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Take a picture of your delicious brunch for this week's photo challenge

You're probably Instagramming photos of your brunch anyway — so why not use it for this week’s photo challenge? NYCWFF (the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE) is teaming up with...Show More Summary

13 landscape and portrait photos that embrace Instagram's latest update

Last week, we challenged you to use Instagram's latest update to share your best landscape and portrait photographs Our guest host was Jovell Rennie, a talented Alaska-based photographer who has grown a large network on Instagram over...Show More Summary

The Singapore elections expressed through the beauty of haiku

SINGAPORE — If politics isn't your thing this election season, maybe some humourous haiku will change your mind. Haiku Party was recently set up to collect haiku submissions from people about the upcoming elections. Some are funny, some...Show More Summary

Singaporean politicians win and lose at social media

SINGAPORE — As Singaporeans prepare to vote next week, local politicians have been stepping up their game on social media. When your electorate is super-connected –- as Singaporeans are -– this move is important. Particularly when the...Show More Summary

Photo challenge: Utilize Instagram's support for non-square photos

Instagram's latest update announced native support for landscape and portrait-shaped photos. This was big news for all, but especially for landscape photographers. We want you to embrace the new feature for this week's Mashable Photo Challenge. Show More Summary

Tumblr changes reblogs so you can actually read them

It's not just you: Tumblr reblogs look a lot different. The Yahoo-owned blogging site changed the way that reblogs — posts that are re-shared by other users — are handled to make the text easier to read and follow. See also: Tumblr is...Show More Summary

YouTube's first Filipino 360-degree video goes for the feels

SINGAPORE — If you're Filipino and working abroad, get ready to feel homesick. YouTube has released what it claims is the first 360-degree video shot in the Philippines, and threw in as much local iconography as it could for good measure. The...Show More Summary

August #MashPics catch the last moments of summer

August has drawn to a close, which means it’s time to feature some of the amazing #MashPics that have been submitted to us. From adorable dog portraits to relaxing beach days, your August Instagram pictures took us around the world,Show More Summary

Why parents should challenge autoplay video

In nineteenth century America, parents prepared children with macabre children’s books and fairy tales. It was impossible to hide death from them. Today, low infant mortality rates and rising life expectancy mean death is not something many children face on a daily basis. Show More Summary

Recreations of your favorite games in 6-second Vines

We asked you to recreate your favorite games for our latest Vine challenge, inspired by upcoming MashFlix film GTFO. The interview-driven documentary is all about women in gaming. It was funded on Kickstarter, then debuted at SXSW earlier...Show More Summary

Malibu's round-up of the best hashtags ever

Can you imagine a world without hashtags? We can’t. Here’s a list of our favorite ones, you’re bound to have used at least half of them... You’ve got to love the mighty hashtag. Now a staple of our everyday social media diet, this little symbol is key to staying in conversation with the world It’s not just limited to public posts, though. Show More Summary

Facebook won't promote a feminist event because of its 'profane' language

In 1975, journalist Anne Summers published a book that was to become a vital Australian feminist text: Damned Whores and God's Police. Now 40 years on, Facebook will not promote an upcoming event by the same name because the post contains...Show More Summary

12 photos illuminated with window light

Last week's Mashable Photo Challenge was about using the light from your window to illuminate your photos in an interesting way "I love that this theme forced people to really pay attention to their surroundings and use harsh or bright light to create these dramatic images," said Vincent Carabeo, our guest host. Show More Summary

Russia threatens to ban Wikipedia, then backs out

Update: The Associated Press reports the ban has been lifted hours after it was imposed According to AP, Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor removed Wikipedia from the list of banned websites early Tuesday morning, saying that the information in the article had been edited — thus complying with the court decision. Show More Summary

Tipping your server makes sexism worse, whether you intend to or not

If you have stepped anywhere near social media in the past few days, you have undoubtedly come across the viral post rightfully shaming a customer who wrote "LOL" on the tip line in lieu of an actual dollar amount. Posts like these pop...Show More Summary

Your technology love stories made our heartware thump

In preparation for our awesome partnership with indie band Good Old War, we asked you to tweet us a technology love story in 140 characters, and that you did. We received tons of creative responses, but here are some of our favorites. See...Show More Summary

Use the light that shines through your window for our photo challenge

This week's Mashable Photo Challenge is about using the light from your window to create the perfect picture. Stand your subject up against a window, so that the backlighting creates a dramatic silhouette. Or cast thin strips of light...Show More Summary

Facebook experiment suggests it's going after Medium

Facebook Notes may soon be getting a major facelift. The company is testing a refreshed design for its long-ignored Notes feature that makes the stories look more like blog posts than standard Facebook updates. See also: LOL is so over:...Show More Summary

How to keep technology from mocking your broken heart

After 16 years of marriage, the text from Lisa Arends’ husband read: “I’m sorry to be such a coward leaving you this way but I’m leaving you and leaving the state.” She collapsed to the floor. And never received any communication from him again. But their digital interactions haunted her in a way she never could have imagined. Show More Summary

Recreate any arcade, board or video game for our #MashFlix Vine challenge

For this week's Vine challenge, recreate your favorite game in six seconds The theme was inspired by our next MashFlix film GTFO, which is all about women in gaming. The interview-driven documentary was funded on Kickstarter, then debuted...Show More Summary

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