At the Frosted Trees Café...

... you can talk all night.  AND: I changed the time on this post to put it on top of the William Barr post. I like the open thread closing the day.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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27 stunning photos of the US military in action this year

Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Spartz looks out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations above Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 28, 2020. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez Each of these 27 photos were taken by a talented military photographer over the course of the year, and each is a stunning image of the US military in action. These photos, however, only capture a small part of what members of the US armed forces do in service of their country. Here are Insider's picks for...
Tags: Photos, Europe, Navy, US, Trends, Features, Ronald Reagan, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, Air Force, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Eisenhower, Wilson, Atlantic Ocean

The FTC is ordering Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and 6 other tech firms to share how they collect, track, and use online consumer data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The US Federal Trade Commission is ordering Amazon, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Discord, ByteDance, Reddit, Snap, and Twitter to show the agency how they collect and use people's personal information online. The order is inquiring into how the firms track data and target online ads to consumers, whether they use algorithms to handle personal information, and how their online practices affect kids and teens. T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, News, Media, Instagram, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Eu, Washington Dc, Doj, User Privacy

Too Much Information? Former ‘CBS Evening News’ Producer Seeks Role as ‘News Concierge’

News junkies often develop a tight relationship with a favorite TV anchor or cable-news outlet. Mosheh Oinounou  hopes some of them will turn instead to a “news concierge.” The former executive producer of “CBS Evening News” is among the many journalists discovering they don’t need a traditional media apparatus — say a TV-network control room […]
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Away cofounder Jen Rubio and Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield are expecting a baby together after a long fertility journey Rubio described as 'a whole road to get here'

Jen Rubio and Stewart Butterfield. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Away cofounder Jen Rubio and Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield are having a baby together, Rubio announced in an Instagram post on Monday.  "I spend a lot of time hoping this little boy can feel how much love and intention and support there is behind his very existence," Rubio wrote. "We can't wait to meet him." Rubio detailed the couple's struggles with fertility, revealing that she had an early miscarriage and underwent multiple ro...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Peru, Baby, Warby Parker, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Bay Area, Away, Rubio, Butterfield, Tech Insider, Jen Rubio, Steph Korey, Avery Hartmans, Power Couples

33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel

2021 Social Media Predictions

In a year where 90% of social media plans were thrown out the window, we’re still trying to predict what major occurrences will happen in the months ahead. Some things might still surprise us (like the FTC lawsuit against Facebook that was issued last week), but there are some things in the social space that we can plan for based on key trends we saw unveil themselves this past year. Below our agency has broken down several 2021 social media predictions, accompanied by valuable resour...
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Gift Guide: Fun photography gear to brighten up the holidays

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. It’s a difficult time to be a photographer. Getting creative feels impossible when every day is the same and the most exotic locale you visit is the living room. Travel is out this year, vacations are pushed back and everybody is cooped up inside trying not to lose it. Everything is har...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Photography, New York, Tech, Digital Photography, Sony, Sandisk, Fujifilm, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Adorama, Nat Geo, Canon EOS, FujiFilm Instax

Longest photo exposure of all time

In 2012, photographer Regina Valkenborgh, then a student at the University of Hertfordshire in England, created a series of makeshift pinhole cameras by lining drink cans with photographic paper. She forgot about some of them and one remained in place for 8 years before someone found it. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Photography, England, News, University of Hertfordshire, Regina Valkenborgh

Forget the gingerbread house, here’s how to make a meaty charcuterie chalet

It looks just like Hansel and Gretel’s dream house: a European chalet with a perfectly pitched shingled roof, firelogs stacked outside and decorated evergreens framing the fairytale picture. But wait! This house isn’t made of gumdrops and cookies. Look closely and you’ll see the roof shingles are salami. The evergreens are fashioned from mini mozzarella balls, olives and grape tomatoes. Those firelogs are actually mozzarella sticks wrapped in prosciutto. Welcome to the world of charcuterie chale...
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6 Tips To Get More Instagram Stories Views (Infographic)

Plenty of businesses and individuals are active on Instagram, posting all kinds of interesting content, but not every Instagram Story you post is going to get the attention of the community though. This infographic from Branex takes a look at how you can take your Instagram Stories to the next level:
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Facebook publicly launches its collaborative music video app, Collab

Collab, Facebook’s experimental app for making collaborative music videos, is today launching out of private beta testing with a public release on the App Store. The app is one of now many projects from Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, which tests out new ideas that could ultimately influence Facebook’s next steps in social media. Collab itself first emerged in late May, as the pandemic forced users to stay home and find new ways to entertain themselves online. For musicians, the pandemi...
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We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #520

The US Government sues to break up FacebookThe Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general have filed separate lawsuits against Facebook, calling it an illegal monopoly that needs to be broken up. The complaints argue that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp illegally to stifle competition in the social media marketplace and calls for the company to divest from these popular applications. Facebook has said that it will vigorously defend itself against the suits. Instagram la...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, US, Social Media, Seo, Biden, Dubsmash, Digital News, We Are Social, Safety Advisory Council, Monday Mashup, International Alliance for Responsible Drinking

Small Business Goes Big:  5 Tips to Capture More Sales Online this Holiday Season

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the business landscape – and no one has had to pivot harder than small businesses.  As consumers stay home and log on, technology has become essential to how we connected with education, jobs, families and our communities.  For small businesses, this means their lifeline is now online.  In fact, according to Facebook’s final State of Small Business 2020 Report, more than a quarter of small businesses globally showed an increase in their proportion of digital sa...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Custom Audiences, Right Now, Verona Wisconsin, Jerina Vincent, JNJ Craftworks, Kaitlyn Wilkins

How to make a meme

There are a lot of memes out there, but there's always room for more. Here's how to make your own using a variety of options including web and mobile apps.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Social Media, Web, How-to, Computing, Meme, Tier 4

Episode #68: Our Favorite TV + Movies of 2020

In this week’s episode, we’re chatting about our favorite TV and movies of 2020 (mostly TV!). You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Big thanks to our sponsors for supporting our podcast! Be sure to check out the offers from Leahlani, Issuu and Ember this week. xoxo!   Show Notes: This episode may contain spoilers (small ones, in my opinion, but this is yo...
Tags: Podcast, Florida, Instagram, Reese Witherspoon, John Oliver, Stephen King, Hawaii, House, Wes Anderson, Michael Jordan, John Malkovich, Nashville, Pope, Jeremy, Chicago Bulls, Hulu

4 Key Elements of Effective Social Media Videos

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Rachel Riley shares beautiful new Christmas photo of baby Maven

Rachel Riley has taken to Instagram with a gorgeous new festive photo of her daughter,...
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