Ok, admit that you see them all over the place but you thought it was called a “pound sign”! New name when used with social media, “Hashtag” #. They are important to the way we communicate online, and it is a good idea to know how to use them.
On Twitter, the hashtag turns any word or group of words that directly follow it into a searchable link. This gives you the ability to organize the content based on those words. So if you wanted to post about the Parenthood finale, you would include #ParenthoodTV or something similar to join the conversation. Click on a hashtag to see all the posts that mention the subject in real time.
A few rules:
Words are not case sensitive
Numbers are ok
Commas, periods, exclamation points, question marks and apostrophes are NOT
Forget ampersands, asterisks or any other special character
Using @ before a person’s Twitter handle tweets him/her directly
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iOS 10 Tips & Settings to Change Right Away
Stop tracking your location – This will not affect “Find My iPhone”
Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations and turn the toggle off
Restore touch to unlock –
Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button then toggle on “Rest finger to open”
Messages – You can now turn on individual iMessage read receipts. Go into a message thread and tap the i icon next to the contact name. Toggle on or off send receipts.
Magnify – The camera can be used as a magnifier.
General > Accessibility and Magnifier. Triple click the home button in camera to zoom.
Disable raise to wake – If you have a newer iPhone (6 S and newer), you have the option to use the raise to wake feature. This shows you notifications on the lock screen when you life uip the phone. If you don’t want the screen to turn on everytime you move the phone, go to
Settings > Display and brightness > Raise to Wake