Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

Instagram Lets You Use Emoji in Hashtags, Adds Filters

By Josh Wolford April 27, 2015

Instagram says it plans to start putting out new filters more often. Today, it’s starting with three. Download the latest update to access the new Lark, Reyes, and Juno filters. Here’s what those new filters do, according to Instagram: Inspired …

Facebook Removes ‘Posts by Friends’ Option on Pages Facebook Removes ‘Posts by Friends’ Option on Pages

Facebook has removed an option on pages that allowed users to filter recent posts to show only the ones made by friends. As of now, the “Posts by friends” filtering option located on the clickdown menu at the top of …

Vimeo Launches ‘Looks,’ Adds Over 500 New Visual Effects to Their Enhancer Tools Vimeo Launches ‘Looks,’ Adds Over 500 New Visual Effects to Their Enhancer Tools

Vimeo has just gone a little Instagram and unveiled new video enhancement options to their “Enhancer” toolbox. Adding to the already available selection of musical accompaniments for your videos, you can now add new “Looks” to your videos. Looks are …

Google’s Safe Search Filters

Over the past few months, some webmasters have complained that images on their sites were wrongly nabbed by Google Images’ safe search feature. This means, of course, a significant reduction in audience size.

Google Korea Starts Checking IDs

This change has been expected for a while; if anything, it’s only surprising that it took so long to be enacted.  But Google Korea has, for better or for worse, started asking for age verification following any adult-themed inquiries.

Australian Government Calls Porn Filters A Failure

The Australian government is calling its $85 million plan to filter online pornography a failure.

The filtering project was part of the governments $189 million NetAlert program launched in August 2007 to protect minors from online sexual predators and to block adult content.

The Horror of Search Engine Penalties & Filters

There are two words that are guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any website proprietor: penalties and filters.

They damage rankings and ultimately may result in banishment from the search engines. However, before panic sets in, let us guide you through the basics of penalties and filters.

A penalty is caused by significant violations of a search engine’s website guidelines, such as:

Gmail Advises Combining Filters, Colored Labels

At least once in your life, you’ve probably heard (or said) the phrase "But I know where everything is!"  And let’s be honest: assuming that’s true, it might take much more time to organize everything than to carry on with life as usual.  So Google, for its part, is working to make organization more automatic.

Using Google Date Based Filters to Detect Link Building…

Tips on How to Use Google Indexing Date Filters

Flickr Relaxes Filters In Germany

In recent weeks and months, I’ve noticed that the Internet seems to have its own c-word: censorship.  I’ve also noticed that, like most companies, Yahoo wants nothing to do with this word.  So it wasn’t a huge surprise when Yahoo’s photo-sharing service, Flickr, relaxed its filters in Germany.

Flickr Installs Filters In Germany
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Earlier this week, we learned that Flickr had started supporting seven new languages.  Unfortunately, news has now come that Flickr is “filtering” – not censoring, mind you – content in several of those tongues.

Flickr Says No To German Photos
Flickr Says No To German Photos
RSS Has Filters
Scott Karp mentioned that RSS has no value without a filter. RSS already has filters, but most people probably do not use them to their full potential.

  • Your top trusted editors in each category already are human editors / filters. As you go deeper into any category you find more duplication.
  • Many blog platforms allow you to subscribe to an individual category.
Gmail’s Normal Spam Filtering Returns

After an extended period of time during which I simply couldn’t trust Gmail’s spam filter to Do The Right Thing, I’m happy to report that for the last few weeks it has been performing exceptionally well.

Google Gives-up Building Own YouTube Filters

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting Google has signed a deal with Audible Magic to screen uploaded videos for copyrighted content.

StuntDubl’s Friday Favorites

I missed last week (My laptop started with the “laptop death rattle” – so it was a scramble to do data backups, find and migrate to a new machine). One of the worst parts of being a solo shop is being your own IT guy. Excuses aside – here’s twice the friday favorite goodness for this week.

Gmail Blocked By Verizon Spam Filters
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Several people reported having email sent from the Gmail accounts to Verizon customers bounce back to them by overly aggressive spam filters over the weekend. Google says the problem has been fixed, but Verizon has been very silent on the matter.

The Richness of Blogs

One of the best articles about the value of blogs that I’ve read in a long time was posted by Robin Good.