📌 Instagram’s Following Tab Disappearing This Week-
Not soon enough might be the reaction for users who didn’t like the creepy factor that other users could see who/what you were following. Of course Instagram doesn’t say improving privacy was the reason 🤔.

“The Following tab was not removed to improve privacy, or online safety, on the platform. According to Vishal Shah, head of product at Instagram, it was actually removed for the sake of simplicity, and to remove a feature that most users simply did not even know existed.” – Geoff Desreumaux, writing for WERSM

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📌 11 Reasons Why Newsletters Are Still Vital-
People don’t read newsletters like they used to. They are… old school? Not so. Because you own newsletters, not Facebook or Google, they can be a key personal component of your marketing strategy.

“So the question is: How do we make email newsletters work more effectively for our companies, brands, or ourselves?

Answer: By reflecting on, then leveraging, all the attractive characteristics that make newsletters a one-of-a-kind marketing medium.” – Ann Handley

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📌 How to Take Notes While in Slack Mobile App-
Ever been in a stimulating Slack group discussion and want to save some notes? What a pain. Write it down or click off app. Or… stay where you are on Slack.

“The only things you’ll need to make this happen are: The Slack app (either for your Android or iOS device); An account that can access a workspace.” Jack Wallen, writing for Tech Republic

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