Read Receipts

How to Turn off Read Receipts on All Your Social Networks

There’s one feature on a lot of messaging apps that’s one main feature is to basically get you in trouble: read receipts. While it’s great to be able to know if the person you’re talking to has read your messages, it’s never a benefit to you for others to know this. “He clearly saw the message! Why hasn’t he responded?!” It’s because of sentences like the above, that most people I know have read receipts off on all their supported apps (except maybe my mom). And, sure, while not everyone receiving messages from you will say things like the above, I …

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Zuck Goes Live

How to Disable Live Notifications

OK, so the live craze is great and all. I love the idea of using live video on social to show something that might be important to show in the moment: news, an event, an announcement, hell, even a live show you might do. Sure! What I don’t want to see live, is a drunk person showing me the inside of a poorly lit bar while screaming out the wrong lyrics to whatever song happens to be playing. As with any new tech/social feature, there’s an etiquette that isn’t exactly inherent at launch, but instead, needs to be learned slowly …

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7 Best Android Twitter Apps

Okay, so let’s just get this out of the way –the official twitter app is kind of a huge bummer. Yes, there have been many improvements to the app over the years, making it less buggy and bloated, but overall, it’s certainly not the easiest app to use. It’s certainly not the worst app out there, but I’ll bet all my pennies it’s not the best. Luckily, if you’re an Android user, there are lots of great third-party apps to choose from, and many of them are head and shoulders above the official app. Unfortunately, Twitter knows this, and keeps trying …

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