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20 jumpstagrams that will lift your spirits

Last week, Mashable partnered with Hilton to bring you an exciting photo challenge themed around jumping We asked you to capture photographs mid-air, whether coordinating a group jump on a cliff or practicing parkour See also: 21 Instagram...Show More Summary

Happy Social Media Day 2015!

It's that time of year again: Happy Social Media Day from all of us at Mashable. Mashable first launched Social Media Day in 2010 to commemorate and celebrate the ways social media has changed our world, both big and small. See also:...Show More Summary

Conservative Russians are putting flags on profile photos to offset the rainbows

KIEV, Ukraine — In Soviet Russia, love doesn't always win. Responding to the wave of pride rainbow-embossed profile photos that washed across social media in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in...Show More Summary

Shia LaBeouf shows off freestyle rap skills in new video

A video hit the Internet this weekend that shows actor/artist Shia LaBeouf freestyle rapping for a group of onlookers in an appearance that's slightly more subdued than his recent "pep-talk" green screen video See also: Shia LaBeoufShow More Summary

White House updates official Facebook photo to celebrate gay marriage vote

Just minutes after the Supreme Court announced its landmark decision to strike down bans on gay marriage nationwide, the White House showed its support on Facebook. The image is a vibrant illustration of the White House colored in with...Show More Summary

6 U.S. Social Media Day events you should attend this year

On June 30, 2015, the global celebration that is Social Media Day returns. As has become a yearly tradition, the sixth annual Social Media Day will comprise of hundreds of global events, as thousands of people reflect on the ways social...Show More Summary

Facebook disappoints with new diversity numbers

Facebook has released new diversity data and the results are pretty disappointing Despite hiring another 2,897 employees over the last 12 months, the company's overall ratio of male to female employees budged just 1%: 68% vs. 32% this May compared with 69% male vs. Show More Summary

Facebook now lets you add links on its mobile app without opening a browser

Facebook on Thursday rolled out an update to its mobile app that lets you find web links to share without having to switch over to your web browser Now all you have to do is look for the small link symbol that appears above the phone's virtual keyboard alongside the "Tag Friends" button. Show More Summary

5 global Social Media Day celebrations you should attend

Good news: Social Media Day 2015 is almost here! Founded in 2010, Social Media Day is a worldwide celebration of the impact that social media has on our daily lives. See also: Here's where Social Media Day is official this year ThisShow More Summary

You no longer need a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger just moved one step closer to messaging domination. The social network no longer requires people to have active Facebook accounts to use its messaging app, Facebook announced Wednesday See also: 5 tips to make Facebook...Show More Summary

Facebook developing tech that can recognize you in photos — even if your face isn't showing

Facebook is working on facial-recognition technology that can identify someone even if their face isn't in the photo. The tech recognizes people in photos using distinguishing features other than their face, according to New Scientist See...Show More Summary

Dream up the perfect app for our Vine challenge

For this week's Vine challenge, imagine the ways tech could improve your everyday routine. Dream up the perfect app and demonstrate it in a six-second video. Think: an instant ATM on your phone for when the food truck you're ordering from is cash-only. Show More Summary

Jump to play for this week's photo challenge

Capture photographs mid-jump for this week’s photo challenge, brought to you by Mashable and Hilton. Instagram is home to some of the very best jump shots — commonly referred to as " jumpstagrams." Ballerinas in mid-leap and illusions...Show More Summary

Twitter to Jack Dorsey: Give up Square if you want to be permanent CEO

If Jack Dorsey wants to be the permanent CEO of Twitter, he'll need to give up his job as CEO of Square. That's pretty much the only way to interpret a note that Twitter's board posted on Monday, saying it would only consider candidates who could make a "full-time commitment" to the job. Show More Summary

21 Instagram photos that capture common objects as works of art

Last week, we challenged you to combine everyday objects with doodles to create unique works of art. This theme was inspired by Christoph Niemann, a world renowned artist who specializes in mixed media illustration. "It was a lot of fun to look at all those different submissions," said Niemann, who hosted our challenge. Show More Summary

10 Instagram accounts that capture fatherhood at its finest

Father's Day means something different for everyone Those differences are reflected in Instagram's expansive community, where every photographer has a different story to share. So in honor of Sunday's holiday, Mashable asked Instagram...Show More Summary

What it's like to propel your family into viral video stardom

It just takes one video, one moment where the YouTube stars align. From the moment that video goes viral, your life can change. We've entered a new day where average families equipped with a camera can earn celebrity status, or "influencer" status, if we're using the evolved lingo. Show More Summary

British man complains about crooked bread, gets a perfect response

LONDON — Whoever came up with that "best thing since sliced bread" expression never witnessed slices like these. See also: First World Problems: 14 Cringe-Worthy Complaints Newcastle upon Tyne resident David Walker was so disturbed by the wonky slicing of a loaf bought from his local Morrisons that he took to Facebook to vent his outrage. Show More Summary

Photographers went under the sea for our #MashMeet at the NYA

Mashable, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society, hosted a #MashMeet last weekend at the New York Aquarium. See also: Internet stars gathered to 'do it for the Vine' at our latest #MashMeet Instagrammers from all over the New York metropolitan area gathered in Coney Island to meet, greet and photograph at the aquarium after hours. Show More Summary

Twitter wants you to 'favorite' tweets with hearts instead of stars

If Twitter has its way, you could be seeing less stars and more hearts Twitter's latest feature experiment sees the social network swapping out stars in its Android app for hearts to "favorite," or save, tweets. The social network is...Show More Summary

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