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25 creative compositions on streets around the world

Posted by admin - November 21, 2014 - Mashable
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Photography has proven that streets are made for more than walking. They’re meant to be followed, appreciated, captured and shared. The photos we saw in our latest challenge with Street Dreams Magazine do just that. Whether narrow or wide, empty or overcrowded, each street is full of personality and has its own style. See also: [...]

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The 25 best Vines of 2014

Posted by admin - November 21, 2014 - Mashable
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Compiling the best Vine videos of 2013 was one thing. Since last year, the weird and wild universe of Vine has continued to expand in every direction between quirky personalities, up-and-coming musical talents and high-profile artists, all home-grown out of the unique format. The 2013 release of Instagram video had some doubting whether Twitter’s then-fledgling [...]

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It’s now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter

Posted by admin - November 21, 2014 - Mashable
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Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system. If you copy and paste a tweet’s URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the “…” icon under [...]

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Facebook wants to be a tech news powerhouse

Posted by admin - November 19, 2014 - Mashable
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Facebook is trying to be your go-to source for tech news, rather than just a way to see baby pics and find out which friends are engaged. Seven months after introducing FB Newswire, the social networking giant on launched FB Techwire on Tuesday, a brand extension that will focus on industry happenings. See also: 8 [...]

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Facebook Groups: Now there’s an app for that

Posted by admin - November 19, 2014 - Mashable
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Facebook is breaking out yet another feature into a standalone app. The social network rolled out Facebook Groups, an app to help users stay in touch with all of their Facebook groups and find new ones. See also: 12 Facebook Statuses You Need to Retire The app functions as a hub for everything related to [...]

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Jill Abramson, Piper Kerman and Joanna Coles join the Mashable Media Summit

Posted by admin - November 19, 2014 - Mashable
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With the annual Mashable Media Summit quickly approaching, we’re excited to announce the latest round of speakers that we’re adding to the event lineup. These speakers will join previously announced media thought leaders like Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore, New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins, and President of Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings Adam Block. Speakers will discuss the [...]

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Taylor Swift continues to lead global social media: Starcount

Posted by admin - November 18, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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Taylor Swift takes the lead on Starcount’s global social media chart for the third week in a row, with her video for “Blank Space” having earned buzz (and inspired parodies) during the week of November 10-16. The country-turned-pop star’s latest album, “1989,” has been the subject of much coverage since it came out at the [...]

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Social Media Fundraising: Does it Work?

Posted by admin - November 18, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY – Fundraising via social media is nothing new, but now it’s moving to a whole new level. According to Tech Impact, 56 percent of people donated to an organization because they read a story on social media and 59 percent of people donate after becoming a follower of a nonprofit’s social [...]

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Social-media drive aims to get more school counselors to big conference

Posted by admin - November 17, 2014 - Courtesy of Yahoo!
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When this summer’s ice-bucket challenge went viral and raised millions of dollars for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, it showed how social media can shine a spotlight on a relatively little-known disease. This fall, a high-school counselor in Edmonds is trying a similar social-media campaign for something that, at first glance, sounds like a tough sell. The [...]

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The bizarre saga of Jose Canseco’s finger falling off during a poker tournament

Posted by admin - November 17, 2014 - Mashable
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Anything weird happen to you this week? No matter what it was, odds are, it probably wasn’t as strange as what happened to Jose Canseco. The ex-MLB player said he recently shot his finger off, then it was surgically reattached. But that isn’t even the strangest part. Canseco then claimed his finger fell off again [...]

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