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Weird Wide Web: Pizza, glass tweets, and a text pest

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Unknown caller of the week

It might seem obvious, but perhaps the message needs repeating: don’t share your personal phone number on the internet. It’s an open door to to all sorts of people to start talking to you, as textastrophe.com shows.

Next time you post your phone number in a public place, think again. This is a collection of text messages I’ve exchanged with people who have done just that.

Tweet of the week

Twitter is rumoured to be working on an app that would allow Google Glass users to bypass Google+ sharing and instead tweet photos through “glass tweet”, according to TechCrunch. Welcome to the future.

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We-can-see-you shock of the week

Bang With Friends is an app, just updated, that promises to “anonymously find friends who are interested in you” –  which is handy if you can’t be bothered actually talking to your friend and figuring it out for yourself.

Unfortunately for you lazy/cripplingly shy souls out there, it’s not as anonymous as you might like, thanks to Facebook’s new Graph function. Oops.

For when you want to ‘bang’ your friends. How sweet.

Saviour of the week

You know the drill. You want pizza – scratch that – you need pizza. You need it right now. But in your weakened state you can’t access the part of your brain that stores the vital information about pizzeria locations. You panic and possibly die.

Well, those days are over. Introducing Pizza Compass – the “new life-affirming app that helps pizza get to your mouth”.

Amen.

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