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Search Facebook postsSearching for Facebook posts

While some may say it’s a long time coming, Facebook has unveiled a new feature to allow users to search for past posts. Let’s say you want to find pictures from the day your brother graduated. Just type in his name and the word “graduation” and Facebook will work to produce results from the keywords that may have been used.

While this feature may not have a wide variety of uses, it will certainly be a welcome feature for those looking to visit the past (or get rid of some parts of it).

Doximity just what the doctor ordered

Doximity, the LinkedIn for doctors, now claims to have signed up half of U.S. physicians. The network, which launched in 2010, says it now has 400,000 doctors signed up to use the platform – making it the largest secure network for doctors.

Doximity allows physicians to discuss a number of things ranging from employment to asking for advice on symptoms, among other services and tools available.

Instagram overtakes Twitter

With more than 300 active users, Instagram has overtaken Twitter, which currently has about 284 million active users. The news came this week along with word that Instagram would be debuting verified accounts and purging the social network of fake accounts, which means some brand accounts may see a dip in the number of followers soon.

Instagram appears to have been a good purchase by parent company Facebook, especially as it tends to attract a younger demographic while many teens’ parents are adopting and using Facebook more and more.