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Facebook won't promote a feminist event because of its 'profane' language

In 1975, journalist Anne Summers published a book that was to become a vital Australian feminist text: Damned Whores and God's Police. Now 40 years on, Facebook will not promote an upcoming event by the same name because the post contains...Show More Summary

12 photos illuminated with window light

Last week's Mashable Photo Challenge was about using the light from your window to illuminate your photos in an interesting way "I love that this theme forced people to really pay attention to their surroundings and use harsh or bright light to create these dramatic images," said Vincent Carabeo, our guest host. Show More Summary

Russia threatens to ban Wikipedia, then backs out

Update: The Associated Press reports the ban has been lifted hours after it was imposed According to AP, Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor removed Wikipedia from the list of banned websites early Tuesday morning, saying that the information in the article had been edited — thus complying with the court decision. Show More Summary

Tipping your server makes sexism worse, whether you intend to or not

If you have stepped anywhere near social media in the past few days, you have undoubtedly come across the viral post rightfully shaming a customer who wrote "LOL" on the tip line in lieu of an actual dollar amount. Posts like these pop...Show More Summary

Your technology love stories made our heartware thump

In preparation for our awesome partnership with indie band Good Old War, we asked you to tweet us a technology love story in 140 characters, and that you did. We received tons of creative responses, but here are some of our favorites. See...Show More Summary

Use the light that shines through your window for our photo challenge

This week's Mashable Photo Challenge is about using the light from your window to create the perfect picture. Stand your subject up against a window, so that the backlighting creates a dramatic silhouette. Or cast thin strips of light...Show More Summary

Facebook experiment suggests it's going after Medium

Facebook Notes may soon be getting a major facelift. The company is testing a refreshed design for its long-ignored Notes feature that makes the stories look more like blog posts than standard Facebook updates. See also: LOL is so over:...Show More Summary

How to keep technology from mocking your broken heart

After 16 years of marriage, the text from Lisa Arends’ husband read: “I’m sorry to be such a coward leaving you this way but I’m leaving you and leaving the state.” She collapsed to the floor. And never received any communication from him again. But their digital interactions haunted her in a way she never could have imagined. Show More Summary

Recreate any arcade, board or video game for our #MashFlix Vine challenge

For this week's Vine challenge, recreate your favorite game in six seconds The theme was inspired by our next MashFlix film GTFO, which is all about women in gaming. The interview-driven documentary was funded on Kickstarter, then debuted...Show More Summary

Chrissy Teigen battles trolls by writing tweets, then saving in drafts

"My dream is to have this curvaceous butt and boobs," says Chrissy Teigen, model and social media maven. "I'd die for hips. I want to have this womanly, feminine body... I don't love knowing what people are going to be commenting on." Teigen...Show More Summary

Teen says he was left out of yearbook because he is gay

Flipping through a yearbook and remembering the good times is a quintessential high school moment. And for many teens, it can't come soon enough In April, Dalton Maldonado, a senior who played basketball for Betsy Layne High School in...Show More Summary

U.N.'s new campaign tells aid workers' firsthand stories through your Facebook page

The United Nations wants you to "donate" your social media accounts to amplify the voices of aid workers and crisis survivors around the world. As part of the leadup to World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) launched the #ShareHumanity campaign on Thursday. Show More Summary

Twitter officially drops 140-character limit... for direct messages

Twitter users can officially send one another direct messages topping 140 characters starting Wednesday. Twitter is phasing in the change across Android, iOS and web-based platforms on Wednesday, lasting over the next few weeks. Instead...Show More Summary

Tinder, pissed at Vanity Fair, went on an epic Twitter rant

So, it seems Tinder does not take criticism well. Journalist Nancy Jo Sales published an article titled "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse'" in Vanity Fair's September issue. The piece, which is already online, examines the impact dating apps like Tinder are having on the romantic lives of young people. Show More Summary

16 unique portraits that capture genuine emotion

Last week, we challenged you to capture genuine personality in portraits The #MashPics_Portraits hashtag is a collection of the finest photography — candid photos of playful children, intense black and white images that focus on just...Show More Summary

Farewell, DKNY PR Girl: The fashion brand breaks with its sassy mascot

Earlier this month, a curious tweet went up on the popular handle, @DKNY. It was neither an outright goodbye nor an explainer. Rather, a subtle foreshadowing of what was to come. “Dear Friends: I have a big announcement,” the casual tweet on Aug. Show More Summary

Simply Sylvio is Vine's first avant-garde gorilla, and he's doing big things

Just when you think the Internet couldn't get any more wild, a gorilla takes Vine by storm. Simply Sylvio claims he's "just an ordinary gorilla trying to live a simple life," but we think he's a pretty big deal See also: 3 dads who are...Show More Summary

Three things Twitter is teaching us about the GOP candidates

It's probably no surprise that lots of people are talking about U.S. politics and the 2016 election online. What might surprise you though is which political topics people associate with each of the Republican presidential candidates Luminoso,...Show More Summary

Capture personality in portraits for our photo challenge

For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, we're asking you to make portraits. We want you to capture expression, personality and mood in your photos, whether you feature your subjects up close or focus on the scene from far away SeeShow More Summary

YouTube retires its classic 301+ views counter

YouTube 301+ view counts, we hardly knew youYouTube is retiring the 301+ views quirk — which was previously used as a placeholder until YouTube could verify the number of views a video received — and moving to a real-time viewing algorithm. As...Show More Summary

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