The cover image captures the immediate attention of visitors to Facebook pages, and social promotions platform Amazly shared three vital tips for page administrators to capitalize on that key real estate. Amazly reminded page admins that cover images display at 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels on desktop and at 640 by 360 on smartphones, and its three tips were […]
The questions of whether or not to run multiple Twitter accounts tugs at most business owners’ minds at one time or another. Should we have one for customer service and another for product news? A personal account and a business account? And while the obvious answer to the question is dependent on whether that business has the time and resources to manage mu […]
This week, Freelancers Union is hiring a blog and community manager, while The Wirecutter needs a growth editor. Major League Soccer is seeking a senior director of media, and CurtCo Robb Media is looking for a social media manager. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro. Blog and Community Manager Freelan […]
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WWE announced the release of a major content update for WWE Immortals on mobile devices. The update brings new characters to the game’s roster and introduces the new Events System, giving players a chance to receive rewards in limited time challenges. The roster update includes two versions of iconic Superstars, Sto […]
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed No. 25 on the new World’s 50 Greatest Leaders for 2015 list from Fortune. Fortune wrote in its mini-profile of Zuckerberg: \"Everyone knows Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook when he was 19, but because of that extraordinary beginning, everyone tends to underrate the role he has gone on to play,\" sa […]
A popular U.S. coding website is enduring an onslaught of Internet traffic meant for China’s most popular search engine, in an episode that security experts say represents a likely attempt by China to shut down anticensorship tools.
Over the past six months, I’ve published a series of stories on the longstanding and deeply conflicted financial relationship between the Tor Project and various arms of the US National Security State. Those arms include the Pentagon, the State Department and a CIA spinoff called the BBG that’s dedicated to waging propaganda warfare against countries hostile […]
One little nugget that almost got lost in our longer interview with Facebook’s former “data god” and Cloudera co-founder Jeff Hammerbacher was about his early days coding at Harvard with Mark Zuckerberg. Back in those days he says he knew Zuckerberg’s code better than he actually knew him as a person. Spoiler: Hammerbacher wasn’t too impressed with it, but i […]
DILI, EAST TIMOR — I ought to be familiar with the Houthi, the Shia militia that’s now conquering most of what’s worth taking in Yemen. After all, the Houthis started in Saada Province, just a few miles due south of Najran, Saudi Arabia, where I was living a few years ago. But the truth is Yemen was totally closed off to everyone in Najran, and no one except […]
Earth looks mesmerizing from space — especially when Mother Nature decides to put on a show NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts, who is currently spending his days on the International Space Station, shared a breathtaking Vine on Sunday, which shows a bird's-eye view of powerful thunderstorms as they wreak havoc over central Africa See also: The calm before t […]
UPDATED 4:25 p.m. ET Three days after an apparent gas-related explosion destroyed three buildings in Manhattan's East Village, the New York Police Department has found two bodies in the rubble. See also: Powerful photos capture chaotic moments after East Village blast The NYPD confirmed to Mashable that authorities located two bodies body on Sunday, alt […]
Nathan Blaney had just walked into the East Village bar Bull McCabe's on Friday when he heard the blast. The photographer, who shot the events of September 11 and says he hasn't left home without a camera since then, ran around the corner and right into the aftermath of a gas-related explosion that tore through the Sushi Park restaurant at 2nd Aven […]
In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, two fantasy author/military vets discuss their contributions to the Operation Arcana anthology. The post Fantasy Novels Inspired These Soldiers to Pick Up the Pen appeared first on WIRED.
If the Internet taught us anything this week it's that it pays to think about domain registrations in advance. Also, people get really sad about pop stars. The post While You Were Offline: Some One Direction Punk Just Ruined the Whole World appeared first on WIRED.
When you strap on an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, you're free to look up, down and around. But as soon as you try to explore the virtual world further, you're stuck. You can't interact with your surroundings or walk across the room.New controllers and sensors hitting the market are built to solve this problem, whether by tracking the p […]
If you've been relying on password meters to determine how strong your passwords are, we've got some bad news. Their strength measurements are highly inconsistent and may even be leading you astray, according to a new study from researchers at Concordia University: In our large-scale empirical analysis, it is evident that the commonly-used meters a […]
WhatsApp doesn’t want to be a platform. Co-founder Brian Acton, on a panel Wednesday at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, made that very clear. Unlike its sibling service Messenger, which has started courting outside developers and businesses, all that matters to WhatsApp is that the service remain stable, simple and unfettered for its worldwide audience o […]
What is it about us that makes us do weird things on new apps? Just two days into the launch of the new live streaming app Periscope and showing off the contents of our fridge to thousands of strangers around the Internet is a thing. The hashtags #fridgeview and #showusyourfridge regularly pop up during live streaming events on Periscope. This is a phenomen […]
We’re approaching the third anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, an omnibus bill of far-reaching financial reforms that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. Containing seven Titles, the legislation’s intent was, and is, to create cost-effective access to capital for companies of all sizes. Title II and Title III […]
Phones can make us jerks. They let us ignore friends, cancel plans last-minute, and annoy those around us in public. But this month, we got a whole new way to abuse our mobile devices. Unless we can manage how we interrupt each other, it could ruin one of the most promising modern communication mediums: livestreaming. “Josh Constine is live: I’m bored so wa […]
Scholars, writers, journalists and researchers write an open letter to 60 Minutes producer about the misrepresentation of Africa by the Tv program: Dear Jeff Fager, Executive Producer of CBS 60 Minutes, We, the undersigned, are writing to express our grave concern about the frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African...
How do you introduce Netflix to a nation? The streaming video service went live down under just this very week, and Australian telecom giant Optus enlisted none other than Ricky Gervais to do the deed. But let's just say he decided to do things his way. Instead of explaining how Netflix works or even pitching Optus' free subscription promotion, Ger […]
If you're going to a music festival this summer, it might be difficult to fit your group's flower crowns into a single selfie. Coachella and Lollapalooza have officially banned selfie sticks. Lollapalooza also bans "narsisstics," which is either a typo or a bad pun. This is probably because selfie sticks are annoying. You know there are p […]
Here's something: Ben Stiller probably listened to a lot noisy proto-punk in high school. You know how I know? Because A-list actor, Meet the Parents star, and plucky goofball Ben Stiller was in a band back in his teen days. He played the drums. He played the drums like a wild, pubescent kid who thought The Stooges were dad rock but totally worshipped A […]
They sure know how to party in Seattle. Yesterday, we brought you a batch of incredible cosplay pics from Emerald City Comicon — but today's photos are way more stunning. Including some costumes we've never, ever seen done before. Check out best of ECCC's cosplay, day two!Read more...
There you have it—the pinnacle of modern technology, in 1989 Soviet Russia, at least. Recently, someone decided to unearth this gem and share the nostalgic find with the internet. Craziest thing about it? This bad boy was almost three hundred US dollars.Read more...
Selfie sticks are very quickly being branded as a public hazard: Our culture's "wand of idiocy " is no longer welcome in dozens of museums and attractions across the country. Now, it seems, festival goers will have to forgo the sticks, as well, and go back to taking narcissistic photos like it's 2013.Read more...
When the Moto 360 first hit the scene, its reception was... mixed. That round display was eye-catching, but it couldn't make up for the smartwatch's all-too-short battery life and undercooked software. Times have changed, though. Motorola trotted out...
Final Fantasy XV's playable demo confirmed suspicions that the long-awaited game's core playable characters are all, well, men. For those wondering, even just a bit, why the creators came to that decision when previous main titles featured mixed-gend...
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Fans of green cars are eagerly awaiting the release of the Tesla Model X, but you won't have to wait to s...
Sara Vera is a data scientist at Insightly, a CRM and project management tool. In marketing, data is power. Surveys of marketers across industries suggest that brands of all shapes and sizes have hopped on the big data bandwagon. The Direct Marketing Association found that 84 percent of respondents plan to increase spending in data-driven marketing for 2015. […]
Ash Read is the founder of Nudge, a Twitter community management and customer service tool. This article first appeared on Medium. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” “Anything you to do to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone will ultimately enable you to take larger risks and grow.” I’m sure we’ve all read plenty of quotes and articles abou […]
Nathan Jessop is an analyst at Elliptic, a full-service Bitcoin custodian for investment funds and trading houses. Since 2008, bitcoin adoption has been influenced by a diverse range of factors that have made it one of the most volatile currencies in the world. Yet, despite such volatility, more than 100,000 bitcoin transactions are taking place per day and […]