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Paul Ryan wants to fine people who livestream from the House floor

Democrats led an epic sit-in (25 hours is nothing to sneeze at) on the House floor last June when House Speaker Paul Ryan refused to vote on gun control bills following the Pulse nightclub massacre.  Livestreams, tweets and other social...Show More Summary

Donald Trump thanked someone and you'll never guess who

Don't worry about thanking Donald Trump for anything...ever. He's got it covered. The president-elect has been having a nice, chat with himself on Twitter since Monday about the positive impact he's had on the U.S. Consumer Confidence...Show More Summary

There is no right way to mourn celebrities on the internet

My grandmother's funeral was quiet. I was young, so I can recall only a sliver of that day in Melbourne, but I do remember the silence.  In places like Australia, the public tradition of mourning is largely that of Anglo-Saxon stoicism. Show More Summary

Posting pictures of your kids on Facebook? Think twice.

You might think it's cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social media.  But did you ever think it might be a mistake, or even illegal? The French government...Show More Summary

India's ruling party got volunteers to troll its critics, claims new book

There is no escaping trolling if you are on social media. More so, if you happen to be a popular figure.   The country with the second-largest internet population in the world saw its ruling party sponsor online trolls to chase downShow More Summary

OurMine just combined hacking and debunking to dispel a fake Britney Spears death tweet

On Monday, Britney Spears joined the ranks of celebrities who have briefly died on the internet. But her fake death was unique, at least in the way it was shown to be untrue. The performer's fake death was first announced via the somewhat...Show More Summary

The U.S. government wants to see Twitter and Facebook accounts of foreign travelers

The United States government has started asking a select number of foreign travelers about their social media accounts. The news came on Thursday via Politico and was confirmed to Mashable by a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection...Show More Summary

3 friends got the whole plane to themselves and we're massively jealous

Have you ever dreamed of finding yourself on a giant plane, all for yourself?  That dream came true for Laura Stevens and her two friends Sarah Hunt and Laurie-Lin Waller who had the time of their lives after discovering they were the...Show More Summary

Donald Trump loved exclamation points in 2016 almost as much as he loves himself (!!!)

Even though he's under a month from taking the oath of office, it's highly unlikely Donald Trump is going to be ditching his Twitter account any time soon, which means we're going to see a lot more of his Twitter tics, including theShow More Summary

Facebook 'lurking' is making you miserable and here's what you can do about it

LONDON — Another study has proved what we already knew but didn't want to admit — Facebook 'lurking' is making you miserable A new study by the University of Copenhagen has revealed that regular use of social media such as Facebook can harm your emotional well-being and overall satisfaction with life. Show More Summary

YouTubers share new videos after saying they were kicked off plane for 'speaking Arabic'

Two YouTube celebrities who claim they were removed from a Delta flight for speaking Arabic have shared additional footage after a livestream of the incident went viral. Adam Saleh and Slim Albaher were travelling from London to NewShow More Summary

Bill O'Reilly talked about the 'white establishment' and Twitter went into meltdown

Twitter descended into a meltdown after Fox News' commentator Bill O'Reilly lashed out at an alleged "liberal conspiracy" from the left to take power away from the "white establishment".  "This is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. Show More Summary

Dramatic footage of explosion at Mexico's fireworks market

A gigantic chain-reaction explosion has ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market in Tultepec, on the northern outskirts of the capital, killing at least 29 people.  SEE ALSO: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to fly again for first...Show More Summary

Pro-Clinton Facebook group Pantsuit Nation has inspired a book

Pantsuit Nation, the invite-only Facebook group that served as a safe space for Hillary Clinton supporters during the presidential campaign and its aftermath has secured its very own book deal. Libby Chamberlain, the 33-year-old whoShow More Summary

Facebook is giving you a gift for 2017: More Facebook!

Facebook knows it's got your attention. Every day, over a billion people check the site, thus contributing to its multibillion dollar revenues. Facebook doesn't want you to forgo experiences in the real world, however. It'd be quiteShow More Summary

Facebook now lets you send festive yourself

If you forgot to send a physical Christmas card to love ones this year, you can still redeem yourself on social media. Some Facebook users are getting an option to send festive card to friends and family. Well, in theory.  The cardsShow More Summary

'Ich Bin Ein Berliner' trends after Christmas market attack

Berliners have been overwhelmed by messages of solidarity on social media after a driver rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in the heart of the German capital killing at least 12 people and injuring nearly 50.  SEE ALSO:Show More Summary

Nourish your Insta: 7 body positive women to follow this coming year

Your Instagram feed is likely nowhere near the top of the list of things stressing you out in 2016, but why add to it?  The end of the year is the perfect time to cut things out of your life that make you feel low. And Instagram envy is no good.  Fitspo models with unrealistic advice? Cut 'em. Show More Summary

Facebook rolls out another method to make you watch Live videos

If you've logged on in the past year, you'd know Facebook really, really wants you to watch Live video.  Since it pushed out the feature globally in February, the social media behemoth has prioritised Facebook Live over other content...Show More Summary

Twitter has quietly changed how its search works

Twitter no longer wants to show you just what's new in its search results, it wants to show you who tweeted it best. The platform has moved away from simple reverse chronological order in search to relevance order. Now when you lookShow More Summary

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