You think you’re good at Instagram lurking? There’s always room to be sneakier.
The most proficient lurkers among us — people we both revere and fear, to be honest — have devised truly impressive ways to Insta-skulk without being detected. We’re not talking basic stuff like “use desktop Instagram,” either. The methods below will require a little effort, but you’ll probably find them useful, whether you’re keeping tabs on your crush or your sworn enemy. (These, of course, are the only two types of people anyone lurks.)
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To be clear, we’re not suggesting that you do these things. We are merely explaining that they are possible, and that if you wanted to do them it would be within your reach. That’s all! Read more…More about Instagram, Social Media, Culture, and Web Culture
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Author: mashable.com/science
Date/time: 15th November 2018, 06:01


This post is part of Hard Refresh, a soothing weekly column where we try to cleanse your brain of whatever terrible thing you just witnessed on Twitter.
While “bot” may be a dirty word on Twitter in the year 2018, there’s a subset of bot accounts that have nothing to do with subverting democracy and everything to do with bringing a tiny slice of surreal joy to your life. 
It’s a strange corner of the internet to be obsessed with given how much bots are derided for everything from simply clogging your feed with spam to promoting propaganda for the Russians in a bid to undermine our electoral process.  Read more…More about Twitter, Culture, Culture, and Web Culture

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Author: mashable.com/science
Date/time: 15th November 2018, 06:01


In the wake of a similar announcement from its chief rival Lyft, Uber announced a rider rewards program Wednesday to give loyal users perks for spending money in the app.
The program is almost exactly like the new Lyft Rewards program in that both track points you’ve accumulated in the app and give you rewards once you hit a certain milestone — and both are similarly named. But the two diverge from there.

Uber Rewards are here to give you perks.Image: UberUber’s new rewards program gives one point for every dollar spent on Uber Pool rides and Uber Eats orders. It also gives two points for ordering an UberX, UberXL, Select, or WAV ride, and three points for ordering Black and Black SUV rides. Read more…More about Uber, Lyft, Ride Hailing Apps, Rewards Programs, and Tech
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Author: mashable.com/science
Date/time: 15th November 2018, 03:01


Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé sat at the end of a white table in a hotel room in Midtown Manhattan. At the other end of the table sat a small array of packaged Nintendo consoles and games, arranged as if they were sitting in a storefront window display ahead of the holidays.
The window behind the makeshift display looked out on a cold and rainy November morning, and Fils-Aimé was talking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming out for the Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7.
I asked him who he’s been playing as.
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Author: mashable.com/science
Date/time: 15th November 2018, 03:01


“Ralph Breaks the Internet is a two-hour journey down a series of rabbit holes filled with laughs, tears, a ton of self-referential meta gags, and a Tumblr-worthy reinvention of familiar characters that eventually delivers something you didn’t know you always needed.” 
Critics, like Mashable’s Angie Han, have reached a consensus: the Wreck-It Ralph sequel does in fact “break the internet.” Fortunately, they mostly mean that as a compliment.
A follow-up to the 2012 smash hit, Ralph Breaks the Internet takes beloved gaming characters Wreck-It Ralph, played by John C. Reilly, and Vanellope von Schweetz, played by Sarah Silverman, away from their safe offline consoles and onto the world wide web. Read more…More about Entertainment, Reviews, Disney, Sarah Silverman, and Ralph Breaks The Internet

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Author: mashable.com/science
Date/time: 15th November 2018, 03:01