What Does “Ratio” Mean on Social Media?

by VANN VICENTE | How-to Geek Have you ever seen a bunch of people replying “ratio” to a tweet and not known what it means? We’ll explain what a social media ratio is and why it matters. What Does “Ratioed” Mean? On social media, “ratio” refers to the number of replies or comments as compared […]

When Platforms Fight Over Access, Consumers are the Ones Who Lose

by CAMERON SUMMERSON | review geek What happens when the most popular streaming hardware loses access to the second most popular streaming TV service? Everyone loses. And that’s exactly what’s happening right now with Google and Roku in the current squabble over YouTube TV. If you’ve been following along with the news over the last […]

Want Google Search Results without Tracking? Use Startpage

by TIM BROOKES | How-to Geek Search engines like Google and Bing are notorious for tracking users, but privacy-focused alternatives like DuckDuckGo don’t always deliver Google-quality results. Enter StartPage, a search engine that doesn’t track you while still providing results directly from Google. What Is StartPage? StartPage is a search engine that provides results from Google, with a […]

What Does “JSYK” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

by VANN VICENTE | How-to Geek If someone has ever told you something you didn’t really ask to know, they probably also told you “JSYK.” Here’s what that internet initialism means and when to use it. “Just So You Know” JSYK stands for “just so you know.” It is used to share a piece of information […]

Russia Throttles Twitter Access After Dispute Over Protests

By Bloomberg (Bloomberg) –Russia said it’s made content on Twitter Inc. slower to load after the company refused to take down content related to drug use, pornography and other banned topics, escalating a growing push against foreign social networks. By Jake Rudnitsky Authorities will make Twitter run more slowly on all mobile devices and on […]

11 Privacy Oriented Alternative Search Engines To Google

By Ankush Das | It’s FOSS Brief: In this age of the internet, you can never be too careful with your privacy. Use these alternative search engines that do not track you. Google – unquestionably being the best search engine out there, makes use of powerful and intelligent algorithms (including A.I. implementations) to let the users get […]