How to put old photos in your social media stories

Mashable - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:06

Stories started with Snapchat, then Instagram and Facebook added their own versions to try and win our loyalty. 

There are crazy amounts of ways to make your story unique within each app. But you might not know that you can also post old photos in your current stories.

SEE ALSO: I'm giving up on Snapchat because it's way too bloated

Here's how to put photos you've already taken in your stories on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Just note that your followers might get a little annoyed if you do it too much.


Access Snapchat and camera roll photos at the bottom of your screen.

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All the people (and things) Trump actually thinks are racist

Mashable - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:03

President Donald Trump has had an especially hard time convincing Americans he's not racist this week.

What with blaming "many sides" and the "alt-left" after this weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville — despite white supremacists and neo-Nazis being at the heart of the protests against the removal of a Confederate statue — he's making it pretty hard to believe otherwise. 

SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s teleprompter is back from vacation to denounce racism

Trump received a great deal of backlash for refusing to directly condemn white supremacists, the KKK, and neo-Nazis until Monday, and that statement was undermined by his off-the-rails press conference a day later that once again blamed "both sides," emboldening the KKK and white supremacists.  Read more...

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LinkedIn is rolling out video creation on its mobile app

Mashable - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 05:12

LinkedIn wants to let users share as much as possible on the site. So in its latest effort the social media company is rolling out a video creation tool within its mobile app

SEE ALSO: Kate, William and Harry want to connect with you on LinkedIn

The feature is only available for frequent contributors at the moment, but will be available to everyone else soon.

"Some stories are better shown than told. Video allows you to evoke emotion, transport viewers, teach something or share some incredible piece of insight when words and images alone aren't enough," LinkedIn wrote in the announcement email. "We can't wait to see how you use this new way to tell your stories on LinkedIn."  Read more...

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Obama's Charlottesville response just became most-liked tweet in history

Mashable - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 22:22

Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that's not stopping him from making history.

In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump's usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation.

Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history.

SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in history Read more...

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Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads

Mashable - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:38

Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post.

The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone's accounts on both Android and iOS.

SEE ALSO: This couple had a tech-themed wedding that was super Instagram-worthy

When users hit "reply" on a comment after today's update, the comment will appear in a nested thread. Before the update, all replies lived in one column, making it difficult to have multiple conversations on the same post. Read more...

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Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in history

Mashable - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 17:57

After a "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans.

While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love.

The first of Obama's three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing this article, according to Esquire

SEE ALSO: Protesters, journalists capture sobering images of racists marching in Charlottesville Read more...

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Fan strikes 'Rick and Morty' gold — sells Szechuan sauce for $15,000 Schmeckles

Mashable - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 20:20

No one worships useless, pointless nonsense like the Rick and Morty fanbase. And I say that with all the love in my plumbus.

Season 3's surprise April Fools premiere ended with Rick's crazed, psychopathic rant about how his "9 Season character arc" would revolve around getting McDonald's discontinued Szechuan sauce back.

It was the lunatic ravings of a madman, and Rick and Morty fans took up the cause like a religion.

SEE ALSO: 'Rick and Morty' went super Freudian in 'Pickle Rick' and it was perfection

McDonald's responded to their petitions in kind when the second episode released several months later. They not only sent co-creator Justin Roiland his beloved sauce, but also gave away three more 64oz bottles to randomly selected fans. Read more...

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Facebook may have snuck an app into China's App Store

Mashable - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:22

Facebook is even more desperate to have a presence in China than we thought.

The social network has been secretly testing a photo sharing app in the country, according to a new report in The New York Times. 

SEE ALSO: Facebook is dangerous for Democracy—here's why

The app, reportedly called "Colorful Balloons" is apparently a Chinese version of Facebook's photo-sharing app, Moments. The app, first released in the U.S. in 2014, allows friends to make group albums to privately share photos from their phone.

Unlike the U.S version, which requires a Facebook account, Colorful Balloons uses WeChat — the messaging app that's nearly universal in China. Users can also share photos via QR codes, which are extremely common in the country. Read more...

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Yes, there's now an app with the sole purpose of showing you dank memes

Mashable - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 13:04

If you enjoy wasting time on the internet, you're probably going to love Memeois, the new iOS app made solely to deliver you the hottest new memes.

SEE ALSO: 4chan hackers take over city billboard to broadcast hate memes

The app was made by 17-year-old Anushk Mittal and is free for download on iOS. Just be warned that the only way to enter the app is by signing in through a Facebook account. We don't see any reason to be alarmed up front, but it's something you might want to consider before joining.

The app apparently uses machine learning to crawl your Facebook activity to determine what memes it thinks you want to see. It also surfaces different trends based on your activity within the app. Read more...

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I know, I know ... I'm using Instagram all wrong and I don't care

Mashable - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:41

Instagram has become a place where thirsty hipsters are regularly celebrated, and those who don't follow the norms sink into a shameful oblivion. But I, for one, think these silly unspoken rules for dominating social media are a big pile of garbage — and so I never follow them. 

SEE ALSO: 10 ways to create an engaging social media presence

Instagram (and, frankly, every other social media platform) is supposed to let us express ourselves however we want. But ridiculous unofficial posting rules have completely taken the fun out of it. 

Instagram rules are dumb as fuck and im done I don't care imma post what I want 😍

— Tylizzle ? Cortizzle (@tychocortese) June 28, 2016

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How to See What the Internet Knows About You (And How to Stop It)

New York Times - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 05:00
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Baseball Challenged by Social Media Accusations of Domestic Violence

New York Times - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 20:48
When women post accusations against players, or photographs depicting injuries, M.L.B. investigators are forced to determine their credibility....

Pinterest Wants to Show Advertisers It Can Run With the Big Dogs

New York Times - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 17:56
The site, which made a splash at Cannes, has 175 million active users and is eager to make its case that its connection to users offers unique potential....

Trump Foot Soldier Sidelined Under Glare of Russia Inquiry

New York Times - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 17:45
Michael D. Cohen, a former personal injury lawyer, worked his way up to an office at Trump Tower. Now he’s further from the family fold and entangled in investigations....

The South Park Commons Fills a Hole in the Tech Landscape

New York Times - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 17:40
The Bay Area tech scene has start-up incubators and hacker spaces. But what do you do when you want to figure out your next move?...

With Social Media, Vietnam’s Dissidents Grow Bolder Despite Crackdown

New York Times - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 14:19
Facebook and other online forums have become the connecting tissue for Vietnam’s increasingly public dissident voices. And the government is fighting back....

Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground

New York Times - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 12:38
The video, seemingly an edited clip from an old appearance on WrestleMania, ends with a restyling of the CNN logo as “FNN: Fraud News Network.”...

Trump posts body slam video after defending his "modern presidential" Twitter claim

Mashable - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:05

Donald Trump isn't the first U.S. president to communicate via social media. But he's the first to use social platforms to harass TV hosts, celebrate violence against the media, and share basically any unfiltered thought at 5 a.m.

That, according to Trump, is what makes him not just presidential, but "MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL."

My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017

Following a series of tweets on Saturday, Trump posted a bizarrely doctored video of him body-slamming the CNN logo.

The original clip is from 2007, when Trump theatrically body-slammed WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to roaring applause on WrestleMania 23. The anti-CNN video showed up on "the_donald" Reddit thread four days ago, CNN's Brian Stelter noted. Read more...

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The Latest: In Tweet Blitz, Trump Defends Social Media Use

New York Times - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 18:39
The Latest on President Donald Trump and his twitter attacks on news media (all times local):...

In Tweet Blitz, Trump Defends His Use of Social Media

New York Times - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:15
President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two high-profile talk show hosts Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network is biased against him....
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