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Dropping WhatsApp?  Nostalgia Drives Users to ICQ

Dropping WhatsApp? Nostalgia Drives Users to ICQ

In Hong Kong, some are choosing an alternative that reminds them of their childhood—before algorithms, Big Tech and viral misinformation. ICQ was a pioneering, mid-1990s internet messaging service then used on bulky PCs on dial-up. It was a precursor to AOL Instant Messenger, and was last in vogue when the TV show “Friends” was in …

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How to avoid unwanted images on social media

How to avoid unwanted images on social media

Thanks to smartphones, everyone has a camera in their pocket. With people documenting everything from gatherings to their cosmetic procedures, nearly every social event — even those that should remain private — tends to the Internet. Eventually, your photo will appear in some posts that you don’t like. Before you stress about it, consider your …

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The independent Hollywood distributor admitted to stealing  million from BlackRock to buy a  million Beverly Hills mansion (and a Tesla car)

The independent Hollywood distributor admitted to stealing $30 million from BlackRock to buy a $14 million Beverly Hills mansion (and a Tesla car)

The spotlight, the camera, the legal action. A Hollywood independent film distributor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $30 million from a fund run by investment giant BlackRock and using the money to purchase a $14 million mansion in Beverly Hills. William Sadler, 67, co-founded Aviron Pictures in 2017, distributing thrillers like “Kidnap” starring …

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Top 10 highest paid female athlete: Naomi Osaka takes first place again

Top 10 highest paid female athlete: Naomi Osaka takes first place again

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped female sports stars’ earnings. According to a new annual earnings list from Forbes, the top 10 female athletes earned a combined $167 million before taxes in 2021, a 23% increase from 2020 levels. Interestingly, only one of the ten athletes on the list made more money directly from her sport …

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This ‘highest-paid’ profession in America pays 0,000 – and there are thousands of jobs

This ‘highest-paid’ profession in America pays $200,000 – and there are thousands of jobs

Our relationship to our work may be one of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you happy with your job? Or are you one of the millions of quitters? Is this trip enough or working long hours from home? It is a tough job market for employers. The US added a negligible number …

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6 Tips for Marketing Your Small Business on Instagram

6 Tips for Marketing Your Small Business on Instagram

There are reasons to resent social media – for example, it can be exasperatingly addictive and possibly isolating. But like anything else in today’s social scene, it’s a two-sided coin. Social media also fosters connections that can be difficult to make in person, particularly between businesses and consumers. It gives companies a chance to be …

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Now Facebook’s ex-election chief is wondering about the impact of social media on politics

Now Facebook’s ex-election chief is wondering about the impact of social media on politics

Katie Harpath joins Facebook FB -0.20% More than a decade ago as the first Republican employee of the company’s Washington, DC office, skeptical members of Congress pushed the young social network’s merits for a healthy election. Now she is giving a different message. Promoted to Facebook’s director of public policy for the global election, Ms …

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