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Coolest Travel Jobs: What It’s Like to Be a Social Media Celebrity

Courtesy of Kiersten Rich, a.k.a. The Blonde Abroad<p>Much more goes into building a social media empire than picking the perfect filter. With …

Mark Hamill and John Boyega are trolling 'Star Wars' fans on Twitter again

Remember earlier this year, when John Boyega and Mark Hamill were gleefully trolling <i>Star Wars</i> fans by tweeting jokey "spoilers" at each other?<p>Well, …

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Cast Open Up About The Loss Of The "Irreplaceable" Carrie Fisher

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nearly upon us, and as the latest instalment in the franchise hits cinemas, the loss of Carrie Fisher – who played …

Star Wars

Facebook Launches Chat App for Tykes and Tweens

Facebook Inc. said it is rolling out a new messaging app for its youngest audience yet--children between the ages of six and 12--in response to growing safety concerns from parents. But experts are questioning whether such young children are ready for any social-media access.<p>Messenger Kids, …

Cantina Talk: Rey May Break the Force's Status Quo

As the release date for <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> approaches at ludicrous speed, stories on the creation of the movie—and teases about what might …

Marketing
Social Media Marketing

A Good Digital Strategy Creates a Gravitational Pull

Thanks to social media, businesses need to change how they think about influence. You can control what you say in an ad, sales meeting, or company memo, but when people connect peer-to-peer, you lose direct control over what is said or done. The new challenge is how to have influence from a …

Streaming Media

15 Free E-Books That Will Help You Be a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Whether you have only recently started entertaining the thought of striking out on your own or you've been an entrepreneur for a while, we can all agree on one thing, there is always more to learn. The other thing we can all agree on is that trying to find the information you need can be …

Entrepreneurship

Mark Zuckerberg Says That People Should Read These 23 Books During Their Lifetime | Inc.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>Although the birth of his daughter, …

Books

Let’s stop pretending that travel is accessible to everyone.

“Just quit your job and go traveling. You have nothing to be scared of,” a friend posted on Facebook on returning from a year abroad. Another …

Air Travel

BowieNet is proof David Bowie was an Internet visionary before Napster

Many artists like to claim the mantle of being a cutting-edge artist, but the late David Bowie, a music innovator to be sure, quietly helped pioneer …

David Bowie

Rebel Banksy - Protocol Droid Protest Art

Rebel Banksy by Soulkr<p>ThreePeeOh was trying to get in on the Rebel action, but his programming prevented him from harming any living being, Sith Lord …

Streetwear

‘The Force Awakens’ Will Likely Steal The Box Office Crown From ‘Avatar’ By Monday

To the surprise of pretty much no one, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been smashing box office records left and right. While George Lucas might not think much of J.J. Abrams’ vision for the franchise, audiences seem to heartily disagree. In fact, <i>The Force Awakens</i> seems to be gunning for the top …

Nine social media hoaxes that duped people in 2015 | Toronto Star

No, Leonardo DiCaprio was not violated by a bear on the silver screen this year.<p>Thousands were caught out in 2015 by deliberate hoaxsters and …

Social Media

VIDIUS Is the World's Smallest Camera-Equipped Drone

Snap beautiful images or stream 420p video with this mini-quadcopter.<p>Drone specialist Axis has unveiled “VIDIUS,” the world’s smallest first-person-view quadcopter. Clocking in at 1.7 inches wide and just under an inch tall, the on-board camera is able to capture and stream video in 420p, giving …

5 tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss

Twitter isn't just a place where people post Throwback Thursday photos. With over 170 million active users, it has become a major source for news and real-time updates around the world. In 140 characters or less, Twitter users can spread ideas and trends like wildfire.<p>While some aspects of your …

Supercomputers

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Full list of box office records broken

It’s not exactly making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, but in just 12 days, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has made more than a billion dollars and …

A ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Producer Revealed The Spoilerish Fate A Villain

<b>This post includes potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so read on at your caution.</b><p>Kathleen Kennedy, a producer of the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, sat down to answer some questions concerning rumors of a certain villain in the movie. This isn’t exactly the first set of …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac sing Baby, It's Cold Outside

We don’t know how Rey and Poe Dameron cross paths in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac pair well as singers.<p>During …

Even Celebs Are Trolling the Star Wars Twitter Q&A

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Culture<p>Date of Publication: 12.04.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:21 pm. 7:21 pm<p>So earlier today, the cast and crew behind</i> …

These Are the Weirdest Marketing Tie-Ins for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Advertising = Jedi mind trick.<p>We live in a world awash in product placement and marketing tie-ins, when brands glom onto pop culture phenomena with …

Star Wars

The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Language Learning

Funniest animated GIFs from 2015

GIF Animations

7 Big Trends That Will Change Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

Jayson DeMers wrote an article in <i>Forbes</i> about what trends to expect in social media marketing over the next year. He sees changes comes to big …

Snapchat will let brands advertise on your face

Snapchat will soon launch a new advertising format that will let brands advertise on people's selfies. The feature, called "Sponsored lenses", is …

Advertising