Twitter Reveals Upcoming Paid “Super Follow” Feature, Allowing Users to Charge for Tweets

During Twitter’s recent 2021 Analyst Day presentation, the company revealed at least part of the paid subscription service it’s been working on for some time. It’s called “Super Follow” and will allow users to get exclusive content, deals, and community access to creators. Other big announcements include the testing of a new groups feature – …

YouTube Shorts Beta Will Launch in the U.S. in March to Compete with TikTok

YouTube is gearing up to launch a beta version of its TikTok competitor, Shorts, in the U.S. beginning in March, chief product officer Neal Mohan announced today. According to YouTube, Shorts is a new short-form video experience for creators and artists who want to shoot short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones. In …

The Best Work-From-Home Cities for 2021

There’s no place like home… to work, that is. If you’re looking to leave your cramped, overpriced digs to work from home permanently in a new area, you’re not alone. After nearly a year working from home full-time, millions of people are looking to relocate. And while the pandemic has fueled a remote work boom, …

Chrome Users: Stop What You’re Doing Right Now (Yes, Right Now) and Update to Chrome 88

Google released the latest version of its Chrome web browser yesterday (Version 88.0.4324.150). The update is rolling out now across Windows, Mac, and Linux.  It’s more important than usual to update to ensure you’re running the latest version of Chrome.  Why?  The update fixes a vulnerability which the search giant says is actively being exploited …

Microsoft Launches Viva For the Remote Work Market (AKA – the Future of Work as We Know It)

Microsoft’s latest launch – Viva – is a big bet on the future of remote work as this new way of life and working becomes the new norm. It’s not an app, or even a service, but more like a complete platform for improving remote work and helping companies adjust to it. Not surprisingly, Viva’s …

Robinhood’s Awkward AF Super Bowl Ad Celebrates Amateur Investors

Robinhood is running its first ever Super Bowl ad – the company’s biggest brand campaign to date according to CNBC – in the midst of a growing brand crisis. The tone-deaf commercial focuses on the idea that anyone can be an investor – an idea that has been at the heart of Robinhood’s ethos since …

Instagram’s new ‘recently deleted’ feature lets you change your mind about deleting a post

Content can be brought back for up to 30 days. As of today, Instagram is adding the ability to bring back deleted posts. The Facebook-owned social media network is rolling out a “recently deleted” feature in the app that will allow users to review and restore content they’ve deleted, including photos, videos, reels, IGTV videos, …

3 Myths About Remote Work Debunked

Before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we all live and work earlier this year, the thought of remote work often conjured images of a young entrepreneur working on his or her laptop in some exotic location. Scrolling through social media pre-pandemic and we’d often be bombarded with posts from “remote bloggers” wanting to share …

Three Ogilvy Advertising Secrets that are Still Relevant Today

Often described as “The Father of Advertising,” and “The Original Mad Man,” David Ogilvy is an advertising legend. Ogilvy is largely known for his advertising work for Ogilvy & Mather, the Madison Avenue agency he founded in 1948. Over the years, Ogilvy and his ad agency created hugely successful campaigns for Rolls-Royce, Sears, the British …

Instagram to hide likes count in more countries

In an effort to encourage users to not be ‘likes’ obsessed and bring focus back to the content itself; Instagram developers have been experimenting with an update that will remove like counts in certain countries. The idea being to remove the feature all together for all markets. So far this experiment with the likes feature …

Stop what you’re doing and Google ‘Thanos’…

Google has added a new Easter egg celebrating the theatrical release of Avengers: Endgame. Just goto Google[dot]com and search “Thanos”, there you will find ( on the right under his info card ) and then click the gauntlet. Go ahead, I’ll wait…   In the mean time maybe check out a spoiler-free review by our friends …

Hottest Web Design Trends for 2017

The web is a rapidly evolving space. Technologies and development techniques can appear quickly. Ever improving tools allow for greater freedom when designing interfaces and interactions. And because of this, web design patterns and techniques can begin to trend within a short period of time. Below is a list of web design trends to keep …