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Facebook Instant Articles: What You Need to Know

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What are Facebook Instant Articles?
Facebook introduced Facebook Instant Articles (FIAs) to provide mobile device users with a better experience while reading content linked from within Facebook. Content appears almost instantly – typically, in less than a third of a second, as compared with average load times of 3-5 seconds for regular links. The other terrific thing about FIAs is that these articles provide a more enjoyable and immersive experience – with higher-quality imagery, more interactive capabilities (such as panning images by tilting the phone) and other advanced features – which result from FIAs being created in mobile-optimized HTML5 code. Users can easily identify links to FIAs by the lightning bolt icon shown on an article’s image preview.

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Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories: What You Need to Know

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Last Tuesday, Instagram announced its newest feature: Instagram Stories. Like Snapchat Stories, Instagram’s new feature allows users to post photos and videos that disappear after 24-hours.

If you’re a brand or marketer, you’re probably asking yourself 1) how Instagram Stories works, 2) how it’s different than Snapchat Stories, and 3) where you should be investing your time. Or maybe you’re just freaking out over having to create additional content for your social channels.

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Talk Nerdy to Me: How to Run Cassandra in a Container on OSX

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At AddThis we believe that we have the best geeks on the planet, and it’s our duty to share their knowledge and passion with the world. From time to time we hand the reins over to one of our teammates in a series we call, Talk Nerdy to Me.

Principal Software Engineer Otto Barnes is here to explain how to use containers to more efficiently run Cassandra on OSX. Take it away, Otto. 

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