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Viral Letter Asks Nike for Cerebral Palsy Shoe Line

by BillyMadsen
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Sixteen-year-old Matthew Walzer’s heartfelt letter to Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker, is quickly spreading across Twitter through the hashtag campaign #NikeLetter. Walzer posted the letter on his blog Tuesday afternoon, hoping to make Parker aware of a “great need” for supportive, easily-fastened shoes for people with cerebral palsy. Walzer was born two months premature, and when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the country’s top doctors told his parents that he would never be able to walk. Against all odds, Walzer can walk with the aid of crutches and his Nike basketball sneakers, which provide ample ankle support. But Walzer has […]

Social Media Becoming Online Battlefield in Syria

by P.Neff
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Social media is often credited with helping spread the Arab Spring, as activists shared messages of discontent and organized protests using Facebook and Twitter. More than a year after the Arab Spring began in Tunisia, it has become a megaphone for propaganda from both sides of the struggle in conflict-ridden Syria. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are replete with propaganda from Syria — government forces and rebels have been using the networks to spar for the attention and support of the outside world. The Syrian government even has a division, the Syrian Electronic Army, assigned to the task. “It’s not surprising […]

Lea Michele’s Viral Snap Story Reminds Us It’s Important To See Celeb Flaws

by P Leon
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Being a hairy girl isn’t an easy life. You’re constantly tweezing strays or asking friends to make sure your budding ‘stache isn’t casting a dark shadow over your upper lip. Remaining sleek and smooth-skinned requires eye-roll-worthy amounts of bodily maintenance. On an average Friday, I like to listen to the entirety of Beyonc’s Lemonade while shaving my body. Atthe end, I emerge like a wet seal, smooth and fighting a craving for salmon. And, though I don’t mind the maintenance, it’s annoying to feel like I’m the only one who goes to such lengths to be hairless and socially acceptable. […]

David Cameron Opens Sina Weibo Account to Repair China’s ‘Hurt Feelings’

by BertramO
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United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and a retinue of more than 100 business representatives — the largest-ever British trade delegation to go to China — descended on Beijing Monday. Cameron met with Chinese premier Li Keqiang, discussing a multibillion-dollar free trade deal between China and the EU, as well as a separate one with just the UK that the British government says could generate up to £1.8 billion ($3 billion) per year for the economy. Cameron is also in China to do some damage control. Relations between the two countries have been cool since Cameron met the Dalai Lama […]

Did Willem Dafoe Just Independently Invent The Flashlight In This Epic Twitter Rant?

by AmadoSeymour
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Facebook Can’t Say Who Its Oldest User Is

by CourtneyWhatley
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Remember Florence Detlor? The charming 101-year old from Menlo Park paid a visit to her neighbors at Facebook earlier this week — and was rewarded with a delightful (if fuzzy) snapshot of herself with young whippersnappers Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg. “Honored to meet Florence Detlor, who at 101 years old is the oldest registered Facebook user!” wrote Sandberg when she posted the pic to her Timeline. Whoops. Turns out Sandberg may be a little more addled on this score than the ever-sharp Ms. Detlor — and it doesn’t bode well for Facebook’s grasp on its user base. A commenter […]

5 New Ways to Improve Your Facebook EdgeRank

by CWelch
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Brian Carter is a brand advocate for PageLever, the leading Facebook analytics tool. He is also the author of The Like Economy, and has been cited as an expert in facebook marketing by ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Read more at his blog: Brands have learned that success with a Facebook page isn’t just about fan numbers, but also about how many fans see their posts. Facebook’s news feed algorithm — called EdgeRank — controls that visibility. Of course, optimizing a news feed so that it bumps up your EdgeRank is a complicated recipe that varies […]

Vine Challenge: Special Connections

by JWhitley
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We’re excited to announce the revamped Mashable Vine Challenge. Each week we’ll present a theme and ask you to create the best Vine video based on a chosen topic. In honor of Social Media Day, this week’s theme is special connections. Social Media Day is all about celebrating the connections that have come into our lives because of social media. In an instant, you can make a friend across the globe. These connections can bear the fruit of a new friend, career or soulmate. Use your Vine video to explore a standout connection between two people or things. We encourage […]

Talk Digital Marketing Trends With #Mashies Twitter Chat

by AmadoSeymour
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Image: Mashable Composite, Getty Creative Ellagrin In 2013, Mashable hosted the first-ever Mashies awards program to celebrate the best and most creative work in digital marketing, and it’s returning once again to highlight the cutting-edge campaigns and people powering the industry in 2014. In preparation for the awards program, we will be hosting a #Mashies Twitter chat on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on our @MashBusiness account with several of our Mashies judges. These experts and influencers will address some of the most talked-about questions surrounding the industry such as what are the keys to real-time marketing success? What are […]

Coca-Cola’s Social Media Guard Commercial (Video)

by LongHogue
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‘The Social Media Guard’ is probably not a real product from the Coca-Cola Company, but this fake ad definitely offers an amusing solution to cure one’s social media addiction: [youtube] via Adfreak Read more: