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Thank a friend for your chance to win in our Community Challenge

We all have that friend who goes above and beyond. You know the one: the friend who brings you chicken soup when you’re sick and waters your plants when you’re away. Mashable has joined forces with DoubleTree by Hilton to help you thank a deserving friend for their nice acts with an amazing trip. Show More Summary

Finding things to buy on Pinterest is about to get a lot easier

Pinterest announced a collection of new tools on Tuesday that aim to make shopping on the site easier, including the addition of visual search tech that lets you shop online for products you discovered offline, with the help of yourShow More Summary

Student's photo campaign hits back at body image pressures from social media

LONDON — Social media plays a massive role in our daily lives. But, it can also add to the existing pressures we face, particularly when it comes to our bodies. SEE ALSO: Body shaming ads to be banned across all public transport in London With...Show More Summary

Qantas joins Snapchat to give you a glimpse behind the baggage claim

The brands are invading Snapchat, and Qantas is the latest to sign up with the social media platform to connect with new (read younger) demographics. On Monday, the airline announced it would use Snapchat to take users behind the scenes,...Show More Summary

Why scientists think your social media posts can help prevent suicide

Take a moment to look at your emoji keyboard.  Scroll through the angry face, ghost, stiletto, doughnut, flashlight and cigarette until you reach the hearts.  There it is: love. Amid the mundane and humorous, those vibrant, colorful little shapes can easily become a rapid-fire display of affection to a friend, parent or partner. Show More Summary

Instagram’s new video channels will help you geek out over your obsessions

Instagram wants you to watch more video. The company is adding new topic-based video channels to the "explore" section of the app. The channels, which will be labeled as "picked for you," will surface based on topics you may be interested...Show More Summary

Social Media Day: A global celebration

Social media has given us so much — the ALS ice bucket challenge, dad bods, DJ Khaled’s Snapchat story. You can say it has us feeling #blessed. Since its initial launch in 2010, Social Media Day has grown to become an international celebration. Show More Summary

Social media companies really want you to know that it's 'Brexit' voting day

LONDON — On the day of the historic referendum in the UK to decide whether the country should stay in the European Union or leave, major social media companies are encouraging people to get to the polls and vote.  With more than 46 million...Show More Summary

Internet troll pleads guilty to posting sexist, derogatory comments on Facebook

An Australian man who allegedly abused multiple women on Facebook told police in October he didn't realise there was anything criminal about "internet trolling" and that he was drunk, so y'know, he couldn't control his actions.  ButShow More Summary

Here's how your Facebook Messenger inbox is getting smarter

The Facebook Messenger  app is about to be updated with a new design that also makes its inbox smarter. SEE ALSO: How to play Facebook Messenger's hidden soccer minigame The new look, which rolls out later this week, will change how the app's home tab is organized. Show More Summary

There's still time to submit your work for the 2016 Mashies

From live stunts to augmented reality and everything in between, 2016 has seen some of the marketing world’s most innovative work yet. In its fourth year, the Mashies, Mashable’s annual celebration of the agencies and brands that are...Show More Summary

LGBT community expresses grief and solidarity in the wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, members of the LGBT community are speaking out on social media.  The shooting took place early Sunday at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in at least 50 deaths and 53 injuries. Show More Summary

Now you can leave a video as a Facebook comment

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine what a video can do. Facebook announced on Friday it will now allow users to leave a video in the comments section, as the company continues to emphasise video content as we consume moreShow More Summary

Bumble enlightens male user on how to speak to women

Though many dating app users have encountered disappointing and downright disrespectful interactions, Bumble refuses to tolerate that sort of behavior on its app. After a Bumble conversation showed female user, Ashley Helmbreck, receiving...Show More Summary

Facebook Live to host first online political debate in Australia

Facebook Live plans to be front and centre during Australia's election campaign. On Tuesday, announced it would be hosting the first online leader's debate in the country in partnership with Facebook. SEE ALSO: How to Facebook...Show More Summary

Facebook is targeting the remaining Messenger holdouts, and they're furious

When Facebook first started pushing its users to use Messenger, the responses weren't very positive. Many people weren't a fan of needing to use two apps instead of one to use all the features of Facebook, so some Android users turned...Show More Summary

This is Twitter's new emoji for the EU referendum

LONDON — Twitter has a brand new emoji, but it's not what you think.  The deadline for registering to vote in the EU referendum is nigh, and  Twitter has launched a new emoji to make sure you don't miss the deadline. SEE ALSO: 67 ways...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, possibly due to an awfully weak password

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't tweet much — in fact, he hasn't used that social network, in many ways a competitor to his Facebook, in four years. So when an unusual message appeared on his account Sunday, people took notice.  As it turns out,...Show More Summary

How to help when someone uses intimate photos as revenge

Anisha Vora thought her ex-boyfriend was someone she could trust.  The couple had known each other for a decade prior to breaking up in 2012. Then, without warning or explanation, Vora's ex posted nude images she'd shared privately with...Show More Summary

All the ways you can celebrate Social Media Day 2016

As the go-to source for the connected generation, Mashable has always understood the significance of social media. That’s why, back in 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day to highlight the ways digital culture has revolutionized how we communicate. Now in its seventh year, Social Media Day is celebrated across the globe on June 30. Show More Summary

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