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The enduring cultural power of 2016's #IndigenousDads hashtag

Despite its critics, social activism was stronger than ever on Twitter in 2016.  In Australia, hashtags like #blacklivesmatter, #letthemstay and #loveislove dominated according to Twitter's own statistics, but the country's #IndigenousDads movement also had lasting power. On Aug. Show More Summary

Top YouTube clips of 2016 prove this country wishes it was the 51st state

Australia did its part for the global monoculture in 2016. The top 10 videos watched by the nation during the year were heavily American and heavily banal. The list, announced by YouTube Wednesday, was dominated by The Late Late Show...Show More Summary

Facebook is asking users to identify 'misleading' stories

Mark Zuckerberg may insist that Facebook doesn't have a serious fake news problem, but his company is apparently taking steps to identify misleading stories.  Some Facebook users tweeted Monday that they received surveys from the site...Show More Summary

Hire someone to make your wedding hashtag because #itshardtobeclever

Millennial weddings come with a basically compulsory social media component these days, and one woman is taking advantage. After dealing with wedding overload (19 ceremonies over the past two years), Los Angeles-based magazine editor...Show More Summary

Tumblr page shows Trump supporters who don't endlessly defend him

Throughout his campaign, supporters of Donald Trump loyally stood by his in-your-face bombast, from that very lewd Access Hollywood clip to the blunt insults he threw time and time again. In their eyes, The Donald could do no wrong. Now...Show More Summary

The NFL is way overthinking this GIF thing

The NFL is finally modifying its overbearing social media policy, but making things quite complicated in the process. In a memo reportedly sent out to all 32 teams on Friday, the NFL announced it would amend the social media policy it...Show More Summary

Trevor Noah has a lesson on how to talk to conservatives

Trevor Noah channeled his inner Jon Stewart as he tried to bridge the gap between left and right with conservative host Tomi Lahren.  Lahren, whose risen to online fame with videos highly critical of Black Lives Matter,  compared the movement to the Ku Klux Klan.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Black Lives Matter, Daily Show, Tomi Lahren, and Trevor Noah

Selena Gomez is the reigning queen of Instagram

The pop star has over 100 million followers, unseating Taylor Swift.  Read more... More about Mashable Video, Social Media, Instagram, Selena Gomez, and Real Time Video

The future president is blocking people on Twitter like there's no tomorrow

Since winning this year's presidential election the talk of the 2016 Twitter-sphere, Donald Trump, is heavily utilizing the site's block feature. It appears that the controversial tweeter has decided if he sees anyone badmouthing him...Show More Summary

Instagram's most-liked posts of 2016 utterly dominated by one person

In 2016, there was only one queen of Instagram. That's singer Selena Gomez, who despite taking a 14-week break from social media this year, dominated the top five most-liked posts on the social media platform.  SEE ALSO: How Selena Gomez...Show More Summary

Reddit's Trump trolls are freaking out—and they're right

Trump trolls on Reddit want the site's CEO to quit over his response to a bizarre sex scandal called #Pizzagate. Crazily enough, they might be right. SEE ALSO: War between Reddit CEO and The_Donald rages on If you haven't heard, #Pizzagate...Show More Summary

What to do if you're a victim of 'sextortion'

Cases of "sextortion" have more than doubled in the UK in the past year and four men have taken  their own lives after being targeted by criminals online, according to figures released by the police.  SEE ALSO: 3 ways Black Mirror Season...Show More Summary

'Dear Ivanka' Instagram account is a candid call for action to Trump's daughter

An Instagram account is making a powerful call to Ivanka Trump to discuss her father's controversial behavior. The account, named dear_ivanka, was started by the Halt Action Group (comprised of curator Alison Gingeras and artist Jonathan...Show More Summary

Facebook CEO's posts about 'fake news and hoaxes' temporarily vanished

UPDATE: Nov. 29, 2016, 12:50 p.m. EST Mark Zuckerberg's posts about the election were restored Tuesday afternoon after the publication of this article and an article on The Verge. Original text follows. - Curious about what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks about the election? On Monday, you could go to his profile page to find out. Show More Summary

War between Reddit CEO and The_Donald rages on

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has expressed regret for abusing his power by editing comments made about him on the site by Donald Trump supporters, but that's not preventing subreddit users and moderators from calling for his resignation.  SEE...Show More Summary

How the 'Tinder murder' Facebook group became its own story

If 2016 has taught us anything, it's that the 10th circle of hell is where people who should never have been famous are allowed far more than their 15 minutes. Such is the case of Gable Tostee, now sometimes known as Eric Thomas, who...Show More Summary

Phew, Hillary Clinton and Snoop Dogg are finally following each other on Twitter

Since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election she has gone for a relaxing hike in the woods, browsed a bookstore and stopped by the grocery store to stock up on cheese. But perhaps her most amazing move since Election Day took...Show More Summary

Jeremy Clarkson launches social media platform for car addicts

LONDON — Remember hearing about the online motoring community that The Grand Tour and Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were planning earlier this year? Well, it's finally here. SEE ALSO: Twitter has spoken and...Show More Summary

Drone footage shows recent clashes at #NoDAPL protest in Standing Rock

New drone footage shot over the Thanksgiving holiday shows the continued clashes between protesters and police at Standing Rock. Protesters comprised of Native Americans, environmentalists and their supporters have set up camp for the...Show More Summary

Miami's Little Havana celebrates in the wake of Fidel Castro's death

For many Cuban Americans, the announcement of Fidel Castro's death brings closure to a long and troubled history. The revolutionary guerrilla died aged 90, as announced by his brother on state television late Friday.  SEE ALSO: Fidel...Show More Summary

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