#NYFW is happening on Twitter

Today marks the start of New York Fashion Week. Designers, models and other fashion elite are gathering throughout the city to showcase their collections to peers and critics. And while much of the week’s excitement takes place on the runway, fashion-lovers around the world are in luck, because #NYFW also happens on Twitter.

We’ve culled a group of top fashion insiders to live tweet as a #fashionflock from the front row throughout the week. Here’s who to follow:

Also be sure to follow #NYFW on Vine as @TommyHilfiger captures exclusive looks from models, it-girls and more backstage. In addition, @mbfashionweek will tweet fashion-filled photos and videos from each show’s last look, so you can catch a glimpse of the action, as it’s happening.

While there will be a boost in #fashion chatter on Twitter this week as stylesetters Tweet their favorite looks for next spring, the fashion conversation on Twitter thrives year-round. This annotated map illustrates how fashionistas turn to Twitter 365 days per year.

Finally, here are a few #NYFW Tweets to prep you for all that’s coming down the runway:

The True Stories Behind the Web’s Coolest Content

LINK_BC_Hubspot_BlogFeature_300x200_RevisedThe year was 1997, and all the cool kids were watching MTV.

Meanwhile, over on VH1, a new series was just rolling out; a series that was actually about music ... and the musicians who made it.

That groundbreaking documentary series? Behind the Music. [Read more...]

The #NFL on Twitter: It happens here

With the defending Super Bowl champion @Seahawks hosting the @Packers tonight in the 2014 NFL kickoff, we want you to have even more ways to keep up with all the #NFL action, on and off the gridiron.

Starting tonight and throughout the entire season, whether you are at the stadium, at home, a sports bar or simply in transit, Twitter will deliver football fans a national tailgate party in real time.

NFL timelines

The new NFL and game timelines make it easy to stay up to date. In the #NFL timeline, you can see NFL-related Tweets from people in your network, along with relevant Tweets from teams, players, coaches, press, fans and celebrities. To see this timeline, search for or tap on #NFL within Twitter.

To keep up with the latest action, the game timeline shows Tweets about specific games that are happening in real time, even if you’re not near a TV. To view these, search or tap on [#TeamvsTeam] (substitute the team pair names in, e.g. #SeahawksvsPackers or #SEAvsGB), or tap on “Game” from the #NFL timeline.

These timelines are available now on Twitter for iPhone and twitter.com, and will be coming to Android soon. To experience these timelines, make sure you have the latest version of Twitter for iPhone (6.12) and Twitter for Android (5.25).

Twitter brings you closer to NFL teams and stars

Fans can follow the latest with the #NFL through the official league account (@NFL). Here, you will find game coverage, behind-the-scenes video and photos, and access to teams and players throughout the season.

All 32 #NFL teams are on Twitter. You can find them here.

The @Seahawks were the last ones standing after winning last year’s Super Bowl last year; today, these are the teams that have the most Twitter followers.

  1. New England Patriots (@Patriots)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys)
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers)
  4. San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)
  5. Green Bay Packers (@packers)

Hundreds of your favorite NFL stars like @RSherman_25 and @AaronRodgers12 are on Twitter too.

Here are the most followed #NFL players:

Training camp on Twitter

#NFL training camp and the battle for jobs started in July. The most-mentioned teams on Twitter since July are:

  1. Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (@49ers)
  3. Cleveland Browns (@Browns)
  4. Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks)
  5. Denver Broncos (@Broncos)

And these are the players who were discussed most on Twitter since training camps began:

Broadcast partners and highlights

The U.S. #NFL broadcast partners are:

Weekly NFL on Twitter recap

Following the #NFL action on Twitter ensures you won’t miss a single moment of the season. But in case you do miss a big play or story, follow @TwitterSports and come back here on Tuesdays as we recap how the #NFL week played out on Twitter.

Redesigning Your Website? Why You Need to Think About SEO From the Start

seo-website-redesignThe following is an excerpt from 10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Website Redesign. To download the full guide, click here.

The glitz, the glam, the glorious design elements that make your website look like a million bucks. [Read more...]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make on Twitter and LinkedIn (And How to Fix Them)

social-media-fingersThough social media isn't some shiny new marketing toy, lots of marketers get tripped up when using it. Sure, these folks know how to put together a tweet or publish a status update, but they get overwhelmed when they're trying to navigate the unwritten "rules" of these platforms to be successful. And when they get overwhelmed, they slip up -- just like the rest of us when we're learning something new. [Read more...]

Miley Cyrus Reacts Beautifully to Facebook Fans’ Tales of Homelessness


They've all been homeless. Tanya lived in van. Tokilupe ate out of dumpsters. Quay slept on buses. Michelle snuck into abandoned buildings for shelter.

After Miley Cyrus used her Video of the Year acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last month to bring awareness to homeless youth, they all shared stories about their own bouts with homelessness on her Facebook page.

Now, they have another thing in common: The "Wrecking Ball" singer has read their stories and responded to their emotional tales via the fairly new Facebook Mentions app. Read more...

More about Facebook, Music, Tv, Miley Cyrus, and Homelessness

Ebola-Infected Patient Escapes Quarantine in Search of Food


An Ebola-infected patient escaped his quarantine in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday and ran through a local market in search of food, terrifying dozens as a team of health-care workers chased him down.

Eyewitness video from the market shows the man, wearing a red polo shirt and khaki-colored shorts running from a group of four-to-five alleged Doctors Without Borders workers wearing yellow and green hazmat suits.

According to one eyewitness who posted video on Facebook, the man was hungry and left quarantine to find food.

"Just few minutes ago another Ebola patient tried to escape from the ELWA compound due to hunger as he said to the police and other MSF health workers who chased after him," the man, Faliku S. Dukuly, writes on Facebook Read more...

More about Facebook, Liberia, Us World, World, and Ebola

Facebook Back Online After Worldwide Outage


UPDATE, September 3, 2014, 5:20 p.m. E.T:
A Facebook spokesperson gave Mashable the following statement:

Earlier today we encountered an error while making an infrastructure configuration change that briefly made it difficult for people to access Facebook. We immediately discovered the issue and fixed it, and everyone should now be able to connect. We apologize for the inconvenience and will thoroughly investigate this issue so we can learn from it and ensure that Facebook is there when people need it.


Facebook's app and website are back online after an outage that reportedly affected users around the world. Read more...

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How to Add Text to an Animated GIF Using Photoshop [Quick Tip]

Goin-to-INBOUND-2014-1What's the deal with animated GIFs these days?

In January 2014, Pinterest announced that they were now supporting animated GIFs. Then, in June 2014, Twitter followed suit and announced that they also were supporting animated GIFs. [Read more...]

How Google AdWords Works [Infographic]

google-adwords-auctionOptimizing your content for organic search is the best way to strengthen your presence on search engines and generate high quality traffic to your website. But that doesn't mean pay-per-click (PPC) doesn't have a place in an inbound marketing strategy. [Read more...]

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