Popular Science: Make your own Instagram filter. “For years, Instagram filters were only made by the platform itself or by a handful of studios and creators with access to Spark AR Studio, a tool Facebook designed specifically to create filters for their platforms. But that changed in early August, when Spark AR’s closed beta version ended and the software became available to anyone dreaming of making their own filters. So, as the Instagram addict I am, I volunteered as tribute and set about learning how to make my own filters—and then write about it so you can do it, too.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Get Started With TikTok: A Guide for Marketers. “Thinking of putting your business on TikTok? Wondering how other brands are using TikTok successfully? In this article, you’ll discover how to create TikTok video and find examples to inspire you to use TikTok in your own marketing.” I know this section has been rather TikTok-y lately, but Social Media Examiner never hits a clinker.
How-To Geek: How to Highlight a Row in Google Sheets Using Conditional Formatting. “Should you need to isolate data in Google Sheets based on specific criteria in a cell, you can use conditional formatting to highlight entire rows in your spreadsheet. Here’s how to do it.”
MakeUseOf: The 12 Best How-To Sites That Everyone Should Bookmark. “Do you know how to change the oil on your car? What about how to knit a scarf? Or how to make compost? If you need some help with life’s little chores, the internet is full of guidance. But which sites should you head to when you need some advice? Here are 12 how-to sites that everyone needs to have saved in their bookmarks.” MakeUseOf DID include itself in the list, which, c’mon now, but it’s generally a good list.
MakeUseOf: The Best Snapchat Drawings and How to Draw Them. “Users have taken the Edit Photo tool beyond its original intent, and are now using it to create hilarious memes and stories. In this article we explain how to draw on Snapchat, and share some funny Snapchat drawings you can replicate.”
Lifehacker: Introducing: Lifehacker’s Complete Guide to Wifi. “You don’t have to memorize every setting in your router to set up a killer wireless network at home, but there are quite a few things you’ll want to know about wifi in order to get the best possible performance on your many devices. To help you out, we’ve put together a special page—Lifehacker’s Complete Guide to Wifi—that you can bookmark and refer to whenever you’re messing around with your wifi (or find that your connection feels slower, but you have no idea why).”
How-To Geek: The Beginner’s Guide to Google Forms. “Are you just getting started with Google Forms? Never heard of it before? Either way, here are some tips to help you get going with Google’s powerful form tool and start building surveys and forms online for free.” Thorough overview with lots of screenshots.