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Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:

1. How to Create Super Shareable Video Content

We’ve all heard just how much video is grabbing people’s attention on social media these days. Content Marketing Institute shares their tips on creating great video content–including insights on the best time length.

2. 7 Trends That Will Change Social Media In 2017

Live Video is only going to get bigger, social media ecommerce will continue to expand, and ephemeral content (think Instagram Stories) aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

3. Google Adds Offline Search To Bypass Spotty Connections

Google will now allow users of its Android app to cue up search inquiries and notify you of the results later.

4. YouTube Is Testing In-App Messaging To Take On Facebook

Google is currently testing in-app messaging on YouTube mobile apps, and it’s speculated that this is a step towards making it more like a social media platform.

5. Forget Facebook, Forget Snapchat: Teens Are Doing It Themselves

A pair of teenage developers has created a new social media app with the idea of connecting users with their online friends versus their real-life friends.

6. Microsoft Will Distribute Windows Holographic Developer Kits At GDC 2017

Microsoft is expanding into Mixed Reality (Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality) with the upcoming release of Windows 10 Creators. Microsoft is distributing developer kits to ensure that developers have the opportunity to start working on apps for Holographic headsets before consumers get their hands on them.

7. Amazon Adds Virtual Dash Buttons To Its Website

It’s now even easier to order everyday staples on Amazon with its new virtual Dash buttons. Amazon will auto-generate buttons from your recent purchases, but users can also create their own.

8. LinkedIn Launches Re-Vamped Desktop Experience

LinkedIn has redesigned their desktop website, with a strong emphasis on messaging, and an overall Facebook-like layout.

9. Test How Mobile-Friendly Your Site Is.

Google penalizes websites that are not mobile responsive, and your site will appear lower in search results as a result. Not sure how mobile-friendly your site is? Test it out on the site above.

10. Amazon Seeks FCC Approval For Mobile Bands Based Technology

Amazon has applied for testing on mobile band channels–this could mean they’re working on an Alexa smartphone.

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