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Weird Wide Web: Secrets, delightful video games and an ungoogleable rift

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Mar 31st 2013, 11:30 AM 7,662 5

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

Create your own magazine app of the week

Always wanted to run your own magazine? With Flipboard, you can create a magazine online that contains only stories on topics you are interested in, Telegraph reports. Because it’s digital, you then have the option of imposing – or sharing – your specialised magazine with all of your friends.

(Video: InsideFlipboard/YouTube)

Ungoogleable rift of the week

This week the Language Council of Sweden decided to remove the term ‘ungoogleable’ or ‘ogooglebar’ in Swedish, from the dictionary after a spat with Google. The company claimed it should be named in the definition which said the term referred to something that cannot be found with any search engine. Rather than risk a legal battle over trademarks, the council decided to simply remove the word from the dictionary, BBC reports.

Tell us your secrets app of the week

(Image: Whisper)

This new app is taking college campuses in the US by storm allowing users to anonymously share their secrets in the form of a digital postcard, Business Insider reports. The clincher is that users have to pay a monthly subscription after their first free conversation so you’re basically charged for telling people about the skeletons in your closet.

Delightful game of the week

High praise for a new game this week from Buzzfeed who have named Runner 2 as ‘the most delightful game of the year’. The game features some pretty graphics, charming characters and most importantly an upbeat and catchy soundtrack which is intertwined with gameplay. Delightful.


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