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Megan Friedman

Deputy News Editor at Hearst Digital Media

New York, NY

Megan Friedman

Native South Floridian, current Jersey resident, consistent animal lover and Internet addict. Natural born editor who specializes in lifestyle, culture, travel, and women's issues.

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8 Ways to Make Your Uber Driver Not Hate You

Apps like Uber and Lyft not only let you rate your driver — they also let your driver rate you on a five-star scale.
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Are Dating Apps Changing Marriage As We Know It?

Experts say apps like Tinder and Hinge make it easier than ever to meet your match—but it's also easier than ever to cheat.
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"Digital Kidnapping" Is a Real (and Creepy) Threat When You Post Your Children's Photos Online

Danica Patterson used to love sharing photos of her 4-year-old daughter on social media. Until she got a tip that they were being used by a total stranger.
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6 Ways Women Can Have a Better Experience on Reddit

Here's how to have fun with Reddit while avoiding the trolls that make it infamous.
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This Female Game Developer Had to Flee Her Home After Speaking Out About Sexism in Gaming

Being a woman on the Internet can be scary. But being a woman in the video game industry on the Internet could actually be dangerous.
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Why You Should Stop Worrying About Your Dating Profile

OKCupid is experimenting on you.
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The Endless Barrage of ‘S–t Girls Say’ Parodies

Think you have a great idea for a “S—t People Say” video? Don’t even bother.
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The Top 10 Viral Videos of 2010

When Paul "Bear" Vasquez spotted two rainbows in the sky in Yosemite, Calif., he reacted like any other person would — with screams of pure joy, incomprehensible sobs and questions about the meaning of life. Though it may seem that drugs helped him achieve such bliss, he told ABC News that his reaction was totally sober.
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The Top 10 Viral Videos of 2011

Rebecca Black, 13, wanted to be a singer when she grew up. So her mother forked over $4,000 to production company Ark Music Factory to create a vanity music video for her. What was supposed to be a fun project ended up propelling Black, now the ripe old age of 14, to viral stardom. The song's lyrical platitudes ("Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday / Today it is Friday, Friday") and relentlessly catchy chorus led to the video racking up millions of views — and becoming YouTube's most "disliked" video ever, surpassing Justin Bieber's "Baby."
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How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Tweet the Ways

Compared with a sonnet on perfumed parchment, a 140-character declaration of love doesn't seem very romantic. But you may get one soon.
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Gaming for a Living: Can eSports Finally Make It Big in America?

Sean Plott tends to stay at home most days. But when he emerges from his Los Angeles house, he's a star.
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Back-to-school laptops for less than $850

For the power user Try: Compaq Presario With all these features, it's tough to believe that after an instant rebate, this laptop is only $399. For that price your child gets a high-definition screen, a powerful graphics card for video game fans and built-in software that allows you to edit video and burn DVDs.
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About

Megan Friedman

I'm a magazine junkie, in print and online. (I blame my mom, who can never resist a checkout-counter glossy.) I love writing about pop culture, travel and tech — and sometimes a combination of the three.

PR person? Email me at meganfriedman@hearst.com.

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Skills

  • writing on deadline
  • reporting
  • Content management systems
  • Blogging platforms
  • Wordpress
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Photoshop
  • Social media
  • Headline writing
  • Software testing