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These places were Instagram’s most photographed locations in 2014

Gigaom

In its annual end-of-year tradition, Instagram has released the places in the world users capture the most with the filter-friendly app. Last year, the big question was “Why is a shopping mall in Thailand Instagram’s most photographed place in 2013?” The answer had more to do with a Thai cultural proclivity towards obsessive photo sharing then it did with the mall itself.

This year the number one location is no surprise to anyone: The Happiest Place on Earth. Disneyland topped the list after coming in third the last twoyears. Other returning champions include Dodger Stadium (#8 in 2013 and #7 in 2012), Times Square (#2 in 2013), and Thailand’s Siam Paragon shopping mall (#1 in 2013 and #2 in 2012),

New entrants include Gorky Park and Red Square (Moscow, Russia), the Louvre (Paris, France), Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium (NYC), and Dubai Mall…

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If You Still Use Google+ You Can Now Pin Updates To Your Profile Page

TechCrunch

Twitter began letting users pin tweets to the top of their profile page this year and now, in inevitable social media merry-go fashion, it’s the turn of Google+, as Google staffer Dennis Troper revealed — via Engadget.

Google’s social network is often referred to as a ghost town, but it does still count a loyal band of faithful users who are now able to affix their favorite messages, photos, polls or other media to the top of their profile page where it is more likely to catch the eye. The option to pin is found in the drop down menu for each Google+ update.

Profile pinning is supported on the web and Android versions of Google+ right away. Google says an update will come to its iOS app soon.

It’s easy to be cynical about Google+, many ex-staff are pretty scathing with their opinions, but pinning is a solid addition. The service itself may…

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Gangnam Style Has Been Viewed So Many Times It Broke YouTube’s Code

TechCrunch

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Just a fun bit of trivia for the coders out there: PSY’s Gangnam Style has been viewed so many times that it broke YouTube’s view counter, making it the very first video to break the reaches of a 32-bit integer.

Here’s what YouTube had to say on the topic:

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Not sure what the hell that means? Just know that when you’re coding, you often have to consider how you’re storing data like numbers. Do you want a 32-bit integer, or a 64-bit integer? A 32-bit integer* takes up a bit less memory, but can only be used to store numbers from −2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647. A 64-bit integer is a bit heftier in its memory usage, but can store numbers from −9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807.

(* we’re ignoring the matter of signed/unsigned integers for the sake of simplicity here)

You know the Pac Man kill screen, where things freak the…

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Throwback Thursday. (Little Girl)