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None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it's important to prepare for it. You don't want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one's Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you're in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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In 2016, after killing blogs dead, Twitter considered massively expanding its character limit -- or, more precisely, allowing users to attach long blocks of text the way they can attach pictures or videos. This never came to pass, and Twitter users kept shoehorning essays into self-reply threads called tweetstorms.

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I'm going to admit something. I'm on LinkedIn but I really have no idea why any more. Adding to their social media for business and employment ads, they've now added Trending Storylines in an attempt to salvage some relevance .

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Is there a way to work out where Facebook gets its "suggested friends" lists from? I recently started getting some very specific suggestions which Facebook could only know if it had access to my SMS messages from some years ago. I have no common friends with them and these people are no longer part of my life for a reason. I'm worried that these people may be seeing me as a suggestion too which I absolutely don't want.

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After 10 years of documenting the world in 140 characters, Twitter now has more than 300 million active users. This might be far fewer than Facebook's 1.5 billion, but Twitter arguably has a disproportionate influence on the world, partly because it attracts a significant number of politicians, journalists and celebrities. Our expert panel explain how their field has been changed by the little blue bird.

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Back in the primitive days of MSN Messenger and ICQ, typing "LOL" was the most popular way to convey online mirth. However, according to new user data released by Facebook, the acronym has since fallen from favour. It seems most internet users have reverted to the more phonetically sensible "Haha" with chuckling emoji also gaining traction. We're curious to hear what your preferred laughter signifier is?