Early on Thursday Instagram announced a new feature called Instagram Direct. The new feature allows users to privately share photos or videos with up to 15 people. Obviously this is a new direction for Instagram, as previously sharing a photo was an all-or-nothing act.
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You can access your Instagram Direct inbox by tapping on the mailbox icon in the top-right corner. This is where … Read more
A little unsolicited advice to tech companies wanting to hold an event: Bring something at least moderately interesting or new to the table.
Otherwise, you end up like Instagram, which on Thursday unveiled Instagram Direct, its take on the direct and instant messaging feature that's available on virtually every other major service. The moment was, to say the least, disappointing.
Instagram, a unit of Facebook, is just the latest company to focus on upping its one-to-one messaging capabilities after building its business and customer base on its social turf. Founder Kevin Systrom spoke of Instagram as more than a … Read more
Shame is a powerful driving force.
It can lead you to actions you'd never thought possible. It can make you become someone you didn't think you were.
It can even make you buy your entitled, snotty children gifts you know they don't deserve.
This fear is being exacerbated by an apparent new trend in parent-child relations. It seems that kids are now posting their holiday wish lists online, with a view to telling their parents: "Get me all of this. Or feel forever publicly shamed."
Traveling can be a headache, especially during big holidays like Thanksgiving. With so many people traveling the country at around the same time, you're faced with packed airports, unforeseen schedule changes, bad weather, and probably more than a few irritable fellow passengers just trying to get home for the holiday.
To keep the stress level at a minimum, I selected some helpful travel apps for iOS that will keep you on schedule and help you navigate your itinerary.
Last week, Twitter slowly started rolling out a new feature that allows users to receive a direct-message from anyone following them on Twitter. The current setting only allows users to send a direct-message to those who follow them, leaving a potential recipient without the option to send a DM back.
The new feature isn't on by default, as it requires you to specifically enable it via Twitter's Web site.
Twitter is in the process of revamping its handling of direct messages.
The company is currently deciding whether it should bring its direct-messaging platform to a standalone service or if it should surface it to make it more prominent in its existing offering, All Things Digital is reporting on Thursday, citing multiple people who claim to have knowledge of Twitter's plans.
Twitter has been quietly making changes to its direct messages over the last several months. Earlier this year, Twitter started testing a feature that would let users send direct messages as long as they followed the recipient. That … Read more
It might soon be easier for Twitter users to send direct messages.
Marketing professional Jim Connolly on Tuesday showed off an image of what he says is a new Twitter feature that will allow people to send direct messages to anyone they follow. The feature does not appear to be widely available and its default setting is off, but it could mark a dramatic shift in communication on the social network.
Twitter's Direct Messages feature is locked down quite heavily. In order to send someone a direct message, the recipient must be following the sender. If the feature Connolly … Read more
If you're sick of having to plan a multi-stop trip on Google Maps one destination at a time, you're going to like the Maps update that began rolling out on Wednesday.
It delivers the long-requested multiple destination support for driving, walking, and biking directions. Once you receive the update, you can tap a plus icon (+) below your directions to add another destination.
As the screenshot below indicates, multiple destinations apparently was a feature in the previous version of Google Maps, but appears to have been removed with the major update that was announced at Google I/O earlier … Read more