Tag Archive: Social


Make your social posts private and so that only those you want can see them

I’ve been using social media apps for well over a decade, and over that period, there have certainly been things that I’ve posted that I’m glad the whole world wasn’t able to see. In fact, some accounts (like Instagram and TikTok) I permanently leave in private mode, so that only select people can see what I post. If you’re interested in learning how to take your accounts private and protect your posts from the world’s eyes, read on,  [Read More…]

Play games and have fun while social distancing with Quarantined Kittens

The lesser-known casualty of the current self-isolation policy is the loss of the ability to gather together and play games while yelling at each other across the table. In some ways, this should be a bigger deal because as humans we thrive in a community. We need to play together and grow together. Lucky for humanity, the people who make games are looking out for us. The makers of Exploding Kittens, a card game that keeps trying to kill you  [Read More…]

How to use Netflix Party to watch with friends amidst social distancing

With the current COVID-19 crisis forcing people around the globe to practice social distancing and stay at home more, we’re all beginning to yearn for a visit from our close friends and relatives. Birthday parties and vacation plans are cancelled or postponed for the time being, and with game night on hiatus indefinitely, who knows when it’ll actually be safe again to have a guest over or take a trip to a friend’s house.

Netflix Party is a Chrome extension  [Read More…]

Vodafone to donate books to UK schools to encourage social media kindness

A really great gesture to end the year.

What you need to know Vodafone has announced it will donate a copy of #Goldilocks to every UK primary (elementary) school in the UK. #Goldilocks is an updated fairytale that helps to educate young children about social media, especially the need to be kind. It was originally released in December of 2018 to very positive feedback.

UK carrier Vodafone has announced it will donate a copy of its #Goldilocks  [Read More…]

Google Camera 7.1 adds Social Share, Astrophotography, and Framing hints

The UI has also received a slight redesign.

What you need to know Google Camera 7.1 is out with a new design and features. Two of the new standout features are Framing hints and Social Share. Astrophotography and a new level indicator are also present.

Google Camera 7.1 is out, and with it some changes to the user interface along with a couple of new features. The first thing you’ll probably notice is the tweaked interface. Google  [Read More…]

Where to find the Nexus social space and Space Anomaly in No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is actually turning into a proper game, and now you can play it with friends.

Best answer: The Nexus can be accessed through a Space Anomaly. This can be summoned through your starship. If one hasn’t been found yet, they pop up at random after finding an Atlas Interface.

Explore the galaxy: No Man’s Sky ($ 30 at Amazon)

No Man’s Sky now has proper multiplayer thanks to its gigantic Beyond update,  [Read More…]

MrMobile’s Sony Aibo review shows that social robots can still be fun

Maybe it’s just my tendency to buy, trade, and sell gadgets whenever I get tired of the last ones, but I’ve never been one to form sentimental or emotional bonds with much of my tech. Aside from a few childhood electronics like my original Hey You, Pikachu! edition Nintendo 64 or the teal Game Boy Color that still sits decoratively on my mantle, I’ve always seen most of my technology as tools, first and foremost.

I suspect that’s why  [Read More…]

Google is giving social networking another try with Shoelace

Currently, Shoelace is only available in New York City and requires an invite.

What you need to know Google is trying out a new hyperlocal social networking service called Shoelace. Shoelace will be used to help you plan activities or events for your friends and meeting new people. It is currently only available in New York City and requires an invite.

Google may have shut down Google+ back in April, but its new app Shoelace shows it  [Read More…]

Goodnight to Google+, my first blogging and social platform

This “ghost town” of a social network helped me engage the world around me and develop my voice and my passion into a career.

That headline is not hyperbole or exaggeration. Google+ may have been a laughing stock of the social world and a nuisance to Google and YouTube users who just wanted to comment on a video or leave a Google Maps review, but it was the first platform where I grew beyond a lurker and  [Read More…]

Eating better: How social media and tech help me make healthier choices

I don’t have to give up food, I just have to eat it better.

Last week, I shared with you guys my plan to go on a weight loss journey. I received a very warm response from the community and I want to thank everyone for the positive words of encouragement and motivation!

I spent the week reflecting on my desires and to fine tune the exact plan going forward. We’ve already discussed what I aim to  [Read More…]