How to turn off message requests on Instagram

Like most other social media platforms, Instagram has an integrated direct messaging feature. Users are able to message freely back and forth with their friends on the platform.

By default, Instagram’s messaging system is set up so that if someone who is not following you tries to message you, you will be sent a request to confirm whether or not you want to receive messages from that person. This is a pretty good system that allows you to vet a particular user before you open up the ability for that person to message you.

However, if you are someone who receives a lot of message requests on Instagram, those notifications can quickly become very annoying. Luckily, there’s a way to completely turn of the ability for someone to send you a message request. This feature is not so easy to find, so we’ve got you covered.

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How to mute someone on Facebook

As you find yourself browsing across the various social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook you come across all different kinds of people. There are those old friends from high school or those people you met during your time spent overseas. Facebook is one of the best ways to keep up with people you’ve met along your journey.

It’s also full of insufferable imbeciles who’ve been given a platform with a sense of anonymity who say and do things online that most sensible people recognize as insane. Fortunately, Facebook has a few tools to handle these types of people.

In addition to full-on blocking profiles, Facebook gives users the ability to mute a person’s posts either for a 30 day period or until you chose to see them again. Muting profiles let you remain friends with that person, so they won’t have to know. This feature is very useful but

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How to block someone’s profile on Instagram

With the entire world becoming more and more present across social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, it has never been more important to become familiar with a sites blocking function. Whether you need to block a nosy ex or that wacky uncle won’t leave you alone, blocking someone on social media is something you definitely need to be familiar with.

Blocking certain users can help make your social media experiences exponentially better, but with all of the different platforms out there, it can be difficult to keep up with the various sites blocking methods.

Instagram has become one of the hottest social media platforms out there but with that popularity comes more people that you may not want to ever see on the platform. Figuring out how to block someone’s profile is not always the easiest thing to do. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

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Review: TaoTronics Air Purifier – a solid option that won’t break the bank

The Good

Easy to use



The Bad

Occasionally gets rather loud, but it is a minor annoyance

I have cats. I also have terrible allergies. No, the two don’t mix. Stop asking me. I’m about three weeks into using this TaoTronics Air Purifier and let me just cut to the chase. It’s nice and it helps and it is good.

That’s not much of a review, though, and to be honest, when you buy an air purifier you expect it to, ya know, purify the air. The review aspect really comes down to ease of use, price, and features. That’s what we’ll be talking about today.

At $149 on Amazon, this TaoTronics Air Purifier is intended for large rooms in the 320 square foot range. It features an H13 True HEPA filter that is intended for everything from smoke and dust to allergens and pet dander.


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DHS now monitors social media posts, taking a play from the Post Office

Taking a play out of the USPS playbook, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun monitoring public social media posts. Officials say that this is in an effort to gain information about potential security threats that may come from public posts.

We recently reported that the United States Postal Service was utilizing its security division to monitor social media, but it does seem like this a task more fitting for DHS. The Post Office’s focus was uncovering potential protests that could turn sour, and DHS seems to be looking for the same kinds of things.

The aim of DHS is not to look for specific individuals. Instead, the department is looking for more general topics that may be being discussed across social media platforms, much like the attack on the US Capitol perpetuated by Donald Trump supporters earlier this year.

Officials for DHS told NBC News this:

“We’re not

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