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Remove irrelevant Facebook posts with this Chrome extension

Remove irrelevant Facebook posts with this Chrome extension

Years ago when I first joined Facebook, it was a nice way to keep up with what my friends were doing. The posts were in a simple, chronological order that made it easy to catch everything I wanted. But the best part was that the only posts I saw were ones that my friends made or shared. These days, it's filled with recommendations and posts from pages that my friends like. Well now there's a way to fix that.

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Adobe Post debuts on iOS for social media graphics creation

Adobe Post debuts on iOS for social media graphics creation

One of the lasting trends among social media apps for smartphones is the photo sharing service, such as Instagram and all its clones. But a growing sub-genre of that are apps like Over, LetterGlow, and Cover, which let users add graphics and stylized text overtop their images before sharing them on their favorite social networks to gain likes and hearts. Now Adobe has stepped up to the plate with its own take for iOS, dubbed Post.

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Reddit finally making an official Android app, begins beta sign-ups

Reddit finally making an official Android app, begins beta sign-ups

Reddit has had an official client app on iOS for some time now, following its acquisition of Alien Blue in late 2014, but Android users have been stuck resorting to third-party apps or the mobile version of the website. Thankfully that situation is coming to an end soon. The company has announced that it's now working on an official Reddit app for Android, and it's already allowing users to sign up for beta testing via online survey.

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Tumblr is first iOS app to support Live Photos sharing

Tumblr is first iOS app to support Live Photos sharing

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users now have a third-party app that supports the sharing of Apple's new Live Photos format. Tumblr has just released an updated iOS app that allows users to both post and view the animated photos taken with the latest iPhone model, meaning there's finally something to view on the social media network other than GIFs. The update also adds 3D Touch features, as well as opens Tumblr's new instant messaging feature to all users.

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Twitter’s newest feature will make photographers happy

Twitter’s newest feature will make photographers happy

Twitter users that appreciate viewing and sharing photos on the social service might notice something is much more pleasing when viewing the site on the web. Twitter says it is no longer cropping images appearing in the timeline into rectangles, instead displaying square and landscape photos in full, eliminating the need to click on them to expand. Unfortunately, Twitter users that appreciate viewing as many tweets on the screen at once without scrolling will not be pleased by today's update.

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Instagram debuts curated video feed in time for Halloween

Instagram debuts curated video feed in time for Halloween

These days, social media isn't just about flooding the world with your status updates. Networks have gotten a bit smarter, a bit more thematic. They are trying not to just blabber on about what people had for lunch or funny cat pictures. Social networks are becoming somewhat more informative and more relevant by trying to showcase what's happening in the world around people. In light of that, Instagram soft launched off its own video channel of curated content, starting with all the Halloween videos you can stomach.

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VSCO Cam unveils sister app for making GIFs: DSCO

VSCO Cam unveils sister app for making GIFs: DSCO

The makers of VSCO Cam, the popular photo-editing app on iOS and Android, have just launched their newest app, DSCO, which focuses on the ever-growing popularity of GIF creation. There's already a number of popular apps that offer tools for creating and sharing GIFs in a simple manner, so what's one more, right? Actually, DSCO relies on the same clean app design and tasteful use of filters that made VSCO Cam a huge hit.

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Instagram launches Boomerang for 1-second back-and-forth gifs

Instagram launches Boomerang for 1-second back-and-forth gifs

The trend continues of social networks releasing secondary apps that turn into social media hubs of their own, kinda like band members with side projects that take off. Twitter has Vine, and now Instagram has Boomerang. The similarities to Vine don't end there either: Boomerang is about creating one-second videos that loop back-and-forth repeatedly, while Vine focuses on six-second clips with sound. Boomerang is available today on both iOS and Android.

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How to cut your Facebook stress to zero

How to cut your Facebook stress to zero

The most important pull-down menu on the entirety of the world's most used social network sits right up front and center of your best friend's profile page. This menu hides under the "Following" button, and inside you'll find the most excellent option Facebook has ever offered. The menu item you're looking for is "Unfollow." With this option you'll retain your friendship 100% without having to see your friend's posts in your news feed. You have the power to sort out what you want to see and what you're tired of seeing on Facebook without any negative repercussions.

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Instagram monthly active users hits 400-million

Instagram monthly active users hits 400-million

The team at Instagram have announced that they're now working with more than 400-million monthly active users. Up from 300-million monthly active users nine months ago, Instagram appears to be growing at an increasingly quick rate. Instagram representatives also made clear that more than 80 million photos are being shared per day and that a whopping 75% of the entire community is international - that's outside the United States, in this case.

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Tupac is Not Alive: Viral Media Gone Haywire

Tupac is Not Alive: Viral Media Gone Haywire

Tupac is dead - but due to the viral nature of news coverage on the internet, this week millions may question that fact. This story begins with a headline that read "Dying LVMPD officer says 2Pac paid him 1.5 million dollars to help 2Pac fake his death" originating at a website by the name of DailyMediaBuzz. This website produces fake news - there is no legitimacy to this story in the least. But that's not stopping news sources like The Daily Mirror, who appear to have no qualms with producing a story they know may be entirely falsified.

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4chan sold to 2chan by creator moot

4chan sold to 2chan by creator moot

This week it's been announced that the creator of 4chan has sold the anonymous image forum to Hiroyuki Nishimura. Nishimura was the founder of 2channel, a Japanese textboard webpage founded back in 1999. That textboard gave rise to the internet's era of anonymous message boards and the webpage Futaba Channel, the predecessor of 4chan. Chris "moot" Poole moved away from leadership of 4chan back in January of this year, and has now sold the site outright, leaving leadership entirely.

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