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Haunting is the new ghosting is the new...you know what? We gotta stop this.

Haunting is the new ghosting is the new...you know what? We gotta stop this. As with actual ghosts, they usually appear out of nowhere — often they don't even follow you officially.And seeing that notification pop up on your phone gives you a fright — or, worse, brings up all the bad feelings you've tried to leave behind.

Get ready for augmented reality *everything*

Get ready for augmented reality *everything* For starters, unlike virtual reality which walls the user off from the real world, augmented reality applies a digital and interactive layer to the real world.At present, people mostly interact with augmented reality through their smartphones, but that will change as companies like Facebook move to develop AR glasses.

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more After Microsoft's acquisition of Wunderlist, it comes as no surprise that the company will shut down Wunderlist and replace it with its own app, To-Do.To-Do is from the team behind Wunderlist, built to better integrate with Office and Outlook.

An exclusive look at Snapchat's newest Discover publisher, The New York Times

An exclusive look at Snapchat's newest Discover publisher, The New York Times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York Times launched on Snapchat Discover.On Snapchat, users can find The New York Times, alongside Mashable, SELF and Entertainment Weekly and a growing list of other publishers on Discover.

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation

Snap does Baghdad: Snapchat wants to open the eyes of an entire generation That's Snapchat-jargon for the mobile storytelling app opening up a geofence around Baghdad and encouraging Snapchat users to submit photos and videos to Snap (with Baghdad geofilters live in the app).After Snapchat created a Live Story for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Twitter users asked Snapchat why it showed only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

'Promposals' get even more out of control with custom Snapchat geofilters

'Promposals' get even more out of control with custom Snapchat geofilters But teens are now taking their elaborate, OTT promposals into the realm of Snapchat.He believes that Snapchat geofilters are the next big promposal trend.

Huge report nfirms the obvious: Millennials take lots of photos

Huge report nfirms the obvious: Millennials take lots of photos Futuresource Consulting has announced the publication of the Consumer Photo Sharing Report.The consumer study carried out in multiple countries investigated the way consumers take, share and print photos.

How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters

How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters Custom geofilters are the must-have party accessory for the Snapchat generation and, now, talented designers are setting up businesses to quench people's thirst for bespoke filters.The site also allows people to upload their own designs, which go through a strict approval system by the Snapchat's geofilter team.

Snapchat has made it easier to avoid those shameful white borders

Snapchat has made it easier to avoid those shameful white borders Those ugly white borders on Snapchat Stories may soon be a thing of the past.A recent update made a small but significant change to how photos uploaded to Stories from Snapchat's Memories will appear: they'll no longer have that hideous white border.

Snapchat's pitch to media: We'll make fickle millennials your loyal fans

Snapchat's pitch to media: We'll make fickle millennials your loyal fans New data shows that Snapchat's claims could be true, though the situation opens up a traditionally thorny issue for marketers around causation and correlation.Channels without a Snapchat saw a 5 percent decline in "reach" — which is something like average monthly viewers.

A freak show blames Snapchat for its death

A freak show blames Snapchat for its death The freaks are feeling pushed out of their home in Venice Beach, California, and blame Snapchat for the latest causality: a boardwalk freak show.The long-running Venice Beach Freakshow — once the subject of the AMC reality show Freakshow — bid farewell to its beachfront location in Los Angeles this weekend.

Seriously, no one is using Facebook Stories

Seriously, no one is using Facebook Stories (Is Facebook intentionally watering down the "Stories" feature to diminish Snapchat's relevance?Think of it this way: At a time when Facebook is particularly invested in making sure users want to use its app, the first thing it broadcasts when you tap in is that no one is using a marquee feature.

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone now has more users than Snapchat

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone now has more users than Snapchat Another clone, Instagram Stories, announced 200 million daily users last month.Both services have slightly more daily users than Snapchat, which most recently announced 161 million daily users.

Snap may finally have a good answer to the Facebook question

Snap may finally have a good answer to the Facebook question If there's one question that just won't go away for Snapchat parent company Snap Inc.S don't use Facebook "on any given" day.

Snapchat makes it way easier for brands to buy ads

Snapchat makes it way easier for brands to buy ads Prepare to see more brands advertising on Snapchat.The launch of its long-awaited API (application programming interface) last fall let third-party partners sell ads on Snapchat's behalf for the first time, and an update in January gave brands even more control of the process.

Twitter will soon have ads like Snapchat, within Moments

Twitter will soon have ads like Snapchat, within Moments Looks like Snapchat has a new copycat: Twitter.The news app, which earlier this week announced a new slate of live video partnerships, will introduce a new form of advertising within Twitter that seems to be inspired by Snapchat.

Snapchat patent reveals future Spectacles with augmented reality. And dinosaurs.

Snapchat patent reveals future Spectacles with augmented reality. And dinosaurs. The first version, released in November, was a disappointment for some, not for its lack of color selection, but for the absence of augmented reality.But a patent published Thursday reveals an augmented future for Spectacles and other wearables and gadgets made by Snap Inc.

How to master Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram Stories

How to master Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram Stories From sharing Starbucks cups and late night, drunken Domino's orders to posting workout tutorials and flawless selfies, with this guide the ~months old~ question of "Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook Stories?Of the three Stories, Facebook's is the most formal, considering it will likely reach the largest audience — your thousands of Facebook friends.

Facebook ntinues to overachieve, wants to take on Netflix

Facebook ntinues to overachieve, wants to take on Netflix Now Facebook is planning to enter the video streaming business and take on Netflix.While Netflix stands firm on not entering the live sports game, Facebook sees it as an area to capitalise on.

Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers

Snapchat Spectacles put up tidy but modest sales numbers Remember Snapchat Spectacles?The numbers weren’t exactly super-specific, but it’s enough to make some estimates of how many units they’ve sold.