42 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
The weekly roundup is back and, as usual, Mashable has been working hard compiling the latest features and news analysis to fuel your social and techie adventures.
Whet your appetite with a list of Google’s top 10 most expensive acquisitions. Move onto an appetizer of MySpace memories. Have a second helping of back to school iOS apps. Finally, satiate your sweet tooth with a history of online activism. And be sure to come back for seconds next week!
- Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week [CHART]
Wondering which topics had Twitter abuzz this past week? Check out the full list of top trends.
- 5 Years of YouTube Politics [INFOGRAPHIC]
If a politician does anything important, wonderful, stupid or wonderfully stupid on camera — it is likely YouTube has the video.
- A Brief History of Online Activism
For as long as there’s been online communication, there have been political movements in the making. Here’s a look back at the history of social media activism.
- Who’s Winning the YouTube Town Hall? [INFOGRAPHIC]
A while back, YouTube launched an online town hall to get the public interested and voting on the issues that matter most, and now the video site has released an infographic showing some of the results.
- MySpace Memories: 14 Stories From the Social Network
In honor of Myspace’s anniversary, we asked the Mashable community to send in their memories from the social network. Here are our favorites.
- 4 Ways Non-Profits Can Jump Into Google+
If you and your non-profit have steered clear of Google+ during its “people only” phase, now is a good time to reconsider. Here are four ways to get involved.
- What Shows, Teams and Celebrities Are TV Watchers Following? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Which TV shows, sports teams and celebrities are capturing the attention of TV watchers? This infographic has the answers.
- How The Onion Surpassed 3 Million Twitter Followers
The Onion has successfully continued its satire of news media to its Twitter account. Here’s how.
- 3 Tips for Teachers Using Social Media in the Classroom
Here are some guidelines for using social media effectively in the classroom while maintaining your professional boundaries.
- Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both
The past decade hasn’t fostered thoughtful interaction between publisher content and its consumers. Discover the tools to encourage community engagement within site content.
- Why Blocking Social Media During Civil Unrest Is Never the Right Choice [OPINION]
Shutting down social media increases risk, while solving so few of the problems of civil unrest. It is the wrong choice during a time of crisis.
- 12 Incredible Internet Activists Changing the World Through Social Media
Here are 12 people using their online influence to make a big difference.
- HOW TO: Properly Use Badges To Engage Customers
Badges can be powerful tools in one’s engagement arsenal. By following these four steps, you can avoid the slapdash approach that undermines successful gamification.
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