How to Get More YouTube Views
Want to boost your YouTube views and turn channel visitors into subscribers? YouTube star Lamarr Wilson has some tips for you in this debut episode of Mashable's new show YouTube Weekly.
In this series, Lamarr will cover the most popular channels, viral videos, and tips on how to make your channel better. Check out the first episode above, and don't forget to subscribe to Mashable for new videos every week.
BONUS: #5Facts You Didn’t Know About YouTube
Posted on Mon, Mar 2014 03:54:28
The TL;DR Guide to Reddit Lingo
To a new user, Reddit may seem like a confusing jumble of text, numbers, pictures and acronyms
The site has a bit of learning curve, and one of the most confusing aspects of the site is the lingo spoken by its users.
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Consisting of made-up words, acronyms and shorthands, Reddit's jargon can seem overwhelming. Being home to such a large community that is constantly growing, changing, and evolving can feel pretty intimidating to an amateur redditor (Reddit users) to catch up and utilize the site to its fullest.
When you're done schooling yourself with this beginners' guide to Reddit, brush up on your Reddit terminology, explained in none other than GIFs Read more...
Posted on Mon, Mar 2014 11:30:31
DoSomething.org Is Upping the Snapchat Game
DoSomething.org is all about empowering young people.
The organization, one of the largest non-profits for teens and young adults in the United States, connects 13-to-25 year olds through a wide variety of social causes. It didn’t take long for DoSomething.org strategy leaders to realize that Snapchat users fall within that exact age demographic.
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The organization has since focused on building a strong Snapchat following. By creating charismatic Snapchat stories, DoSomething.org has been able to connect to their followers in an entirely new way. We sat down with two of its team members, Colleen Wormsley and Bryce Mathias, to discuss their Snapchat journey. Read more...
Posted on Sun, Mar 2014 05:05:07
The Art of Making Stop-Motion Magic on Vine
If you're an active Vine user, you've probably seen some of Dylan Blau's incredible work. The 20-year-old stop-motion animator is famous for making extraordinary CGI-free Vine videos, often with basic material like clay and paper
Recently, Blau hosted a hands-on tutorial at Social Media Week NYC. His presentation included tips on bringing everyday objects to life in a Vine video, making infinite cutout animations using the Strata Stencil technique and planning out unique stop-motion stories. Audience members were encouraged to take part in the action and create their own videos
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Posted on Sun, Mar 2014 12:45:13
Pinterest Joins Other Social Giants, Provides First Transparency Report
Pinterest on Friday unveiled the company's first transparency report, a document detailing the number of information requests Pinterest received in the past six months from both state and federal government agencies
Unlike other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the report confirms the government doesn't often turn to Pinterest to gather user information
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In the six months from July to December in 2013, there were only 12 government requests, including none from agencies outside the United States. Only one of the requests was from a federal agency, and Pinterest produced information for 11 of the 12 requests Read more...
Posted on Sat, Mar 2014 02:07:34
Bacon Alarms and Talking Hands: Tech Marketing Is Getting Weird
The video started off like any other high concept fashion video would: a beautiful woman in a scenic restaurant, a whispered narration reciting a poetic script, bacon raining down from the sky — wait a minute, bacon rain?
Image: Oscar Mayer
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Oscar Mayer announced this week that it will be releasing an alarm clock that wakes you up to the sounds and smells of bacon. Bacon lovers everywhere rejoiced while vegetarians threw up a little in their mouths. Either way, we were all a little weirded out.
However, nothing prepared us for LG's bizarre video promo for the new G Flex curved phone. It has since taken the ad down, but it featured one of the most nightmare-inducing hand prosthetics ever seen in a phone ad. Read more...
Posted on Fri, Mar 2014 11:40:50
Join the SXSW Scavenger Hunt to Win Big
Austin feels like a different city during South By Southwest. The streets are packed with smartphone-obsessed techies and music-loving party animals, all ready to scarf down tacos and discover the "next big thing."
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Since it can be a tough week to navigate, we’ve teamed up with SXSW co-sponsor, Esurance, to set you on the path to success with a Vine scavenger hunt.
Your task is simple enough: Hit up the 10 Austin sweet spots below and document your adventure in one spectacular Vine.
Put on some comfy shoes and get moving! Here’s what’s on the hunt: Read more...
Posted on Fri, Mar 2014 07:45:29
SXSW for the People Stuck at Their Desks
Bummed about the fact you're not in Austin, Texas, for SXSW? We can't offer you a plane ticket, but we'll bring the best parts of the experience to your cubicle at work.
This year's festival has something for everyone. If you're a techie, there will be a slew of startups making waves in areas like ecommerce and wearable tech. If you're a music fan, hot acts like St. Vincent, Schoolboy Q and Kurt Vile will be taking the stage. If you're a film buff, plenty of new footage will debut, including All Is By My Side, the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast's Andre 3000 as the infamous guitarist.
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Posted on Fri, Mar 2014 05:30:24