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Banned Instagram Hashtags Could Mean Low Engagement

We live in a #hashtag world. There is no denying it. A single hashtag opens the door to hundreds of thousands of posts on the same subject. An Instagram caption is not complete without a few hashtags thrown into the mix. People in the wedding industry even make a profit off of helping couples create their perfect wedding hashtag. Brands use specific hashtags to attract more customers and clients. It might come as a shock, however, to learn that not all hashtags are allowed. A recent list of banned Instagram hashtags comes with consequences for users who include them in their posts. Continue reading

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The New Snapchat Animated Bitmoji Has Users Dancing

Almost every Millennial remembers how exciting it was to create a Mii on the Wii game console. A tiny little version of you appeared on the virtual court as you played a tennis match in your living room. You might be lying if you say you never made a Sims version of yourself in the early 2000’s. Today’s version of Sims and Miis are called Bitmojis. After years of creating virtual look-alikes, the Snapchat animated Bitmoji feature finally brings them to life.

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This or That: Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Whether we like it or not, we live in a world where it is more common to take a picture of our lunch than a picture of our family. It is almost expected of us to post on social media about whatever cool event we attended so that all of our followers can see how fun our Friday night was. Snapchat and Instagram Stories give users the unique ability to basically live stream every moment of their day. The two features seem identical, but there are a few small differences that set the two apart from each other.

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Create a Cohesive Instagram Feed: Tips for Success

Every organization wants to produce relevant content that engages audiences. As a leader in social media engagement, Instagram comes with its own set of best-practices and guidelines. Creating a cohesive Instagram feed is the latest of these tips and tricks.

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Social Media Management Tools: How They Maximize Organizational Efficiency

social media management toolsThe world of social media changes constantly, while some organizations struggle to keep up. With rapid app updates and shifting trends, utilizing social media management tools is essential to the success of any savvy organization. Continue reading

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Messaging App Telegram One-Ups Facebook Messenger by Revealing New Gaming Features

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Watch out, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Messaging App Telegram just raised the bar for social networking by adding games to its platform.
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The Open Loop: Are All-In-One Apps the Next Big Thing?

Imagine an all-in-one app that lets you post photos, live stream videos, message other users, purchase items and make other kinds of transactions. This idea of an open loop app is the next big thing, and it’s exactly what companies like Facebook and Snapchat are trying to achieve.

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Facebook Rolls Out Live Video Broadcasting

Look out Periscope, ‘Facebook Live’ now supports live video broadcasting.

Facebook's new live video broadcasting interface.

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10 Apps Needed for Traveling Abroad

Travel is expensive, and if you are spending the money to go abroad, you want to get the best experience you can get without breaking your budget. These 10 apps will provide you with the best guides, advice, and tools to get the best out of abroad.

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Apps have potential to revolutionize wrist PR

Most people don’t think about PR and wrists together, but then again, the Apple Watch wasn’t out either.  Apple Watch coupled with apps designed specifically for it – opens a whole new world of PR possibilities  – not just at our fingertips but now right above our hands.

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Uber and Lyft, Applications for Ride-sharing Services

With today’s constant need for convenience, there is a high demand for applications for ride-sharing services. With the recent creations of Uber and Lyft, people no longer have the hassle of calling and waiting for a cab.

 

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iPad welcomes Microsoft Office

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The concept of work as simply going to the office has changed a lot in the past few years. Before all the advances in technology, a typical workday would consist of going to the office from 9 AM to 5 PM. The creation of the iPad makes work from home more convenient and popular. One can now access their files on the go, as iPad welcomes Microsoft Office to their applications.

 

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Twitter is King on the Second Screen

Twitter's logo is located on many second screens.Ellen’s Oscar-selfie, otherwise known as the selfie that broke Twitter, became the most retweeted tweet of all time with over 2 million tweets just hours after posting. TV viewers live-tweeting TV programs has become a phenomenon in recent years with shows creating unique hashtags and twitter accounts. Ellen’s Oscar-selfie is just one example of how the social network is dominating the second screen world.

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Anti-Social-Network Apps

Ever feel ANTI-social-network? Need to get some work done, but can’t stop checking Facebook? No need to smash your phone Bourne Identity style. Forget having to spend hours deactivating your numerous online profiles. These new apps are leading the way in the anti-social-network movement. Give yourself all the tools you need. Feel like you’ve jumped back to the pre-internet era!

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Read 500 words per minute with Spritz

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As college students, our teachers are constantly pushing us to stay on track with the readings from our textbooks, and time after time we end up attempting to cram the 100 page readings in the night before our midterm. Whether you are a procrastinator or one of the few that do keep up, there is a new app that is revolutionizing the reading process. Software developer “Spritz” not only might make us want to read to try out the new software, but help us remember the content that we are reading. Continue reading

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Apple’s CarPlay is Making a Mark on the Auto Industry

Apple CarPlay descriptionFirst it was the auxiliary cable, next USB ports, then a slight upgrade to bluetooth capabilities and now CarPlay, Apple’s new in-car software coming to automobiles this year. Dubbed the “smarter and safer way to use your iPhone in the car,” CarPlay will display the basic functions of the iPhone right on your car’s dashboard instead of holding your iPhone in front of your face or using a finicky phone mount.

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New Disney App Opens the Vault

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures created a new app suitable for iOS, that enables a subscriber to purchase films that are stored in the infamous, Disney Vault. This new app connects with iTunes so the user can download previously purchased Disney, Marvel and Pixar films, or buy a new one.
 

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Social Media: Harmful or Harmless?

Most students these days believe that social media is harmless, but in reality, social media does more harm then good. When a student posts pictures or status on their Facebook or Twitter, they only think that their friends can view it. However, once they are uploaded they are available to the public. Also, the delete button gives them a sense of security, but anything that is uploaded on the internet can be traced even if it is deleted.

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