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Photo challenge: Create, explore and be visually inspired

We're teaming up with Art of Visuals for this week's Mashable Photo Challenge. We want you to explore new environments, experiment with unique compositions and create images that are visually striking. Art of Visuals started out as a simple Instagram account, but they've grown into something much larger. Show More Summary

The 10 Facebook reactions we actually needed

Well, Facebook finally opened up its new 'reactions' to everyone. We just wish they were different. For over a year now, Mark Zuckerberg has teased something different than the 'Like' button for the billion people who use the social media website. Show More Summary

12 uplifting photos of faces and places that brighten the season

Last week, Mashable teamed up with Lipton to give our Instagram community an uplifting challenge: share photos of things that brighten the season. The submissions we saw included beautiful sunsets, portraits of significant others, pops...Show More Summary

Why students are getting death, rape threats on Facebook and Twitter in India

Madhuri Bhattacharjee, an English literature student in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), removed her earrings. Her friend Vikas Kumar kept some onions in his bag. Another doctoral studies batchmate tied her hair tightly and wore sneakers. They were all getting ready to be beaten up — by the Delhi Police. Show More Summary

10 goals that will elevate your business and personal well-being

New Years has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to set some goals for the year ahead. I personally like to set goals quarterly as it helps me stay a little more active. As spring approaches (though perhaps...Show More Summary

Giving young people a chance to grow up without online shame

Not long ago Jane Clementi was simply a mom of three sons, a part-time nurse and an active member of her Ridgewood, New Jersey, church. On Sept. 22, 2010, the life she knew and loved broke apart. SEE ALSO: Glenn Close’s personal journey...Show More Summary

10 creative ways families can use Slack

Swedish developer and nerd dad supreme, Peter Fjallstrom recently published a list of all the ways his family uses Slack, the integrated messaging system that claims to end email. Fjallstrom uses code hacks to ping his children's locations...Show More Summary

Did social media kill fashion week once and for all?

NEW YORK – Is anyone paying attention?  That's the question I asked throughout New York Fashion Week this season, when the entire front row was too busy Snapchatting their favorite looks, using specific geofilters for their videos, Instagramming...Show More Summary

Your Snapchat story could be your ticket to the Tribeca Film Festival

Snapchat and the Tribeca Film Festival are partnering up to help filmmakers tell big stories on small screens. The program, called Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, "encourages creativity, humor, and imagination through Snapchat with the goal...Show More Summary

Facebook launches new website to help nonprofits master the platform

Connecting with supporters in the social sphere just got a little easier for nonprofits — at least on Facebook. The social media giant announced a new website on Thursday dedicated to resources for nonprofits and NGOs to get the most out of their Facebook Pages. Show More Summary

Twitter adds support for videos in direct messages

Twitter is on a roll: Shortly after enabling users to search for and send GIFs in tweets and direct messages, the company introduced the ability to capture and share videos in direct messages.  The feature, which moves Twitter one step...Show More Summary

Vanessa Hudgens could go to jail for allegedly carving a heart into Sedona's red rock

Uh oh. A heart carved into an ancient red rock formation is drawing the attention of authorities in Arizona, who are investigating to see if Vanessa Hudgens is the culprit. The High School Musical star posted a photo of the carving, bearing the names Vanessa and Austin (Butler, her boyfriend), on her Instagram page Sunday, but later removed it. Show More Summary

Indonesia reverses Tumblr ban, for now

A day after it declared a site-wide ban on Tumblr, Indonesia decided Thursday to take a more measured approach to censoring objectionable content on the site. On Wednesday local time, a government official told the BBC  that authorities...Show More Summary

Share uplifting photos of the things that warm your heart

It's hard to believe we're already more than a month into 2016. January flew by in a flash, and February greeted us with candy hearts. Our next photo challenge, brought to you by Mashable and Lipton, is all about sharing the things that...Show More Summary

Man arrested for harassing messages aimed at Syrian refugees on Scottish isle

A 40-year-old man was arrested in Scotland on Tuesday for his abusive social media posts about refugees on a tiny Scottish island The case details just how seriously Scottish authorities are taking threats against Syrian refugees who...Show More Summary

Why Michelle Phan is starting over

Michelle Phan is starting over. by David Yi LOS ANGELES — Before Michelle Phan became the biggest influencer in beauty and was compared to Oprah Winfrey, she was a starving student at an arts college in Florida. She waited tables atShow More Summary

Good Samaritan's profanity-ridden rant strikes a chord with Singaporeans

SINGAPORE — One guy's colourful and passionate rant on Facebook about his good deed has gone viral in Singapore. See also: This story of a bus driver's sweet act of kindness is cheering up Ireland Kai Sheng Si saw a visually-impaired...Show More Summary

Grammys 2016: How to keep up with the awards show on social media

LOS ANGELES — The Recording Academy is ramping up its social media efforts in order to attract younger viewers to the 58th Annual Grammy Awards This year, for the first time ever, the Academy is utilizing a number of Internet influencers...Show More Summary

Here's how to turn Twitter's new timeline on and off

Starting today, Twitter is gradually rolling out its new timeline, which sorts tweets based on relevancy rather than chronology.  The feature immediately caused a great deal of confusion: Is it opt-in, opt-out, and how do you turn it on or off? Here's the rundown. Show More Summary

Twitter's new timeline is here: What you need to know now

Twitter's new algorithms have arrived The company pushed out an update Wednesday that makes its much-talked-about timeline redesign official. The new feature, which is live on Twitter's app and website now, will show tweets that areShow More Summary

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