This Week’s Take 5 Takeaway:
Earlier this month, Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope began testing saving broadcasts for more than 24 hours. During that beta phase, you had to include #save to trigger the feature. Permanent saves are now available for everyone by default, and you won’t need to use that hashtag to make it work.
Over the past decade, the Tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more. In just the past few months we added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, and share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts in Tweets.
Flipboard just updated its Windows 10 app with the option to sign in with a Google Plus account. Support for Google’s social media site will allow users with profiles on this network to quickly log in to Flipboard simply by entering their Google Plus login credentials.
The golden age of passwords is coming to a close. The change started when websites started rating passwords as we were creating them, trying to get us to add some capital letters and symbols to boost their status from weak to strong.
Other stuff I wrote:
Remember that time you thought John Smith was born in 1749, but his mom died in 1742? Oops. Join this month’s Genealogy Blog Party and party and ‘fess up to your duh moments. No one will judge you at this party!read more
In this week’s #Take5Tech: Wordpress scores .blog domain, Amazon takes on YouTube, YouTube adds in-app messaging, and more!read more
I found the clue 8 years ago. But I didn’t know what to do with it.read more
Does your research take you to Florida and/or Texas? If so, check out these two, new books from the National Genealogical Society’s (NGS) Research in the States series: Florida and Texas.read more
In this week’s #10Things: 3 foundlings reunited, hidden messages in colonial handwriting, Canadian census nerds, Leonardo da Vinci’s face, and more!read more
In this week’s #Take5Tech: time’s almost up for a free Win10 upgrade, Periscope #saves, the App Store’s search is broken, and more!read more
If I had the chance to go back in time to see my 2x great-grandfather, what would I ask him? And where would I find him, exactly?read more
There’s still time to join the April Genealogy Blog Party! But unless you really do have a time machine, today is the last day!read more
You won’t want to miss this amazing sale on all Evidentia products!read more
The first application for DAR membership which relied, in part, on Y-DNA as evidence, has been approved. THIS genealogist is thrilled!read more
The first-ever #GenBlogParty has started! Get in your TARDIS and visit your ancestor – you have until April 30th to submit your entry. Find out how HERE!read more
In this week’s #Take5Tech: how to survive Instagram’s new algorithm, a new Reddit app, yet ANOTHER hidden Facebook inbox, and more!read more
Have you ever wanted to travel back in time to give an ancestor the third degree? Here’s your chance, courtesy of the first ever #GenBlogParty!read more
Where, oh where, did the blog carnivals go (spoiler: they’re gone)? But fear not! Dust off your party hats and get ready to write, ’cause we’re havin’ a blog party!read more