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Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s a statement the company: We’re removing background images from the home and notifications timelines on web for all users. Now, …

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‘Marlboro Mascot’ Yields a Funny Google Search Result Thanks to John Oliver

If you search for “Marlboro Mascot’ right now in Google, the first result you’ll see is an cartoon diseased lung smoking a cigarette. That’s Jeff, and according to HBO’s John Oliver, he should be the new Marlboro mascot. Oliver spent Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight skewering Marlboro, along with various other players in the big tobacco game. At …

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Google Gives Chromecast Users More Image Options

One of the nice things about Google’s Chromecast other than its incredibly attractive price tag, is that it keeps getting better on its own thanks to both Google’s own updates and increasing adoption from other apps. Google announced one of its own updates today, enabling users to tap into a wider variety of pictures for the images that appear on …

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Google Drive Gets New Image Features

Google announced the release of two new features for working with images in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings: the ability to reset an image and the ability to replace an image. “Unhappy with the properties and formatting you applied to your image? You can now go back to the original with the reset image button,” explains Google in a Google+ …

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What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers on the Internet are doing a lot of their online communication through visuals these days. People are sharing roughly 1.8 billion photos every day just on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But image sharing reaches far beyond personal photographs and these particular services, and brands are waking up to this fact. Are you taking …

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This Infographic Teaches You About Facebook’s News Feed Image Sizes

You may have noticed some changes to the way Facebook’s News Feed looks lately. Facebook marketing app Gain has the imaging of the new design figured out, and has put together a pretty interesting infographic (via InsideFacebook) on the subject to help you get the most out of your image sharing. Good stuff to know. Unfortunately, none of this is …

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Gmail Starts Showing Images Automatically

It’s the dawn of a new era. Gmail will now show images in emails automatically. As Google explains in a blog post, Gmail has historically asked users if they want images to be displayed in emails as a precautionary measure, as “unknown senders might want to try to use images to compromise the security of your computer or mobile device.” …

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Facebook Looks To Boost Your Click-Through Rates With Bigger Pictures

Facebook quietly announced last week that it has rolled out larger images for link shares in a move that it says will help boost click-through rates. The company made the announcement on its Facebook + Journalists page: Post by Facebook + Journalists. The move comes as Facebook shares are said to have reached an all-time high. There’s no question that …

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Norman Chan’s Massive Comic-Con Cosplay Gallery Is Something To Behold

In case you aren’t aware, Norman Chad is a consumer electronic reporter for Tested.com, the site created by Mythbusters hosts, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Needless to say, Comic-Con 2013 was something the Tested crew was not going to miss, and to help celebrate their stay, Chad decided he would take pictures of the various cosplay characters who appear at …

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Imgur Launches New Meme Generator

It’s been a big week for Imgur, the popular social image sharing service. The company finally launched its first mobile app over a year after hinting that apps were on the way (don’t worry, iOS is on the way), and now, they’ve launched a new Meme Generator. Imgur notes that memes are frequently created elsewhere on the Internet, then uploaded …

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Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets

It appears that Twitter is looking to give users more context about the photos others share in tweets – or at least make it easier to determine whether or not “clicking to expand” is worth their time. A small number of users have noticed that Twitter is showing small thumbnail image previews on the right-hand side of tweets inside the …

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Imgur CEO Talks New Mobile App, Relationship With Reddit

On Monday, image sharing service Imgur finally released its first mobile app, launching on Android first. It turns out it’s not that they just wanted to start with Android, however. They’ve run into some issues with Apple, but the iOS app should arrive in the coming weeks. This is all coming significantly later than we expected. Last year, we were …

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