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Hashtag is UK children's word of the year #notreallyaword

It's not actually a word, but the symbol #, or hashtag, has been named as children's word of the year in the UK. See also: Teens are trying to summon demons using pencils and a hashtag Oxford University Press analysed more than 120,000...Show More Summary

6 tech hacks to master your work/life balance

Hearing more chatter — either at home or at work, or both — about work/life balance? You're not alone While the concept of a balance between your work and your play has been around for decades, more companies today, especially startups,...Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger beefs up payments, lets you pay inside group chats now

Facebook Messenger said two months ago that it was getting into the payments game — a long-awaited move on Facebook's part. Now, the team also plans to phase in two additional ways that people can pay each other inside the app Messenger announced on Wednesday new tweaks to its payments feature that tightens integration with the overall app. Show More Summary

Teens are trying to summon demons using pencils and a hashtag

They're at it again — no, not lip plumping or Zayn mourning Teens don't always have comprehension of consequences, but you'd think that summoning demons on social media would throw up a red flag. The hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge took over Twitter Memorial Day weekend. Show More Summary

18 photos that show great depth and distance

For last week's Mashable Photo Challenge, we asked you to capture photos of things that are far off in the distance. Our guest host was Conor MacNeill, a London-based travel photographer known as "thefella" on Instagram. See also: 12...Show More Summary

Critics say Facebook's 'violates free speech and privacy', the Facebook-backed service that wants to bring free Internet to people in emerging markets, seemingly can't catch a break. More than 60 civic and digital liberty groups from 28 countries signed an open letter addressed...Show More Summary

Google lets you look for tweets in mobile searches

Your tweets just got a lot more searchable Google and Twitter are teaming up to allow the search engine to surface tweets directly in search results, the two companies announced Tuesday. To start, the update will appear in mobile searches...Show More Summary

Pinterest gets serious about making money, rolls out video ads

Pinterest on Tuesday announced video ads for the social network called Cinematic Pins. Cinematic Pins work similarly to Pinterest’s current ad products, Promoted Pins, in that they’re formatted to blend in with other items in your home feed — except for the fact they're motion-based. Show More Summary


Domino's is taking mobile ordering to the next level. Starting Wednesday, users can place an order simply by tweeting the chain a pizza slice emoji. The pizza chain — which calls for users to register their payment information, Twitter...Show More Summary

Facebook could let businesses contact you on WhatsApp

Facebook said on Monday it could let businesses interact with users of WhatsApp, the popular messaging service it purchased for $21.8 billion last year. “We think that enabling that B2C [business-to-consumer] messaging has good business...Show More Summary

Facebook wants you to play games in Messenger

Facebook Messenger users can already video call, pay friends and chat it up with businesses. But they may soon be able to play games, too. Facebook has confirmed it is in talks with several developers to make games for Messenger. It's...Show More Summary

Exclusive: 7 Facebook Events features coming this year and beyond

Facebook's 1.44 billion users create hundreds of thousands of events on the service every single day. Those events range from small, private dinner parties to Burning Man-themed ragers with guest lists in the hundreds. As Facebook continues...Show More Summary

Snapchat's CEO on the question he's asked the most: 'Why didn't you sell?'

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel came full circle on Friday when he gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. The 24-year-old entrepreneur dropped out of Stanford University three years...Show More Summary

The all-male panel is horribly outdated and lame

If you've ever sat in the audience at an event and sighed at the lack of gender diversity on stage, someone has made the perfect Tumblr for you Congrats, You Have an All Male Panel! is a compilation of event photos, posters, rostersShow More Summary

Mother's Day Facebook messages outpaced Super Bowl mentions

This year's Mother's Day was a banner one for Facebook. The social network said about 229 million people worldwide used Facebook to send 1.8 billion posts or messages about Mother's Day on Sunday — racking up more mentions than the Super Bowl, the NCAA tournament and the Sochi Olympics combined. Show More Summary

Meet the Instagrammer who's on a mission to change the world

American Greetings The ThankList is presented by American Greetings. We've all heard of a bucketlist, but what about a ThankList? It's a list of people you want to thank for shaping you as a person. And a step toward a world that's just a little bit nicer. Show More Summary

Look far into the distance for our photo challenge

For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, focus your eyes on things that are far into the distance Look for leading lines on lengthy roads, or for settings that seem to have an everlasting depth. Try placing your subjects at the opposite side of the room before taking their portrait. Show More Summary

Facebook will now be with Australians in death

When you die, Facebook will be there for your loved ones. The company has rolled out its legacy contact feature in Australia, so you can select one person who can access your account after you die. The feature was released by Facebook in the U.S. Show More Summary

Make Social Media Day an official holiday in your city

It's time to pay homage to one of your dearest friends — social media Social media has revolutionized the way the world communicates. Breaking news can now be shared in 140 characters or less. Long lost friends are just a Facebook friend request away. Show More Summary

Gay dating app Grindr is looking to hook up with a buyer

Grindr, the gay men's hookup app that has 5 million users, is ready to settle down with a permanent partner Grindr is reportedly up for sale, according to a report from Bloomberg, with the company having hired advisers to help them find a possible suitor. Show More Summary

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