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Obama Says Social Media Magnifies the Dangers of a ‘Messy’ World

August 30, 2014
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Islamic State militants making gains in Iraq and Syria, raising fears of terror attacks in the west. A tense truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of bloodshed. Russian forces entering Ukraine in a throwback to the Cold War.

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29 High Contrast Photos That Use Harsh Mid-Day Light

August 29, 2014
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Light is arguably the most important factor in photography. Knowing when to avoid it, when to use it and to what extent — these are skills sought by many and mastered by few Last week, we challenged you to implement harsh mid-day light in your photographs. Though it's a difficult situation to tackle, we...

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8 Vines That Will Make Your Head Spin 360 Degrees

August 29, 2014
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Why look only at what's in front of you, when you can see the world in 360 degrees? We took that thought and made it a challenge this week. Partnered with Hewlett-Packard, we asked you to showcase objects and scenes in 360 degrees on Vine. See also: 8 Vines of Transformations Happening Before Your...

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Mashies Late-Entry Deadline Extended to September 5

August 28, 2014
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Last year's Mashies awards program saw the most creative Vine videos and GIFs to the most innovative uses of YouTube channels and branded content series. The bar was set high in 2013, but we are expecting this year's submissions to exceed expectations. We are now accepting late-entry submissions until Friday, Sept. 5. Categories for...

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Twitter Now Lets Anyone Check How Many People Saw Their Tweets

August 27, 2014
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Twitter analytics are now available to all users. In June, Twitter began experimenting with opening its analytics dashboard to users outside of its advertisers. See also: 20 Honest Twitter Reactions to Emmys' Sexist Sofia Vergara Bit Then, last month, Twitter rolled out an updated analytic dashboard to marketers, verified users and Twitter Card publishers...

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Facebook Cracks Down on Clickbait, But Don’t Expect Your News Feed to Change

August 26, 2014
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Facebook's pitch on its News Feed rankings has been consistent: It wants you to be on Facebook, therefore it is in the company's best interest to make the content you see on the site as good as possible. That is the general rationale that emerged after Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would begin...

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20 Creative Hyperlapses From Instagram’s New App

August 26, 2014
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Instagram rolled out a new app on Tuesday, and users are putting selfies aside to try their hands at time-lapse-like magic. The new app, called Hyperlapse speeds up and stabilizes long videos into short, time-lapsed clips. It is currently available for iPhone users in the Apple App Store See also: Instagram Rolls Out Deeper...

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Learning How to Score a Job Using Social Media, for Beginners

August 26, 2014
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With 92% of companies using social media in their hiring efforts, job seekers can’t afford to overlook social as a vital resource in the job search. While you're busy job searching, employers are leveraging online resources to find candidates just like you. That's why Mashable is collaborating with The Muse to bring you a...

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Jimmy Carter Talks Preventable Disease at Social Good Summit 2014

August 26, 2014
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will join the Social Good Summit this year via a special video message. Also the founder of The Carter Center, President Carter will speak about the ways social media is helping the eradication of six preventable diseases: guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and malaria. Following the...

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Is Social Media Causing Us to Self-Censor on Hot-Button Issues?

August 26, 2014
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Hesitant to post that political link to Facebook? Worried about expressing your opinion on Twitter? It might be changing how you talk offline. A survey by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Rutgers University has found that social media doesn't encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay...

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