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Gaza in Social Media Images Speaks Volumes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The images from and about Gaza disseminated through social media are striking, searing, poignant and loaded with messages, proving, yet again, that a ...

8 Content Marketing Tips for When No One Reads Your Content

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.13.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Congrats on posting your infographic, blog, video or webinar. One problem: Uncle Jeb is your only reader. So what should you do?

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

11 Critical Content Creation Tips

Danny Wong | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

Not everyone has the resources to operate like a newsroom -- constantly aware and eternally ready to jump at the latest news. Fortunately, you don't have to be.

7 Reasons to Use Video in 2014

Scott MacFarland | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Another option for brands not able to invest in the crème de la crème of video production and distribution is now upon us. Below are seven compelling reasons to kick-start your video marketing. Welcome to the new world. Fast forward to 2014.

How User-Generated Content Will Shape Marketing in 2014

Jayson DeMers | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Jayson DeMers

Because each social media site differs so dramatically, there is no one-size-fits-all content that works. This means instead of blasting the same status update across multiple sites, businesses must pick one or two outlets and tailor a campaign toward those.

User-Generated Content Is Here to Stay

Azeem Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Azeem Khan

With the advent of smartphones and spread of social media, everything has changed. The entire industry has been replaced; smartphones have supplanted how information is collected, packaged, edited, and conveyed for mass distribution.

What Every Business Should Know About User-generated Content

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Lisa Parkin

Although this getting-fans-involved thing sounds easy, it's not. Asking fans to do you a favor, then to make sure you can find that favor, is already more steps than most people are willing to do.

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

Obama's AMA, GIFs and Reddit's Other Top Posts Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

User-generated content community Reddit had a banner year in 2012, with approximately 37 billion page views in 2012. But it was an appearance by the l...

How to Create Conversation and Follower Responses

Jay Acunzo | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Jay Acunzo

In a social, public world, conversations can connect consumers to each other and spill over into each of their social graphs, thus spreading the brand's message.

Three Rules for Earning Quality User-Generated Content

Jay Acunzo | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology
Jay Acunzo

Marketers today face an incredible challenge -- cutting through the clutter to capture the attention of the most highly fragmented audience in history.

Destination Escape: Your Peaceful Places

Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living

We all have a place we turn to for solace. Whether it is a physical location, a photo of a place once visited or an imagined space, having a destinati...

(Video) THOUSANDS OF LIVE STREAMS FROM SYRIA: THE EMERGING CORPS OF BAMBUSER USERS

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON - Mainstream news broadcasters are airing user generated content from Bambuser's live video service to bring audiences breaking news from a...

PHOTOS: Secret Ingredients To Put On Everything

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We all have a favorite ingredient -- one that we toss (often inappropriately) into our recipes or that we douse on all of our food. For many it's hot ...

When Are You Happy? Tell Us On Twitter

Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

We're happy when #ImHappyWhen is trending in the twittersphere. Twitter tells us there is a wide spectrum of what brings us delight ... from spend...

Cooking From Back Of The Package: Twists On Instant Ramen

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We all love the instant ramen out of the packet, sometimes even with the MSG-laden flavor packet (we should know better, right?). Ramen is easily a go...

Our Readers' Biggest Kitchen Disasters

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Everyone has had a disaster happen in the kitchen at one point or another. Your cookies burned, your sauce boiled over, or perhaps you burned down the...

New Look Coming for HuffPost Politics

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Huffington Post Politics is pleased to share the winning design from our reader social media icon competition. Kenneth Thomas of Philadelphia, Pa....

Enter the HuffPost Pol Icon Competition

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

This post has been updated below. When Huffington Post Politics launched its Twitter account in July of 2008, George Bush was president, Sarah Pal...

VIDEO: CNN's iReport at Five Years: "Core of How We Tell Big, Breaking Stories"

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

2011-08-01-Screenshot20110801at11.12.32AM.jpg On Tuesday, hundreds of citizen reporters around the world will attend Meetups organized by CNN to mark the fifth anniversary of its iReport.

Our Favorite Places To Be Outside In The Summertime: Submit Your Own! (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

While the days may technically be getting shorter, summer is hardly over. If anything, it's only started to kick into full gear. As the temperature ri...

How the AP Vetted a Citizen Video of a Death in Cairo -- And the Arduous Task of Verifying UGC

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

While there is value having citizens reporting out on the streets, verifying the content can be an arduous task.

Thinking "Inside" the Box: How Freeloaders Can Make You a Load of Cash

Tom Grasty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom Grasty

As an internet entrepreneur, the question I'm asked most often is this: "How are you going to make money?" I tell them the plan isn't to charge for our service, and what happens next never fails.

Users Want Tosh(ers)

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

I was recently interviewed by Time magazine about the phenomenon of Tosh.0. Once again, my YouTube studies lead me to pop-analysis of cultural phenome...