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In 2016, after killing blogs dead, Twitter considered massively expanding its character limit — or, more precisely, allowing users to attach long blocks of text the way they can attach pictures or videos. This never came to pass, and Twitter users kept shoehorning essays into self-reply threads called tweetstorms.

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The number of views YouTube videos get in a single day is up to the billions now, with hundreds of hours of new content uploaded every minute, versus the month it would take twelve years ago when YouTube launched. Searching through that deluge of video can be harder than searching the entire web, so here's a helpful guide to find that weird Wonder Woman video you found in 2007 that you can't stop thinking about, but haven't seen since - provided its still on Youtube.

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Watch the best online videos of the week, including: New Game Of Thrones season 7 trailer, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, bear-proof bear bins tested on actual bears, Sega Forever app launch, the 10 smartest decisions made by horror movie characters and more!

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How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Amy Foo, VP of Finance and Operations at Zendesk APAC.

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Jeff Bezos is set to become the richest human ever. As one of the key founders of Amazon, Google, Airbnb, Twitter and Uber, Bezos clearly has a lot to crow about when it comes to professional skills and achievements. Nevertheless, it's possible to cram everything into a single page - which means you really need to trim the fat from your own resume.

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If you've got a lot of work contacts, you probably want to keep them organized, grouped together, and separate from your friends and family. If you can't be bothered creating multiple folders and subsections for your contacts list, try reader trickycoolj's simple trick instead.

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Does selling online strike fear into your soul? You'll be branded as smarmy, sleazy and will suffer a fate worse than death, right? Wrong. The reason we loathe the idea of 'selling' to people is because we hate being 'sold' to, ourselves. Yet we all love buying.

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The ability to write creatively is a skill not many people possess. While typically linked to the arts, good writing is also fueled by a surprising amount of science. Exploiting this knowledge can help take your prose to the next level. With that in mind, here are seven scientific ways to improve your writing.

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If you are a fan of The Great British Bake Off, you have most likely noticed an all-encompassing sense of calm that pervades the program and soothes the viewer. Unlike other cooking shows, the contestants aren't "here to win", they're here to bake, and maybe even make friends.

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Whether you're running your own business, working as a book-keeper or accountant for someone else, or the the IT guy making sure the business has access to the tools they need there's one software category you have to keep in your business' application kitbag. That's accounting software. But today's applications go far further than double-entry accounting, raising invoices and producing a monthly or quarterly report for the tax office. They integrate with warehouse and logistics applications, point of sale terminals and other systems making them the heart of your business' backoffice. Two of the biggest players on the market are the veteran MYOB and the fast-rising challenger Xero.

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The Surface Pro 5 launched recently and, as expected, it's the best iteration of Microsoft's 2-in-1 devices yet. But it's not the only new tech from Microsoft. They also launched the Surface Laptop, a Pro-looking device aimed at the crowd who would traditionally buy a Macbook Air.

The Surface Laptop became available in Australia last week, and I paid out of pocket to grab one on launch day. I've been using it ever since; here's what that's been like.

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Last week, NBN Co began installing Fibre-To-The-Curb (FTTC) broadband internet to various suburbs around Australia. (Originally, most of these homes were slated to receive the inferior Fibre-To-The-Node (FTTN) technology.) In all, more than one million Aussie premises are expected to receive substantial online performance boosts due to this rollout change. Here are all the suburbs that have been added to the FTTC list.

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Devin's workspace is packed with beautiful, colour-changing LED strips, and the effect looks great. He has three displays, a gorgeous framed, illuminated view of the Carina nebula, and an aquarium in his workspace, and we're jealous.