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08/19/2017 10:36 PM
How to put old photos in your social media stories
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Stories started with Snapchat, then Instagram and Facebook added their own versions to try and win our loyalty. 

There are crazy amounts of ways to make your story unique within each app. But you might not know that you can also post old photos in your current stories.

Here's how to put photos you've already taken in your stories on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Just note that your followers might get a little annoyed if you do it too much.

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Access Snapchat and camera roll photos at the bottom of your screen.

Access Snapchat and camera roll photos at the bottom of your screen.

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08/17/2017 04:33 AM
All the people (and things) Trump actually thinks are racist
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President Donald Trump has had an especially hard time convincing Americans he's not racist this week.

What with blaming "many sides" and the "alt-left" after this weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville — despite white supremacists and neo-Nazis being at the heart of the protests against the removal of a Confederate statue — he's making it pretty hard to believe otherwise. 

Trump received a great deal of backlash for refusing to directly condemn white supremacists, the KKK, and neo-Nazis until Monday, and that statement was undermined by his off-the-rails press conference a day later that once again blamed "both sides," emboldening the KKK and white supremacists.  Read more...

More about Twitter, Conversations, Politics, Racism, and Donald Trump
08/16/2017 02:42 PM
LinkedIn is rolling out video creation on its mobile app
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LinkedIn wants to let users share as much as possible on the site. So in its latest effort the social media company is rolling out a video creation tool within its mobile app

The feature is only available for frequent contributors at the moment, but will be available to everyone else soon.

"Some stories are better shown than told. Video allows you to evoke emotion, transport viewers, teach something or share some incredible piece of insight when words and images alone aren't enough," LinkedIn wrote in the announcement email. "We can't wait to see how you use this new way to tell your stories on LinkedIn."  Read more...

More about Iphone, Android, Apps, Linkedin, and Smartphones
08/16/2017 07:52 AM
Obama's Charlottesville response just became most-liked tweet in history
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Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that's not stopping him from making history.

In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump's usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation.

Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history.

More about Twitter, Conversations, Politics, History, and Protests
08/16/2017 01:08 AM
Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads
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Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post.

The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone's accounts on both Android and iOS.

When users hit "reply" on a comment after today's update, the comment will appear in a nested thread. Before the update, all replies lived in one column, making it difficult to have multiple conversations on the same post. Read more...

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08/15/2017 03:27 AM
Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in history
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After a "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans.

While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love.

The first of Obama's three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing this article, according to Esquire

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