VidCon 2013: 8 Panels Every Creator Should Check Out On Day 2

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Residents of Anaheim, California, brace yourselves. In 30 days, expect your city to be flooded with every manner of vlogger and YouTube enthusiast. Like rivers of blood and frogs raining from the sky, soon you will find the streets of Anaheim littered with phantom SD cards and iPhone chargers — grim reminders that VidCon 2013 […]

VidCon 2013: 8 Panels Every Creator Should Check Out On Day 1

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Residents of Anaheim, California, brace yourselves. In 30 days, expect your city to be flooded with every manner of vlogger and YouTube enthusiast. Like rivers of blood and frogs raining from the sky, soon you will find the streets of Anaheim littered with phantom SD cards and iPhone chargers — grim reminders that VidCon 2013 […]

Social Media Guru Commemorates Father’s Memory With Hashtag #OceanLoveEarl

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Co-author of the book “The Networked Nonprofit,” Beth Kanter has made a name for herself in the social media world for her work promoting social media and technology. But this week Beth is using her years of social media experience for a more personal campaign: to commemorate the memory of her father, Earl Kanter. After […]

Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter – A Look Back At His Best And Craziest Tweets [TIMELINE]

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  Twitter has just lost one of its most … interesting voices. Alec Baldwin, who just announced that he was quitting Twitter forever after his latest Twitter flap (involving the use of gay slurs and James Gandolfini’s funeral), has long been known for his colorful language and “loose lips” policy when it came to social […]

Jarek 1:20 Innovates the ‘Magic Phone Number Kissing Trick’ With Stuart Edge [INTERVIEW]

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Jarek 1:20 has a way with people — particularly YouTube star Stuart Edge who Jarek teamed up with to go viral with and get a few kisses along the way. The video, called the “Magic Phone Number Kissing Trick” features a sly bar scam that, when used correctly, will get you a good-natured kiss (and […]

Survey: Reddit — ‘The Front Page of the Internet’ — Visited By 6 Percent of Internet Users

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Reddit may boast itself as the “front page of the Internet,” but how many American internet users visit the social news platform? Surveys say about 6 percent, according to a recent report by the Pew Center’s Internet and American Life project. While 6 percent may not be a huge number for the “front page of […]

CineFix Gives The Famous ‘Star Wars’ Trench Run Scene The Homemade Treatment [VIDEO]

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Is there a more iconic sci-fi movie scene than the Death Star trench run from “Star Wars?” That’s a rhetorical question because the answer is: “No, there is not.” The folks over at YouTube channel CineFix are back with another addition of “Homemade Movies.” This time, the cardboard-infused treatment has been given to the famous […]

The State Department Spent $630,000 on Facebook ‘Likes,’ Failed To Engage Fans

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The U.S. State Department spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes” and failed to reach its target audience, the department’s inspector general said in its May report. From 2011 to 2013, the State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to boost the English-language Facebook page of the department from 100,000 likes to […]

Facebook Comment About Shooting School Kids Could Land Teen in Jail For 8 Years

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“We take jokes very seriously.” That’s the sign at the airport relating to assholes making quips about having bombs in their suitcases — apparently now it is stamped on Texas as well. A 19-year-old Texas teen, Justin Carter, has been in jail since March 27th, charged with making “terrorist threats” after a snide comment on […]

YouTube Keeps Vevo, Acquires 7 Percent Stake In Music Video Distributor

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Google is keeping music video and content distributor Vevo as a YouTube partner for an undisclosed sum and a 7 percent stake, Billboard reported. The music video distributor, which is owned by Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and the Abu Dhabi Media Group, is a significant player on the video-streaming site, garnering around 50.2 million […]

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