College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. Image: …

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Instagram Stories is hurting Snapchat more than we thought

June 21, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Instagram Stories is still eating Snapchat alive, and we have fresh data to prove it. Instagram’s Stories now have 250 million daily active users, up from 200 million in April, according to the company. At the same time, engagement with Snapchat Stories declined 50 percent in June compared with the same time last year, according to new numbers from social analytics company Delmondo. “We saw a decline of 50 percent in average unique viewers per story from …

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 19, 2017

Instagram reality vs Instagram expectation.Image: mashable composite: boomerrphelps/instagram If social media usage ever becomes an Olympic sport which is truly not that unthinkable at the rate were moving there will be but one participant worthy of a gold medal: Boomer Phelps. The one-year-old son of Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife,Nicole, first captured the hearts of America while cheering on his dad from the stands of the 2016 Rio Olympics in a massive pair of patriotic …

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Please wish Donald Trump a ‘Happy Birthday’ on his totally real MySpace profile

June 15, 2017

President Donald Trump contemplating how to properly order his MySpace Top 8.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images To acknowledge Donald Trump’s 71st birthday, we decided the ultimate present would be to dig up his rarely seen and completely real* honest MySpace profile for everyone to enjoy. Sure, America knows 2017 Trump as somewhat of a Twitter snob only communicating with his followers through 140-character-long snippets and midnight rants but his apparent lack of a MySpace leaves a …

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Trump’s tweet cited against him in travel ban ruling

June 14, 2017

Image: Roberto Machado Noa/REX/Shutterstock Never Tweet: The 2017 American dystopia edition. President Donald Trump’s inability to keep his Twitter fingers in his pockets just helped derail his attempt to enact a ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. SEE ALSO: Trumpniks have no defense for the James Comey mess, so duh, they’re blaming the media The Ninth Circuit ruled against the implementation of the ban on Monday, citing a Trump tweet from …

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Today in reality, a congressman has officially introduced the ‘Covfefe Act’

June 14, 2017

Today in “things we really wish didn’t need to happen,” Democratic Representative Mike Quigley has introduced the Covfefe Act. No, we’re not kidding. The Illinois congressman shared a statement on his website on Monday morning explaining that the Presidential Records Act has been expanded to include any social media posts shared by the President of the United States, not just posts shared from the official @POTUS accounts. SEE ALSO: Words with Friends adds …

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White House’s top social media guy broke the law

June 10, 2017

Trump's man of the social medias.Image: Greg e. mathieson sr REX/Shutterstock The administration of President Donald Trump has made some not-so-great social media news yet again, though the president isn’t at the center of this story. Dan Scavino Jr., the White House’s director of of social media, violated the Hatch Act by tweeting about politics while on the clock. SEE ALSO: Trumpniks have no defense for the James Comey mess, so duh, they’re blaming the media The U.S. …

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What does a Facebook Like really mean?

June 7, 2017

Image:  Kay Nietfeld/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images What’re you saying when you “Like” a story about the Syrian Civil War in your Facebook News Feed? Maybe that you enjoyed reading the story. Or maybe the fact the story’s even being covered in the first place. Or just the idea that whoever posted the article is spreading some kind of awareness. Of course, you could just be expressing your approval for the war in Syria. And then: What are you saying if the next …

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Will Arnett is so overcome with email he’s working with a startup to solve the problem

June 4, 2017

Will Arnett is so over email.Image: Getty Images for Sony Pictures Television Actor Will Arnett has his hands (and voice) in a lot of different projects: a fifth season of Arrested Development is coming soon; his Netflix series Flaked is back this week for a second season; the trailer for Nut Job 2 just came out before its August release;and the Lego Batman movie is now available on Blu-ray and online. For all those projects, the actor gets tons of email. The entertainment world seems to run on …

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What all those emoji really mean in Twitter handles

June 4, 2017

Image: ambar del Moral/Mashable Emoji have become Twitter’s very own digital bumper stickers or laptop decorations. The tiny images next to your handle are yet another way to express yourself online. SEE ALSO: U.S. visa applicants may have to hand over their social media handles An image is worth a thousand words, after all, and an emoji certainly adds more intrigue than explicitly stuffing your political preferences into your handle. Emoji are readily available and allowed (and …

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Facebook becomes key tool in parties’ political message – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Mr Cummings said the campaign went through a well-managed process of refining the adverts to make sure they reached the right people at the right moments. “Many big-shot traditional advertising characters told us we were making a huge error,” Mr Cummings has said of that campaign. “They were wrong. It is one of the reasons we won.” Both parties now have units dedicated to using social media to get at voters. Image caption Screenshots taken by a Facebook user who …

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Trump wants leaders to call him on his cellphone

June 1, 2017

Image: chip somodevilla/Getty Images Trump know when that hotline bling, that can only mean one thing. Taking that Hotline Bling sketch way too far. Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) May 31, 2017 SEE ALSO: White House staff wants to vet Trump’s tweets good luck with that when the secret service tells u to stop giving ur cell number to world leaders pic.twitter.com/T9S9fvUtnS Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) May 31, 2017 Dear @POTUS: Please do not use your cell phone for …

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There’s a reason why people are putting rose emojis next to their names on social media

May 28, 2017

Up until 2016, the Rose emoji only had two days in the sun: Mothers’ Day and Valentines’ Day. Since before the election of 2016, however, rose emoji began popping up in droves on social media, not as aesthetic, but as symbols. Placed next to usernames and in bios, the rose emoji signals more than an undying love for American Beauty: it indicates membership in the Democratic Socialists of America. SEE ALSO: President Obama uses courage award speech to reframe the healthcare debate …

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J.K. Rowling claps back at Fox contributor in the wake of the Manchester attack

May 26, 2017

J.K. Rowling was not impressed with Laura Ingraham's tweet.Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock/mashable composite Tributes and vigils have been taking place across the world in the days following Monday’s bomb attack in Manchester. The Eiffel Tower went dark on Tuesday to honour the victims. This is something that’s been done before in the wake of previous terror attacks. It’s meant as a show of solidarity, and a way to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. SEE …

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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

May 23, 2017

Midway through the second season of Silicon Valley, the HBO series that so skillfully spoofs the Bay Area tech scene, the plot turns to porn. Inside the offices of Pied Piper, the fictional startup at the heart of the show, a shaggy-haired coder hacks into a rival company. The rival, he discovers, has landed a $15 million contract with a porn outfit called Intersite, also fictional, agreeing to build software that will compress Intersite’s videos and send them across the ‘net. Pied …

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Trump clutching this glowing orb has Twitter coming up with amazing theories

May 22, 2017

“By touching this glowing orb, you hereby swear your eternal allegiance to the international Legion of Doom, got it?” That’s just one of the many theories that began swirling around social media on Sunday when Donald Trump appeared in photos clutching a mysterious, illuminated globe in a darkened room alongside Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s co-founder is totally sorry for helping Trump get elected …

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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

May 20, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable In Snapchat Vs. Facebook, the gloves are off and the competition is heating up. As the fight for advertising revenue intensifies between the two social media giants, the tactics will get dirtier, and the prizes will become bigger. Yet, in the midst of all this, one question remains: what will the fighting mean for journalistic publications that use these platforms to boost their profile across social networking sites? Facebook on top As things currently stand, …

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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social media …

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Protesters visit a Trump golf course with one objective: \

May 15, 2017

Image: indivisible san pedro What do you get when you cross 200 protesters with a Donald Trump-branded golf course? It’s not a joke; this actually happened, and those 200 protesters hit the dirt at southern California’s Trump National Golf Club to spell out an emphatic statement: “RESIST!” SEE ALSO: Scorching ‘SNL’ Weekend Update hits Comey firing, Trump-Russia The group in question is the San Pedro chapter of Indivisible, a nationwide network that formed …

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Paris Jackson tackles backlash over nude Instagram post with another nude Instagram post

May 15, 2017

Image: instagram/parisjackson Paris Jackson loves being naked and she doesn’t need her fans’ approval. After the 19-year-old model, actress, and daughter of pop icon reportedly came under fire on social media after posting a photograph of herself tanning shirtless, Jackson shared her thoughts on nudity with her Instagram followers to silence her haters once and for all. SEE ALSO: Michael Jackson’s daughter just landed her first movie role On Friday, to put the critics in …

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Okay, but how could Donald Trump be THIS bad at Twitter?

May 14, 2017

President Donald Trump trying to grasp how to properly use Twitter.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump is all about togetherness this weekend. POTUS woke up, skipped his usual vicious Saturday morning tweetstorm, and instead, waited until the afternoon to tweet a simple, yet powerfully unifying two letters in the form of the word: “We.” Image: screengrab/twitter Now, we’re assuming this was an accidental tweet which Trump, along with his Press …

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How BOOST Your Social Media Engagement using Gifs and GifBuddy demo video

May 13, 2017

  Recommended ProductsMay 2017 SPECIAL Webinar JEO Templates Pack Webinar JEO complete Webinar Solution Templates for landing pagesFlickDramatizer Monthly Turn dull videos into visually striking blockbusters that bring more viewers, generate more leads, and move people to take action.WPDigiPro (Personal+ License) WPDigiPro Handles Your Entire Digital Product Business on Complete Autopilot! From Payment Gateways Integration, Automatic Product Delivery, Email Notification, Automatic Members Access, Autoresponder Integration, Download Link Protection, Page ProtectionReClick Deal (Mints App Bundle)     How BOOST Your Social Media Engagement using Gifs and GifBuddy demo video Everyone knows what a ’GIF’ is right?? It’s those super-engaging animated images from a movie, tv show, news segment, animated film or cartoon. They even have captions to really catch your attention. …and let’s admit it… We’ve ALL seen them and either Liked, Shared or Commented on them ’cause they just capture the moment so perfectly! Click Here to Skip Ahead, …

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