Vine adds a feature so you'll never miss your favorite videos
Vine upgraded its app on Tuesday to include a "favorite" option, so you can make sure that you see any and all videos from your most treasured Vine users.
The new feature will send a push notification and notify you in your feed when a favorited account posts a video. You can favorite an account by tapping the star-shaped icon that's in the upper-right hand corner of the app screen
See also: 15 Vines that show an unexpected turn of events
You can also view all of your favorite accounts (and update your notification preferences) in the settings tab at any time.
Last month, Vine added discovery options to its iOS app to help users find new videos without factoring in how many accounts they follow. Read more...
Posted on Tue, Nov 2014 05:45:27
The future of food, as told on Vine
Do you like playing with your food? We sure do.
This week we partnered with ConAgra Foods & Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert to create a series of Vines about the hottest food trends. From Generation Z's creative interpretation of food to the increasing availability of same-day grocery delivery, as well as new technology in nutrition, the future of food has never looked so exciting.
See also: 15 gadgets that instantly make cooking more fun
Posted on Mon, Nov 2014 06:33:03
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