Tag Archives: Social Media
Capping off a busy week at Mashable HQ, we bring you a massive list of social media resources you may have missed. We’ve got 38 of the most interesting features and tools published over the last week or so in case you were, you know, outside during the summer.
Have a look through our social media resources for the Origin of Twitter’s ‘Fail Whale,’ some great Twitter visualizations, or why WikiLeaks and the mainstream media still need each other.
Our Tech and Mobile resources include some amazing Konami code Easter eggs, great (free) WordPress themes to use, and a game plan for keeping BlackBerry relevant in the battle for mobile dominance.
For our entrepreneurs, we’ve got tips on how to self-publish anything, great Twitter lists for C-Suite execs, and a guide on how to structure your startup. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Looking for even more social media resources? You can find this guide every weekend, and check out all of the lists-gone-by.
- 5 Things the Internet Will Do for $5 [VIDEOS]
Who would actually advertise to do anything for the cost of an overpriced coffee? We found out with this little social experiment on the website fiverr.com.
- The Origin of Twitter’s ‘Fail Whale’
We spoke with Yiying Lu, the designer of Twitter’s iconic error message about her influences, the future, and why she hates the term ‘Fail Whale.’
- 11 Free Services for Scheduling Social Media Updates
Here is a list of 11 free services for scheduling social media updates, either across multiple social platforms or just for Twitter.
- 5 Free Ways to Never Miss a Twitter @Reply
We’ve found five free web-based Twitter services that will let you know via e-mail every time you are on the receiving end of an @mention or @reply.
- A Look Back at the Last 5 Years in Blogging
How did the blogosphere grow from thousands of personal diaries into a network of media empires? The history of blogging is as interesting as it is complex.
- 7 Days on Craigslist’s Casual Encounters
Many people use Craigslist to find roommates or jobs, but there’s another function: Sex. Check out this social experiment to see what the ‘Casual Encounters’ culture is really like.
- 10 Free and Fun Twitter Bird Icons for your Website
Finding the right Twitter bird icon for your site can be a challenge, especially if your budget is bird seed. We’ve found 10 fabulous and fresh freebies for you.
- HOW TO: Follow Mashable Staff Online
We try to meet our readers where they are at and create a place where conversation can take place. Now we want to give you glimpse behind-the-scenes of Mashable and its staff.
- 5 Fab Twitter Follower Visualization Tools
If you’re interested in seeing what your Twitter followers look like as a keyword cloud, on parade, or even on a mug, check out these cool tools.
- 10 Great Geeky Tattoos [PICS]
So, you love your tech and the web, but do you love it enough to permanently brand yourself with logos or related imagery? We’ve found ten people that do.
- Why WikiLeaks and the Mainstream Media Still Need Each Other
The latest leak from WikiLeaks signals a seminal change for investigative journalism and next-gen whistle blowing – and mainstream media still plays a key role.
- Top 16 Unusual Foursquare Badges
We talked to Foursquare’s Lead Designer, Mari Sheibley, about the stories behind 16 of the most unusual badges in their collection.
- 5 Social Fundraising Alternatives to Facebook Causes
When it comes to social fundraising tools, Facebook Causes often comes to mind first. In reality, it’s just one of many tools available. Check out these alternatives.
- 8 YouTube Channels for Unique Music Performances
We found some hidden gems in YouTube channels devoted to music. Look through to find sample channels and vids featuring the likes of Phoenix and Tom Jones.
- Why Online Education Needs to Get Social
Social websites and real-time news channels are exploding in popularity, but online higher education has been slow to adapt. Here’s why college courses need to tap into the social web to stay relevant.
- A Brief History of 9 Popular Blogging Platforms
The web is comprised of millions of blogs covering every topic imaginable. Here is short history of some of the most popular self-publishing platforms.
- Why Hulu’s New Dance Show is a Game-Changer
Hulu’s new dance show, The LXD, is a game-changer in the way that web series and the arts are presented online. We spoke with the show’s creators about their concept and process.
Tech & Mobile
- 5 iPhone Apps to Help You Learn to Dance
From ballet, to salsa, to tap dancing, with a little help from the iPhone and these five apps, your feet will be moving in no time.
- 10 Cool Konami Code Easter Eggs [PICS]
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. If you like unicorns, rainbows and bacon these sites with Konami code Easter eggs will make your day.
- 5 Energy Efficient Office Gadgets
Once you’re ready to get yourself on track to being energy efficient, check out these five energy efficient office gadgets to help you start saving on every level.
- 10 Cool Tech Toys for Kids [PICS]
While you may have played Hungry Hungry Hippos, today’s toys are much more sophisticated and tech savvy, and even a little creepy. Here are 10 of the hottest.
- 5 Awesome Optical Illusion Videos
Using nothing more than our eyes’ and brain’s perceptive weaknesses, these clever videos will trick your grey matter and leave you amazed.
- 10 Geekiest Apple-Flavored Cakes [PICS]
To satisfy your sweet tooth (and geekiness), we’ve hunted down ten particularly fine examples of Apple-themed pastry. Enjoy!
- 4 Ways BlackBerry Can Stay Relevant
To maintain market share in a world of increasing iPhones and Android devices, BlackBerry will have to get back to its roots and forge a new mobile direction.
- 10 Ridiculous iPhone Accessories [PICS]
We take a light-hearted look at 10 totally unnecessary iPhone accessories that only the true gadget-addict would consider a good investment.
- 10 Beautiful and Free WordPress 3.0-Ready Themes
If you’re looking for a theme that works great with WordPress 3.0 out of the box, check out our round-up of free themes with superb WordPress 3.0 support.
- 10 Pieces of Gorgeous Geek Jewelry [PICS]
The geek collective is nothing if not creative, and some of that creativity can be seen in the treasure trove of geek-themed jewelry available. Here are 10 excellent examples.
- 10 Free Web UI Kits and Resources for Designers
This post covers 10 of the best free web UI kits, resources and stencils to kick-start the early stages of your next web design project.
- 5 Innovative Tech Camps for Kids and Teens
New tech camps offer some of the coolest and most innovative programs around. Take a look and see all the ways your kids could be engaged next summer.
- 10 Incredible iPhone Photographs
We’ve collected 10 amazing landscape snaps by iPhotographers from around the world — both pro and amateur — to bring you a gallery of gorgeousness.
- 10 Steps for Successful Social Media Monitoring
Social media monitoring of your brand image can be a complex process. Here are 10 pointers to heed when investigating your options.
- How Small Businesses Will Use Social Media in the Future
In order to peer into the future, we took a step back and tried to build cases based on the evolution of trends and some successful small business examples.
- HOW TO: Legally Structure your Startup
Whether you’re the next big thing in social gaming or organic knitwear, each startup eventually faces the same gnawing question: How should I legally structure my business?
- How 12 CEOs & Founders are Leveraging Web Video
With all of the talk about how CEOs are getting social, we were curious to see how many CEOs are also branching out into web video. Here are 12 that are making a real impact on their brand.
- 15 Twitter Lists for C-Suite Execs to Follow
To get you started or to beef up your current inventory of Twitter Lists, here are 15 great ones for C-suite executives to follow.
- 3 Social Sites for Demonstrating Your Business Acumen
Sites like Aardvark, Quora and LinkedIn cater to the business professional seeking out knowledge or educational resources, and they are great for demonstrating business expertise.
- HOW TO: Self-Publish Anything Online
These sites and services can help you create and brand just about anything, from books to clothes to software, and even food.
- How Online Retailers Can Leverage Facebook’s Open Graph
Facebook’s Open Graph presents retailers with unprecedented ways to drive sales through recommendations. Here are some things to consider when tapping this data.
Another beautiful summer week brings another beautiful social media round-up. In case you missed any of the resources published here on Mashable, we’ve got them all laid out in neat little sections for your perusal.
This week we looked at some great podcasts for summer listening, some hilarious infomercials on YouTube and some awesome trailers from Comic-Con 2010.
Tech and mobile fans will be pleased to see stories on the new Samsung Galaxy S, a look back at the last five years in mobile, and an interview with superb designer Jesse Thomas.
If you need some business tips and advice, we’ve got ways to promote your brand on YouTube, how social media can make you more productive, and ways to include multimedia on your website.
Looking for even more social media resources? You can find this guide every weekend, and check out all of the lists-gone-by.
- HOW TO: Put Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button on Any Website
There are still millions of web pages, blog posts and videos without ‘Like’ buttons. Here’s how to make them all more social.
- 5 Tips for Aspiring Social Media Marketers
We’ve gathered eight of the brightest minds in the social media industry to elaborate on five helpful tips for landing a job in social media marketing.
- Top 20 Sites to Improve Your Twitter Experience
We compiled a list of the top 20 third-party websites for making your Twitter experience more useful and easier to manage.
- 10 Best ‘Worst’ Infomercials on YouTube [VIDEOS]
We’ve taken a long, hard look at the art form that is the infomercial to bring you ten of the wackiest on YouTube.
- 10 Best Apple iPad Stands
We’ve scoured the web for the best iPad stands known to man, and have pulled together a top 10 of products we’d be happy to see holding our iPads in place.
- 10 Cool Crowdsourced Music Video Projects
Here are 10 awesome examples of crowdsourced music, both completed and ongoing. If you’re feeling social, why not jump in and get involved?
- 7 Superb Podcasts for Summer Listening
Whether you’re looking for comedy, tragedy or just a good yarn, these seven podcasts are required listening for anyone under a beach umbrella this summer.
- 5 Biggest Movie Trailers of Comic-Con 2010
We have the trailers from five of the hottest movies of Comic-Con 2010: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Tron: Legacy, Red, Sucker Punch and Machete.
- 5 Ways Facebook Questions Can Be Improved
Because the new feature is still in beta and not yet available to all users, we thought we’d provide feedback on what the feature is missing and how some of the gaps could be bridged.
- HOW TO: Enhance Your Online Presence with Video
While everyone likes to watch online videos, it’s a little more difficult to produce your own high quality clips. Here are some tips.
- 10 Best Viral Video Remixes on YouTube
You know a viral video has made it into the zeitgeist when it gets remixed. From Leeroy Jenkins to Chris Crocker, these amusing remixes take a meme and make it even more memorable.
Tech & Mobile
- Top 10 Accessories for Typography Nuts [PICS]
We’ve searched the web for typographical accessories that will brighten up your office space, home, and maybe even your personal style with font-based fun.
- 5 Awesome Apple iPad Mods [VIDEOS]
Here we bring you five more cool iPad creations that take the tablet device and mod it into something bigger, better or just more fun. Enjoy!
- HOW TO: Send an Audio Tweet
Whether you want to rant, sing happy birthday, or make a heartfelt apology, we’ve found five services that can send your voice out into the Twitterverse for free.
- Samsung Galaxy S: Hands-On with the Latest Android Smartphone [REVIEW]
A hands-on review of AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Samsung Captivate.
- Inside the Mind of One of the Web’s Hottest Designers [INTERVIEW]
Jesse Thomas (better known as ‘JESS3″) talks to Mashable about his success as an interaction developer with some of the biggest companies on the web.
- A Look Back at the Last 5 Years in Mobile
Five years ago, the mobile landscape was in many ways, a world apart from where we are now. This post takes a look back at where we’ve been and where we’re going.
- 15 Developer/Hacker Women to Follow on Twitter
With a big hat-tip to all our friends on Twitter who recommended these women, here are 15 technically skilled women to follow.
- HOW TO: Implement Google Font API on Your Website
Google Font API is poised to revolutionize the way typefaces work on the web. Here’s a comprehensive guide to how it works, and how to implement it on your site.
- HOW TO: Use Annotations to Promote Your Brand on YouTube
With a little creative planning, annotations can add a dimension of interactivity and entertainment to your YouTube videos that audiences will appreciate.
- HOW TO: Help Employees Talk About Your Brand Online
For many brand managers, employees’ actions online remain a daunting, untamed frontier. Here are a few pointers on using the Internet in brand-friendly ways.
- HOW TO: Add Multimedia to Your Blog
A site without multimedia is like a cupcake without icing: Functional but lacking. Here are some simple resources for adding audio, photo or video to your blog.
- How Social Media Can Make Us More Productive
Social media allows professionals to get things done more efficiently, but there’s a fine line between multi-tasking and distraction. It’s all in how you use it.
- Why You Need to Monitor and Measure Your Brand on Social Media
Monitoring and measuring your brand’s social media presence is important. Though there is some overlap in business goals, these processes are distinct. Here’s why.
- How an Ambitious Startup Wants to Revolutionize Banking
We spoke to the co-founder of Banksimple to talk about why traditional banks are lacking, and how his new startup plans to shake up the personal finance space.