific password that’s assigned for your neighborhood.Continue Reading