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The end of Twitpic

- September 4th, 2014

Twitpic, a service that lets you share photos and videos on Twitter,will be shutting down as of Sept. 25, founder Noah Everett announced in a blog post.

According to Everett, Twitter contacted Twitpic’s legal department a few weeks earlier demanding it abandon its trademark application. Otherwise it might lose access to Twitter’s API.

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Twitpic.com. (Website screenshot)

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How to mute Mr. and Mrs. Tweet-too-Much

- May 13th, 2014

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Your best friends have taken their first vacation in years and from the moment they left for the airport, they’ve been tweeting a mile-a-minute. You really don’t want to block or unfollow either of them, but with the flood of tweets, you are so tempted, you really are. The good news: Twitter has found a cure for that.

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Twitter revamping its desktop look

- April 8th, 2014

Your Twitter profile is getting a makeover which will make it look more like your Facebook page.

The company announced on its official blog it is redesigning the look of profile pages on its desktop browser version.

The new design lets users upload a larger profile picture which will appear as a banner over your posts, much in the same way as you can in Facebook. The updated page also includes features not previously available on Twitter:

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Michelle Obama’s Twitter profile page. (SCREENSHOT)

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Dalai Lama joins Instagram

- February 27th, 2014

The Dalai Lama is about to get filtered.

The Tibetan spiritual leader announced Thursday that he had joined Instagram, and would be posting images of his various expeditions and teachings as they occurred.

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The Dalai Lama announced his Instagram account to followers over Twiter, but from the looks of it, he’s had the account running since Feb. 1st and has already started building up his collection of photos.

During the time this piece was written, the Dalai Lama was sitting at just over 9,000 followers, and had posted images with big name celebrities including Larry King and President Obama.

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While that doesn’t compare to his 8.5 million followers on Twitter, his two social media accounts have one common feature: he’s not following anyone on either.

The Dalai Lama told tech website The Verge that social media can be great in the hands of a strong person, and disastrous in the hands of a weak person.

“If the person, himself or herself, has a certain inner strength, a certain confidence, then it is no problem. But if an individual’s mind is weak, then there is more confusion. You can’t blame technology. It depends on the user of the technology,” he said.