The More Than/Over Debate Isn’t Over, AP

The More Than/Over Debate Isn’t Over, AP
Image: Mashable, Danielle Hernandez The Associated Press dropped a bomb on the journalism world on Thursday with a tweet announcing a change in the organization’s venerable stylebook. Cue the outrage from journalists and grammar aficionados. The AP upended decades of journalistic tradition in less than 140 characters, and was immediately scorned for grammar heresy. AP Style tip: New to the Stylebook: over, as well as […]
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Why It’s OK to Tweet About Cancer

Why It’s OK to Tweet About Cancer
Lisa Bonchek Adams has been blogging and tweeting about her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Ken Jennings — yes, that Ken Jennings — put it best. “Terrified I might get cancer,” he tweeted this morning, “because what if Bill and Emma Keller yell at me.” He was referring to a pair of opinion pieces — Bill’s, in The New York Times, and Emma’s, in the Guardian […]
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5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better

5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better
Online education made it possible for people to continue studies while juggling jobs, parenthood and other responsibilities that formerly inhibited the learning process. Teachers are integrating tools like the cloud and social media to provide a better learning experience for students. Platforms like Facebook and Tumblr are used heavily every day. But adding another platform to the daily routine can seem overwhelming. By bringing new […]
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4 Couples Who Found Love on Social Media

4 Couples Who Found Love on Social Media
Social Media Love Stories 1. Tumblr Katie was browsing through the followers of her body-positive Tumblr blog, when she saw Teddy’s profile. “He looked cute and I loved his posts, so I sent him a message and we started talking,” she says. The two dated for almost six months before meeting in person. Teddy currently lives in Louisiana, and Katie is from Maryland but goes […]
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How to Follow New York Fashion Week Online

How to Follow New York Fashion Week Online
Fashion Week returns to New York City Sept. 6, and once again designers and the press are heading to the web to engage massive consumer audiences. Building off success from past seasons, many brands — roughly one-third showing at Lincoln Center — will live-stream the unveiling of their Spring 2013 collections on their websites and Facebook pages, as well as via video platforms such as […]
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19 Resources to Improve Your Photo and Video Skills

19 Resources to Improve Your Photo and Video Skills
Everyone’s a photographer these days. Technology is leveling the playing field; no longer does one need to lug around a point-and-shoot or a DSLR camera to take great photos. In fact, most of us have a solid photo-taking and photo-editing tool right in our pockets. But as you take more photos and shoot more videos, you might want to know how to do more with […]
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Martha Stewart Tells Us: All Those Tweets Are Mine

Martha Stewart Tells Us: All Those Tweets Are Mine
You could say domestic diva Martha Stewart is quite the rock star. Five thousand mom, garden and food bloggers welcomed her as the keynote speaker at the annual BlogHer conference in New York City, eager to hear her thoughts on blogging and social media. And she delivered. “I love Twitter,” she told the crowd. “It just made sense to me.” Stewart allowed as to how […]
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4 Ways to Reach Out for Mental Health Help Anonymously

4 Ways to Reach Out for Mental Health Help Anonymously
Image: Flickr, Kirsty Andrews Sometimes there’s comfort in anonymity. Despite living in an era where people readily broadcast their innermost thoughts, not everyone finds it easy to speak up, and that can especially be the case for some people who live with mental health issues. While it’s important to actively seek professional help, you can take baby steps by reaching out to confidential resources. Though […]
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