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Is Snapchat Snap Maps Safe for Kids?

Is Snapchat Snap Maps Safe for Kids?

At a baseball game tonight I saw a teenage girl whose ex-boyfriend located her down to the seat she was sitting in because her bitmoji was displaying her exact location, and it made m wonder the same thing millions of other people are wondering: is this safe?

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Will Snapchat Spectacles Version 2 Have Augmented Reality?

Will Snapchat Spectacles Version 2 Have Augmented Reality?

Snapchat Spectacles Version 2 will likely feature Augmented Reality (AR) based on the fact that Snap’s “World Lenses” feature already displays AR via mobile devices and a patent application from 2015 reveals designs of AR integrated glasses. However, this is not guaranteed and there has been no

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Why I am Keeping Snapchat Even Though there are Instagram Stories – A College Student Weighs In

Why I am Keeping Snapchat Even Though there are Instagram Stories - A College Student Weighs In

When Snapchat was first created, it lacked one component that all other social media sites were built on: the ability to post content to all a user’s followers at once. A user could send a “snap” to each of their friends individually, but they could not post

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Will People Use Snapchat Story Search?

Will People Use Snapchat Story Search?

Mere moments ago, I discovered the Snapchat story search. An interesting new feature that Snapchat has launched to help navigate its extremely popular Snapstory feature since millions of snapstories are posted every single day. And after my first encounter, I must say that people should use Snapchat’s

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Zuckerberg Hires 3,000 New Employees To Help Monitor Facebook Live Video Content

Zuckerberg Hires 3,000 New Employees To Help Monitor Facebook Live Video Content

In the wake of numerous violent broadcasts on Facebook’s live stream platform, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is working hard to re-vamp his company’s video screening process. To do this, Zuckerberg said Facebook will hire and train 3,000 employees to monitor and censor video content going

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Wicked Weed Deletes FaceBook Post about Budweiser Hating on Craft Beer

Wicked Weed Deletes FaceBook Post about Budweiser Hating on Craft Beer

Yesterday, May 3, 2017, the news broke that Wicked Weed is selling to Anheuser-Busch. Lots of people congratulated Wicked Weed, and plenty of people had negative things to say. This is because Wicked Weed has a massive fan base who LOVE them. On Facebook, the announcement had

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No More Twitter Egg – April Fool’s Day Joke?

No More Twitter Egg - April Fool's Day Joke?

To celebrate April Fool’s 2017, Google introduced Google Gnome and Amazon jumped in on the fun with Petlexa. Did Twitter partake? On Twitter, when you create a new account, until you enter your own pic you are given an egg. Makes sense, as the logo is a

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When Are Facebook Users the Angriest? (or most willing to share political content)

When Are Facebook Users the Angriest? (or most willing to share political content)

People love sharing political content on Facebook. They want politicians thrown in jail. Lock him up, lock her up. I’m with her, I’m with him. People feel the need to tell their friends about their new pink hat or Donald Trump bumper sticker, or why Obama ruined

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Should Fortune 500 Companies and Large Businesses Promote Tweets?

Should Fortune 500 Companies and Large Businesses Promote Tweets?

It has gotten to the point now that when I see promoted tweets in my timeline I click them JUST for my own entertainment. Twitter feels like it is mostly all bots at this point, but there is a user base on there that LOVES to bitch

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Does My Kid have a Finsta Account? Finstagram vs Rinstagram vs Instagram

Does My Kid have a Finsta Account? Finstagram vs Rinstagram vs Instagram

Instagram has become a very strange thing. That, or a very normal thing, depending on who you ask. Teenagers everywhere and even people in their 20s and 30s have become completely addicted to it, never missing a post, allowing people to judge them on their posts, stressing

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Snapchat Candy Bar Meanings – A Complete List

Snapchat Candy Bar 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 candy bars people are posting on Snapchat and what they mean. Twix = in a relationship Kit Kat = It’s

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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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