Social Media

We may all be able to take a temporary sigh of relief. When Twitter announced on Tuesday that the platform would be adding an additional 140 characters to tweets — giving users the option to compose 280-character messages in the future — everyone had the same fear: What will Donald Trump say with more characters? […]

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Geez, Twitter, have you not been listening? Yesterday, in an unsolicited act of largess, Twitter doubled the number of tweet characters from 140 to 280 characters for unspecified number of Twitter users. The change was announced by Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. This is exactly what we don’t need. Forget brevity. I’ve spent a […]

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Make way, make way. There’s a new hot Instagram pose in town.  And it goes by the name #sleepingselfie.  Now, instead of nonchalantly posing with a downward gaze as if you had no idea a photo was being taken of you—a.k.a. the plandid—the new trendy pose is to straight-up pretend you’re fast asleep as you […]

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Twitter just changed the rules of tweeting. The company is now testing a change that doubles Twitter’s character limit for “a small group” of accounts. It’s not clear when the change will roll out more broadly. SEE ALSO: Twitter finally breaks silence on why it’s never suspended President Trump Under the test, users will be […]

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Everything in this world needs, nay deserves, sparkles. Be they in glitter, confetti—or thanks to a viral app—digital form.  SEE ALSO: Say hi to Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app ruining Snapchat for teens Step away from the glitter, people. The kirakira+ app adds actual✨ sparkles✨ to videos as you’re taking them. But, while it’s great […]

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Everything in this world needs, nay deserves, sparkles. Be they in glitter, confetti—or thanks to a viral app—digital form.  SEE ALSO: Say hi to Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app ruining Snapchat for teens Step away from the glitter, people. The kirakira+ app adds actual✨ sparkles✨ to videos as you’re taking them. But, while it’s great […]

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Snapchat’s just added a new tool that will help even the most boring snaps look a lot cooler. The app introduced a new set of “sky filters,” which let you add different effects, like rainbows and sunsets, to photos with skies in them. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new feature takes Bitmoji to the next level Just […]

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As the fervor over anti-Trump comments made by ESPN’s Jemele Hill continuing to grow, her supporters are taking to social media armed with an incendiary hashtag to show solidarity. SEE ALSO: ESPN is now the frontline of the American political-culture war Borrowing from the charitable “Ice Bucket Challenge” meme of a few years back, Hill’s […]

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The happy dance is alive and well. It’s playing out in delightful loops on our work computer screens. We’re talking about the bouncing creatures improving your Slack conversations with their sick moves. Someone finishes a project: Throw in the dancing banana! Sales numbers are thisclose to goal: Enter a bopping Mario and Luigi. SEE ALSO: […]

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Best friends furr-ever!   Ava the kitten and Barney the dog have the sweetest friendship ever. Just take a gander at the two incredibly adorable faces that Battersea Dogs & Cats posted on their Twitter account Tuesday. Found abandoned in a London garden, just days old, Ava was brought into #Battersea and this is where […]

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Facebook’s emergency response features now include much more than just Safety Check. The social network introduced a new “Crisis Response” hub that helps Facebook users learn about natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other events affecting people around the world.  SEE ALSO: Download this: Why Facebook’s app looks so different Think of the new Crisis Response […]

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The people running social media for Miami International Airport deserve some hazard pay. The airport’s Twitter feed has been feverishly countering bad information and responding to inquiries, as Florida is slammed by Hurricane Irma. SEE ALSO: This Snapchat feature can help you keep tabs on Harvey’s devastation The airport, which sits on the southeastern tip […]

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Facebook’s app is looking a lot different and, surprise surprise, not everyone is a fan. The company showed off the redesign back in August, when it introduced its latest News Feed updates. But the revamped mobile app is still gradually rolling out to everyone, so many people are just starting to see it.  SEE ALSO: […]

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