Tag «Work & Play»

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 …

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 …

Women Prefer Pinterest, Young Adults Choose Instagram

If you’re someone who likes to post original photos and videos online, there’s a name for you. You’re a creator, according to research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. “Creators,” who post photos and videos online that they made, make up 46% of Internet users. The 41% who gather videos they find elsewhere …

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, …

5 Marketing Gigs You Can Do From Home

For marketing professionals, sitting in a cubicle is something like a paradox. They’re creative, resourceful and observant of our surroundings — and being confined to a literal box can really cramp their capabilities. Luckily for those who work in marketing, companies are now considering remote employees more than ever, giving marketers an opportunity to work …

How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

Image: Flickr, Jason Howie Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts. Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be fun and frivolous, but they’re also viable business opportunities. Plumbing through accounts, hashtags and personal pages could help launch …

Yelp Now Identifies Bitcoin-Friendly Businesses

Image: Flickr, Antana Yelp is going after the cryptocurrency-users-who-lunch demographic. The online reviewing service works as a guide for users looking for local restaurants, bars, services, and attractions. Users submit reviews and information and read what other people post, and businesses supply information to help people find them more easily. People use Yelp as a …

Sex Work and the Web: Digital’s Role in the Industry

Sex is no stranger to the Internet, and yet sex workers — including porn actors, escorts and webcam models — continue to face unique hostility in the digital age. In addition to stigma, negativity and “rescue” efforts, many sex workers face discrimination from online services that most of us use without thinking twice. For example, …
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