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7 Tips for Using Social Media During Conferences

October 21, 2014
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So, you're attending a conference. You've paid the entrance fee, put on the best outfit ever, grabbed a big stack of business cards and made sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. The one piece of the conference puzzle I can almost guarantee you're missing? Social media.

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Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood’s ‘Stone Mattress’

October 19, 2014
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Novels, poems, essays, children's books — Margaret Atwood can write it all Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale. See also: Read the First Story from Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress,' Our MashableReads Selection Most recently, Atwood...

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What’s Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

October 19, 2014
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With several overlapping features, Facebook's Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we...

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Snapchat Freaks Out Users With First Ad for ‘Ouija’

October 19, 2014
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Snapchat ads have officially arrived The photo sharing app's first advertisement was a 20-second trailer for the upcoming horror movie from Universal Pictures, Ouija. See also: 9 Things We'd Change About Snapchat As previously outlined by the company, the ad appeared in the app's "Recent Updates" section and users can choose whether or not...

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If You Printed All the Instagram Photos in a Year, How Far Would They Reach?

October 17, 2014
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Every year, Instagram users upload 21.9 billion photos to the visual social network. Selfies, food porn, adorable animals — they all flood the favored photo app every second, and it would take multiple lifetimes just to double-tap them all. Kim Kardashian (the reigning queen of Instagram's most-liked photo) would have to spend 286 million...

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Drop, Cover and Take A Selfie: Earthquake Drills in the Twitter Age

October 17, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO — When the shaking starts, drop to the floor, take cover under sturdy furniture and take a selfie. As millions of Californians practiced earthquake survival in a statewide drill on Thursday, they documented every (mis)step on Twitter The annual Great California Shakeout improves earthquake safety by having schools, businesses and homes practice...

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Twitter Now Lets You Listen to Audio in App While Browsing Your Timeline

October 16, 2014
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Twitter users can now listen to songs, podcasts and other audio content in their timelines within the Twitter app, while continuing to scroll through other tweets. Twitter rolled out a new version of its Audio Cards on Thursday with SoundCloud and Apple as launch partners, showcasing the new experience with music tweets from the...

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Facebook ‘Safety Check’ Tells Friends You’re OK in a Natural Disaster

October 16, 2014
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Some status updates are more important than others With that in mind, Facebook on Wednesday announced Safety Check, a new feature that lets friends and family know you're safe after a natural disaster has occurred. When such an event transpires, Facebook will send you a message asking if you're OK See also: Report: YouTube...

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12 Inventive Vines That’ll Pump Your Own Creative Juices

October 14, 2014
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Despite the short time limit, Viners continue to think outside the box. From stop-motion clips to glitch art videos, many users have managed to produce innovative and impressive stories on the app. See also: 35 Ways Musicians and Music Brands Are Using Twitter's Vine App Below, we've rounded up 10 of the most creative...

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98,000 Hacked Snapchat Photos and Videos Posted Online

October 13, 2014
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Rumors that a massive collection of private Snapchat pictures and videos had been hacked surfaced on Friday, with claims on 4chan that the data would be posted online. However, many believed the threat to be a hoax, as there was no proof of an actual hack. It seems the threat was real, however. On...

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