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Three Ways to Begin Your Photography Journey

If you were anything like me growing up, you were the family documentarian. You took selfies before they were ever given that name. Maybe you joined …

Street Photography

You Don't Want to Miss These Great Photography Tutorials and Links

This weeks list of photography links focuses on great photography and unique video presentations featuring time lapse pieces and a super high speed …

Should Schools Implement Social Media Policies?

Facebook wasn't a topic of conversation in high schools 10 years ago — it hadn't even been invented yet.<p>One decade and a billion users later, and …

9 Key Elements Missing From Your Social Strategy

The devil's in the details when it comes to developing a consistent social media strategy for your business. Little mistakes and simple omissions can …

11 Vine Videos that Celebrate Connections

In honor of Social Media Day, the theme for this week's <i>Mashable</i> Vine Challenge was "special connections."<p>We chose the 10 submissions that best …

The Beginner's Guide to Evernote

If you've felt the crush of information overload and wanted to get organized, it's time to check out Evernote. The cloud-stored notebook has a strong …

12 Photos That Capture What It Means to 'Be Yourself'

Photo Challenge: Be Yourself<p>Marching Band Man in Italy by Jen Pollack Bianco<p>A Paradise in the Philippines by Nelson<p>My Ways by Piper Nigrum<p>Freedom by …

How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone

Cameraphone Fireworks<p><b>1. Pick a location</b><p><b>2. Bolster yourself.</b><p><b>3 Turn off your flash.</b><p><b>4. Empty your memory.</b><p><b>5. Get the Slow Shutter Cam app.</b><p><b>6. Get the Fast</b> …

Photo Challenge: Show Us Your Best Shots Taken After Dark

Darkness brings an exciting challenge for photographers. Once the sun sets, a window of opportunity opens. For this week's <i>Mashable</i> Photo Challenge …

Plane Crashes While Landing at San Francisco Airport

A plane has crashed while landing in San Francisco, according to multiple news reports.<p>Details of the crash are still unknown, but the Federal …

This Brain Part Decides What Goes Viral on Social Media

Ever heard of the Temporo-Parietal Junction? No, it's not a train station, nor is it a 60's-style rock group. The TPJ, as it's also known, is the …

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 …

9 Stunning Shots Taken After Dark

Photo Challenge: After Dark<p>About to Jump by Maria Bongiovani<p>Zacatecas by Jose Barrera<p>Long Exposure by Andrew Buraczenski<p>Photo by Bart Feikens<p>Chinese …

This Chair Will Hug You Each Time You Get a Facebook Birthday Wish

Every year, Facebook users are flooded with birthday messages from their online friends — but while they may be a welcome sight, virtual wishes are …

15 Young-Adult Books Every Adult Should Read

Young-adult books are almost inescapable, even if you haven't visited the teen section of your local library since high school.<p>Big-budget movie …

Distort Reality Through Reflection for Our Photo Challenge

For this week's <i>Mashable</i> Photo Challenge Guest Series, we want to see you use <b>reflection</b> to take a picture.<p>"Follow the light and use that as your guide …

27 Fin-Splitting Tweets About 'Sharknado'

The world was forever changed Thursday night when the Syfy Channel debuted instant television classic <i>Sharknado</i>.<p>Anyone on Twitter needs no explanation …

5 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Entrepreneurs

Twitter instantly connects us with celebrities and thought leaders. But it's all about who you follow — filling your stream with forward thinkers can …

Why Americans Need Social Media Vacations

Internet users are suffering from social media overload from sites like Facebook and Twitter. Now, the majority of online users are looking for a …

Coffee Drinkers Get Passionate, and Other Top Comments

Top Comments 7/13/2013<p>What Your Coffee Preference Says About You<p>George R. R. Martin: This Is the Real Iron Throne<p>7 Year Old Dreams of Mars, So NASA …

15 Striking Photos of Reflections

Photo Challenge: Reflections<p>Fly High by Aslan<p>Photo by Kanwar Sandhu<p>Self Portrait by Marlene Mursuli<p>Eclectic 3.0 by James Pennucci<p>Minimalism by …

Share Your Most Breathtaking Long Exposure Photos

Long exposure can produce the most breathtaking images. You've probably seen the artistic technique used on exploding fireworks, crashing waterfalls, …

The Complete Guide to Twitter Lingo

Here at <i>Mashable</i>, we live and breathe Twitter. However, sometimes we see a tweet containing an acronym or an abbreviation with which we're not very …

13 Time-Stretching Long Exposure Photos

Photo Challenge: Long Exposure<p>Salto Angel Waterfall, Venezuela, by Patricia C Burelli<p>A Blue World Melts Away by Jeremy Weir<p>Fishing Boats Meet the …

How to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal

Ah, nature. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining ... and your crappy Wi-Fi signal is preventing you from uploading a really clever Facebook …

5 Self-Published Writers to Follow on Twitter

Self-publishing might make the definition of "writer" rather murky, but it has undoubtedly leveled the playing field, letting people build up a …

Facebook's 819 Million Mobile Users and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world.<p>Today, we're …

Type This Code Into YouTube Search to Go Retro

As promised, YouTube has started its Easter egg hunt in preparation for the upcoming Geek Week.<p>The first clue has been dropped via YouTube's Twitter …

The 9 Types of Facebook Users

You know the type. He created a Facebook account in 2009 and hasn't touched it since. No profile picture. No status update. Occasionally, someone …

This Machine Spits Out Pepsi Cans In Exchange For Facebook Likes

Pretty cool idea from marketing and communications agency TBWA Belgium for its client, Pepsi: a ‘Like Machine’ that doesn’t accept money but gives people a free can of soda in exchange for a Facebook like.<p>It’s a step up from promo girls handing out free samples at intersections and shopping malls …