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Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend was born and died on social media

The hoax about the death of the famous football player's girlfriend was wholly constructed on the Internet, but it was those same online tools that left a trail that also revealed the truth.

By Jan. 16, 2013

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U.S. just getting on board Safer Internet Day (podcast)

A mostly European event to educate youth on safer Internet practices is starting to get attention in the U.S.

By Feb. 4, 2013

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Want a fake Facebook girlfriend? Here's how to get one

There's nothing worse on Facebook than appearing to be unloved. So a Brazilian site offers to create a perfect, but entirely fake, girlfriend for you.

By Jan. 17, 2013

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Make free voice calls on Facebook's app

The Facebook Messenger app for iOS now can make voice calls, iPhone users can purchase Amazon MP3s from their device, and the fake-girlfriend story involving a football star has drawn attention to the "Catfishing" phenomenon.

By Jan. 17, 2013

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HBO creating Silicon Valley show that's meant to be funny

After the unintentional comedy of Bravo TV's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," here's something that is actually meant to make you laugh. It's from the people who brought you "King of the Hill."

By Jan. 18, 2013

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During review of Halo 4, Conan yawns

As one of his digital cohorts tries to explain the backstory of Halo, Conan O'Brien is bemused -- until, that is, he sees his virtual girlfriend.

By Feb. 8, 2013

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By Aug. 8, 2013

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Facebook unveils new search tool (week in review)

Social network puts its faith in Graph Search, and the Internet mourns the passing of a Web activist. Also: Java flaw fixed -- or was it?

By Jan. 18, 2013