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Facebook asks people nowhere near Pakistan explosion if they're OK

People in the UK, Lebanon and the U.S. are a little confused about Facebook's Safety Check settings. After an explosion at  Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in Lahore, Pakistan, Facebook activated its Safety Check software, which enables peopleShow More Summary

This hashtag is highlighting the black women written out of history

The U.S. has officially celebrated women's history since 1911 — first as a day, then as a week and finally a month beginning in 1987. The purpose of Women's History Month is to recognize the many contributions that women have made to...Show More Summary

Sick of those unwanted wedding pics on Facebook? This app may be your answer.

How many times have you been sick of unwanted, annoying photo posts from friends that clog your social media feed? And how many times has that driven you to unfollow, or even deactivate your account, only to realize that unfollowingShow More Summary

Oh, snap! #90sABook gives literature a fly, nostalgic makover

Booyah! Books just got nostalgic. On Thursday, Barnes and Noble encouraged people to take a totally rad trip down memory lane with their hashtag game #90sABook. The game is simple: take a book, new or old, and create a fake, '90s-ified...Show More Summary

Mamrie Hart tapped as Shorty Awards host

LOS ANGELES — It's time for a toast to Mamrie Hart. The YouTuber, known for her "You Deserve A Drink" video series, has been tapped to host the eighth annual Shorty Awards, Mashable has exclusively learned. " When I first heard I was going to be the host, I blacked out," Hart joked. Show More Summary

Instagram's website actually becomes useful with new notifications tab

If you ever tried to log into Instagram on the web, you probably weren't very happy with the experience. Yes, your account was there, and you could browse through your posts, but pretty much everything else was absent. This changed recently...Show More Summary

10 clever doodles from our downtown Austin Snapchat challenge

Mashable partnered with Hampton by Hilton to take you on a mini tour through the Lone Star State's vibrant music and food scene, and it all went down on Snapchat. See also: Eat your way through Austin: A foodie's guide to casual eats Hampton...Show More Summary

Brussels residents open their doors to offer shelter after attacks

LONDON — Brussels residents who live near metro stations and airports are opening their doors to people in need of shelter following the attacks that rocked Brussels on Tuesday morning. SEE ALSO: Live updates: 28 reported dead in Brussels...Show More Summary

Facebook turns on Safety Check for Brussels attacks

Facebook has turned on its Safety Check feature for Brussels, where a series of explosions at the Brussels airport and a metro station left at least 13 dead and many more injured.  The feature, available here, lets you check on yourShow More Summary

Mashable House presents: The Internet of the Future

We came. We saw. We time traveled. At the 2016 Mashable House at SXSW, we took attendees where no one has been before — 200 years into the future — to see just what's in store for the Internet we all know and love. So what exactly does the future hold? From virtual reality to robot races, here's what went down at this year's Mashable House. Show More Summary

The nude birth photo Facebook removed stood for empowerment

When Francie gave birth to her youngest daughter last year, the delivery was rapid.  So fast, in fact, that her at-home birthing team didn't arrive in time, and Francie, on her hands and knees, guided her baby into the world withoutShow More Summary

Twitter turns 10 years old today and these baby chicks are ready to celebrate

It's Twitter's 10th birthday today. To celebrate the iconic social media platform, we brought in a few fuzzy friends of ours. Read more... More about Twitter, Social Media, Video, Apps Software, and Mobile

#auspol: The Twitter hashtag Australia can't live without

For Twitter users in North America, Asia or anywhere in the world, there's a little hashtag that may from time to time stray into your Twitter trends. That would be #auspol, one of Australia's most popular hashtag, which also rated third...Show More Summary

A Snapchat account is helping teens speak up about abuse

Heard of Snapchat, right? The fun messaging app that lets you share videos, pictures, and doodles with friends for up to 10 seconds? Well, it’s being put to deadly serious use in India. Snap Counsellors, an account on the messaging app, is helping teens speak up about relationship abuse. It was launched by three Indians on March 8. Show More Summary

9 YouTube channels that will make you smarter about social justice

Information is accessible in so many ways, and the digital generation is getting news and resources through social media, podcasts and even YouTube. Vlogging is gaining traction in the social justice community as a way to create a dialogue and raise awareness about important issues. Show More Summary

Pope Francis begins his Instagram journey

Pope Francis made his Instagram debut Saturday, and there wasn't a #brunch, #sunset or #selfie in sight. "Pray for me," read the post, with the phrase in nine languages. SEE ALSO: Instagram CEO meets Pope Francis and gives him a book...Show More Summary

India leads Facebook's Bug Bounty with highest awards and participation

India has topped the list of 127 countries that have participated in Facebook's Bug Bounty programme. It has the highest number of participating security researchers at 205 and is also the country with the most paid bounties, which have...Show More Summary

Oh say can you see dating app Bumble's new political filters

You matched with someone online. He's interesting to text with, uses the right amount of emoji, and just asked you to your favorite coffee place.  But then he showed up in a "Make America Great Again" t-shirt, and you have a Bernie 2016 bumper sticker on the back of your Prius. Show More Summary

Twitter's algorithmic timeline is now live by default for everyone

A month after Twitter launched its new timeline, which sorts tweets in your feed according to relevancy instead of chronology, the company has quietly turned it on by default. It also appears to be live for all users.  SEE ALSO: Here's...Show More Summary

Indians and Pakistanis use new Facebook feature to swap cricket team colours before World Cup T20 clash

Numerous Facebook users from India and Pakistan are getting ready for the India-Pakistan ICC World Cup T20 clash on Mar. 19 with a unique gesture of peace. Rather than supporting their respective teams, they are changing their profile...Show More Summary

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