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How to Contact Instagram For Account Help

If you’re having problems with your Instagram account or need to report a problem, you’d probably like to contact Instagram for help. While contacting Instagram isn’t as straightforward as you might hope, you do have a few he…

Nobody Cares About Twitter

If you’re a certain type of person, it might feel like Twitter is where everything’s happening on the internet. That is very much not the case. Outside of the bubble, most people simply do not care about the bird site….

How to Find Your Friends on Mastodon

Mastodon is the rapidly growing social media platform built around thousands of different servers. The lack of a centralized database can make it difficult to find the friends (and Brands™️) you talk to on other platforms…

How Mastodon Is the Anti-Social Network

Mastodon is a social network that doesn’t work like other social networks. Its sudden rise in popularity—thanks to Twitter’s drama—has made people take notice of the trappings that can make social media so toxic. What mak…

How to Hide Reels on Facebook

Sick of seeing Reels in your Facebook feed? While there’s no way to permanently hide all Reels on Facebook yet, you can ask the platform to show you fewer Reels. You can also hide your own Reels and block Reels from others. H…

New to Mastodon? Here Are 10 Fun Accounts to Follow

Mastodon—the open-source social media platform—is having a moment. Hundreds of thousands of people are giving it a try, and if you’re one of them, you’re probably looking for some accounts to follow. We’ve got 10 fun ones…

How to View Instagram’s Chronological Feed

Do you want to see the most recent posts from the accounts you follow on Instagram? If so, change your feed’s order to chronological, and you’ll be all set. Here’s how to do that on your iPhone or Android phone….

How to Clear Your Instagram Cache

If you’re experiencing issues with the Instagram app or simply want to clear your recent searches, it’s easy to delete both Instagram cache types on your iPhone and Android phone.

How to Unblock Facebook

If you’re at school, at work, or in a country with internet censorship, there’s a good chance you can’t access Facebook. The social media site is blocked by sysadmins and government officials the world over, but luckily you c…

Why Is Texting in no caps So Trendy?

Whenever we notice someone texting or emailing in all lowercase letters, some react as if this is the most casual badass to ever grace these parts. They must be texting while jumping their flaming motorcycle over a pool of pi…

How to Hide a Comment on Your Post on Facebook

Struggling with unwanted comments on your Facebook posts? While you can turn them off, you can also hide comments. When you do so, the commenter and their friends will still see the comment, but it won’t be visible to anyone …

Yes, Emoji Have Multiple Meanings Too

In case you haven’t heard, Gen Z has apparently “canceled” a handful of emoji, including the thumbs-up. That’s absolutely not true, but it’s brought something interesting to light. Do people not realize emojis have multiple m…

How to Find Your Memories on Facebook

Viewing your Facebook Memories is a great way to know what you were doing on any given day in the past. Facebook Memories include your posts, posts you’re tagged in, and other content. Plus, it’s super easy to access. We’ll s…

“That Must Have Been Before My Time”

Better than any moisturizer or old pair of pants that suddenly fit is the moment when you don’t get the reference that a person a little older than you just made. Every generation does it to the generation that preceded them….
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