UCLA Surgeons Live Vine Brain Surgery
Doctors at UCLA Health in Southern California documented a brain surgery on Thursday by using Instagram and Vine, showing yet another ground-breaking use of social media in the hospital setting.
We've already witnessed the world's first live-tweeted open-heart surgery from Houston, as well as a live-tweet of a brain surgery. But what was noteworthy about Thursday's live surgery from Los Angeles was the use of newbie social platform Vine, as the Los Angeles Times reported. Check out a sampling of the Vine video posts below.
The UCLA Health System (@UCLAHealth) used the hashtag, #UCLAORLive, to chronicle Thursday's operation. This was the UCLA deep brain stimulation team's 500th patient for which they implanted a brain pacemaker, according to the #UCLAORLive event page on Facebook. A brain pacemaker can help "cease Parkinson's disease and essential tremor," they said. Read more...
Posted on Sat, May 2013 12:01:24
App.net Surpasses 100,000 Users [INVITES]
App.net, an ad-free social platform popular with developers, has reached a big milestone: 100,000 registered users.
The network launched in August 2012 to users willing to join for $50 per year. Since then, ADN, as it is often called, unveiled a new pricing structure of $36 per year or $5 per month. As it has evolved, the service most recently rolled out a free tier of invite-only accounts for paid members to distribute.
Free users can follow a maximum of 40 users and receive 500MB of storage onsite. Paid accounts can follow an unlimited number of users, receive 10GB of storage and have the ability to provide new users with free-tier accountsADN has provided 5,000 free invites to Mashable, and we'd like to extend these invites to you! Read more...
Posted on Fri, May 2013 06:50:36
How to Sync Your Facebook Contacts to iPhone
With iOS 6, Apple introduced much greater Facebook integration. Part of this is the ability to sync your Facebook friends into your iPhone contacts
It's not an automatic process, however. You have to actually activate the integration in your iPhone's settings. We have created a quick and easy gallery showing how to do this, and how to merge duplicate contacts after the event
SEE ALSO: How to See EVERYTHING in Your Facebook News Feed
If you want to get your Facebook friends' deets into your iPhone's contacts app, take a look through our simple "how-to" in the gallery above. In the comments section below, let us know what you think of iOS 6's improved Facebook integration Read more...
Posted on Fri, May 2013 12:56:19
3 Manly Pinterest Alternatives for Your Beard and Bacon Needs
Are the images in your Pinterest feed not quite manly enough for you? If you think the virtual pinboard site is a little too feminine, you’re not alone
In a recent Pew study of social media users, 25% of women said they used Pinterest, compared to a meager 5% of men.
Since Pinterest’s creation, a number of similar websites have popped up that offer pins in what they consider manlier topics. While the men who use these sites abandoned Pinterest because of what they saw as a lack of subjects they could relate to, a number of Pinterest’s power users are actually men.
If you look hard enough, you can find everything from power tools to men’s fashion on Pinterest. Some of the site’s most popular categories, like food and drink, also have broad appeal across genders. Read more...
Posted on Thu, May 2013 11:30:40
7 Transformative Photos of Change
Around the world, the seasons are changing. In some parts of the world it's getting colder, while for many of us, summer has officially arrived. With the change of the seasons comes a host of other changes: a move to a new place, a vacation away from home or perhaps a landmark life event like a graduation
To celebrate the changes that accompany this time of the year, this week the theme of the Mashable Photo Challenge is change. The pictures selected by our guest curator, McKenna Ewen, each capture a different aspect of change
Whether it's the change of the sky in an approaching storm or the transformation of a street from sidewalk to art exhibit, these stunning images show changes both subtle and dramatic Read more...
Posted on Thu, May 2013 06:21:18
Capture an Unexpected Pair for Our Vine Challenge
Chicken and waffles for breakfast, Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl as a couple in Knocked Up, Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus teaming up for a reggae song: some things shouldn't work — yet, they totally do. For our vine challenge, we want you to create a vine that captures an unexpected pair.
Vine users are really pushing the creative envelope with their creations. Now, it's your turn!
Think of two things that you wouldn't normally associate, yet somehow work together — such as unusual animal friendships or Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett singing a duet. Your pair could be anything from household items to an unexpected love story. Read more...
Posted on Thu, May 2013 03:29:19
Wisconsin Girl's Touching Artwork Wins Google Doodle
The directions were simple: Illustrate your "best day ever." Sabrina Brady of Wisconsin's Sparta High School combined Google's logo with a memorable and moving six-frame story.
This is Google's fourth year running the Doodle 4 Google competition. K-12 students from across the United States submitted artwork between January 14 and March 22. Google selected finalists from each state and asked Google users to vote for a winner from those finalists. You can view all the state finalists here.
Along with each doodle, the young artists submitted brief descriptions of their best days. Brady captioned hers, "When I was 10 years old, my dad came home from war. This was my best day ever." Read more...
Posted on Thu, May 2013 02:03:50
Facebook for Android: 10 Tips for Power Users
Facebook is a lot like crystal meth — it's highly addictive and will probably cause your teeth to fall out.* Android users are always one tap away from a snarky status update or a friend's vacation pics.
Facebook's Android app has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The most recent iterations are packed with features, from personal settings to page management to power sharing.
Here are a few tricks we use to keep up with Facebook pals on the go.
*Not clinically proven.
If you don't trust an algorithm to sort your updates for you, use this feature to arrange things chronologically. The setting is not apparent — likely by design. Find it by tapping the three bars on the top-left to bring up the menu. Then tap the gear to the right of "News Feed." This will let you toggle between "Top Stories" and "Most Recent." Read more...
Posted on Thu, May 2013 09:31:21