Alex Jones ‘patriots’ rush to App Store to download Infowars app

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Alex Jones' media empire is falling, but his followers can still get their fix from iOS and Android apps.
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Fans of Infowars radio host Alex Jones have flocked to the Apple App Store to grab what’s left of his voice on social media.

The iOS app Infowars Official was ranked the fourth most popular news app earlier today, less than 48 hours after Apple and other tech companies booted Jones off its social media platforms.

Instagram gets more conversational with Question Stickers

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Instagram is beefing up Stories with loads of new features.
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Striking up a conversation on Instagram just became as easy as slapping a sticker on your Story.

Instagram revealed today that it has added a new feature called Question Stickers that gives users a new way to ask and receive questions from followers so you can get more acquainted with each other.

The most popular filter on Instagram may surprise you

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X-Pro II is widely used for the drama it brings to a photo. But the most popular "filter" adds no drama at all.
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Normal is the single-most used filter on Instagram, which means exactly what you think: Normal is not really a filter.

Still, because it lines up alongside Instagram’s 40 native filters, it came out on top, according to a database of 790,000 Instagram users. This is still considered a small sample for a user base that just surpassed 1 billion active users.

YouTube influencers carefully watching IGTV

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Pia Muehlenbeck used her YouTube Channel to promote her first IGTV post.
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Fashion influencer Pia Muehlenbeck wore a red dress chosen by her social media fans for a sunny day in Santa Monica to make her first video for the new IGTV.

Once shooting finished, she posted it on YouTube.

YouTube has seen competitors come and go and none have been able to threaten its standing as the dominant video platform. But it has not faced a media company with the might to seriously cut into its ad revenues or lure away some of its most prominent talent like Instagram.

Instagram Stories turns pretty pictures into buying opportunities

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Instagram is starting to feel like a giant advertisement.
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Your favorite Instagram Story feeds are about to get invaded by more advertisements.

The photo-sharing social network revealed today that it is expanding its shopping features beyond the regular feed and will start letting users share shopping advertisements in their Stories.

How to download all your old Instagram photos and videos

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Instagram has a new tool for downloading old photos.
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Pulling your photos off of Instagram just got a lot easier.

Instagram revealed today that it is finally starting to roll out a new tool that lets any Instagram user retrieve all of the photos, videos, comments, likes and other data stored on Instagram’s servers.

Get your data by following these steps:

Twitter begins long-awaited crackdown on bots

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Bad bots are getting the boot.
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Twitter has finally begun its long-awaited crackdown on bots.

The company has made changes to its API that make it significantly harder for services to batch tweet to multiple accounts, retweet, follow users, and more. This puts a stop to the software that powers Twitter bots.