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The Satire tag is finally here, brought to you by facebook.

Finally, the constant joking that we needed an irony or satire tag in HTML has become a reality, as Facebook introduces the satire tag which will weed out the Onion posts from actual news so people can stop being confused by the web. My, when did we all become so gullable? Perhaps when they removed the word from the dictionary, to paraphrase an old joke.

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Mom invents app that locks kids phones until they call back

Ignore no more is an android app whereby you can lock your kids phone, and they have to call you back to unlock it. This is what happens when you let a teacher turned app-maker, as Sharon Standifird is, start making things that are useful outside of tech hipster bubbles. No mug declaring what you drink, no cat food app, but a solution to a problem every mother - and father - of a teenager faces today. They hit "ignore" when you call.

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Russian Social media site Odnoklassniki rebrands as OK

Odnoklassniki is Russia's second largest social media site. It's full of user generated content, mostly photos and videos. To rebrand itself as a more modern and exciting site, Odnoklassniki is rebranding itself starting with the domain. It is now called Ok.Ru, and it has a whole new look to go along with the name. To celebrate the change, designer Karim Rashid created three unique visual themes for the OK home page.

When you go to the landing page, you are greeted with one of three themes. The background designs are fluid, and move amoeba-like.

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AdDetector detects "native advertising" weeding real articles from paid ones.

Fed up with native advertising polluting your newspapers, The New York Times, Forbes, The Atlantic, your buzzfeed list-joy, and even your Deadspin articles? Download the Chrome Extension that can point out the Deadspin link is a State Farm job, and brandish bright red banners on all paid articles online, leaving you to pursuing only the articles that are not (listed as) sponsored.

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Responsive Logos

We presume Joe Harrison did this partly to quell his own curiosity and partly to show off and impress people. Responsivelogos. Well it worked, Joe. We're impressed. Joe Harrison wants to remind trademark owners and viewers stopping by that it's a personal experiment and not actually affiliated with the brands in any way. Yet. Because y'all are gonna call him now, aren't you?

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Misha Collins asks writers to work for free, gets ass handed to him.

Update. This is the part where you think I'm going to tell you this particular one has been removed, right? Well, since I'm not part of this club and so I can't see their super secret list. Oh wait, yes I can, it's on Tumblr. Regardless, judging by the update on the GISHWHES website, I would very much doubt it's been removed.

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The nymwars are over : Google Plus doesn't need your real name

Google have announced their "real name" policy on Google plus today, and clarified that they no longer require your real name to be publicly seen on Google Plus. In fact you can use any name you want. The Nymwars are over!

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LG Smartbanners target competitor phones in-flight

To get people to switch to the new LG G3, M&C Saatchi Stockholm created some targeted Smartbanner ads on iPhone and HTCs. These mobile banner ads call out their battery performance, attempting to convince them to switch G3, because it has better battery performance.

These ads appeared when people were using in-flight wifi via Norwegian Air long haul flights.

Neat idea. But it's also why I'm adding more and more ad blockers and do not track search engines.

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Volkswagen tweets about German win with interesting choice of words

It's been a tough tournament, where goalies have saved more than ever before, and Messi took Argentina to meet Germany in the end.
Brands have been doing their very best keeping up with the games, and already minutes after the German win, we have a questionable tweet made by Volkswagen. It's not KLM Tweet questionable, just... poorly phrased.

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Makemove - the creative matchmaking app based on your geolocation

Makemove is a creative & digital peoples "dating app" , if you will, where you can find people with ideas or skillsets, near you. Like Tinder meets Linkedin. Like 4square meets portfolio sites! Like Grindr and ... Oh no it's not like Grindr at all.

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