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Six seconds of symmetry: watch these perfectly-balanced Vines

Last week, we challenged our Vine community to shoot six-second videos exploring the idea of symmetry — and the results were harmonious. It's easy enough to find mirrored images in architecture and nature, but as always, the Vines we...Show More Summary

Join us for the first-ever Vine #MashMeet at our HQ

Mashable is teaming up with creative community Unpopular Now for a Vine #MashMeet at our New York headquarters. Two years after its launch, Vine has become one of the largest and most powerful communities of creators. Artists, comedians,...Show More Summary

Oculus poaches key Google X executive

Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, has a new hire: Google X's Mary Lou Jepsen. Jepsen, a respected computer scientist who ran the the research lab's Display Division for three years, joins the Oculus team this month...Show More Summary

Ramp up your Tumblr skills with these 21 keyboard shortcuts

While we sadly can't help you shirk your work responsibilities in order to spend more time on Tumblr, we can make your time on the platform more efficient See also: A brief guide to Tumblr's new tools and interface There are some extremely handy keyboard shortcuts that will have you whizzing around the microblogging service like a pro. Show More Summary

Love the skin you're in: 9 uplifting body-positive blogs

Among the fashion, entertainment and media industries, body-shaming and impossible beauty standards are exceedingly commonplace. But bloggers are fighting back. Using platforms like Tumblr, an important intersection for young peopleShow More Summary

How to follow New York Fashion Week online

Image: Flickr, Mashable Composite, Flickr, Michael Madiberg Even if you didn't score a ticket to the fashion tents, you're still front row in our hearts. And on social, everyone can join in New York Fashion Week begins Thursday, Feb....Show More Summary

Google backpedals on its Blogger porn ban just 3 days later

Days after announcing that it would begin cracking down on sexually explicit content on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed its decision The changes, which would have forbid public access to sexually explicit blogs, were slated to go into effect next month. Show More Summary

15 ways you're probably misusing social media

Facebook was founded in 2004, Twitter in 2006. Even Instagram's been around for almost five years. So you can't say this stuff is new anymore. For some strange reason, however, more marketers and brands than not are still struggling to make heads or tails of social media. Show More Summary

'House of Cards' fans are confused about when Season 3 arrives on Netflix

If American history has taught us anything it's that new seasons of House of Cards arrive at 3:01 a.m. ET, not 12:01 ET, you confused East Coasters Mashable confirmed with Netflix that all 13 episodes of Season 3 will come out on Feb. Show More Summary

How to decide who inherits your Facebook account

Facebook introduced a new legacy contact feature in the U.S. on Thursday — allowing users to choose who can manage their accounts once they've died — and it's something we should all think about activating While no one wants to think...Show More Summary

Twitter says it tripled the number of staff handling abuse reports within 6 months

Twitter has a rampant abuse and trolling problem — even its CEO knows it. But the social network claims it has made some big strides to mend this issue Twitter says it now receives five times as many abuse reports than it did six months...Show More Summary

Facebook reaching out to users who might be suicidal

Facebook began rolling out a set of tools on Wednesday that aim to help prevent suicide. You can now report posts to Facebook that seem to show someone suffering from suicidal thoughts. A third party will review reported posts, thenShow More Summary

Facebook's new gender options let you choose anything you want

Facebook is now giving users unlimited possibilities when it comes to gender identity The social network updated its site Thursday with a new custom field in profiles' gender section. The field allows users to type in anything they want. See...Show More Summary

Break the Internet at our 2015 SXSWi Mashable House

Remember this? And this? Obviously, you haven't forgotten about this We were there for every Internet-breaking moment of 2014, and now, we're celebrating by bringing them to life at this year's SXSWi Mashable House At Mashable House,...Show More Summary

20+ professional events in PR, marketing and entertainment

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to 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

JonBenet Ramsey investigator doesn't realize Reddit AMAs are public

BOULDER, Colo. — In his most extensive comments on the JonBenet Ramsey case, the former Colorado police chief who led the investigation into the high-profile 1996 slaying of the 6-year-old beauty queen acknowledged online that officers...Show More Summary

Twitter's 'while you were away' feature expands to Android

Twitter's new recap feature officially debuted on iOS a month ago, but now "while you were away" has arrived on Android devices. The feature moves away from the chronological format that Twitter has long relied on. Instead of displaying...Show More Summary

Create symmetry for our Vine challenge

Symmetry is easy to find in nature, architecture and people. It's also easy to create in art. For this week's Mashable Vine Challenge, animate or shoot a six-second video that plays with this theme. See also: 17 Photographs That Display...Show More Summary

Here are Apple's new, diverse emoji

Apple is rolling out the new beta of OS X to developers — and, for the first time, we have a close look at more diverse kinds of emoji. Apple has openly acknowledged that emoji lack racial diversity; even the ones that do represent people of color are often criticized as stereotypical. Show More Summary

How to share music on Pinterest

We've been checking out your Pinterest page, and it's seriously lacking some tunes. But don't worry — you can easily add audio from a variety of sites to give your boards some musical pizzazz See also: How to get the most out of Pinterest's Guided Search Below, we walk you through a few creative ways to make the most of music on Pinterest. Show More Summary

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