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Win a Camera in Our Great Outdoors Photo Challenge

October 23, 2014
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Whether you’re exploring your city or forging new paths, awe-inspiring scenery is all around us.For this week’s edition of Mashable's Photo Challenge Guest Series, we’re partnering with Olympus to explore the great outdoors. We want to see your photos of the landscapes that call to you: a crowded city street, a stretch of rural...

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Facebook Introduces an Anonymous Community App Called Rooms

October 23, 2014
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Because sometimes you want to go where nobody knows your name. Facebook's much-anticipated anonymous social app is finally here, and it's called Rooms. See also: Of Course Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Fluent Mandarin The app allows people to create a "room" on any topic. The room can then be customized with colors, icons and photos...

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What Twitter Fabric Means for Developers

October 23, 2014
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Twitter has had a complicated relationship with developers. In its earlier days, the social network encouraged third-party developers to build their own apps and services on top of the platform. But the company later began to roll out its own competing features (the most notable example of this is when Twitter created its own...

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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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