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Twitter Is Bringing Back the Reverse Chronological Timeline Twitter Is Bringing Back the Reverse Chronological Timeline

Either we’ve entered an alternate reality where Twitter cares about its users or something good has actually happened online for a change: The social networking site is bringing back the option to view your timeline in reverse chronological order.

Block a Thousand Twitter Advertisers at Once Block a Thousand Twitter Advertisers at Once

Furious at whatever asinine thing Twitter is doing now? Or just want to make Twitter ads less distracting? Because the main Twitter ad unit is an actual tweet, you can block a lot of Twitter ads by blocking actual accounts. On the site Block Together, which creates shareable block lists, user Shannon Coulter has…

How to Get Verified on Instagram How to Get Verified on Instagram

The blue check mark we all crave on social media platforms is often mysteriously difficult to achieve. How do people get it? Twitter allowed people to submit themselves for a time, but that system is currently suspended. However, Instagram is giving it a whirl.

Quitting Twitter? Try These Social Networks Instead Quitting Twitter? Try These Social Networks Instead

One of the most popular topics on Twitter right now seems to be whether or not to leave Twitter. Abuse runs rampant on the “microblogging” platform, and every day I see complaints that its moderators aren’t keeping harassment and bad behavior in check. As someone who’s spent years writing primarily about video games,…

A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon

The social media network known as Mastodon is sort of an anti-Twitter: quiet, calm, and pretty much free of Nazis. People have been flocking to it lately, only to get confused by the way it’s set up—which is a shame, because it’s not that hard to get started. Here’s how.

How to Back Up WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive How to Back Up WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive

Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it’s an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your messages.

Quickly Delete Years of Facebook Posts With This Chrome Extension Quickly Delete Years of Facebook Posts With This Chrome Extension

When you were in college, posting that video of you doing an epic keg stand was cool. Now that you’ve finished law school and are looking for a firm to join—not so much.

Lifehacker Is Hiring a Social Media Editor Lifehacker Is Hiring a Social Media Editor

Do you spend more time on Twitter each day than you do sleeping? Are you a Facebook ninja whose wit turns the most basic status update into a thing of beauty? Do you love geeking out on the details of everything from how to fix a zipper to the finer points of modern etiquette? Are you the MacGyver of your friend group?

Monitor Your Social Media Time With New Tools From Facebook and Instagram Monitor Your Social Media Time With New Tools From Facebook and Instagram

Most of us know we spend too much time on our phones. It’s led to a host of studies on the negative effects, and there are definitely repercussions to constantly peeking at your notifications and following those digital squirrels at every chance you get.

Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension  Save What You Write Online With This Chrome Extension 

It’s harder than it used to be to accidentally lose all your work. Apps come with auto-save, and Chrome tries to warn you before you close a tab with unsaved work. But hit enter too fast, or suffer a crash, and you could still lose a lot of writing. It can happen to a Facebook update, an application form, or a blog…

Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension

For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post, and am immediately faced with the decision “Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never happened or just roll with the typo?”

How to Avoid an Accidental Instagram 'Like'  How to Avoid an Accidental Instagram 'Like' 

Social media stalking might be creepy and a waste of time, but most of us are guilty of it at one point or another. That’s why, after our latest “How to hide your accidental ‘like’ on Instagram” post, we were intrigued by this even more efficient tip coming from one of our readers.

How to Sync Your Instagram Contacts to Facebook Messenger How to Sync Your Instagram Contacts to Facebook Messenger

Keeping up with your friends on all the various social networks you share can be an organizational pain. Now, however, Facebook is making this a tiny bit easier by allowing you to bring your Instagram contacts into Messenger, which also syncs your Instagram and Messenger conversations. If you go through with the merge…

What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly What Parents Need to Know About Musical.ly

A dad named Jack R. says just about every week, his 9-year-old son asks if he can use the app Musical.ly. His son’s best friend has been telling him that everyone at school has an account. After hearing the kid beg all summer, Jack finally decided to download it onto his own phone and sign up himself so that he could…

How to Unfollow Everyone on Twitter How to Unfollow Everyone on Twitter

If you’re still an active Twitter user, and if you’ve been collecting followers for years until your timeline became an unreadable mess, you might fantasize about burning it all down. “It” meaning both the entire sinful world and your Twitter feed. We can help with the second one. Here are four ways to unfollow…

Why You Need an Anonymous Social Media Account Why You Need an Anonymous Social Media Account

Being online has never been more embarrassing. People are renting 10 minutes of time on private jets for the ‘gram. The most innocuous and best-meaning of posts can spark outrage. You can’t talk to someone on a plane without it becoming a viral story that leads to harassment. The president tweets.

Stop Posting Pictures of Strangers on Social Media Stop Posting Pictures of Strangers on Social Media

Taking someone’s photo without their consent and posting it on the internet is a shitty thing to do. It’s invasive, inappropriate, and can even put the other person in danger. In a world that made any sense, this wouldn’t require further explanation. This would be a commonly understood part of the social contract.

How to Add a New LinkedIn Connection Via QR Code How to Add a New LinkedIn Connection Via QR Code

Whenever you meet someone at a networking event that you’d like to chat with again, the question arises: how?

How To Responsibly Share Information About ICE Raids On Social Media How To Responsibly Share Information About ICE Raids On Social Media

Donald Trump’s policies are separating parents and children at the border, but families are also being torn apart in communities all around the US by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You’ve probably seen posts on Facebook and elsewhere warning folks generally of raids at locations in your neighborhood. Here’s how…

How to Snooze Topics on Facebook  How to Snooze Topics on Facebook 

We’ve all have a few topics that pop up regularly in our Facebook News Feed we’d rather not see. Maybe you’re trying to avoid World Cup details until you get home to watch that morning game on your DVR, or you’ve finally reached a breaking point with political conversations and want to pretend Trump doesn’t exist for…

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