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This Week in Tech: Instagram, Twitter, Super Mario, iOS 10 and the New iPhone

The last 7 days have been big in the world of tech and social media! Instagram is finally letting users moderate comments, Twitter is finally nixing the 140 character limit, and of course – last week’s Apple Event brought big changes to the iPhone. So let’s get to it!

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Instagram Introduces Stories!

As if there wasn’t enough of the same feature on each social network, Instagram is the latest to get into the crossover world with Stories, literally an exact copy of the popular Snapchat feature.

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Awesome Instagram Optimization Apps

When it comes to getting exposure for you brand online, there’s no doubt that Instagram is the top way to get your brand or product out in front of potential customers with little-to-no advertising spend. With the exponential growth Instagram has seen in just the last 3 years, it’s not that much of a surprise that built-in analytics into the Instagram app itself has taken some time to develop. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have an employer or client that already understand the value of social media (you’ve already acheived a great hurdle), then you just want to know how to spend your time the most effectively.

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Instagram Adds Desktop Notifications

Well this is a nice change. If you’ve been on Instagram in the last day or so, there’s a new update that you may (or may not) have noticed.

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Desktop notifications!

After news of the upcoming change in algorithm that they announced last week, this is a nice change. Hopefully we’ll be one step closer to (finally) being able to post from the desktop. And working for an agency where I’m managing multiple Instagram accounts, desktop support would be #blessed.

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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Break It

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This week, Instagram announced that they were beginning to test a new timeline for its users – one that uses an algorithm to determine the posts they think you might want to see the most, rather than just adding them to your timeline in chronological order like the current version is now.

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