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Snapchat Animal Meanings – A Complete List

Snapchat Animal Meanings - A Complete List

Just after fruit went viral on Snapchat, people began posting animals, colors, and candy bars to signal their relationship status. Here is a complete list of the animals people are posting on Snapchat and what they mean, according to the image below and various forums online: Horse

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Snapchat Fruit Meanings – A Complete List

Snapchat Fruit Meanings - A Complete List

On December 28, 2016, Snapchat exploded with stories containing words or emojis of fruit. I asked the people of Snap what it meant and I was snapped the game heard around the world in approximately 35 seconds. Note: see the snapchat animal meanings here. What do the

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Here is the Roanoke Rapids NC High School Anti Trump Painting

Here is the Roanoke Rapids NC High School Anti Trump Painting

This week North Carolina social media lit up with stories about the anti-Trump painting which was displayed at the art show at Roanoke Rapids High School. Since the news broke, the image has been disappearing from some news websites and has been rather difficult to track down.

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Super Mario Run Problems

Super Mario Run Problems

Millions of people have been waiting for today, December 15, 2016, for Super Mario Run to be released. This is Nintendo’s first smartphone game and the first time we have seen the plumbers in quite some time. But, this much anticipated game is not without its fair

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Snapchat Thanksgiving Story 2016

Snapchat Thanksgiving Story 2016

Snapchat had a fun little story they put out on Thanksgiving 2016. In case you missed it or wanted to see it again, we have you covered. The Snapchat video is below. It features Snap ghosts rolling out dough, making pumpkin pies, baking muffins, juggling vegetables and

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Instagram Thanksgiving Story 2016

Instagram Thanksgiving Story 2016

Just a couple of days ago Instagram introduced stories. One of their first stories they put out was for Turkey Day.This story was played on the official @instagram account. If you missed the Instagram Thanksgiving story of 2016 or you wanted to see it again and it

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YouTube Heroes Program Angers Content Creators

YouTube Heroes Program Angers Content Creators

YouTube announced the heroes program. People were immediately turned off by the name. Watching the announcement video also upset around 99% of people watching it as it appeared to reward random people with the power to moderate videos and comments. It doesn’t, but this was terribly communicated.

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Snapchat Spectacles, the Hot Christmas Gift of 2016?

Snapchat Spectacles, the Hot Christmas Gift of 2016?

I am odd as I am an Internet marketer with a strong background in hardware. I am not overly infatuated with wearable tech but I do have a fitbit. But if I could make one prediction, it is that Snapchat Spectacles will be a hit. Why? Snapchat

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Content Control and Social Blocking Behind the Great Firewall of China

Content Control and Social Blocking Behind the Great Firewall of China

No trip to China would be complete without visiting the Great Wall. In recent years, journeys to the country have also included a brush with the “Great Firewall,” one commonly used name for the Chinese government’s infamous Internet control. When I visited China earlier this year, I

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Meet the Social Dating and Hookup Apps of 2016: JDate, Feeld, Wingman, How About We

Meet the Social Dating and Hookup Apps of 2016: JDate, Feeld, Wingman, How About We

Living in the digital age means that, paradoxically, it’s both easier and more difficult to meet people you might want to date. It’s harder because life just rips along at breakneck speed, but it’s easier because the phone revolution means that dating – or more – is

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Did Twitter Censor #DNCLeaks and Replace with #DNCLeak ?

Did Twitter Censor #DNCLeaks and Replace with #DNCLeak ?

If you follow social media and hate web censorship you will be interested to know that Twitter has been accused of censorship multiple times this week, yesterday regarding WikiLeaks DNC emails. On Friday, July 22, 2016, #DNCLeaks exploded on twitter. Over a quarter million tweets went up

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Is Everyone Playing Pokemon GO? No. #PokemonNo

Is Everyone Playing Pokemon GO? No. #PokemonNo

It’s all over the news, social media, and everywhere else people look to get information about what’s going on in the world. A new mobile game called Pokemon go was recently released, not for Nintendo handheld devices, like in the past, but for Android and Apple smartphones

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Small Business Pokémon Go Strategy, Deploy Pokélure

Small Business Pokémon Go Strategy, Deploy Pokélure

If your business is a Pokémon Go Pokéstop you can deploy Pokélure, attracting boatloads of players to your location. You could also incentivize players to use Pokélure with discounts or free drinks, etc. (Related: “Can my Business be a Pokémon Go Pokéstop?“.) What is Pokélure? Pokélure is

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Pokémon Go Car Accident Hoax and #dontpokemongoanddrive

Pokémon Go Car Accident Hoax and #dontpokemongoanddrive

Cartel Press is a website sort of like The Onion who produces silly, fake news stories. Unfortunately, people on Social Media do not read. The only thing most people need to Like or Retweet something is a catchy headline or a neat graphic. This is not me

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Facebook Business Page Traffic Drop July 2016

Facebook Business Page Traffic Drop July 2016

June 29, 2016 Facebook announced that they are tweaking the feed yet again and that many pages will be seeing a decline in reach and referral traffic. Not only is it tough to find what your friends are posting, they have made it even more difficult to

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The Brexit Snapchat Story (EU Referendum)

The Brexit Snapchat Story (EU Referendum)

On June 23rd 2016 Snapchat began their Brexit story called the EU Referendum. I have here below screenshots of most of the story for you. Should I stay or should I go? In case you have been underneath a rock, the question for people in the UK

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How To Opt Out of Facebook Offsite Ads June 2016

How To Opt Out of Facebook Offsite Ads June 2016

As of June 2016 many people will be looking to opt out of Facebook offsite ads. This is because on May 26, 2016 Facebook announced on their blog that they were “bringing people better ads”. Of course, you were probably not reading the Facebook blog and even

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Kentucky Derby Snapchat Story May 7 2016 Nyquist Wins

Kentucky Derby Snapchat Story May 7 2016 Nyquist Wins

This weekend’s Snapchat Story was the Kentucky Derby. The 142nd Kentucky Derby took place on May 7 2016. I watched the Kentucky Derby with family members, many of whom are from KY and introduced me to Kentucky Hot Browns and Mint Juleps. Of course, the Kentucky Derby

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In 2016 Social Media Companies Screwed with People’s Streams

In 2016 Social Media Companies Screwed with People's Streams

I hope that one day people will look back at this article and see a little piece of strange history. And that they scratch their heads in disbelief! A brief history Back in the 1990’s people used BBSs. By the late 90s people had transitioned over on

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Instagram begins testing Instagram Local

Instagram begins testing Instagram Local

Straight from the “I told you so” department comes Instagram Local. In spring 2015 I wrote up the article Is Instagram Local coming soon? This article shows off all of the latest developments at Instagram and some of the features which have been rolled out to a

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