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Instagram Reels is displayed on a mobile phone on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in New York. Facebook’s Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels. The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects. Users will be able to share Reels with followers in Instagram in a dedicated section called Reels in Explore, or in the Story feature where posts disappear after 24 hours. (AP Photo/Tali Arbel)

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

 

A man wearing a shirt promoting TikTok is seen at an Apple store in Beijing on Friday, July 17, 2020. U. S. President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Q&A: TikTok saga continues with Microsoft talks. Now what?

President Donald Trump has threatened a ‘ban’ on TikTok

 

Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Twitter racing to unravel mystery cyberattack

Some of the world’s most prominent names had their Twitter accounts post invitations for an apparent Bitcoin scam

  • Jul 16, 2020

 

Empty seats are visible in the upper level at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump’s comeback rally?

Veteran Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt called the rally an “’unmitigated disaster’

Empty seats are visible in the upper level at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall says personal attacks on integrity and character is crossing the line. (THE NEWS/files)
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall says personal attacks on integrity and character is crossing the line. (THE NEWS/files)
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#UNTRENDING: Perfect time to practise compassion and mindfulness

‘Being tested to choose calm and reason over panic, love over fear, and reflection over resistance’

  • Mar 23, 2020
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Vicki McLeod shares a recent moving Facebook experience. (Main Street Communications Facebook Page)

#UNTRENDING: Pressing pause to let feelings flow

By Vicki McLeod/Special to The News Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “I…

  • Mar 15, 2020
Vicki McLeod shares a recent moving Facebook experience. (Main Street Communications Facebook Page)
#UNTRENDING: Core values, not age, bind us

#UNTRENDING: Core values, not age, bind us

News columnist cautions against pigeon-holing people based on demographic information

  • Mar 11, 2020
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#UNTRENDING: Decluttering mind and space

Maple Ridge News columnist Vicki McLeod explains how to sign up for a challenge

  • Feb 10, 2020
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Double the fun: Twitter unveils 280-word character limit

Double the fun: Twitter unveils 280-word character limit

Old 140-character limit left users “cramming” tweets in, company said

Double the fun: Twitter unveils 280-word character limit