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LGBT community expresses grief and solidarity in the wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, members of the LGBT community are speaking out on social media.  The shooting took place early Sunday at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in at least 50 deaths and 53 injuries. Show More Summary

Now you can leave a video as a Facebook comment

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine what a video can do. Facebook announced on Friday it will now allow users to leave a video in the comments section, as the company continues to emphasise video content as we consume moreShow More Summary

Bumble enlightens male user on how to speak to women

Though many dating app users have encountered disappointing and downright disrespectful interactions, Bumble refuses to tolerate that sort of behavior on its app. After a Bumble conversation showed female user, Ashley Helmbreck, receiving...Show More Summary

Facebook Live to host first online political debate in Australia

Facebook Live plans to be front and centre during Australia's election campaign. On Tuesday, announced it would be hosting the first online leader's debate in the country in partnership with Facebook. SEE ALSO: How to Facebook...Show More Summary

Facebook is targeting the remaining Messenger holdouts, and they're furious

When Facebook first started pushing its users to use Messenger, the responses weren't very positive. Many people weren't a fan of needing to use two apps instead of one to use all the features of Facebook, so some Android users turned...Show More Summary

This is Twitter's new emoji for the EU referendum

LONDON — Twitter has a brand new emoji, but it's not what you think.  The deadline for registering to vote in the EU referendum is nigh, and  Twitter has launched a new emoji to make sure you don't miss the deadline. SEE ALSO: 67 ways...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, possibly due to an awfully weak password

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't tweet much — in fact, he hasn't used that social network, in many ways a competitor to his Facebook, in four years. So when an unusual message appeared on his account Sunday, people took notice.  As it turns out,...Show More Summary

How to help when someone uses intimate photos as revenge

Anisha Vora thought her ex-boyfriend was someone she could trust.  The couple had known each other for a decade prior to breaking up in 2012. Then, without warning or explanation, Vora's ex posted nude images she'd shared privately with...Show More Summary

All the ways you can celebrate Social Media Day 2016

As the go-to source for the connected generation, Mashable has always understood the significance of social media. That’s why, back in 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day to highlight the ways digital culture has revolutionized how we communicate. Now in its seventh year, Social Media Day is celebrated across the globe on June 30. Show More Summary

Facebook's head of product design on why websites may be a dying business

It feels like we were facing the end of print only years ago, but the time may be ripe to begin lamenting the end of the website. After the dominance of URLs, we're entering the platform era where more design diversity online is notShow More Summary

Study helps explain why some new moms post nonstop on Facebook

Several years ago, Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan noticed something curious as she scrolled through Facebook: Many of her female friends used an image of their child as a personal profile photo.  Even Schoppe-Sullivan made the switch without fully realizing the implications. Show More Summary

When birthday parties become holy birthday months

The birthday party is in crisis — and it's not getting better anytime soon. As children, birthday parties were simple, elegant affairs. Your parents fed you supermarket cake on beautifully branded, plastic tablecloths and prayed that...Show More Summary

What's the best YA series of all time? Round 3 of #OneTrueYA bracket

Our search for the Internet's favorite YA series continues, and the competition is as fierce as any YA Chosen One hero could be. Round Three has begun, which will not only decide which four series move on to the semi-finals, but will also decide the winners in our four genre categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Contemporary, and Supernatural. Show More Summary

Facebook tests news feed sorted by topics in Australia

In Australia, Facebook is testing a new version of the news feed.  On Friday, a large number of users noticed a selection of topics at the top of their news feed on both the desktop version of the site and its mobile app. Facebook had...Show More Summary

How a college student used Snapchat to land his dream internship

Standing out from a crowd of candidates can take more than brushing up your resume. College student Graham Allgood got the attention of his dream workplace by marketing himself in another way with the help of Snapchat.  Allgood designed...Show More Summary

This is how you Snapchat while climbing Mount Everest

Cory Richards had just summited Mount Everest, without oxygen, and his attempt to share his hard won victory with the world was being scuttled by the most mundane of tech issues. He was standing more than 29,000 feet above sea level,...Show More Summary

12 photos of hobbies and things that feed your passion

Last week, Mashable teamed up with Barilla to give our Instagram community an inspiring challenge: Share the things that feed your passion We hosted this with YouTuber and author Hannah Hart, who pursues her passions every day It's been an exciting week watching your photo and video submissions roll in on Instagram. Show More Summary

Here's the truth about Justin Bieber throwing a fan's gift in her face

Amidst accusations that the troubled pop star Justin Bieber  threw out an Argentinian fan's gift of her country's flag back in her face, some people are still out there searching for the truth.  I am telling their story. In early May...Show More Summary

Alanis Morissette Beliebes in Justin Bieber's 'awakening'

Justin Bieber is just trying to stay sane under the bizarre circumstances of being Justin Bieber, but fortunately he has a Canadian fairy godmother in Alanis Morissette. Feelings expert Morissette tweeted a screenshot of Bieber's recent...Show More Summary

Twitter begins to relax its 140-character limit, users rejoice... and complain

Twitter users will soon be able to squeeze a few extra characters into some of their tweets. The social network is changing up the rules surrounding its 140-character limit so that images, polls and user names won't count against the site's famous (or perhaps infamous) restriction. Show More Summary

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