Show us your best Grumpy Cat scowl
Grumpy Cat has finally hit the silver screen and she's none too happy about it! Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever premieres on Lifetime Nov. 29, and we're totally not excited about it. But we are teaming up with Lifetime to prepare for it with this week's photo challenge
Image: Grumpy Cat
In the movie Grumpy is irked driving, shopping and embracing the all around Christmas glee so we want you to send us your best Grumpy Cat face (or your mom's, your teacher's, or your dog's) and be sure to tag them with #LifetimeWorstChallengeEver so we catch all the despair
We'll feature our faves in a roundup article on Mashable and on our Instagram account, and one lucky winner will have their Grumpy selfie tweeted out from Grumpy's own handle Read more...
Posted on Sun, Nov 2014 03:06:29
Mashable and Street Dreams capture Coney Island in its off-season
Last weekend, Mashable and Street Dreams Magazine opened up Coney Island's Luna Park for our second #MashMeet. We wanted to give our community exclusive access to a famous park in its off-season, and we're so glad we did.
See also: 25 creative compositions on streets around the world
From mid-afternoon to sundown, we made portraits, chased light and collaborated with Instagram's finest artists. Creativity was off the charts — using their smartphones, DSLRs, film and instant cameras, photographers found the most unique angles to shoot the same space.
Film director Joe Cavallini made an incredible video to recap the day. The overhead shots were taken with a drone camera Read more...
Posted on Fri, Nov 2014 09:53:28
It's now much easier to share public tweets via DMs on Twitter
Today in features you may not have known you wanted: Twitter is letting you directly share public tweets through its private direct messaging system.
If you copy and paste a tweet's URL into a direct message (DM), it will embed itself in the message for easier viewing. You can also hit the "..." icon under a tweet and select "Share via Direct Message."
See also: Twitter now lets you search through every tweet ever tweeted
Previously, if you tried to paste the URL of a tweet into a DM, it would show up as a link. Though the new feature isn't a huge development, it saves you a click when privately sharing something in your Twitter feed; the update works on Twitter's web client, iOS and Android apps, and TweetDeck for Chrome, Windows and web. Read more...
Posted on Thu, Nov 2014 09:22:24
The 25 best Vines of 2014
Compiling the best Vine videos of 2013 was one thing. Since last year, the weird and wild universe of Vine has continued to expand in every direction between quirky personalities, up-and-coming musical talents and high-profile artists, all home-grown out of the unique format.
The 2013 release of Instagram video had some doubting whether Twitter's then-fledgling video-sharing service would even live to see the new year. Vine has established itself as a major force in social media since then. Vine-made celebrities are now regulars at red carpet events, animators and other visual talents design ads for major corporations and more major film festivals are beginning to incorporate the six-second medium. Read more...
Posted on Thu, Nov 2014 12:30:01
25 creative compositions on streets around the world
Photography has proven that streets are made for more than walking. They're meant to be followed, appreciated, captured and shared.
The photos we saw in our latest challenge with Street Dreams Magazine do just that. Whether narrow or wide, empty or overcrowded, each street is full of personality and has its own style.
See also: 14 photos of beautifully intersecting paths
Street Dreams is a quarterly photography publication that showcases the work and stories of artists worldwide. The team is operated by creative individuals from New York City and Vancouver, Canada.
More than 4,000 #MashStreet submissions rolled in on Instagram in less than a week, each one showing a unique angle of everyday streets. We were excited not only by the large number, but by the stunning quality of each image. Read more...
Posted on Thu, Nov 2014 12:41:32
Jill Abramson, Piper Kerman and Joanna Coles join the Mashable Media Summit
With the annual Mashable Media Summit quickly approaching, we're excited to announce the latest round of speakers that we're adding to the event lineup.
These speakers will join previously announced media thought leaders like Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore, New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins, and President of Sony Music's Legacy Recordings Adam Block.
Our latest round of speakers includes:
Jill Abramson, lecturer at Harvard University
Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan
Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is The New Black
Brian Ries, real time news editor at Mashable
Haile Owusu, chief data scientist at Mashable Read more...
Posted on Tue, Nov 2014 07:28:17
Facebook Groups: Now there's an app for that
Facebook is breaking out yet another feature into a standalone app
The social network rolled out Facebook Groups, an app to help users stay in touch with all of their Facebook groups and find new ones.
See also: 12 Facebook Statuses You Need to Retire
The app functions as a hub for everything related to groups on Facebook. Upon launching the app, users see a list of the groups they belong to, with the most frequently viewed appearing first
Though groups already existed within the main Facebook app, they are not featured prominently within the app, unless you get a notification from a group you're a part of. By breaking out the feature into a separate iOS and Android app, the company is hoping to make it easier for power users to engage with their groups Read more...
Posted on Tue, Nov 2014 06:00:52
Facebook wants to be a tech news powerhouse
Facebook is trying to be your go-to source for tech news, rather than just a way to see baby pics and find out which friends are engaged.
Seven months after introducing FB Newswire, the social networking giant on launched FB Techwire on Tuesday, a brand extension that will focus on industry happenings
See also: 8 Brutally Honest Facebook Notifications That Need to Exist Now
Like FB Newswire, Techwire is powered by Storyful, which will share newsworthy content from tech influencers on Facebook — including embeddable photos, videos and status updates that journalists can use for their own content Read more...
Posted on Tue, Nov 2014 04:59:40