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Twitter changes homepage wallpaper to 'blinding white'

If is looking a little different right now, it's not just you. The company appears to have removed wallpapers from users' accounts on Monday, whether by accident or design. Many users are reporting a stark all-white...Show More Summary

Women protest Instagram's #curvy ban with creative hashtagging

Forget curvy — curvee is where it's at. Savvy Instagram users discovered earlier this week that photos and videos tagged with #curvy are banned from being searched on the social media platform. To protest the ban and reclaim their bodies,...Show More Summary

This app tries to stop you from staring at your phone and missing out on life

"Instead of seeing the world with your eyes, you're seeing it through your phone." The premise of YouTuber Casey Neistat's new social sharing app, Beme, is a familiar one: You're at a concert, focused on trying to capture the moment so you can post it on Facebook and Instagram. Show More Summary

Back to the basics: 10 expert tips for your startup's website

A website is a startup's opportunity to distinguish itself from its competitors while also promoting its value and offerings to current and potential customers. An enticing home page with attention-grabbing visuals and a user-friendly...Show More Summary

How to be more influential online

Mashable's latest #BizChat's Twitter chat was about influence: how to get it, and how not to stumble before you can wield it See also: 10 Tips for Building a Strong Online Community Around Your Startup Over the course of an hour, @MashBusiness...Show More Summary

The hashtag #Curvy has been ousted from Instagram

The road to body positivity has a considerable amount of roadblocks — and social media is a big one It has recently come to the attention of the Internet that the hashtag #Curvy cannot be searched for on Instagram. When users attempt...Show More Summary

Embrace negative space in your compositions for our photo challenge

Negative space is a familiar concept in the art world. Whether you're talking design, architecture, sculpture or photography, it's a useful technique to master. For this week's photo challenge, embrace negative space in your compositionsChris...Show More Summary

Twitter makes it easier to lock down your account with new data dashboard

Twitter is making it easier to manage your account's security and privacy settings. The company rolled out a new data dashboard Wednesday that provides users with a detailed look at all their privacy and security settings, so they can...Show More Summary

Instagram reveals its top cosplayers from Comic-Con

Comic-Con may be receding into the distance like a pleasant geek dream (or nightmare, if you're not the biggest fan of crowds). But there's one question left to ask: Who wore it best? That's a question Instagram is attempting to answer. Show More Summary

Teens are posting donut-licking selfies to show solidarity with Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is sorry, okay? So stop punishing her for her crimes against pastries. The teens forgive her, and they have the hashtag to prove it — #LickDonutsWithAri On July 4, Grande made the mistake of saying she hates America and licking a tray of donut she had no intention of buying in front of a security camera with shockingly clear audio. Show More Summary

English woman changes her name in order to log in to Facebook

LONDON — A woman who used a pseudonym on Facebook so that she'd be more difficult to find has changed her name by deed poll to the fake name because she was blocked from accessing her account Jemmaroid von Laalaa, who was previouslyShow More Summary

Snapchat update puts news before stories from your friends

Snapchat just made its news content a lot more difficult to ignore. In the update, which rolled out to the iOS app on Monday, the company redesigned the stories section of its app to emphasize content from its media partners. See also:...Show More Summary

Learn how to become an influential leader in our next #BizChats

What do Beyoncé, Coca-Cola, Michelle Obama, Nike, Mark Zuckerberg, and Starbucks all have in common? They have influence You may be wondering how they got there, winning hearts and minds, while other artists, politicians and business leaders struggle to capture a spotlight for their ideas. Show More Summary

Snapchat shows life in the West Bank with live story

Two days after spotlighting the Israeli city of Tel Aviv in a live story, and unleashing a wave of criticism from Palestinians for not showing the other side of the conflict, Snapchat did just that when it published a story called "West...Show More Summary

How to follow Mashable at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

It's that time of year again. As the summer heats up, thousands of people, from celebrities and cosplayers to exhibitors and fans, make the trek to San Diego for four days of nerd heaven. Kicking off on Thursday, July 9, the event brings...Show More Summary

Facebook makes men and women equal in new Friends icon

Facebook has made a few subtle changes to some of its icons, giving its female silhouettes a slightly more prominent position The Friends and Groups icon previously had the female silhouette in the background. Now, the man and the woman in the Friends icon are pictured side by side. Show More Summary

Facebook's new floating video feature lets you scroll while you watch

If Facebook's ever-flowing News Feed does not satiate your thirst for videos of babies and weddings, you'll like the platform's new feature. The site now lets you detach a video from the News Feed and move it anywhere within the browser...Show More Summary

Semicolon tattoos are a new way to talk about mental health

A global movement is revolutionizing how we talk about mental health — with punctuation. Project Semicolon, which offers hope to those struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury, borrows its philosophy from the punctuation...Show More Summary

This app lets you see who unfriends you on Facebook

This new app will tell you who's kicked you to the digital curb. The app, called Who Deleted Me for Facebook, makes a list of your current Facebook friends and tracks who removes you over time. Unfortunately, the app doesn't know who...Show More Summary

Dream apps spring into action in these 6 Vines

Mashable partnered with CA Technologies to launch a Vine challenge around dream apps We asked you to come up with clever apps that don't yet exist, and bring them to life using stop-motion and video effects. Submissions included the ultimate teleportation device, a one-touch parking spot clearer, an insect language translator and more. Show More Summary

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