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What to Do If You Hate Your Partner's Social Media Presence What to Do If You Hate Your Partner's Social Media Presence

I once briefly dated a guy whose entire Twitter feed was about biking. He spent his day posting links to cycling routes, talking about his bike, communicating with other biking enthusiasts, advocating for cyclist safety efforts, and putting up photos of cars obstructing bike paths. All of this is admirable, of course,…

See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago See What Everyone Was Tweeting Ten Years Ago

If you’re tired of the hell dimension that is present-day Twitter, internet renaissance man Andy Baio has the link for you: here’s what your Twitter feed would look like ten years ago today (if you followed all the people you follow now). Of course, you can only see tweets from people who were already on Twitter in…

How Twitter's Password Screwup Might Have Happened How Twitter's Password Screwup Might Have Happened

Last week, Twitter revealed that it had accidentally stored some user passwords in plain text, and thus suggested that all users change their Twitter password. It was bad. But honestly not that bad, according to Tristan Bolton, founder of enterprise cloud provider BoltonSmith. We talked to him about how it might have…

Change Your Twitter Password Now Change Your Twitter Password Now

Twitter, a social network built to test just how much bullshit internet users will tolerate, just announced that it accidentally stored a bunch of passwords in plain text. While it was just an internal error, and everything is probably fine, you should probably change your Twitter password now. Happy Password Day!

Is This an Innocent OK Sign or a White Power Symbol? Is This an Innocent OK Sign or a White Power Symbol?

This post is about Kanye West’s week of MAGA. Sorry. As you probably heard, Kanye is back on Twitter, this time with a bizarre and escalating series of tweets that seem to endorse weirdo conservatives and even Donald Trump. Every tweet inspires an explainer. Yesterday Kanye tweeted a picture of himself in a MAGA hat,…

How to Block Other People's Likes on Twitter How to Block Other People's Likes on Twitter

Twitter loves to ruin your timeline with all kinds of clutter. The worst kind is tweets from people you don’t follow, which Twitter shows you only because people you do follow “liked” them. Isn’t that what the retweet button is for? When Twitter added this “feature,” it didn’t add a way to turn it off. Thankfully, the…

Clean Out a Crowded Twitter Feed With ManageFlitter Clean Out a Crowded Twitter Feed With ManageFlitter

If you’ve been on Twitter for too long, or gone on binges where you follow too many people at once, you can end up with a crowded, even toxic Twitter feed. In the twelve years I’ve spent on Twitter, I’ve ended up following an unwieldy crowd of over 3,700 accounts. I can’t make a big dent just by manually unfollowing…

This Twitter Bot Will Interview You Like You’re Famous This Twitter Bot Will Interview You Like You’re Famous

Do you ever give an imaginary TV interview in the shower about all your very important opinions? Do you wish more people would tag you in those “ask me anything” memes? Well now a bot will interview you like you’re a pop star, using questions from old issues of UK music magazine Smash Hits.

Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold Remove Retweets From Your Twitter Timeline With Blindfold

In its April issue, a writer at The Atlantic makes the argument that “retweets are trash.” Whereas once if you wanted to repeat something someone else had said on the platform you would have had to create a whole new tweet and add a “RT” in front of it, the addition of the retweet button has made it so people will…

Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension  Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension 

Most connected people use services from at least one, if not most of the major tech companies. And while they generally make it easy for you to figure out what data you’re sharing with them and other third-party services, sometimes you need a big, red warning flag—like PlusPrivacy.

How to Disable All Retweets on Twitter How to Disable All Retweets on Twitter

The Atlantic just made a great case for turning off retweets for everyone you follow on Twitter, but they don’t tell you how. So we built a tool to do it.

Save Tweets You Want to Read Later With Twitter's New Bookmarks Feature Save Tweets You Want to Read Later With Twitter's New Bookmarks Feature

I spend a ton of time on Twitter. At least once a day, most of the time more, a friend or someone I follow tweets something I want to check out but don’t have time to right then.

How to Hide 'Trending Topics' From Twitter and Facebook How to Hide 'Trending Topics' From Twitter and Facebook

“Trending topics” are bullshit, says Select All. These little modules on social media sites are swamps of banality and disinformation. This Wednesday, YouTube’s trending page included a conspiracy-theory video, which claims that the Stoneman Douglas High School students fighting for gun control are actually paid…

Streamline Your Twitter Experience With This Browser Extension Streamline Your Twitter Experience With This Browser Extension

This week Twitter announced it’s getting rid of its Twitter for Mac desktop client. The app was bad and had a rating of 1.7 out of 5 at its time of death, so it’s probably safe to say that it won’t be badly missed.

How to Disconnect From Social Media but Stay Connected to the World How to Disconnect From Social Media but Stay Connected to the World

Social media is terrible, and social media is amazing. It inundates us with panic-inducing news and rage-inducing hot takes; it also keeps us connected to our friends, professional circles, and news from around the world. But if you try to drink straight from the fire hose, you’re going to drown—or get your head…

TD Ameritrade Now Lets You Trade Via Tweet TD Ameritrade Now Lets You Trade Via Tweet

There’s no need to waste time logging into an app or firing up your desktop when you want to buy or sell some stocks—now you can do it right from the convenience of your Twitter DMs if you have a TD Ameritrade account.

How to Block Your Fake Followers How to Block Your Fake Followers

Millions of Twitter users are actually fraudulent bots, sold to real Twitter users, including many celebrities and media personalities, to inflate their stats and make them look more influential. Last week the New York Times investigated one of the most influential bot sellers and called up their celebrity clients. In…

How to Find Out If a Twitter Bot Is Impersonating You Online How to Find Out If a Twitter Bot Is Impersonating You Online

Twitter bots have been around for almost as long as Twitter itself, and plenty of them are funny, provocative, or downright useful. But just like everything else online, there’s a dark side to the world of Twitter bots, as a recent report from The New York Times made clear.

Stop Twitter From Turning Your PNGs Into JPGs Stop Twitter From Turning Your PNGs Into JPGs

When you embed any static image onto Twitter, it tries to compress it down as a JPEG to save bandwidth. For photos, that’s usually fine; JPEG was designed for photos. But digital art, infographics, and screenshots usually look their best in the PNG image format. If you upload those as PNGs, Twitter will still compress…

Stop Giving Life Advice, Bill O'Reilly, You Evil Scumbag Stop Giving Life Advice, Bill O'Reilly, You Evil Scumbag

A few weeks ago the Lifehacker team batted around a few ways to discuss Bill O’Reilly’s occasional “Tip of the Day” tweets, in our capacity as the Famous Site for Tips of the Day. I abandoned the piece because what is there to say? The tips are bad. But then another one of these damn things slithered into my feed:

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