Pictacular Is A Powerful Instagram Photo Browser For The Web

Web: Instagram is loads of fun, but it doesn’t provide the best interface on the web. Pictacular fills this void with a powerful, Pinterest-like layout for your Instagram feed.


Ask LH: How Can I Limit The Time My Kids Spend On Facebook?

Hey Lifehacker, How can I limit the time my teenagers spend on sites like Facebook? Most solutions I’ve found online require software to be installed on individual PCs (which is not ideal at all). The only router-based solution I can find requires me to buy a specific model. Is there any other way to do it?


Whenever You Compare Yourself To Someone On Social Media, Set A Goal

People only post the best parts of their lives on social media, so it’s easy to find ourselves making comparisons. Next time, figure out whether your feelings are telling you to get better at something, and set a goal to do so.


Control Your Public Persona With Carefully Selected Information

You probably know how handy a personal website can be, but it’s even more important if you’re the kind of person who likes to keep your social media private. By carefully crafting your public persona, you can control people’s first impressions (and keep the rest more private).


Facebook Safety Check Confirms You're OK During A Natural Disaster

Facebook announced a new feature today that allows users that are in an area affected by a natural disaster to check in and let friends and family know they’re safe. The feature uses whatever location information you’ve given Facebook.


Another Researcher Shows How Social Networks Can Follow You Online

Security researcher Andris Atteka discovered a way to see LinkedIn users that came to his blog page, and get their profile information as long as they were logged in when they did it. It serves as a good reminder: log out of social networks when you’re finished.


Develop Your LinkedIn Base With These Daily, Weekly And Monthly Posts

LinkedIn can help you land a job, but you may not have the time for regular updates. Career development specialist Lily Zhang’s three-pronged interaction strategy makes sure you are seen as active on the professional network without too much effort.


How To Use A Fake Name On Facebook Without Getting Flagged

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there’s still a risk of getting caught. Here’s how to fly under the radar if you need to.


New Gmail Accounts No Longer Require Google+ Profiles

Previously, Google required everyone to make a Google+ profile in order to get a new Gmail account. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Now, that requirement has been lifted. Sort of.


Xpire Sets Social Media Posts To Automatically Expire

iOS: Not every post needs to live forever. Xpire allows you to set expiring posts for Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.