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Join us for our summer #MashMeet in an empty New York Aquarium

Get ready! Mashable, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society, is hosting its summer #MashMeet this weekend at the New York Aquarium. Join us for after-hours access to NYA's current public spaces on Saturday, June 13th from 6:30...Show More Summary

Twitter investor: Buying Twitter makes sense for Facebook, Google, Alibaba or Microsoft

Early Twitter investor Chris Sacca said on Friday that if the social network eventually pursued a sale — a scenario he wants to see happen — Facebook, Google, Alibaba or Microsoft would benefit most from acquiring it. That was the gist of Sacca's latest television interview on Friday. Show More Summary

ISIS social media post leads to U.S. airstrike in 22 hours, Air Force says

The Islamic State frequently uses social media to spread its message and garner support, but their posting can have deadly consequences. As reported by Defense Tech, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) was able to determine the location of an ISIS headquarters building and destroy it in an air strike within 22 hours In a speech Monday, Gen. Show More Summary

Facebook criticised for not removing video of baby being dunked repeatedly in water

LONDON — A child-protection charity has written an open letter to Facebook and the British government, calling for social networks to be held accountable, after the platform refused to remove a disturbing video that shows a baby being...Show More Summary

30+ events in social media, IT, wearable technology and more

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to list and find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. Show More Summary

Sacca is right: Twitter Live is the answer

Don’t feel bad, Chris (you don't mind if I call you "Chris," do you, Mr. Sacca?), if Twitter doesn’t act on your “What Twitter Can Be” recommendations right away. The last time I gave them advice, it took Twitter a solid year to implement...Show More Summary

Facebook rolls out stripped-down version of its app to more countries

Following a quiet rollout in a handful of countries, Facebook's stripped-down, data-efficient Android app is finally ready for primetime. The social network officially launched Facebook Lite, the barebones version of its app, in Asia on Thursday. Show More Summary

Tumblr is making it easier to find that perfect reaction GIF

Tumblr is making it easier than ever for users to insert the perfect GIF into a blog post. The company rolled out a new GIF search feature on Thursday that bakes the "reaction GIF" experience directly into the platform. See also: Rejoice: Facebook gets GIF support. Show More Summary

The illusion of a borderless Internet

Almost a decade ago now, McDonald's made a seemingly innocuous decision. On the side of Happy Meals distributed in Morocco in 2008, it put a small map of the region. The map showed a border between the disputed territory of Western Sahara...Show More Summary

Big-time Twitter investor: Google should buy Twitter

Chris Sacca, one of Twitter's earliest investors, argued Wednesday that Google should buy Twitter. “It’s an instant fit," Sacca said during a CNBC on-air appearance, calling a Twitter acquisition a "fantastic use" of Google's cash. See...Show More Summary

Colorful, captivating and creative #MashPics from the month of May

We’ve been watching thousands of #MashPics roll in over the last month, and to say we’re impressed would be an understatement. Our Instagram community uses the hashtag to share with us their favorite moments, whether it’s beautiful landscape...Show More Summary

Protesters rally outside Facebook HQ over 'real name' policy

A group of protesters that included members of the LGBT community, Native Americans and domestic violence survivors gathered outside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters Monday to protest the social network's controversial "real name"Show More Summary

Kylie Jenner didn't crash a mansion party — She was helping an app go viral

More than 2,000 people filled up Jeremy Greene's mansion in the Hollywood Hills on Friday night to celebrate the launch of his new social app PingTank. In attendance were Vine stars like Nash Grier, rapper OT Genasis, Kylie Jenner, Melanie Brown (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Twitter bot corrects you every time you misgender Caitlyn Jenner

A Twitter bot named @she_not_he has been activated to correct users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner. Whenever users refer to Jenner in their tweets using the pronoun "he," the bot will tweet a response reminding them to use Jenner's now-preferred...Show More Summary

6 dad-centric Instagram accounts you must follow

It's never too early to celebrate dads. Now, with social tools like Instagram, Vine and Twitter, fathers are free to show the world why parenthood is divine. Whether they're snapping pics of their kids playing on the monkey bars or displaying...Show More Summary

Cloudy skies give Manhattanhenge photos a Monet-like feel

Instagrammers couldn't get enough of the celestial phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge Friday evening despite disappointing conditions. Manhattan was aglow with a smeared golden light as the sun aligned with city cross streets, bursting through a cloudy sky. Show More Summary

Rejoice: Facebook gets GIF support. Here's everything you need to know

Prepare yourselves: Facebook now has serviceable GIF support. That's right children, you can now post GIFs to Facebook and have them display not only inline, but in the mobile app as well. See also: Beep boop beep: An interactive, animated...Show More Summary

Google+ chief: Big changes are ahead

Bradley Horowitz, the lead on Google's social network, Google+, made an appearance at the company's developer conference to tell the world that Google+ isn't going anywhere, but it's going through big changes. See also: Why Google+ is...Show More Summary

4 reasons you shouldn't be afraid to be funny on social media

Laughter is a universal language and one of our first communication methods. Before we had spoken or written language, humans used laughter to express our enjoyment or accession with a certain situation. It's also a form of communication that bridges the gap between various languages, cultures, ages and demographics. Show More Summary

If you're on Periscope, you'll get a live tour of the British Museum today

Twitter's video streaming app is finding its way into museum hallways. The British Museum has announced it will live stream a 30-minute broadcast on Periscope from its "Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art" exhibition See also: Can Meerkat still compete against Periscope? The stream, which begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Show More Summary

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