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How (and Why) to Disable Algorithmic Feeds on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook - 1 views

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    "Social networks offer a stream of updates from your family and friends or people you follow. But the feed you see isn't chronological. Instead, the social networks try to figure out what you'd like to see first, and show that instead. However, algorithmic feeds mean you'll miss some updates you might want to see. Which is why you should disable algorithmic feeds and enable chronological feeds instead. In this article we show you how to do that on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. "
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Free Technology for Teachers: Good Reminders About Password Security - 0 views

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    "The mot recent Facebook hoax making its rounds has prompted me to remind everyone about the importance of using strong and varied passwords (don't use the same password for Facebook as you do for your bank account). Creating a strong password is a just the first step in protecting your email and social media accounts from hackers. To really protect your account there are some additional steps you should take like using two-factor authentication. In their most recent video Common Craft explains how to protect your online accounts. Click here to watch the video or you can view it as embedded below. "
John Evans

How Facebook's new 3D photos work | TechCrunch - 1 views

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    "In May, Facebook teased a new feature called 3D photos, and it's just what it sounds like. However, beyond a short video and the name, little was said about it. But the company's computational photography team has just published the research behind how the feature works and, having tried it myself, I can attest that the results are really quite compelling. In case you missed the tea"
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Surprise! Teens hate Facebook - 1 views

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    "Facebook, not so long ago, ruled the social media roost. Across nearly all important demographics, the Zuckerberg-led time bomb flattened the competition. Sure, it was losing teens, but many of them were just being diverted to other Facebook-owned properties, like WhatsApp and Instagram. Now, according to Pew Research, only 51 percent of teens use Facebook - down 20 percent from 2015. Zuckerberg better grab a helmet because this time the sky really is falling."
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram - 1 views

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    " lot of words have been added to the dictionary over the past few decades thanks to social media, but few have become so widely used and accepted as "hashtag." For a long time, the hashtag symbol (#) was known simply as the "pound" symbol. Now, I could swear that the only time I hear it referred to as a pound symbol is when I enter my PIN number to pay my cell phone bill. Manage and plan your social media content with the help of this free calendar template. While hashtags were originally made famous by Twitter, they're now used on many major social networks, including Facebook and Instagram. Let's explore what a hashtag is, why they're so great, and how they work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram."
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How to Download Facebook Videos Without Any Software - 0 views

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    "Have you found some amazing and cool videos on Facebook, and you are looking for a way on how to download them to your computer? Maybe, you have tried to get them, but you didn't find a solution or a working way. Really, it's so frustrating when you come across awesome videos on Facebook and you find yourself unable to save them to your PC for offline view. But no worries anymore, even if Facebook doesn't provide an option to download and save videos to your computer or any other device, In this post, I'm going to share with you a fantastic trick that will allow you to download any public or private video from Facebook without using any software or plugin. So, let's get started!"
John Evans

Creative Lessons with Fake Texts, Tweets, Facebook Pages - 2 views

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    "What if Lewis and Clark had cell phones? What would JFK have posted on Facebook? What would Abe Lincoln have Tweeted? While it's fun to think about what how modern technology would have affected the past, it's also a creative way for students to demonstrate an understanding of historical figures, politicians, authors, or even plants and animals. Students love social media, and virtual impersonation tools provide an opportunity to bring some fun into assignments. All of the tools below are free, and can be used without creating an account."
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22 Simple Examples Of Social Media In The Classroom - 3 views

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    "Social media in the classroom, while not perfect, has its benefits. Though many teachers are (perhaps wisely) forbidden to "friend" students on facebook, that doesn't mean that facebook, pinterest, social media at large are without merit in education."
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