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5 hilarious fathers on Twitter who offer up more than 'dad jokes'

Dads are in Across media, entertainment and pop culture, there's a growing fascination with fathers and all the trappings of fatherhood, from the dad joke renaissance taking place on social media to the "Dad Bod" trend sweeping the nation. See...Show More Summary

Did Dick Costolo really understand Twitter?

Outgoing Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was standing on the precipice, surveying an uncertain Twitter future, when activist investor Chris Sacca came along and all but pushed him over It would be too easy to say Sacca led directly to Costolo's...Show More Summary

How prisons kick inmates off Facebook

It takes a little bit of work to get off Facebook. To suspend your profile, you have to walk through some settings pages and submit a form explaining why you're de-activating. And if you want to permanently delete a profile, you have...Show More Summary

30+ professional events in New York, San Francisco 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

Twitter can now show you ads based on apps you've downloaded

Twitter is about to get a lot better at showing you ads for news apps. Advertisers are now able to show you ads based on the apps you've previously downloaded, Twitter announced Wednesday. See also: Twitter to begin tracking which apps...Show More Summary

Facebook now wants you to explore what's trending in 5 topics

Facebook continues to experiment with organizing the Trending area on its homepage by different topics, a test it began in April. Currently, the social network has five topics that users can toggle between — All News, Politics, Science...Show More Summary

Twitter update makes it easier to block many people at once

Twitter is once again stepping up its efforts to help users facing harassment on its social network. The company just added new tools that make it easier for people to block several people at once. With the update, users are now able...Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger hits 1 billion downloads on Android devices

Facebook Messenger has been downloaded more than 1 billion times on Android devices — a feat that's only been accomplished by several other apps. David Marcus, vice-president of messaging products at Facebook, announced in a post that...Show More Summary

Make water your subject for our photo challenge

For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, play with the properties of water The different forms that water can take are incredibly vast, making it one of the most interesting subjects to photograph. You've got your long exposure waterfall...Show More Summary

Instagram cleans up its website to mimic mobile and make photos pop

Instagram began rolling out a sharper, faster web site on Tuesday that all 300 million-plus users will have access to by the end of this week Expect a refreshed look more closely resembling Instagram on mobile devices See also: Instagram...Show More Summary

'GMA' had a bad Monday and tweeted a GIF of dead Mufasa

Don't you just hate it when your power-hungry brother pushes you off a cliff and you're trampled by a stampede of wildebeest? Typical Monday. That probably wasn't exactly what was going through the mind of the Good Morning America employee...Show More Summary

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

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