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What in the World is Throwback Thursday?
Wondering what Throwback Thursday means? Don't understand how it works? Here's the definition and how you can get involved in all the fun.
Watch Your Favorite TV Shows Online for Free...
These days, you don't need a television set or cable to enjoy full episodes your favorite TV shows whenever you want. Check out these 10 sites to start watching.
15 Social Networking Sites the Web Is Obsessed...
The most popular social networking sites sure have changed over the years, and they'll always continue to evolve. Here are the most popular ones right now.
Are You Bored? These 20 Really Cool Websites...
A list of 20 really cool websites for wasting time that will cure boredom. Everything from satirical news to customized Internet radio to creating your own social network.
What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You...
Our online accounts are starting to outlive us. Here's what you need to know about what you can do with them after a user has passed away.
10 Cool Websites You Need to Check Out When...
Bored with nothing interesting to do? The Internet has you covered. Check out these awesome websites to keep you occupied.
What Is the Definition of Social Media?
Social media is a phrase that is tossed around a lot these days but can be difficult to pinpoint based on how broad a term social media is and individual opinions as to what it entails.
Tricks You Can Use to Change Your 'Best...
Snapchat looks at how you interact and then builds a list of best friends for you. Here's how you can change it, delete people and look at other users' lists.
Create Animated Images by Using These 9 Free...
Did you know that you can make your own animated GIFs with one of the many free GIF maker apps available for your iPhone or Android? Find out how.
10 Social Media Management Apps You Should Be...
Need help managing all your social accounts? Take a look at some of these social media management applications and tools to take the frustration out of social.
Shorten Long Website Links with One of These...
It's generally frowned upon nowadays to share a super long hyperlink. Use one of these link shorteners to save space and avoid looking like a spammer.
When it Comes to Social Media, What is a Vine?
Wondering what Vine is? Chances are you may have heard about this new social network that is supposedly gaining popularity pretty quickly on mobile.
Need a Texting Alternative? Try the Kik App
Heard of Kik and wondering what it is? You may have noticed that lots of Instagram users list their Kik usernames in their bios. Find out what it's all about.
The Streaming Apps Everyone is Using
Music is important to a lot of us, and on-the-go listening from a smartphone or iPod is something that’s easy to quickly get hooked on. Whether you’re working, partying, relaxing or exercising – it’s nice to have something to listen to for some added motivation. But while most avid music listeners admit to having an iTunes account, purchasing music for download can get pricey. And that’s where the magic of cloud streaming comes to save the day.
URL Shorteners With 301 Redirects
Why use an URL shortener with a 301 redirect? A 301 redirect tells Google that the page has permanently moved. This is important because Google uses links to rank web pages. The more links, the higher up on the search page results the web page will appear, which translates to more traffic.
Here's What You Need to Know About Posting...
Snapchat now gives you a way to share snaps with friends for more than just a few seconds. Here's what you need to know about Snapchat Stories.
A Brief Roundup of Some of the Most Creative...
The #IceBucketChallenge dominated social media in the summer of 2014. While everyone else played it simple, these filmmakers got a bit more creative.
Get Your Shopping Done from Your Mobile Device...
Shopping has never been more simple now that we have access to the Internet, and mobile platforms are making it even easier. Check out these 10 popular shopping apps.
How to Register for Your Very Own Twitter Account
Has someone asked you to join Twitter or to follow them on Twitter but you don't know how to get on Twitter? Find out how to Register for a Twitter account.
Is Your Mobile Browser in the Top 13? See a...
A list of different web browsers available for mobile devices including multi-platform browsers such as Opera and Thunderhawk, operating system specific browsers such as Internet Explorer, and platform specific browsers such as Blazer.
These Popular Websites Let You Pay for Stuff...
More businesses are jumping on the bitcoin wagon. Check out some of these sites that let you buy all sorts of things with the popular digital currency.
What Are Snapchat Scores?
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How to Take a Virtual Walk down Your Street...
Google Maps street view allows you to walk down your street using Google Maps. You can scope out new spots downtown, or use street view to take a virtual vacation.
How to Hide Your Facebook Friends List
Facebook has recently made the decision to allow you to hide your friends list, but they didn't make it easy.
How to Find an RSS Feed on a Website
A guide to finding the web address of an RSS feed from a website or blog in order to add it to a feed aggregator or personalized start page.
How to Use Google News To Build A Custom RSS Feed
An article explaining how to use Google news to create a custom RSS feed that will scour the news for any subject you are interested in finding.
10 Free iPhone Photo Sharing Apps Worth...
Do you have an Apple iPhone? Check out these free photo apps that you can download and get started with using right away to make your photos look incredible.
The Most Widely Used Instagram Hashtags
Everybody loves Instagram these days, and once you got hooked, it’s hard to stop snapping photos of everything. From your Starbucks coffee mug to your sleeping dog, it seems that anything and everything just looks a whole lot better when it’s on Instagram.
What Is Instagram?
If you’re involved on social networks like Facebook or Twitter, you may have come across a photo or two that looks like it had a very elegant vintage filter applied to it. In fact, you may have come across more than just one or two considering the fact that Instagram is one of the most popular mobile photo apps to download. If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, Instagram could be a great tool to help uncover your inner photography skills.
How to Use SoundCloud and the SoundCloud Apps
For musicians, DJs and music enthusiasts of all sorts, SoundCloud is a great social network to discover and share new music. And while you might already be satisfied with using sites like YouTube, Spotify or iTunes for music, you may actually be missing out on some great stuff and a great community on SoundCloud. Here’s what you need to know when getting started on SoundCloud via web and the SoundCloud mobile apps.
If You Block Someone on Twitter, Do They Know?
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The Top 7 Free Image Hosting Sites You Should...
Are there any good sites out there made purely for free image hosting? You bet there are. We spend a lot of our time pushing information around on the web and sharing stuff with our friends, so free image hosting is basically a must-have these days. Here are 7 of the best sites that offer free image hosting and make the process of uploading and sharing your images easier than ever.
What is a Selfie?
Social media and the mobile web has given rise to a strange phenomenon called the selfie. But not everyone is familiar with the term, so here’s a brief definition. Selfie: A picture of yourself, usually shared on any social networking website. That’s it, really. But there’s so much more meaning behind why we do it, and why it’s become such a massive trend.
Instagram Weekday Hashtags
Instagram is great for sharing tons of photos with your friends when you're on the go, but some people will use almost any excuse to post photos and engage with other users. Trendy hashtags are great way to do that.
10 Things That Everyone Should Be Doing with...
Twitter is all the rage right now, but why use it? This article explains ten simple yet great uses for Twitter that will help you get the most out of the tool.
What Is “The Cloud” In Cloud...
These days, you might come across people talking about “the cloud.” Whether it’s storing files in the cloud, listening to music in the cloud or saving pictures to the cloud, more and more people are using “the cloud.” But for those who haven’t quite caught on, “the cloud” still means those white puffy things in the sky. In technology, however, it’s something completely different. Here’s a breakdown of what “the cloud” is and how regular, everyday people are using it.
These Tricks Maximize Exposure to Your...
How does one actually get on the popular page on Instagram? Use these tips to increase your chances of moving up in Instagram popularity.
What 'Web 3.0' Is
What is Web 3.0? Before the question can even be pondered, a metric for the transition between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 must be discussed. Once in place, we can predict when Web 3.0 might arrive, and thus brainstorm on what it might be.
Apps Like Instagram
Are you sick of Instagram yet? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new to try out that has a similarly great, intuitive app interface that’s just plain fun to use? Look no further, because I’ve got a list of great apps that have that mobile “Instagram magic” we all know and love. Not all are available for other smartphone platforms like Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, but if you have an iPhone, you should be able to check out all of them.
10 of the Hottest Trends on the Web Right Now
As time moves forward, the state of the web continues to change and evolve right before our very eyes. Here are 10 of the most current trends on the web today.
How To Use Firefox Live Bookmarks
How to use Firefox Live Bookmarks including steps on installing a live bookmark and why you should use live bookmarks.
10 Tools to Make Your Own Memes
Reddit and 4chan are where most Internet memes are born, and thanks to those first few memes that graced our computer screens years ago, we now have a bunch of meme generator tools we can use to make our own. If you’ve got a thing for Internet memes, you can get really creative and if you’re really lucky, it might go viral. Here are 10 of the most popular tools people use today to create and share their memes.
What Is Twitter? Find Out
What is Twitter? A popular service with social networking, instant messaging and micro-blogging features, Twitter is still misunderstood by many people.
What Does the Snapchat App Do?
What is Snapchat? Find out more about this hot instant messaging app and how young adults are using it these days.
How Many of the Web's 10 Most Popular Portals...
An article using Alexa rankings to determine the top ten most popular web portals on the world wide web.
What is a Trackback?
Trackbacks serve many purposes in blogs including notifying a fellow blogger that you have linked to them and for better search engine optimization.
What a Twitter Hashtag Is and How to Use It
Just what is a hashtag? If you are new to Twitter, some of the different conventions such as hastags might throw you for a loop, but hashtags are easy to use once you understand them.
15 Tools to Create the Home Page of Your Dreams
Personalized start pages can kickstart your browser by opening directly to a custom home page designed by you and with your interests in mind.
The Low-Cost Way to Watch All Your Favorite TV...
Hulu provides premium video content including television shows and full-length movies. Founded by NBC Universal and News Corp., Hulu offers movies through a wide range of partnerships with various studios including MGM, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Tel
20 Hilarious Parody Accounts You Should Check...
If you’re a regular Twitter addict, you’ve probably come across a few familiar faces from time to time on the social network. Of course, we all know that Twitter is famous for having big name celebrities and high profile individuals tweeting here and there, usually characterized by their massive followings and verified accounts. But that’s not all that gets the Twitterverse excited. There have been some very witty and creative people who have taken on the personalities of some of the most well-known celebs and fictional characters, successfully turning them into hilarious parodies for everyone to enjoy.
How to Watch Hulu on Your TV
So you've got a new HDTV and now you want your Hulu content on it? It's easy; you probably just need a few cables.
Track the Latest Viral Trends with These Top 10...
So you want to know what the latest viral trend on the web is and where it’s happening? And you want it quickly, right? Well, look no further. We’ve got the top ten best websites and social networks to follow that pick up on the latest trends on the web. Whether it’s a new Internet meme, celebrity gossip, breaking news or a video that got a million views overnight, you can probably get the juiciest and most up to date information on it by checking out the following sites.
's4s' Instagram Meaning
If you follow any popular Instagram accounts that have branded their pages with a specific theme (fitness, food, fashion, makeup, etc.) then chances are you may have noticed that some of them include the 's4s' acronym in their bios.
What Does It Mean to Go Viral Online?
A lot of people would kill to know what the “secret formula” might be to going viral online. Countless articles and books have been written claiming to teach anyone how to create viral content that takes on a life of its own after it’s sent out into the online world. In reality, nobody knows the secret formula. And that’s sort of the beauty of viral power online. Most things actually go viral by accident. Very few people have mastered the art of creating viral content on purpose—especially on a very large scale.
Facebook Profile
Facebook is a social network founded in February of 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. Originally a social network for students of Harvard University, it became a hit on campus and expanded to other colleges.
How to See Your Child's Instagram Online
Instagram is probably the most popular social photo sharing app that people use today, and even though photos are easily viewable through the iPhone or Android app, a lot of people wonder how they can view Instagram on the web and get the same experience on a computer as they do on a mobile platform.
6 Pinterest for Men Sites
Pinterest has long been criticized for being a women’s social network, totally dominated by pictures of weddings, food, crafts, jewelry and women’s fashion. And as a result, several smaller “Pinterest for men” sites started popping up so that guys could start “pinning” all their manly interests to a social network they could call their own.
5 New Techniques to Try on Instagram
We're not using Instagram the exact same ways that we did when it first came out. Here's how we're using the popular photo-sharing app today.
The Top Social Networking Sites for General,...
A list of the top social networking websites including top social networking sites of general interest, niche social networks, and top international sites.
Top 10 Most Popular Blogs
Blogging has become one of the most popular ways to report content and discuss it online. The most popular blogs on the web have countless numbers of pages and receive millions of visits per month from Internet users around the world. With over 150 million blogs in existence along with that number growing rapidly, there’s a lot of competition to rank in the top 10 spots for the most popular blogs online.
How Can I See Who Unfollowed Me on Instagram?
When you lose followers on Instagram, the app doesn't tell you who it was or when it happened. If you notice your follower count go down and are left wondering who decided to unfollow you for whatever reason, there are ways you can track it. If you can find out who unfollowed you, you can reach out to them and potentially get them back again.
Wondering What a Web Widget Is or How to Use...
An article explaining what web widgets are and how a web widget can be used including an explanation of how to add them to your website, blog, or personalized start page.
10 Tips for Making Your Content Go Viral
Everyone wants more traffic, more views, more subscribers, more followers and more interaction from people. If you can get something to go viral on the web, you can get a lot of exposure in a small amount of time without much effort. The trick is figuring out exactly how to make something go viral. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible. Here are 10 tips you can keep in mind when trying to create a viral campaign.
How to Get Verified on Twitter
When you sign up for Twitter, your account is not verified by default. To get a verified account, there are a few extra steps involved, and it can be a little tricky. In addition to showing you what some users to to try and get Twitter verified, we’ll explore what a verified account actually is and what types of accounts should be verified.
Uber App Review: A Mobile Location-Based...
Getting somewhere as quickly as possible is not always easy—especially if you have to deal with public transit, rush our traffic and long distance commuting. The convenience factor is often quite low. There are already a few mobile apps out there that tell you information about traffic congestion, highway accidents or public transit routes and times.
Should You Be On Facebook?
Facebook can be confusing if you are new to the social networking scene. So why Facebook? It is a great place to keep connected to friends and family, thus becoming your home on the web.
What Is Social Networking?
An explanation of social networking including the basic architecture of a social network.
Find Perfect Gifts for Geeks with this Guide to...
On the hunt for the best sites that have great geek gifts? You're not alone. Considering how much we rely on our mobile gadgets and computers these days, it’s no wonder that more people are adding tech trendy stuff to their gift wishlists. Things like tablet computers, software packages, computer parts, mobile accessories and even web-based subscriptions or memberships are all growing in popularity. You can find some of the most unique gift ideas for the web geek in your family or circle of friends by checking out the following websites.
10 Top YouTubers Who Are Famous on YouTube
Since it first debuted in 2005, YouTube has exploded on the web and has even created brand new career opportunities for people. Top YouTube users have made full-time jobs out of YouTube, creating unique content for their channels and earning shared revenue through the YouTube Partnership program, sponsorships from third parties and selling merchandise.
What's Changed on Foursquare? Almost Everything!
The Foursquare app just got a huge facelift. Here's how to use all the new features to search for locations and discover new places.
10 Mobile Websites You Should Have Bookmarked
The top mobile websites that are essential for any mobile user including websites for finding restaurants, movies and weather forecasts.
Justin.tv: Free Streaming for Live Video...
As the web has progressed, video has become a huge part of it. YouTube has already grown enormous as a video sharing platform, but there’s another called Justin.tv, which allows users to stream live video for anyone to enjoy.
What is a Reddit AMA?
Reddit has honestly become one of the most useful, popular and informative social networking sites on the entire web. If you haven’t discovered Reddit AMAs yet, now’s your chance to get in on all the fun.
What is a Web Application?
A guide to the architecture, history and future of web-based applications presented by About.com.
Want a Better Mobile Browser? Consider Opera...
A comparison of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini including the advantages of each, who might want to use Opera Mobile, and who might want to use Opera Mini.
What Is Google Plus? How to Sign Up For a...
With all these new social networks popping up here and there on the web, it’s not easy keeping track of them all, let alone figuring out which ones are worth joining. If you remember the not-so-successful Google Buzz social news network and the completely failed Google Wave launch, you may be wondering whether or not Google Plus is worth your time and energy. When there are already such established social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, it can be frustrating to learn that an up and coming social network is destined to be a bust.
10 of the Best Places to Visit on Google Street...
Google Street View gives us all the opportunity to explore places we might never get to visit at some point in our lives. With nothing but a computer and an Internet connection, you can go and have a look at some of the most amazing and remote places on Earth that are accessible via Google Street View.
Things to Know Before Exploring the NSFW Reddit...
Reddit is a popular social networking website that has something that no other social network really has--a channel that is entirely dedicated to NSFW content. The NSFW section on Reddit, commonly known as “Reddit Gone Wild” helps generate quite a significant amount of traffic for the social network and has become a go-to place for individuals who want to express themselves. Here are some things you should know before you decide to visit and/or participate on the NSFW section of Reddit.
Want to Read Your Favorite RSS Feed in...
Setting up an RSS feed on Facebook is a relatively easy process that will allow you to show your blog to friends and family or market your company blog or writing to the web.
Popular Tumblr Tags List
Tumblr is a great blogging platform and social network in itself, but not everyone knows exactly how to tag their posts so they get seen by new potential followers. If you're looking to increase your Tumblr following, get more likes, have more people reblog your stuff and just get your blog out there, then you should be tagging your posts with the tags that lots of people are looking at.
Transformation Tuesday Meaning
Transformation Tuesday is a popular trend and hashtag (#TransformationTuesday) people use on Instagram. On Tuesdays, users are encouraged to post “transformational” photos of themselves along with the hashtag in the description.
How Do I Track Instagram Comments?
Question: How Do I Track Instagram Comments? Answer: You can use a free web-based tool called Statigram to effectively track all your comments on Instagram. Statigram is the leading analytics and marketing tool for Instagram, which connects directly to your account so you can manage comments, find out which photos have performed the best, see how many followers you lost and so much more.
What is a Subtweet?
On Twitter, we’ve got hashtags and retweets and really funny parodies... but have you heard of subtweets? If you spend a lot of time on Twitter, you probably have. And if you don’t know what a subtweet is, you’ve probably already seen at least without even knowing it was a subtweet.
10 Great Bookmarking Tools for the Web
There’s information all over the web. Consider the following scenario: you come across an enticing article, but you’ve got other things to do before you can get around to reading it. What do you do? Leave it open in your browser? Email the link to yourself? No, you use your favorite bookmarking tool so you can easily access it later when you have time. But what if you don’t have a favorite bookmarking tool? Well, that’s why we put the following list together featuring some of the best tools on the web today.
Looking for Free Cloud Based Spreadsheet...
The Office 2.0 movement brings with it some great free online spreadsheets, and many of them are as feature-rich as their desktop counterparts.
What to Know about Vevo
If you’ve ever looked up a music video on YouTube, often one of the first results you get takes you to the artist’s Vevo channel. But have you ever wondered what Vevo really is, apart from what you find on YouTube? Here are some answers for you.
8 Sites You Can Use to Automatically Combine...
It can be a pain to organize tons of RSS feeds. You can combine multiple feeds by using one of these eight RSS aggregator tools.
Is Your Mobile Browser among the Best? See the...
Most smartphones and tablet computers come with built-in mobile browsers for the web, but many people don’t have a clue that their mobile browsing experience could be greatly improved if they only knew about some of the better performing and highest rated mobile web browsers. It can be tough to access the web from a mobile device, so to make your web browsing experience better than ever before, consider experimenting with some of the following top mobile browsers.
10 Awesome Tumblr Blogs You Should Follow
The web is a place where weirdness thrives. When it comes to browsing through all the stuff that gets posted on, some of the content and blog themes have a tendency to reveal a whole new level of weirdness to us. Some of the most bizarre GIFs and photos get reblogged by thousands of users, many of which make absolutely no sense at all. But hey, they’re funny and weird, so why not? Whether you’re new to Tumblr and need a few blog suggestions to follow or if you’re a seasoned Tumblr addict, then get ready for this. Here are ten of the weirdest, funniest, craziest Tumblr blogs that will blow you away.
5 Free Web Tools You Can Use to Create GIFs
GIFs are taking over the Internet. Here are 5 great tools to check out if you need a very simple video GIF maker option that can be completed in as little as a couple of minutes.
The 10 Most Expensive iTunes Apps on the Market
ave you ever paid more than $5.00 for an iPhone app? Most people would say no. In fact, most prices for bestselling apps on iTunes range from free to $1.99. Some people aren’t even willing to spend the one or two bucks it takes to buy a really great app. Although apps come pretty cheap, did you have any idea that some apps cost tens or even hundreds of dollars to download? Some of the highest priced apps even go as high as $999.99.
Unsubscribe from All Email Lists at Once With...
If you can believe it, email is still the number one way we communicate on the web--even though social media is quickly pushing its way in. Email is far from being dead yet, although many of us often wish that it were. There’s a rather new little startup called Unroll.me that wants to make your life easier when dealing with email so you have more time and more patience to deal with more important things at work or wherever you are. Read on to see what it’s all about.
Social Bookmarking 101 - What is Social...
Social bookmarking can be a great tool to keeping your bookmarks organized. This article answers the question of what is social bookmarking.
What is MySpace?
MySpace is a social networking website targeted at a general audience. Launched in 2003, it became one of the most visited websites in the world within a few years.
10 Things You Should Understand About Tagging...
Facebook has allowed its users to tag photos for a few years now, but quite a few of the tagging features and permissions have changed over time. If you’re feeling a little lost about how everything works, consider reading through the following before playing around with the photo tagging features on Facebook.
Wondering What Cloud Computing Is? Here's the...
Cloud Computing is a term that is often bandied about the web these days and often attributed to different things that -- on the surface -- don't seem to have that much in common. So just what is Cloud Computing?
10 Top Free Photo Apps for Android
Android users may feel a bit left out in the cold when it comes to the wildly popular iPhone photo app, Instagram. Embraced by many, the app allows iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users to upload photos to their social networking profiles so that they can showcase that recognizable grainy texture and vintage appearance with each individual photo.
How to Add Social Media Buttons to Your Tumblr...
Anyone with a Tumblr account can share content with other users by pressing the “Like” button or the “Reblog” button on a particular blog post. These built-in buttons allow anyone to share content within the virtual walls of the Tumblr network; however they don’t give you the flexibility of sharing content on any other major social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or StumbleUpon.
10 Everyday Household Appliances Now with Wi-Fi
Computers and smartphones aren’t the only things that use Internet technology these days. Today, you can expect to see more Wi-Fi-connected appliances, gadgets and other machinery start popping up as we continue to turn to the Internet to help us tackle some of our everyday tasks. Our homes are becoming “smarter,” all thanks to the availability of wireless networks. Here are 10 common household appliances that are increasingly being upgraded or developed to include Wi-Fi connectivity so that they can connect to the Internet and exchange information with home owners' smartphones or computers.
Everything You Need to Know about Internet...
The rise of web-based technologies, online chatting, mobile texting, email and instant messaging have all helped shape the way we communicate. Short-form words, acronyms, phrases and memes have almost helped contribute to the development of a whole new language that defines Internet culture. Today, this so-called “Internet language” is as popular as ever and virtually second nature in use amongst Internet users.
How to Hide (or Unhide) Things on Facebook
Do you need to know how to unhide friends on Facebook? It is really quite simple to unhide friends. Page 5.
What is Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 is the move toward a more social, collaborative, interactive and responsive web. It is a change in the philosophy of web companies and web developers, but more than that, Web 2.0 is a change in the philosophy of society as a whole.
How to Take Your Best Selfie Ever
We're right in the midst of the selfie movement -- a strange cultural phenomenon that involves holding your camera-equipped mobile device out in front of your face and snapping a photo of yourself so that it can be shared on social media.
Your Guide to the Best Wiki Sites
The wiki list is a list of wiki sites and wiki farms. The list is broken down by category including wikis about reference, entertainment, game, among others. The wiki list makes finding a wiki about your subject easy.
Is There an Option for Using Instagram on Your...
Instagram is one of the hottest photo-taking apps we use today, and an Instagram for PC option would be great for those who haven’t quite jumped on the mobile bandwagon just yet. Unfortunately, an Instagram for PC option hasn’t been developed just yet. You can however visit Instagr.am and sign in to your account, but you can only edit your personal profile details such as your name, email address, username, phone number, gender, birthday, biography information and website.
What Is This Rage Faces Meme All About?
Ever heard of Rage Faces or Rage Comics? Spending a lot of time on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon and Reddit will expose you to a strange phenomenon called the Internet meme. An Internet meme is usually a photo, video or general idea from the Internet that gets passed around rapidly from one user to another. These photos or videos become so popular that they help reshape and redefine Internet culture, thus being defined as “memes.”
How People Are Using Instagram Now
So you’ve joined Instagram, but maybe you’re not quite sure how you should dive into this weird, mobile photo-sharing app. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the most popular ways people are using Instagram. Follow these trends and you’ll be an Instagram pro in no time.
Instagram Filters
There’s an art to using filters. Some people have a favorite filter they default to when snapping quick photos to share with their social networks, but if you take some extra time to understand which filters work best with your photos, you may actually receive more feedback and likes.
Download Flickr Photos Individually or in Batches
Although we’ve seen photo-sharing platforms like Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and others grow in popularity over the past few years, Flickr is still great for viewing and sharing photos. If you use Flickr regularly for uploading photos and creating albums, there may come a time when you actually need to download photos straight from Flickr to store or share them somewhere else. It can be a bit tricky if you’ve never done it before. Here’s how to do it.
TweetDeck vs. HootSuite: Which is Better?
If part of your jobs involves a lot of social media updating and interacting with followers, you may have wondered what social media management platform might be best for you and your team. Two of the most popular options are TweetDeck and HootSuite. But which one is best? I’ve used both, and while I wouldn’t say that one is better than the other, they both offer a variety of different options. Here’s a quick comparison of the two platforms.
5 Free Ways to Store Your Data in the Cloud
People are increasingly using cloud storage nowadays. Whether you’ve got important documents, photos, music or other files that need to be shared across more than one device, using a cloud storage option is often the easiest way to do it. With so many cloud services along with the recent introduction of Google Drive, you may be wondering which one could be right for you. Check out our list below to get a general summary of each popular cloud service and their major features.
Looking for More Sites like Groupon? Find Them...
Groupon is the most popular online couponing website that offers consumers “deal-of-the-day” discounted gift certificates to purchase specific products or services from local or national businesses. To use Groupon, anyone can sign up for free and be notified by email about local deals. In general, when you decide to purchase the deal and share it with others who would also be interested in purchasing the deal, people can save quite a bit of money.
Capturing Snapchat Screenshots
Wondering how easy it is to take a Snapchat screenshot? Snapchat has become a popular instant messenger app among mostly teens and young adults, which allows them to chat back and forth with photos and videos. The photos and videos “self-destruct” a few seconds after they’re opened by the recipient, but many users are successful at actually saving photos—often by capturing screenshots through their phones. Here are some of the issues and trends we’re seeing now with Snapchat screenshots.
Want to Follow Someone on Twitter? Here's How
Has someone asked you to follow them on Twitter? It's not hard! Find out how to follow people on Twitter.
What is HootSuite?
For some people, managing a business’s social media presence can be a full-time job. Lots of companies use their Facebook and Twitter profiles to offer special deals to fans, provide customer support and give people a reason to come back and spend more money. When it comes to managing several profiles at once, HootSuite can be a big help.
How To Use Google Maps - Navigating Google Maps
How to use Google Maps provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate google maps and explains the menu system.
Managing YouTube Video Comments
We've all scrolled down to the comment section of a YouTube video we just watched to see what other people had to say about it, only to notice at least one user decided to comment with nothing but insults and curse words, ridden with spelling and grammatical errors. Typical Internet trolling.
How to Link to Specific Time in a YouTube Video
Did you know that you can link to a specific time in a YouTube video? This is a great trick if you just want to show a tiny segment of a video, especially if what you want to show your audience is deep into the video.
Vimeo or YouTube? Find out Which Is the Best...
The web would not be the same without the video content we share these days. Although there are a number of different sites and services that allow you to watch TV, stream movies or upload your own content online, it seems that two major sites tend to receive most of the attention on the web. Those sites are YouTube and Vimeo.
How to Schedule Tweets On Twitter Using TweetDeck
There are lots of great social media management tools out there that you can use to schedule updates and posts on a variety of social networks, including Twitter. Some of the peak sharing times of day that maximize your chances of your posts being seen by your followers or friends include early in the morning (around 9am), lunchtime (around 12pm) and after work in the evening (around 4 or 5pm).
10 of the Hottest Social App Trends for Teens
Social networking isn't what it was just 10 years ago. Gone are the days when MySpace and Facebook ruled the web. Now, practically everyone's gone mobile, with real-time photo and video sharing becoming the big trend that people are most excited about -- especially teenagers.
7 Widgets to Help You Become a Twitter Master
Twitter is enormously popular these days, but how do you get the most out of it? These Twitter widgets will let you port your tweets to your blog or Facebook profile and even put a retweet badge on your blog entries.
Everything You Need to Know about Path App for...
Social media consumption from mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers is growing at an incredibly fast rate. Although only available through the iPhone App Store or Android Market, social media startup “Path” has been able to generate over a million users since its initial launch in November 2010.
What is Pheed?
There’s yet another new social network in town, and word on the street is that it could be the next big thing. After just three months on the web, social network savvy teens propelled the Pheed app to the top of charts in the iTunes App Store at number one, even before Facebook and Twitter. In the app description, it says Pheed is being called “The New Twitter” by some reviewers. Is it a fad, or is it the real deal? Let’s take a look at what this shiny, new trend is all about.
How to Create a Custom Facebook List
It is easy to organize Facebook through a custom Facebook list once you understand how to find and use the create lists tool.
Free Online Word Processors
The Office 2.0 movement brings with it some great free online word processors, many of which that are as feature-rich as their desktop counterparts.
10 Popular and Free Instant Messaging Apps
SMS text messaging is a great and all, but why pay for something when you can get almost the exact same experience (or better) with a free instant messaging app? According to a 2013 article published by The Next Web, the number of SMS text messages we send each day is declining slightly each year, suggesting that mobile instant messaging apps are taking its place.
10 Trendy Mobile Web Apps for iPhone and Android
As the world continues to shift slightly more away from desktop computers and closer toward smartphones and tablets, it definitely looks like the future of web browsing could be completely mobile in just a few more short years. But browsing the web and using all of your regular web tools on a desktop computer or laptop is much different than doing it on a smartphone, so here are 10 essential apps we recommend for nearly all users looking to improve their own mobile web experience.
Getting Married? Here's How to Make a Wedding...
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. You can use a site building platform like Wedding Window to help you plan the big day and stay connected with your guests.
Everything You Need to Know about Using Snapchat
Snapchat is a fun, visual way to chat with your friends as an alternative to regular SMS text messaging. Here's how to get started with using it.
How To Create a Google Account
A guide to creating a google account for using some of the extended features google has to offer.
Is There Really an Ideal Time of the Day to...
Are you posting on Instagram at the right time of day to ensure your followers see and interact with them? Here's what you can do maximize your Instagram interaction from followers.
How to Become Tumblr Famous
Tumblr fame. It has both its ups and downs. On one hand, you’ve got hundreds or even thousands of Tumblr users spreading your content by reblogging it on their own blogs, and you may even receive quite a few nice compliments or interesting questions from people who submit to your “Ask” box.
Twitter Hashtags: How to Really Use Hashtags in...
Anybody who is remotely familiar to Twitter, even as a non-user, probably has at least a general idea that a Twitter hashtag is a “#” sign with a word or phrase attached to it. Twitter hashtags are used to discuss topics by grouping them together and making it easier to find and follow tweets from people who are talking about the same thing. But all too often, tweets with hashtags in them go unnoticed, and with just a 140-character limit, you really want to make your tweet count.
Here's What a 'Wiki' Is
A beginner's guide to understanding what a wiki is and why wikis have become such a popular source of information gathering and knowledge sharing.
What's the Difference Between a Widget and a...
An article explaining the difference between a web widget and a gadget.
What is a Mashup?
A mashup is the combination of two or more data sources under a unified interface, usually creating something unique through the combination. Confused? This article will break it down for you.
What is Vimeo?
YouTube is the leading video sharing service on the web today, but Vimeo, launched in 2004 by a group of filmmakers, has millions of members, many artists.
A Few Good Tips for Finding Hilarious GIFs...
Funny GIFs can provide hours of entertainment, if you know where to look and how to find the best ones. Image sharing has been popular online for some time, but funny GIFs are the hot new trend that tend to go much more viral these days. The funniest GIFs can be hard to come by, so here are some tips on where you can start looking.
The Rise of the Animated GIF
Animated images -- otherwise known as GIFs -- have been around for 25 years, but in 2013, the GIF trend has never been stronger. Back in the mid to late 90s, at the dawn of the Internet age, GIFs were normally characterized by tacky little clipart images that moved skittishly, often scattered across sites built on Geocities or Angelfire.
Learn the Most Common Terms Used in Web 2.0
The web 2.0 glossary will help you sift through the buzzwords and jargon of the social web.
How to Make Money on YouTube with the YouTube...
Chances are you’ve probably come across a few of those big YouTubers that practically dominate the site and have wondered how to make money on YouTube for yourself. People like Ray William Johnson, Michael Buckley, Philip DeFranco, Ryan Higa and so many others actually make a good part of their living off of their YouTube videos. If you want to follow in their footsteps, consider these tips you can use to work toward a YouTube Partnership and maximize your earnings.
Top 10 Apps for Taking Your To-do Lists to the...
The traditional pen-to-paper list or post-it note has inspired a lot of developers to come up with a variety of cloud-based platforms and mobile apps. Check them out.
Wondering What a Tweet Is? Here's the Answer
The definition of a Twitter tweet.
What is LinkedIn?
Linkedin is a business-oriented social network dedicated to helping professionals maintain a list of connection
Top 10 Apps for Shooting and Sharing Extremely...
Short video is one of the latest things to take over social media. Check out these 10 video sharing apps that limit your videos to just a few seconds.
Get More Instagram Followers
Instagram is one of the most popular social photo sharing platforms on the web. You can connect with existing friends who are on Instagram when you first sign up, but how can you attract more Instagram followers who might be interested in your photos? Depending on how much you want those followers and possibly a chance to be featured on the Popular page, you may have to work hard for it. Here are a few suggested strategies you can try to help you get more Instagram followers.
7 Essential Social Shopping Websites
Seven essential social shopping websites for those new to social shopping that want to explore a world of web-based window-shopping, product reviews, hints and tips and social networking geared for shoppers.
What is Flixster?
Founded in January, 2006, Flixster is a social network devoted to movies and actors. Along with being able to add friends and discuss movies, members can utilize their extensive free database on movies and actors.
What is a Retweet?
Retweets are a community-driven phenomenon on Twitter that can be very helpful in continuing conversations and letting your friends know about something particularly interesting or helpful.
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