Author: Laura Harris

Justin Timberlake Teases Sexy New MySpace

Fifteen months after its acquisition by Specific Media, we’re finally getting a sneak peek at the new MySpace. Justin Timberlake — who took an ownership stake in the new MySpace — tweeted a link to a video previewing the new service. THIS IS MYSPACE‚Ķ #NEWMYSPACE— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) September 24, 2012 Although Timberlake and members of the MySpace team were at CES 2012, most of the discussion was about a partnership with Panasonic and not the rebirth of the new service. The video points to a new MySpace URL,, where users can give their email address for an...

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Watch Social Good Summit’s Global Conversation Live From Beijing, Mogadishu, Nairobi

One of the most exciting parts of the 2012 Social Good Summit is the Global Conversation, three satellite programs in Nairobi, Kenya; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Beijing, China. Each of these cities will be hosting its own Social Good Summit, which will stream live on the same feed as New York’s. Here’s the schedule for the round-the -clock — and world — day of social good. 6:30 GMT / 2:00 a.m. ET Beijing, China (2:30 p.m. local time) 10:00 GMT / 6:00 a.m. ET Mogadishu, Somalia (1 p.m. local time) 13:00 GMT / 9:00 a.m. ET Nairobi, Kenya (4 p.m. local time) 15:00 GMT/ 11:00 a.m. ET New York, U.S. End of Programme: 22:00 GMT / 6:00 p.m. ET New York, USA This year’s Social Good Summit is the most global yet. In addition to the Beijing, Nairobi and Mogadishu events, translators are providing live feeds of New York’s programming in seven languages. Social Good Meetups, organized onMashable‘s Meetup everywhere platform, are taking place in 235 different communities around the world. Here are tweets from two early Meetups: Saturday’s in Oman and Sunday’s in Madagascar. Right now from the Social Good Global Conversation in… — Sharifa Al-Barami (@OmnEntrepreneur) September 22, 2012 @thierry_ratsiz partage son exprience du web et des médias sociaux au#sgsglobal #madagascar… — Hery Zo (@saveoursmile) September 23, 2012 Is your community joining in the Global Conversation?...

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Who Do Pop Stars Follow on Twitter?

Justin Bieber is the pop artist who follows the most of his music contemporaries on Twitter, from Katy Perry and Taylor Swift to Kayne West, while Lady Gaga is a lot more selective with whom she follows on the site. Ticketing site has compiled data on which celebrities are following whom on Twitter and how they are using the site. The company lists the following six pop stars as the most popular on the platform: Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift. Lady Gaga doesn’t follow any of the top pop stars using Twitter, but everyone else follows at least two of them. Bieber not only follows the most — all five, and he’s the only one that follows his own record label — he also tweets more than the others. Bieber sends about 14 tweets each day to his fan base. But Bieber hasn’t been on the site the longest. Lady Gaga has been active on the site longer than other artists, for a total of 1,630 days or about 4.5 years. Some musicians are more leaders than followers on Twitter. Eminem, for example, has more than 12 million followers and isn’t following anyone. Meanwhile, West has nearly 9 million followers and is only following one person: Kim Kardashian, his girlfriend. The infographic also points out some interesting information about whom these musicians...

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16 Prepress Tips for Graphic Designers

When you design artwork for print, standard practice is to send a PDF to your printer. But are you 100% sure you got the settings right? Are you confident the size is correct? Have the colors been set to print standards or client brand guidelines? What about font usage? So many things can go wrong, costing you and your client money. So to help, Sigurdur Armannsson — art director at the Icelandic Ad Agency — has prepared these 16 prepress tips that cover the major aspects for correction in yourartwork. By checking each tip as you go your file will be in excellent shape for sending to the printery. so today we have collected 16 prepress  tips for graphic designers. 01. File the job into a tracking or accounting system Every business needs a tracking system where information about the client and his or her jobs are filed. Systems range from high-end business software to simply using FileMaker or similar to store information. Freelancers should also use something that takes care of this. I use iBiz. 02. Use files and folders that bear the job number Tracking systems create running numbers. You should use them for your files and folders too. The running numbers act as keys to further information about every project and client, and save you from creating new files and folders for every job. You could...

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Gangnam Style Goes North as ‘Kim Jong Style’

The only question perhaps is: Why did it take this long? Though South Korean rapper Psy’sGangnam Style went massively viral in mid-August, it has taken more than a month for a North Korean Kim Jong Style parody to surface. With that premise, you’re more than halfway there, but BarelyPolitical’s spoof gets in a few good lines, such as “The national pastime is to be oppressed” and “work, work, work, then sleep…torture.” It’s funny and of course, hugely sad as well if you’re read Barbara Demick’sNothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea or Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden. While we’re unlikely to see the real Kim Jong-Un embracing Gangnam Style, the North is aware of the video’s popularity and used it to lampoon South Korean presidential candidate. The surprise move led Entertainment Weekly to ask: Who knew that invisible pony had galloped all the way across the 38th...

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