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Twitter Announces Group DMs and Native Video Recording, Sharing

It’s been a while since there’s been any real new features on Twitter. Well, unless you count ad products. They’re all about new ads. For the actual end user though, it’s been SSDD. This morning, Twitter announced not one, but two new features, both of which you might actually use, and both of which help [...]

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Run a Small Business? Keep an Eye on Your Competitors with This

My day job is at a NYSE-traded company. They began their social media efforts eight years ago with one guy, and today, that guy has built an entire department. They manage SEO, a corporate blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn content, along with Pinterest and Instagram. They’re constantly in touch with our consumers. And so are our [...]

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An App To Block Unwanted Twitter Trolls

There have been a lot of issues in the past year with harassment and bullying on Twitter. While we’d all love it if the Internet was a safe place for all of us to encourage each other and talk about rainbows and sunshine, that just isn’t the case. Zelda Williams received so many harsh comments [...]

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Police Will Soon Begin Using Twitter to Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers by Name

Better think twice before you get behind the wheel after you’ve had more than a few to drink. Going into this year’s holiday season, police in Surrey and Sussex, UK are planning what amounts to a public shaming campaign aimed squarely at drunk drivers. The two departments announced the joint effort, set to start this [...]

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Twitter is Indexing Every Tweet—Ever

Since the first tweet on March 21, 2006, there have been literally hundreds of billions of tweets sent from millions of people all over the world. These tweets have been mundane and inspiring, serious and seriously funny. But after a week or so, they become difficult to find. Well, now, Twitter is making all of [...]

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Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why Facebook Messenger Became A Separate App

Earlier this year, Facebook started requiring users to download its Messenger app if users wanted to send messages through the social media service, decoupling messaging functionality from the primary version of the Facebook app. The decision to make Facebook Messenger a mandatory app for messaging was met with a lot of criticism from users, but [...]

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This Start-Up Wants to Disable Your Phone—But Only For a Few Hours

We all love technology here. It keeps us connected. It allows us to share our experiences. It’s really, truly remarkable. But sometimes it seems we’re missing out on living in the moment for the “I’m totally gonna Instagram this later” photo or the “I hope you’re jealous of this fun time I’m having” Facebook post. [...]

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Coming Soon: CamoPhoto, A Social Refuge For Hunters

I’ll be honest and tell you all that I’m not a hunter. I do have several friends who are hunters, and I’ve seen some of the issues they have faced with sharing any of their hunting photos on social media. It really doesn’t matter what you post on the Internet these days. It’s bound to [...]

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Facebook Offers ‘Privacy Checkup’ To Review Your Posts, Profile, And Apps

Facebook gets a lot of grief for its apathetic stance on protecting its users’ privacy, and in most cases, rightfully so. It seems Zuck & Co. have had an awakening recently, though, as they’ve recently released a “Privacy Checkup” tool that helps you review your privacy settings so you’re completely clear what you’re sharing and [...]

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With This App, Chat with Those Around You Without Saying a Word

Finally, a way to connect with the people you’re with—and not necessarily the people you know. Slight is an app available for iOS that allows for completely anonymous conversations with those around you. That’s right. No Facebook sign in, no log in name and password, no user accounts, no e-mail. You simply make comments that [...]

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