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'When They See Us' is an insightful miniseries about a heart-wrenching subject

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:19

In only four episodes, When They See Us sheds insightful new light on a subject already covered widely by the media over the years. 

Ava DuVernay's miniseries takes a closer look at the The Central Park Five case, offering an intimate glimpse into the lives of the black and Latino men who were arrested and falsely convicted for sexually assaulting a woman in 1989 but then exonerated in 2002 after the real rapist confessed. The episodes chronicle their time as teenagers on the night of the arrest through their trial, prison sentence, exoneration, and the difficulties in rejoining the world. Their journey is distressing to watch because we know the outcome of it all — that these boys will spend the better part of their youth in prison for a crime of which they are innocent. Read more...

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The question you should never ask women – period

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:07

Are you ever around women who seem frustrated, upset or irritated? Have you ever asked one of them if she was on her period or perhaps been tempted to inquire?

Take it from me: Don’t. Presuming that female reproductive organs make women behave irrationally is rude and sexist. It also evokes the same unscientific beliefs that have always held women back.

I’m a sociologist who researches the perils women experience on a daily basis simply for existing. In studying the systemic nature of sexism, I’ve learned that men and women alike can contribute to gender inequality in seemingly innocuous ways, including through what might seem like small talk. Read more...

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Study Shows High Ranking Websites Are Neglecting Accessibility via @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 21:03

According to a recent study, the most neglected aspect of technical optimization is website accessibility for the visually impaired.

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'Deadwood: The Movie' saddles up for one last overdue and worthwhile ride

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 20:56

Civilization has finally come to Deadwood, but nothing's really changed. That's the idea.

We finally have a proper ending to HBO's most criminally abandoned series, that great unfinished symphony of dusty, dirty Wild West poetry and creative profanity from creator David Milch. But to really understand what this new two-hour movie means in the bigger picture, it's helpful to look back at where it all started.

The show's opening moments are among the few set far outside the boundaries of the titular camp. Here we meet Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant), a Montana lawman who, with his pal Sol Star (John Hawkes), is preparing to up and move to lawless Deadwood for a fresh start as hardware store salesmen. Read more...

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Google’s John Mueller Answers Question About Negative SEO Attack via @martinibuster

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 19:27

A webmaster asked John Mueller if he should disavow negative links by a competitor or wait for a manual penalty.

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Best Father's Day gifts: 40 unique and surprising gift ideas

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 19:09

Father figures come in many different forms — whether biologically related to you or not. All it takes is having someone who cares for you and acts as a role model to guide you through the trials and tribulations of life. 

If you're shopping for a Father's Day gift for the paternal figure in your life, but don't want to stick to anything traditional or safe, keep reading.

Not all dads enjoy the typical Father’s Day gifts — some are more eccentric and appreciate things that are a bit more outside the box. For those types of dads, you need to get them something truly unique and special, which we can totally help you with. (Looking for something on the cheaper side? Check out these recommendations instead.) Read more...

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Shareholder’s attempt to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s power in Facebook misfires

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:34

The attempt was made during the annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, with four specific proposals on the agenda that would affect Zuckerberg’s control.

Read here.

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Best laptop and tablet deals this weekend: Microsoft Surface, Lenovo Tab, iPad, and others

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:07

Everyone needs a decent laptop. Whether you spend your days in coffee shops writing the next great American novel, or you’re a traveling business person who's constantly moving from one place to another, having something portable is an absolute necessity (tablets can also be a big help, too). 

SEE ALSO: Which tablet to buy for your kid

As usual, we’re here to help you find the best deals on these devices so you don’t have to stress about draining your precious bank account. (Although didn't you just get paid?)

This weekend has some particularly good deals, including up to $400 off a Microsoft Surface Book, $150 off a MacBook Air, and $60 off a Samsung Galaxy Tab.  Read more...

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I met the author of the viral 'don't pick my flowers' note

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:07

The internet is bitterly divided over the Great Floral Fracas of 2019.

After a war of Post-It notes erupted on a street in south London, and promptly went viral, the author of the very first note would like to set the record straight. 

A few days ago, I was walking along my road in Brixton when I spotted a tree that was papered a kaleidoscopic array of handwritten notes. "Please don't pick my flowers. Thank you," read the first missive. "In an area massively affected by gentrification, it's sad to see people claiming ownership of even the flowers," replied another note, penned in green ink. 

After I tweeted photos of the war of words, the argument went viral, gaining 16K likes, and 2.1K retweets, and even a cheeky retweet from James Corden. Everyone was taking sides. The internet was now split into three distinct camps: Team My Flowers, Team Green Ink, and Team Pink Post It Note.  Read more...

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Dell Inspiron 3000 2-in-1 laptops on sale for $99 off

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 17:42

MacBooks make for some pretty awesome laptops, but there are some drawbacks to Apple computers. For starters, they’re pricey — the cheapest MacBook on Apple’s official site will run you $849, and most cost more than $1,000. Aside from price, MacBooks don’t have a ton of bonus features, like touchscreen or 2-in-1 capabilities.

If you’re in the market for a cheaper laptop that can also double as a tablet, check out the Dell Inspiron 3000 2-in-1 laptop, currently on sale for $279.99. That’s a savings of $99.

This 11-inch laptop is equipped with CinemaSound and CinemaStream, which give you studio-quality sound and a seamless, stutter-free streaming experience. Its 360-degree hinge supports four different modes, so you can adjust the computer to your needs and get the perfect angle for browsing, watching, and gaming. Read more...

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'Me explaining to my mom' memes are the perfect reaction to all our obsessions

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:47

Sometimes being a parent is just perfecting the art of smiling and nodding supportively while your kid goes off about the latest beautube drama or who's the best healer in Overwatch

Parents put up with a lot, but, honestly, so do kids. You're standing there, having a meltdown over fictional characters or trying to explain some complex comic book lore, and you can see it in your parent's eyes — it's just completely going over their heads. 

That's why the 'me explaining to my mom' memes serve a dual purpose: It's both a relatable parenting mood and a reflection of our need to have our niche interests feel seenRead more...

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Google Ads Restrictions Are Impacting Third-Party Tech Support Providers via @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:36

After restricting ads for third-party tech support services to "legitimate" providers, Google hasn't delivered on its promised verification program.

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A CEO's day in a minute

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:35
AD CONTENT FROM Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.As a successful entrepreneur, diversity coach, and founder of C-Suite Coach, Angelina Darrisaw makes juggling look easy.

Check out our video above for a day in her life — all in a New York minute — and read on for tips on how to be your most productive self by choosing technology that enables your lifestyle, like a Always on, Always Connected PC powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile PC Platform.


“I grew up in Bed-Stuy under humble circumstances,” she said. “My mom was a teenage single mom and she pushed me to succeed. When it was my birthday, instead of giving me things I wanted, she would give me executive coaching sessions.” More about Tech, Supported, Brand X, Qualcomm Snapdragon, and Lenovo Yoga

The best 4K TVs on sale this weekend: Shop LG, Samsung, Sony, and more

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:29

We entertainment lovers have one thing we can all agree on: There are just way too many good shows and movies to watch right now. While it seems silly to complain about too much of a good thing, it can actually become extremely stressful to deal with your growing backlog of sitcoms, miniseries, and feature films. They really start to pile up, and it can get to the point where you just want to give up TV-watching altogether. 

SEE ALSO: Best 4K TVs for gaming: Samsung QLED, LG OLED, Sony, and more

Our suggestion? Get your Marie Kondo on and get rid of all the stuff on your list that doesn’t spark joy. After? Get ready to enjoy only the best of the best in entertainment, curated by you. But, if you really want to enjoy your new list of binge-able goodies, you need to watch them on a beautiful 4K TV. Don’t have one yet? Well, looks like it’s time for an upgrade.  Read more...

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Spotify is testing a 'social listening' feature that lets friends DJ together

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:11

There will soon be a way to stream music like it's 2011 all over again. Every elder millennial's dream!

Spotify appears to be testing a "Social Listening" feature that lets friends control the music together. This is similar-ish to its collaborative playlist feature, but it contains a real-time component. The idea is that collaborators are listening to the same songs, together — whether physically in the same room, or apart.

SEE ALSO: Spotify now has 100 million paid subscribers worldwide

Software engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who is known for discovering unreleased app features by digging through code, recently spotted the feature and posted about it on Twitter. Manchun Wong found the feature buried in Spotify's Android app code, which she combs through for "clues" of what the company is working on.  Read more...

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Tesla to reinstate Fremont factory tours after tweets from Elon Musk

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 16:02

When factory tours at Tesla's San Francisco Bay Area-based car plant were canceled earlier this month, Twitter users took their complaints to CEO Elon Musk.

Read more here.

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This modern Serta futon is $85 off — and great for dorm rooms

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:21

School’s out for the summer and tons of high school grads are preparing to leave for college. If that’s you, your kid, or someone who invited you to their grad party, listen up. Futons are the quintessential piece of dorm room furniture that virtually every incoming freshman has under their lofted bed. A dorm is not complete without one.

There are some pretty low-quality futons out there, so don’t waste your time sifting through the ones that won’t last the entire school year. Serta is a brand you can trust and its Chelsea convertible sofa futon is currently on sale at Walmart — you’ll save $85. Read more...

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This custom shop built a one-of-a-kind motorcycle for BMW

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:03

Austin-based Revival Cycles unveiled “The Revival Birdcage,” a custom motorcycle based around a prototype of a new BMW boxer engine. Read more...

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Lyft's self-driving car service in Vegas passes 50,000 rides

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:00

Lyft's self-driving cars have been picking up passengers around Las Vegas for the past year. This week the autonomous ride service hit 50,000 rides.

The cars are requested through the Lyft app as usual, but are clearly noted as autonomous vehicles. Lyft works with self-driving company Aptiv to offer the service, which charges riders the same as the equivalent usual Lyft ride. A safety driver is still in the car.

At the 50,000 ride marker, Lyft pointed out that its self-driving cars average a 4.97 star rating and 92 percent of riders gave feedback that they felt safe during the ride. For most riders, this was their first time in an autonomous car. Read more...

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This is a love story: Everyone's obsessed with the black jumpsuit from 'Fleabag'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 14:51

Many people who have consumed the second season of Fleabag on Amazon were moved to their cores.

Writer, creator, and star of the show, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, makes you question and unpack your thoughts about everything from religion and family, to friendship and love — but she also wears a ridiculously stylish black jumpsuit in Episode 1 that viewers can't stop thinking about.

The flattering jumpsuit, which The Guardian reports is made by the London-based label Love, has wide legs, an open keyhole in back, a high neckline, and a plunging cutout in front. It's almost as good as the season, which Mashable Entertainment Reporter Proma Khosla describes as "some of the best television in history," and for that reason, it's already sold out on the website. Read more...

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