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Want to follow Mashable on Snapchat Discover? Now it's even easier.

Snapchat has made it easier than ever to connect with Discover partners like Mashable this week by announcing the release of snapcodes that will link directly to publishers' Discover channels. See also: How to Add Mashable on Snapchat It...Show More Summary

Twitter, Facebook and Google activate features to help people affected by Chennai floods

In the wake of the devastating floods in Chennai, Facebook has activated its Security Check feature for the city, which lets people in the affected areas mark themselves as safe. Most parts of the city have been submerged, leaving thousands of people stranded in their homes. Show More Summary

How Redditors track mass shootings

Another day, another mass shooting spree. According to Mass Shooting Tracker, a repository for mass gun violence data gathered by redditors, that's not an exaggeration. See also: San Bernardino shooting: At least 14 dead; suspects at...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift ruled Instagram in 2015, but Kendall Jenner got the most likes

Taylor Swift is adored on and off social media — but on a list of the most-liked Instagram posts of 2015, the top spot belongs to Kendall Jenner. See also: More parents are naming their kids after Instagram filters A photo posted byShow More Summary

On Tuesday, your Snapchat posts can help raise money to fight AIDS

It feels good to put a cause-supporting filter on a social media post, but wouldn't it be nice if those little tokens of support actually counted in real money? Tuesday, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day, and Snapchat and the Bill and Melinda...Show More Summary

Facebook celebrated St. Andrew's Day in Scotland with Romanian flag

LONDON — Google turned to Nessie, marking St. Andrew's Day with a special Doodle. Facebook, however, took a different route, leaving some of its Scottish users quite confused See also: Loch Ness Monster Google Doodle celebrates St. Andrew's...Show More Summary

10 photos that show off our dazzling, magical sky

Last week, we challenged our Instagram community to capture beautiful skies in their photos We saw breathtaking rainy day window shots, silhouette portraits against warm sunsets, starry nights hiding behind thick fog and more. Our guest...Show More Summary

Instagram is testing support for multiple accounts on Android

Instagram may finally be adding support for multiple accounts. The photo sharing app is testing support for multiple accounts for Android users. The feature appears to be limited to some Android users who are part of Instagram's beta...Show More Summary

Drinking with Dan: An interview with The Fat Jew

"The Internet is a liar," says Josh Ostrovsky (a.k.a. The Fat Jew) in the latest Drinking with Dan episode. Ostrovsky has made a name for himself by sharing jokes and memes on social media. He explained his brand of humor to Dan Rather over a glass of rosé. Read more... More about Social Media, Dan Rather, The Fat Jew, and Josh Ostrovsky

Happy Thanksgiving, tweets Washington NFL team

Newton once theorized that, in addition to the law of universal gravitation, there was another invisible force at work in our world: This force is most evident when a national holiday and a brand come in contact on Twitter, and, like...Show More Summary

Google has received nearly 350,000 URL removal requests so far

In May 2014, Google complied with the EU's ruling that enabled citizens to request certain URLs to be removed from search results A year and a half later, in its bi-annual Transparency Report, Google has announced it received 348,085...Show More Summary

Make the sky pop with colors and texture for our photo challenge

Look north of the horizon line to add a special element to your photos for this week's Mashable Photo Challenge. Find a time and place that will make the sky really pop — you might capture the shimmering stars, set up silhouettes against...Show More Summary

Why the Islamic State isn't invincible online

The Islamic State's efforts to become more tech-savvy came under intense focus after the Paris attacks. Many have suggested that attackers planned the assault using encryption technologies that hide online communication. And the hacking...Show More Summary

Facebook should be able to handle names like Isis and Phuc Dat Bich

Facebook has a well known "real names" policy, but what if your name turns out to be a bit too real for Facebook? Take the experience of Isis Anchalee, a San Francisco-based engineer, also known for kicking off the #ILookLikeAnEngineer...Show More Summary

The White House's Christmas tree is so big it stopped D.C. traffic

This Christmas tree sure knows how to make an entrance. The 74-foot-tall Lutz spruce, weighing in at a whopping 7,500 pounds, arrived at the White House's West Front Lawn all the way from Alaska on Friday morning, temporarily halting...Show More Summary

Facebook faces questions over Safety Check after hotel attack in Mali

A week after Facebook activated its Safety Check feature in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the social network is facing new criticism for not activating the feature in Mali after gunmen took more than hundred people hostage in...Show More Summary

Royal Caribbean is putting Periscope broadcasts on digital billboards

If you suffer from extreme cases of FOMO, a social media campaign from the cruise company Royal Caribbean is making it even worse. In conjunction with the "Come Seek Live" brand campaign from ad agency MullenLowe, Royal Caribbean isShow More Summary

15 breathtaking photos that celebrate the beauty of clean water

From swimming pools to glacial lakes, clean water is essential and plays such a large role in our lives. That really showed through in all the great photos that were submitted for last week's challenge. Mashable launched this challenge...Show More Summary

London foodies learn to make meals on a budget at our first-ever UK #MashMeet

Mashable partnered with FSCS to organize a #MashMeet in London last weekend. Foodies and photographers from around the area gathered at Brockley Market for a few hours of shooting, learning, networking and of course tasting See also:...Show More Summary

Snapchat makes it easier to chat and use Lenses with friends

Snapchat's latest update has made it a lot easier for people to engage with friends while watching their stories, and brings the "Lenses" feature to the rear camera. The update, released Thursday for iOS and Android, puts a little "chat"...Show More Summary

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