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How to Delete Comments on Instagram

Thumbnail image for How to Delete Comments on Instagram by Barbara J. Feldman July 21, 2014

Yes, you can delete your own Instagram comments, whether posted on your photo or someone else’s. And (best of all!) you can delete any comment on one your Instagram posts. I recently received a hate storm of vicious comments on a post, and was quite happy to learn how to do this. On an iPhone […]

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President Kennedy Has a Twitter Account (Really!)

Thumbnail image for President Kennedy Has a Twitter Account (Really!) by Barbara J. Feldman June 23, 2014

Can dead presidents tweet? It seems they can! The John F. Kennedy Library has a Twitter account (@JFKSaid) that tweets Kennedy quotes (complete with appropriate hashtags) in response to current events. Or, as they describe it, “President Kennedy’s words in today’s world.” Will you follow @JFKSaid? I just did. For #Mexico and the US share […]

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What is a Hashtag?

Thumbnail image for What is a Hashtag? by Barbara J. Feldman March 3, 2014

A hashtag is a keyword or keyword phrase that starts with a “#” pound sign and does not include any spaces or punctuation. They are used to group tweets and status updates together that cover the same subject, for example a television show, a business conference or a trend. They can be used for discovery, […]

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Teens Overshare on Social Networks

by Barbara J. Feldman August 27, 2013

In not-very-surprising results, a recent Lifelock study concluded that “three out of four teens overshare personal information that can make them more vulnerable to online crime.” The survey asked more than 700 teens ages 13 to 17 about their online habits and assessed their awareness of potentially risky behavior. Here’s what they found. Several types […]

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Add Instagram Pix and Videos to Your Blog

Thumbnail image for Add Instagram Pix and Videos to Your Blog by Barbara J. Feldman July 16, 2013

This week Instagram announced that both photos and videos can be embedded on external websites and blogs. To embed an Instagram photo, visit Instagram.com in a web browser (don’t try this with the app) and look for the “share” icon. Once embedded, your Instagram snapshot includes a tally of likes and comments, but to actually […]

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What is FOMO?

Thumbnail image for What is FOMO? by Barbara J. Feldman July 9, 2013

In a recent survey by MyLife.com, 51% of respondents reporting checking social networks more frequently than they did two years ago, and 56% say they experience “fear of missing out” (FOMO) if they don’t check their social networks regularly. In a similar vein, 52% have taken or are considering taking a break from one or […]

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