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Hive Social is my favorite Twitter alternative, but that’s not saying much

As Twitter continues to be a growing dumpster fire under Elon, many alternatives have popped up. Hive Social has been buzzing lately, but it's not perfect.
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What is Ambient Mode on YouTube?

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Clear Mode on TikTok: Here’s what it is and how to use it

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Staying on Twitter? Here are two ways to make it easier

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Elon Musk officially owns Twitter now: a timeline of how we got here

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What do the eyes mean on your Snapchat Story?

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Is TikTok leaking drafts? Let’s take a closer look at this rumor

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3 reasons why Instagram Reels is failing to compete with TikTok

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Breaking down the Twitter whistleblower allegations and how it affects the Musk takeover

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The more Instagram copies TikTok, the more I hate using it

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Why Instagram’s pivot to video is making everyone so mad

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AI-generated faces are taking over the internet

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What is the TikTok blackout challenge? The dangerous trend that has parents suing

What is the TikTok blackout challenge? The dangerous trend that has parents suing

TikTok is home to many popular internet challenges. But the infamous blackout challenge is proving to be one of the most dangerous.
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Twitter CoTweets: Everything you need to know about co-authored tweets

Twitter CoTweets: Everything you need to know about co-authored tweets

Twitter is currently conducting a limited test of a new co-authored tweets feature called CoTweets. Here's what you need to know.
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TweetDeck (for Mac) is dead. Here are some alternatives

TweetDeck (for Mac) is dead. Here are some alternatives

As of today, TweetDeck for Mac has shut down. If you need a new social media management app, check out our picks for alternatives to TweetDeck.
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Beyond rainbows: 5 tech companies that did more for Pride in 2022

For this year's Pride Month celebration, these companies went above and beyond simply putting rainbows on their corporate social media profiles
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Twitter Communities: A guide to the Reddit-like world within Twitter

Twitter Communities aren't just a recent feature of the bird app. It's a whole new world within Twitter and it looks kind of like a streamlined Reddit.
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Call me a phony, but anti-Instagram app BeReal is too real for me

Call me a phony, but anti-Instagram app BeReal is too real for me

BeReal, a new social network, promises to show the unfiltered you, unlike other platforms. It's a lofty goal, but it turns out, not one that's easily achieved.
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TikTok Live Subscriptions: Everything we know so far

TikTok Live Subscriptions: Everything we know so far

TikTok recently announced its LIVE Subscription program. But what does that mean for you? We'll break down everything we know about it so far.
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A look into Texas’ controversial anti-censorship law HB 20

A look into Texas’ controversial anti-censorship law HB 20

Laws surrounding the first amendment are oftentimes messy as exampled by Texas' controversial internet anti-censorship law, House Bill 20.
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Popular YouTubers react to Shorts’ new video remix feature

Popular YouTubers react to Shorts’ new video remix feature

Popular YouTube creators react to Shorts' latest video splice feature that allows for remixing public videos on the platform.
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‘Man-baby’ or ‘singular solution’: Twitter reacts to Musk buyout

‘Man-baby’ or ‘singular solution’: Twitter reacts to Musk buyout

Elon Musk's whirlwind acquisition of Twitter and decision to take the company private have drawn contrasting opinions from experts from both sides of the aisle.
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Twitter is at risk of losing what makes it special: You

Twitter is at risk of losing what makes it special: You

It's all change at Twitter, but a lack of trust in the new owner's intentions makes me worry the platform is about to lose what makes it special.
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6 Twitter features I want no matter who’s in charge

6 Twitter features I want no matter who’s in charge

Will Elon Musk successfully buy Twitter? Who knows. But no matter who takes charge of the beloved bird app, there are some improvements I want them to make..
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TikTok has a gun problem, and it’s doing nothing to fix it

TikTok has a gun problem, and it’s doing nothing to fix it

Tiktok is huge. Millions of videos are posted to the platform every day, and as a result, problematic firearm-related content often slips through the cracks.
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2020 forced Big Social to address its flaws, but it’s too late for an easy fix

2020 forced Big Social to address its flaws, but it’s too late for an easy fix

Between a global pandemic, social/cultural upheaval, and mounting political problems, 2020 put plenty of pressure on social media giants to face their flaws
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Practically every major social app has a Stories function now. This is why

Practically every major social app has a Stories function now. This is why

Snapchat popularized the idea of ephemeral social media years ago, but now the feature is is popping up in dozens of other platforms. Here's why.
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Conservative, pro-Trump witches are flocking to Facebook

Conservative, pro-Trump witches are flocking to Facebook

Facebook pages for conservative witches have cropped up, seeking to create a space for witches who feel marginalized by their more liberal peers.
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The Reverb Remix community is YouTube’s sensitive, supportive refuge

The Reverb Remix community is YouTube’s sensitive, supportive refuge

The caring comments on “slowed and reverb” remixes on YouTube are a reprieve from the toxicity often found on the platform.
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Volunteers make activism accessible by captioning protest videos

Volunteers make activism accessible by captioning protest videos

ProtestAccess is an organization of volunteers working to make Black Lives Matter content accessible to the Deaf and Blind.
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Black creators urge their audiences to sustain social activism for the long term

Black creators urge their audiences to sustain social activism for the long term

Black creators who have long been using their platforms to speak about inequality say that it is now up to their new audiences to help sustain social activism.
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TikTok isn’t paying its biggest stars, but they don’t really care

TikTok isn’t paying its biggest stars, but they don’t really care

TikTok just had its best quarter as more people are tuning in than ever. But will the lack of ad monetization hamper its growth and popularity among creators?
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Don’t let the COVID crash fool you. It’s still a great time to be a YouTuber

Don’t let the COVID crash fool you. It’s still a great time to be a YouTuber

Many people thought that the coronavirus pandemic would be the end of influencers. But it's quite the opposite. YouTubers have more eyes than ever on them now.
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Avoid Twitter’s swamp of misinformation by following these epidemiology experts

Avoid Twitter’s swamp of misinformation by following these epidemiology experts

Epidemiologists, public health experts, and others are spending time on Twitter to bring the public some good, reliable COVID-19 information amid the pandemic.

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