How to kill time without a mouse, trackpad or touchscreen: Keyboard shortcuts for 8 social media web sites

Many popular social media sites provide keyboard shortcuts to make navigating them easier for power users and those with physical issues
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Navigating web sites using the keyboard isn’t something done only by people with broken trackpads or strange aversions to computer mice. Such keyboard shortcuts are also required by people with disabilities or physical problems that make using a mouse difficult or impossible. While browsers usually come with a number of generic shortcuts, web developers can also choose to add shortcuts specific to their site or app, as many social media sites have done. Here are keyboard shortcuts for 8 popular social media web sites for people that rely on them either by choice or out of necessity, including cheat sheets that you can download and print out to keep handy.

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