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Snapchat Is Ruined

If you ever used and liked Snapchat, I’m sorry. It’s ruined now.

US Customs Wants To See Foreigners' Dumb Tweets And Embarrassing Snaps

If you’re a foreigner travelling into or out of the United States, US Customs and Border Protection wants to see your social media accounts. If my Twitter account is any indication, they are in for a dumb, boring time.

Here Are The Latest Very Bad Things To Happen To Twitter

The Death of Twitter has be proclaimed over and over in some form since 2009. Eulogies ramped up over the last year, when its monthly active user count stalled, its executives left en masse and the prospect of changes led users to revolt with the hashtag #RIPTwitter.

You Can Now Embed Links In Snapchat And Instagram Using Emoji

Because it’s so simple and straightforward, Snapchat has always been a particularly difficult corner of social media for businesses to conquer. If you’re trying to get viewers to visit a page, or even if you just want to share an online shopping link with your friends while you’re showing off a new jacket or gadget in a Snap, you’ve had to type a link into the text bar and cross your fingers. But now there’s an app that converts links to a couple of emojis for you to share, and that same app — called Emoticode — can read those links from a Snapchat screenshot.

How To Get The Old Instagram Logo Back On Your Phone

Instagram announced earlier this week that they’d be changing their logo from a representation of a camera to a slightly more colourful and abstract representation of a camera. And people had feelings! The logo was variously described as “not quite picture perfect” a “travesty” and “so internet” by media outlets — and the hoi polloi were about as generous.

Instagram Gets The Redesign We've Been Waiting For

Instagram has long held onto its camera icon, which adheres to the skeuomorphism that was so popular in Android and iOS design years ago. Now, the world’s most popular photo app is getting a visual refresh with a design that feels like it actually belongs on a smartphone in 2016.

Why Your Favourite Apps Could Soon Be Black And White

Last week Instagram began testing a new monochromatic design, and yesterday Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac reported that one of the major changes coming to Apple Music in June will be a black-and-white makeover. It’s like the evolution of television in reverse. We’ve never had more beautiful smartphone displays, why would we dumb down the designs of our staple apps? It turns out that stripping colourful hues out of an app actually makes a ton of sense.

A 10-Year-Old Hacked Instagram

Some kids save up their pocket money to buy a new bike. Jani, a 10-year-old Finnish boy, decided to hack Instagram, and now he’s $US10,000 ($13,351) richer.

Instagram Does Not Want This Garbage-Reporting App To Be Called Littergram

There’s a small British app that allows people to take pictures of trash on the street then report it to local authorities so they can do something about it. But Instagram thinks that its name — Littergram — is garbage.

Personal Sharing On Facebook Declines As Snapchat And Instragram Grow

We’re all sharing a bit less personal information on Facebook, and while this should probably be hailed as a positive thing, it’s enough to set the Silicon Valley alarm bells ringing.

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