HuffPost shows off its slick new look

April 27, 2017

… forward. The website first found popularity in the era of search engine optimization, best known for satisfying Googlers asking things like “What time does the Super Bowl start?“ Now, digital media has transitioned to social media, where HuffPost remains a major player particularly on facebook, where it often tops Newswhip’s monthly rankings. Image: HUFFPOST Along with its new website and name, HuffPost has a new logo. Goodbye H, hello slash. It’s meant to …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 26, 2017

Image: the royal family / facebook For centuries, the British royal family has been watched, respected and revered from afar. The monarchy remained fiercely tight-lipped on all matters personal and private, and royal announcements were reserved for print newspapers. But the digital realm now breaks down the barriers that have long stood between the royal family and the people. Through their social sharing, the younger royals are coming across as relatable, relevant and human to a millennial …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

Image: Ambar del moral / mashable There’s something comforting about Sheryl Sandberg’s voice on the phone. It’s calm, self-assured, and sweet. Yet there are also tremors of vulnerability in the facebook COO’s voice, hints of the grief and longing she has grappled with ever since the sudden death of her husband Dave Goldberg in May 2015. SEE ALSO: What the words of a dying doctor taught me about life’s meaning “Living with this is a daily thing,” she …

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Augmented reality will soon be everywhere, and you won’t be able to avoid it

April 23, 2017

Using AR to see who's home.Image: Bob Al-Greene/Mashable The hottest thing in Silicon Valley is coming soon to … well, pretty much everything. Augmented reality is shaping up to be the next big digital gold rush, and consumers should ready themselves for the onslaught. Apple’s doing it. So are Google and Snapchat. Oh, and as we saw recently, facebook is as well. AR has thoroughly trounced virtual reality in the battle for developers’ hearts and minds, and with the amount …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 20, 2017

… comments.” Instagram blogger Meggan, who runs @CardiganJezebel, describes a pod as “essentially a group message on Instagram”. Members of the group follow each other, and constantly like and comment on one another’s posts to keep pod members’ posts showing up in other people’s timelines. After Meggan became part of a few pods through facebook groups and Twitter, she says she’s been getting better reach and engagement on her Insta posts. …

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Richard Simmons hospitalized for severe indigestion, says manager

April 19, 2017

… the 68-year-old is already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery. The fitness icon has been stirring headlines lately for his disappearance, which occurred in 2014. The move prompted fans to be concerned of his well-being, which eventually lead to a popular podcast Missing Richard Simmons from Daily Show producer Dan Taberski. The hit podcast sought to investigate the reasons behind Simmons public disappearance. FOLLOW US ON facebook FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Catalano …

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Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

Image: Mashable Last week, facebook announced that Instagram Stories had reached 200 million daily active users (DAUs). People were quick to pounce on that significant number and declare that finally, Mark Zuckerberg had “officially crushed Snapchat” and facebook and Instagram were winning some imaginary war. Many tweeted things like, “RIP Snap,” “Is Snapchat already dead?,” “Snapchat is dead fam. Instagram stories came and ended her.” SEE …

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The best beauty shops on Etsy

April 18, 2017

… Nebula soap is back in our shop! Galaxy soaps are one of our specialties, and we love that every bar is different! Cosmetic glitter looks like tiny stars, and the abstract patterns made with pink and purple give that outer space nebula look. The colors really shine under light. Did I mention it smells amazing? A post shared by Tailored Soap (@tailoredsoap) on Nov 16, 2016 at 7:15am PST FOLLOW US ON facebook FOR MORE LIFESTYLE NEWS Enchanted Lustre Cosmetics Though Enchanted Lustre only …

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Adriana Lima strips down for steamy Easter Sunday shoot

April 18, 2017

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Facebook takes aim at false ‘likes’ in battle against fake news

April 16, 2017

Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images News isn’t the only thing that’s sometimes fake on facebook. The social network said Friday it has shut down a massive spam operation that generated thousands of “inauthentic likes” on publisher pages. SEE ALSO: facebook is cracking down on hoaxes in your News Feed The announcement comes days after the company claimed to have deleted 30,000 fraudulent accounts in France ahead of the country’s presidential election. The scam …

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Watch out kids, your parents totally understand emoji (except maybe that eggplant one)

April 16, 2017

"Eggplant for dinner again?"Image: Westend61/Getty Parents, they just don’t understand. Right? Well, yes and no. A new survey shows that when it comes to emoji, most seniors totally do get it. Except, that is, with one tiny eggplant-styled exception. SEE ALSO: facebook’s new emoji are finally available to everyone Great Senior Living, a site that focuses on senior care and retirement living, surveyed 500 people aged 55 and older on their emoji use and discovered that …

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Now there’s an easier way to binge with your friends, without having to leave the house

April 15, 2017

… like a neon monument to social anxiety. SEE ALSO: facebook is turning into a confusing social nightmare It doesn’t have to be that way. Thankfully, the same tech that feeds our desire to stay in for the night (and the next night, and the next) can also be used to turn tumbling down a YouTube rabbit hole into a shared group adventure. The ability to watch videos online in real time with friends and family has been around for years now, and programs like Watch2Gether make it easy to …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snap here. Snap there. Snap everywhere especially in stores. Snapchat, the disappearing messaging turned mobile storytelling app, released a new ad product Wednesday that is a quick swipe at facebook’s big offer to advertisers and retailers: online to offline conversions. SEE ALSO: A millennial reports from the NYSE floor on Snapchat’s IPO day That’s jargon for Snapchat’s pitch to help retailers get more products off their shelves and prove to them …

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MTV to revive ‘Fear Factor’ with Ludacris as host

April 13, 2017

MTV is reviving the hair-raising stunt competition series Fear Factor. Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris will host the reboot, which will kick off on May 30th, MTV announced Wednesday. The new Fear Factor promises to hit on youth tension points with challenges, such as Roach-ella, Trap Queen and personal cellphone rescues at heights of over 100 feet. FOLLOW US ON facebook FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS On each episode, contestants will pair up into four teams whether siblings, roommates or best friends …

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Abigail Breslin opens up about sexual assault

April 13, 2017

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Abigail Breslin opened up about her own personal experience. The 20-year-old actress shared an image via Instagram on Tuesday, simply writing that she knew her assailant. It is the first time Breslin has spoken about being a victim.  i knew my assailant. #SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth #breakthesilence A post shared by Abigail Breslin (@abbienormal9) on Apr 10, 2017 at 10:47pm PDT FOLLOW US ON facebook FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS The …

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Nicole Richie gets slapped in the face by ‘Talk Stoop’s’ Cat Greenleaf

April 12, 2017

… accidentally slapped Richie in the face, prompting her Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses to fly off her head and land several feet away. Omigod! screamed Greenleaf, who covered her mouth and appeared mortified by the unscripted incident. When asked if she was all right, Richie quickly recovered and posed with her hand behind her head, smiling. That was the craziest high-five of all time, said Greenleaf. Im sorry. Im notoriously clumsy! FOLLOW US ON facebook FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS I can see …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

… through facebook and Twitter. Through social media and articles I read, I learned that addiction is a chronic brain illness. Online, people were speaking up about their experience, breaking the silence of addiction. Id found my tribe and it fit in my back pocket, or right in the palm of my hand. My phone is how I found out my friends were dying of the health problem that I had. Early in my recovery, I lost four people who were very close to me, all within 3 months. One, Nick, was an aspiring …

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Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 6, 2017

Image: Ryzhi / shutterstock If you’re a woman who gets tongue-tied when asking for a raise or is too nervous to even bring up the subject with your boss it’s time to meet this new equal pay chatbot. SEE ALSO: The mentors and the role they play in Silicon Valley She’s your new foul-mouthed best friend on facebook who can quickly guide you through the practical and professional terrors of asking for more money. She does this exceptionally well because her persona is based on …

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Facebook’s new News Feed: Your go-to destination for spam, probably

April 5, 2017

"We heard you like news, so we put a feed near your feed so you can read while you read."Image: LUKE LEONARD/Mashable There’s nothing quite like a clean slate especially one that’s pre-populated with a generous helping of algorithmically generated spam. Perhaps realizing that the News Feed has over the years morphed into a cluttered mess, facebook has started testing an entirely new feed with a subset of its users. After all, why have one feed when you can have two? Double …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… election news stories had such high engagement they actually outperformed real news on facebook. During the most critical time of the election campaign, the 20 top-performing fake election stories generated 8.7 million engagements on facebook far outstripping the 7.3 million engagement garnered by mainstream news. Among the top-performing stories were headlines like “Hillary sold weapons to ISIS” and “FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead”. Since then, …

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In defense of Snapchat, a manifesto

April 1, 2017

… obvious what my favorite social networks are, and how I spend my time using them. SEE ALSO: Here’s why all the sudden the banks love Snapchat but still hate Twitter Here’s a good snapshot: Which brings us to facebook, down there, towards the bottom of my usage. They just unleashed their latest attempt to squash Snapchat on Tuesday with facebook Storiesthe experience of Snapchat Stories, now available on your facebook News Feed, something nearly 2 billion people could have …

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HEALTHY AF VEGAN RAMEN // 3 MIN RECIPE

March 30, 2017

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… billion valuation and impress Wall Street. But it’s a way to convince investors and advertisers that Snapchat has a reach into small, mid-sized and large businesses, just like other social networking and tech giants. Instagram announced last week it has reached 1 million monthly active advertisers. facebook has 4 million. Snapchat only has a few hundred businesses, large and small, signed up for annual deals. The product was released in December, so Instagram and facebook do have the older …

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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

Image: justin breton of foursquare SXSW is 10 days of fun. Many of colleagues (I see you Brett Williams) teased me (on Slack) for having a “great time with all the work down there.” But, hey, it’s actually work. Attending panel after panel, speaking on your own panels, BBQ after BBQ, happy hour after happy hour isn’t easy no matter how fun it looks from everyone’s Snapchat (or Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, facebook) Stories. SEE ALSO: Ride-hailing in Austin: …

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Social media has turned me into a sexual oversharer

March 25, 2017

… sexual escapade. “Rachel,” my new housemate said without a hint of a smile. “That is too much information for me. Seriously.” SEE ALSO: facebook’s Snapchat clone is perfect for laying down thirst traps for crushes She wasn’t being coy, or faux-polite. The look on her face told me she really didn’t want to hear about the graphic intricacies of any of my sexual experiences. I don’t blame her. I had assumed that someone I barely knew would want to …

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