Have you ever wondered why links are blue? Let’s discuss 🧵
Back in the 90s, monitors were limited in the colors they could display. So if you wanted to design something for the web you were kinda stuck with a handful of colors to choose from.
Popular theory is that blue was chosen for hyperlinks because * drum roll * out of the limited available colors, it was the darkest color that wouldn’t blend in with black text. Kind of anti-climatic huh?
A common misconception is that Tim Berners-Lee (aka the father of the Internet) was the first to use blue links in the mid ‘90s. But actually, the first documented case of blue links was in the Mosaic browser in 1993.
Fast forward 30 years later and not much has changed. Although links now come in a variety of colors, it’s really less about the color and more about how we make them accessible for all.
Curious to learn more? Read this deep dive into the history of hyperlinks mzl.la/3zCdXtO

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So you’re scrolling through Twitter. That means you’ve got a minute! Good.

Why not use that minute to stop scrolling and take a few steps to get a little more #PrivacyAware?

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Chances are your phone’s name is your name. That means every time you connect to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth everyone around you can see your name.

Keep it to yourself by editing your device name in settings. Here’s how:
While you’re in your phone’s settings, adjust your app permissions to limit access to your location details, photos and contacts.

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