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Instagram now lets you post to multiple accounts at the same time – 10.01.19

Instagram now lets you post to multiple accounts at the same time

Instagram is adding the ability to let you publish a post to multiple accounts at the same time. The option to “self re-gram’” will appear underneath the options to tag people and mark your location.

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*This could be a time-saver for a lot of people who run multiple business accounts, are doing partnerships or takeovers with other accounts, or run several photography hubs. It’s also popular to have more than one personal account, so this could be helpful outside the business realm.*

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 People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared.

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* The study did not draw a conclusion about why older users are more likely to share hoaxes, though the researchers point to two possible theories. The first is that older people, who came to the internet later, lack the digital literacy skills of their younger counterparts. The second is that people experience cognitive decline as they age, making them likelier to fall for hoaxes.*

 

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This smartphone app lets the blind ‘see’ emotions

The Facing Emotions app utilises AI and the camera of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone to translate seven universal emotions into seven unique sounds. Developed in collaboration with the Polish Blind Association, the app has been created to give blind and visually impaired people a richer experience when communicating with others.

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*Increasingly, more and more brands are using technology to respond to the needs of disabled consumers. Instagram, for example, recently introduced new features to assist visually impaired users.*

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