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Twitter’s new rules explicitly crack down on ‘hateful conduct’

Twitter announced an update to its rules that clarify what the social media company considers "abusive behavior and hateful conduct." Megan Cristina, Twitter's director of Trust and Safety, made the announcement Tuesday in a post that...Show More Summary

This is how Facebook's photo tagging actually works

How does Facebook's facial recognition really work? Meet Paul, the guy who looks through every single picture and remembers all of our faces. Read more about Paul: Read more... More about Facebook, Social Media, Photos, Photo Tagging, and People Tagging

Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg is not giving $4.5 billion to 1,000 random Facebook users

What a time to be alive: According to a much-shared Facebook post, you only need to be on Facebook to enter a magical lottery of sorts, in which the Facebook co-founder and CEO will give out $4.5 million to 1,000 random users The only...Show More Summary

Watch India's best comedy groups take on Facebook's Free Basics

With Facebook launching a massive ad campaign to promote Free Basics in India in the last week, net neutrality activitists have found support from stand-up comedy groups such as All India Bakchod, SnG Comedy and East India Company. See also: Facebook initiates blitzkrieg ad campaign for Free Basics in India ahead of Dec. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter: How 3 words became a movement

The story of how #BlackLivesMatter forced America to confront racism once more using the power of social media, from the activists who helped create it. Featuring DeRay Mckesson, Opal Tometi and Kwame Rose Read more about the rise of the movement in 2015: Read more... More about Social Media, Us World, Politics, Social Good, and Us

Facebook initiates blitzkrieg ad campaign for Free Basics in India ahead of Dec. 31 deadline

Facebook has started campaigning for its Free Basics platform in India in a big way, even as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked its sole telecom partner Reliance Communications to stop the service for the moment. Show More Summary

Tweet in the name of kindness and you could win a charity donation

At this point, many of us will have become so consumed by the present buying, party hopping and meal planning that the true meaning of the holidays is lost. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of time left to embrace the season of giving...Show More Summary

Facebook's iOS app now supports Live Photos

Facebook photos are about to get more expressive. The social network updated its iOS app Monday with support for Apple's Live Photos, the moving images the company introduced with the iPhone 6S. See also: How to get iPhone Live Photos...Show More Summary

The complete guide to wishing holiday cheer on social media

Every holiday, our social media feeds are flooded with photos and posts. They all start to look the same after a while. A pose with your dog by the Christmas tree, a group shot by the fire. See also: The best gift ideas of 2015 If you're one of these people, you might be struggling to make your holiday greeting stand out. Show More Summary

Facebook's campaign to 'save' Free Basics in India draws flak

Facebook has started a campaign asking its 125 million Indian users to send an email in support of its controversial Free Basics platform, which was previously known as as See also: Here's why Facebook's is...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg: Whatsapp blockade a 'sad day for Brazil'

Hours after chat app Whatsapp was blocked in Brazil, on orders of a Sao Paulo judge, Facebook co-founder and CEO (Facebook owns Whatsapp) Mark Zuckerberg posted a public note, calling the blockade a "sad day for Brazil." "Until today, Brazil has been an ally in creating an open internet. Show More Summary

100 Pinterest trends you'll be obsessed with in 2016

To help get you thinking about the New Year, Pinterest just released their Pinterest 100 for 2016 board. The board is filled with the 100 trends Pinterest predicts will dominate 2016. "There are all kinds of recaps and best-ofs thisShow More Summary

Facebook's Year in Review for 2015 won't show bad memories

2015 is almost over and Facebook is ready with a fresh dose of — hopefully happy — nostalgia. Facebook's Year in Review feature, which offers a look back at some of your top Facebook photos from the past year, is now live. This year,...Show More Summary

Internet has revelation that climate change action won't kill the economy after all

Acting to reduce the severity of global warming has long been presented as an "either/or" problem, in which economic growth is sacrificed in order to address a massive environmental and development challenge However, that appears to be changing in a big way, particularly with the U.N. Show More Summary

Facebook announces major change to controversial ‘real name’ policy

Facebook's controversial policy requiring users to use their real names just got an upgrade The policy itself isn't changing, according to a statement released by Tuesday, but Facebook will now allow users to explain a special circumstance when verifying their name. Show More Summary

Mashable snaps away at MasterCard's Masters of Code hackathon

A snap stays up on Snapchat for 24 hours and so did the hackers at the MasterCard Masters of Code™ hackathon grand finale in San Francisco. Mashable was invited to the event, which was a year in the making. MasterCard hosted hackathons throughout...Show More Summary

10 images that break the rules of photography

We asked our talented community to forget all known guidelines in traditional photography and let artistic instinct guide their work Ditching the rule of thirds, shooting directly into the light, tilting horizon lines, flipping photos...Show More Summary

U.S. could start checking social media when vetting visas

U.S. officials could soon start checking social media posts while processing visa applications, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security later confirmed that it is specifically reviewing policies on when authorities at U.S. Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran tells Instagram followers he's quitting social media

LONDON —British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran announced he's taking a break from social media See also: Ed Sheeran played this $2-a-ticket show, but no one wanted to see him Sharing a text post on Instagram over the weekend, Sheeran spoke...Show More Summary

Tinder's UK users asked to swipe right to become organ donors

LONDON — Tinder has teamed up with Britain's National Health Service to make it easier for people to become organ donors For the next two weeks, users who swipe right could end up matching specially created profiles that will directShow More Summary

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