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Jerome Jarre: from homeless entrepreneur to a social media celebrity in six seconds

smh.com.au — Jerome Jarre, 24, moved to New York and focused on producing Vine videos. He now has eight million followers. Photo: Christian Hansen Mention "that French Guy" to typical teenagers today, and they will know exactly which French guy you are talking about.

Jerome Jarre: the Making of a Vine Celebrity

nytimes.com — Mention "that French Guy" to typical teenagers today, and they will know exactly which French guy you are talking about. Jerome Jarre, they will tell you, is a 24-year-old from France who has become famous for making comical six-second videos on Vine, where he has eight million followers.

Message to self: Stop texting while walking

chron.com — The realization that I may have a problem (along with a lot of other people) hit me smack in the face, literally, a few weeks ago when I was strolling through the airport, avoiding obstacles with my peripheral vision as I clambered out a text message.

Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet: We're being ripped off

tampabay.com — I'm at 35,000 feet, somewhere over the Midwest, and I've finally found something on commercial flights that's worse than airplane food: the Wi-Fi. It's so slow and unreliable that it shouldn't be allowed to call itself "Wi-Fi." Renaming it Airplane Dial-Up would be unfair to dial-up.

One on One: Christopher Poole, Founder of 4chan

bits.blogs.nytimes.com — Nick Bilton/The New York Times In 2003, while still in high school, Christopher Poole, known online as "Moot," started a message board called 4chan. The site includes content that many people find offensive. Nevertheless, or maybe because of it, the site has millions of users and has been responsible for many of the strange memes that have propagated on the Internet, including LOLcats.

The Sorry State of In-Flight Wi-Fi

nytimes.com — 35,000 FEET, SOMEWHERE OVER THE MIDWEST - I've finally found something on commercial flights that's worse than airplane food: the Wi-Fi. It's so slow and unreliable that it shouldn't be allowed to call itself "Wi-Fi." Renaming it Airplane Dial-Up would be unfair to dial-up.

Be the star of your own Snapchat story

kansas.com — An original promise of social media was that it mimicked real life. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offered places to capture and share your memories, but after using them for several years, I feel like someone who was sold a lemon by a used-car salesman.

How to Use Snapchat Like a 14-Year-Old

nytimes.com — Snapchat Stories are pretty confusing to figure out on your own, so here's a handy guide to get you started. Remember: don't worry about making your Stories pretty or perfect; they'll disappear in 24 hours. 1. Download the Snapchat app ( iTunes or Google Play). The app starts in camera mode.

Be the Star of Your Own Snapchat Story

nytimes.com — An original promise of social media was that it mimicked real life. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offered places to capture and share your memories, but after using them for several years, I feel like someone who was sold a lemon by a used-car salesman.

Parenting in the Age of Online Pornography

nytimes.com — It had been another long day for Eliza, a 41-year-old stay-at-home mother who lives in Los Angeles with her two sons. She had taken the boys, 10 and 13 at the time, to school, taken care of the house, and after putting them to bed, planned to relax in front of her computer.
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Jan 31, 2015

While the Snowpocalpyse this week was more of a Blahpocalpyse, it was fun to take some pictures of a desolate NYC. pic.twitter.com/etVLkJjDIy

Jan 29, 2015

New IDC report says 1.3 billion smartphones shipped worldwide last year. That's 41 smartphones every second. pic.twitter.com/jLRIO7DuGR

Jan 28, 2015

My column on @jeromejarre, "The Vine Guy," is one of the crazier stories I've reported since Alex From Target: nytimes.com/2015/01/29/sty…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @nytimes: Disruptions: Jerome Jarre: the Making of a Vine Celebrity nyti.ms/1EOWfR4

Jan 27, 2015

Someone needs to send an Emergency Alert to people's phone ASAP to tell them Instagram & FB are down for everyone and everything will be ok.

Jan 26, 2015

I have some news. I'm writing The Silk Road book, which has also been optioned as a movie by 20th Century Fox: nytimes.com/aponline/2015/…

Jan 26, 2015

"The National Weather Service is warning these areas to brace for... a crippling amount of Instagrammed snow photos." pic.twitter.com/0jNERKKvox

Jan 25, 2015

@mathewi @msuster Couldn't agree more. Hershey's is gross. And a ToffeeCrisp looks nothing like a nasty Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

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