HuffPost: How To Spot A PR Cycle On Instagram And TikTok

HuffPost: How To Spot A PR Cycle On Instagram And TikTok. “While the phrase ‘public relations’ may have a negative connotation for some people, it’s not inherently bad, and PR cycles occur on social media a lot more frequently than you might think. But it is good to be able to spot one so that you can properly decide whether or not a product or angle is worth your buy-in.”

Gizmodo: The Best Ways To Find and Organize Your Phone’s Forgotten Photos

Gizmodo: The Best Ways To Find and Organize Your Phone’s Forgotten Photos. “Many of us are now carrying around so many digital images that they can easily get forgotten and ignored, gathering dust or whatever the virtual equivalent is as we move on to new adventures and new photos—after all, when is the last time you actually took a moment to browse back through your media library? This is a problem that the best photo apps know about, and there are ways to resurface classic images and videos from the past, without having to spend hours scrolling through brightly colored thumbnails.”

OpenAI’s new ChatGPT bot: 10 coolest things you can do with it (Bleeping Computer)

Bleeping Computer: OpenAI’s new ChatGPT bot: 10 coolest things you can do with it. “From precisely spotting security vulnerabilities in your code, to writing an essay or an entire block of functional code on a whim, to opening portals to another dimension, OpenAI’s newly launched ChatGPT is a game changer with its possibilities seeming limited only by your limitedness.”

Robert Riemann: Mastodon Privacy Policy Generator

Robert Riemann: Mastodon Privacy Policy Generator. “Most private-sector instances run the identical code of Mastodon and don’t encourage any specific use beyond the generic user-controlled micro-blogging. In that case, I recommend you to use this Mastodon data protection notice generator to create a first draft and add, if necessary, anything that is missing.”

Electronic Frontier Foundation: How to Make a Mastodon Account and Join the Fediverse

Electronic Frontier Foundation: How to Make a Mastodon Account and Join the Fediverse. “This post is part of a series on Mastodon and the fediverse. We also have a post on understanding the fediverse, privacy and security on Mastodon, and why the fediverse will be great—if we don’t screw it up, and more are on the way.” A deep, thoroughly-screenshotted dive on how to join Mastodon, with an emphasis on personal privacy and security.

Hongkiat: 9 Best Tools to Optimize Animated GIFs

Hongkiat: 9 Best Tools to Optimize Animated GIFs. “Animated GIFs are interesting and all, but the time taken to load the are not. Because they consist of frames of animations, they are usually big in terms of file size. This means it is a pain to load web pages, especially if you have many of them. But the good news is, Animated GIFs can be optimized. In other words, their file size can be shrunk without compromising the image quality.”

How to Colorize Black and White Photos: 5 Free Tools (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Colorize Black and White Photos: 5 Free Tools. “Colorizing photos used to require highly specialized Photoshop skills, but nowadays, you can easily do it with a click of a button. There are plenty of free tools for adding color to black and white photos and thanks to the help of AI, the results are stunning. So get your cherished family photos ready and have fun bringing history to life!”

WIRED: Avoiding Twitter? Try These Interest-Based Discord Servers

WIRED: Avoiding Twitter? Try These Interest-Based Discord Servers. “ARE YOU LOOKING for an alternative to Twitter since Elon Musk acquired it? Some social media users switched over to Mastodon, a decentralized option with similar structures. For anyone who’s retiring those Twitter fingers and feels open to trying something different, Discord is another great choice.”

A Guide To Keyboard Accessibility: HTML And CSS (Part 1) (Smashing Magazine)

Smashing Magazine: A Guide To Keyboard Accessibility: HTML And CSS (Part 1). “This article is the first of two parts about a guide to making websites accessible to keyboard users. Here Cristian Diaz covers a good set of practices and recommendations on how to use HTML and CSS to create a great experience for keyboard users.”

Hongkiat: 10+ Tools to Crop and Resize Images Online (Without Photoshop)

Hongkiat: 10+ Tools to Crop and Resize Images Online (Without Photoshop). “Sometimes, using image editing tools like Photoshop or GIMP just for simple image editing tasks (cropping, resizing, etc) seems a little overkill. For that matter, we bring you a list of sites that care of these simple tasks. And best of all, they are free!”

Screen Rant: How To Follow Hashtags On Mastodon (And Why It Isn’t Working)

Screen Rant: How To Follow Hashtags On Mastodon (And Why It Isn’t Working). “Following hashtags can create a personalized feed of content for users to enjoy, but what is the best way to follow hashtags on the Mastodon app? Without hashtags, users potentially lose out on content that could be relevant to their interests. While it is easy to search for hashtags, users just want an easy way to see relevant content without searching for it.”

MakeUseOf: What Language Is This? 5 Tools to Identify Unknown Languages

MakeUseOf: What Language Is This? 5 Tools to Identify Unknown Languages. “If you’ve come across a language you can’t identify, it might drive you crazy until you figure out what it is. Even if you don’t speak multiple languages, it’s useful to know what a language is just by looking at it. Let’s look at some language finder services to help you identify which language you’re looking at in an image or text.”