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Instagram makes teens and celebrities angry by killing millions of spambots

A crackdown on spam Instagram accounts has triggered a cataclysm in the world of low-grade social media celebrities. The event, which began today after the photo-sharing service made good on its promise to start deleting millions of fake accounts, has been dubbed the “Instagram Rapture” after the follower counts of apparently popular Instagrammers were savaged. Rapper Tyga saw his followers drop from 5.5 million to 2.2 million, while Ma$ e committed Instagram’s version of seppuku, deleting his account after freefalling from 1.6 million followers to around 100,000.

Some users have revelled in the spam massacre, suggesting that those who have seen the biggest drops are guilty of having purchased fake followers to boost their numbers, while…

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Killing Two Birds With One Stone or Blogging Benefits for Freelance Designers

The article contains a list of benefits a freelance designer can get out of launching and maintaining a personal blog dedicated to the field of their interest.
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Wil Wheaton shows why Hollywood’s nostalgia obsession is killing movies

Do you remember the past? Hollywood is really hoping that you do — it’s much too difficult to appeal to human beings on a shared emotional level. Much easier to simply make reference to a toy popular when the largest movie-consuming demographic was young and hope that draws in the millions. This obsession with nostalgia has been particularly pronounced in recent years, neatly emphasized by the upcoming release of a gritty-fied movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the success of Michael Bay’s brain-melting Transformers franchise.

Wil Wheaton skewers the phenomenon perfectly in his new video, a trailer for fictitious title Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie. The trailer simply reels off a collection of…

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Ebola outbreak spreads to Liberia after killing 70 in Guinea

The World Health Organization has confirmed that an outbreak of the ebola virus that has killed 70 people in Guinea has spread to Liberia. Two cases of the disease have been reported in the country, and Reuters says that another 11 deaths in Liberia and Sierra Leone — both of which share borders with Guinea — are suspected to be linked to ebola.

The WHO took seven samples from the Foya district of Liberia, a region less than 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the border with Guinea. The organization said two of those samples tested positive for the ebola virus. The outbreak in Guinea was first reported on March 23rd, when the WHO and Guinea’s Ministry of Health acknowledged fatal cases of the ebola virus in south-eastern areas of the…

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PS4 sales, Apple acquisition, and ‘The Killing’: 90 Seconds on The Verge

What came first, the chicken salad or the egg salad?
What came second, the tuna salad or the fruit salad?
What came third, the chopped salad or the tossed salad?
What came fourth, the potato salad or caesar salad?

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Infographic: Carbs Are Killing You