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The Many Meanings of Alksgskdgjals;hjg

You've seen it in a chat window. You've probably kldjhsljfalshj-ed a few times yourself. In context, it always makes since, but how can you properly explain the text-scream phenomenon of lakgjiosdgjitheiow? What does i;slahkdsgkuhdsj really mean?

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Ashley Feinberg

February 27th

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Five Ways To Use Tech To Hide What an Awful, Lazy Person You Are

At some point in your life, you'll want to shirk any sense of obligation and propriety you might have and bury yourself in a deep, dark hole of self-loathing and Netflix. It's OK—it happens. And your gadgets are here to help.

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Ashley Feinberg

February 23rd

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Facebook Pokes: Creepy or Funny?

Facebook Pokes: Creepy or Funny?

Facebook pokes, LinkedIn romance, and how to deal with someone who doesn't understand email—that's what we're dealing with this week at User Manual , Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. We're here to help!

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Leslie Horn

June 20th

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We Met on an App Meant for Random Sex: How Do I Explain It to My Mom?

We Met on an App Meant for Random Sex: How Do I Explain It to My Mom?

Welcome to User Manual , Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. This week we're answering questions on how to tell your parents you met someone on Tinder, how to deal with an ex on Facebook, and more internet relationships follies. Buckle up, sex in the internet age is complicated.

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Leslie Horn

June 13th

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Send User Manual Your Burning Questions About Online Etiquette

Send User Manual Your Burning Questions About Online Etiquette

Should you ever break up in a text ? How do you navigate a holiday party without the help of your phone ? Why is it better to never untag Facebook pics? User Manual has discussed a lot of matters of how to be online, but now it's time for a reboot: we want to answer your questions.

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Leslie Horn

June 6th

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What Are Moms Up to on Twitter?

What Are Moms Up to on Twitter?

Moms ! They gave you life, cared for you, raised you, taught you right from wrong, and most importantly, they loved you. But now that you've abandoned them to move on to bigger and better things (read: basement), moms need to fill that hole in their heart any way they can. It's time to talk about Moms on Twitter.

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Ashley Feinberg

May 9th

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Reminder: Say No To Text Message Breakups (Of All Kinds)

Reminder: Say No To Text Message Breakups (Of All Kinds)

Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC.

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Leslie Horn

April 18th

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How to Handle Internet Indecision

How to Handle Internet Indecision

There are 6,245 restaurants on Seamless in New York City. Sometimes deciding between a roast beef sandwich and a pepperoni pizza is an impossible choice. But this is not an isolated dilemma—the question of what to watch, what to eat, and what to click is indicative of an issue that plagues the whole internet.

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Leslie Horn

March 14th

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The Case for Lurking on Twitter

The Case for Lurking on Twitter

When Twitter announced its slow user growth last week, the company's stock went into a tailspin. But as Herb Greenberg writes over at LinkedIn, what may be hurting the service most of all might be the common—and incorrect—assumption that to enjoy Twitter, one must tweet. Quite the contrary! Twitter's at its best when you don't.

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Brian Barrett

February 9th

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When In Doubt, Complain

When In Doubt, Complain

There's an old saying that you get more bees with honey than with vinegar. It's true—to a degree. Sometimes if you want to get your way, it's worth giving whining a try.

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Leslie Horn

February 7th

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