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Why China fakes 488 million social media posts a year

China’s government fabricates about 488 million social media comments a year — nearly the same as one day of Twitter’s total global volume — in a massive effort to distract its citizens from bad news and sensitive political debates,Show More Summary

How to navigate the dynamic digital marketing world

Mashable recently hosted a special #Mashies Twitter chat to discuss how to adapt to the changing landscape of digital marketing See also: Explore the changing landscape of digital marketing in a special #Mashies Twitter chat Over the...Show More Summary

Facebook starts rolling out Live Video map on desktop

Facebook is getting really serious about Live. After rolling out the video streaming feature globally in February, the company made a number of significant changes to its apps to make the feature more prominent, including a limited rollout...Show More Summary

You're not the only one: Facebook Pages is broken around the world

Pity the poor brands that struggled to deliver you piping hot content all day — this one included. A number of news outlets and other companies running official pages on Facebook were unable to post or schedule posts all Wednesday Australian time, although posting to personal pages appeared to be unaffected. As of 9 p.m. Show More Summary

Vietnam 'blocks' Facebook over the weekend due to protests over dead fish

Vietnamese Facebook users had problems accessing the popular social network over the past weekend, apparently due to an ongoing protest that the government has been trying to suppress. For the past two weekends in a row, hundreds ofShow More Summary

4 myths that will change how you define bullying

Bullying is an abuse of power that makes someone feel small. It can happen at school, on the playground and online. Sometimes it draws an audience of onlookers who may or may not stand up for the victim.  Bullying was once considered an acceptable, even appropriate, part of growing up. Show More Summary

Vanessa Hudgens gets $1,000 fine for carving heart into rock wall

How not to immortalize your love: Carve you and your partner's names into  an ancient red rock wall then post it on Instagram. Though it may seem romantic and give you some sort of thrill, it might also cost you big if you're  Vanessa...Show More Summary

Instagram challenge: Bring back the neon

It’s finally Saturday and we have a new Instagram challenge for you. If you missed us last week, we are now hosting our challenges every Saturday morning so get your cameras ready! This week, we want you to bring back the neon. Capture...Show More Summary

Why did Instagram change its logo now?

Why did Instagram make such a major redesign to its logo and platform now? We discuss on this week's MashTalk, with the help of Mashable designer Sam-Stringer Hye.  SEE ALSO: What the designer of the old Instagram icon thinks of the new one Then, we discuss the latest wave of iPhone 7 rumors that have come out in the past week. Show More Summary

Uganda blocks Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp as president sworn in for 5th term

It seems the Ugandan government doesn't want people talking about its election or its once and future president — certainly not online. The nation's government blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for the second time in three...Show More Summary

A digital quest: Inside the connected world of 13-year-olds

With each generation the public consciousness conjures up a new fear for our youth: where once it was rock ‘n’ roll, today the concern is that teenagers’ lives are dominated by digital media. The worry is that the digital deluge may affect their capacity to learn, to converse, to spell, and more besides. Show More Summary

British police blur sheep's faces on Facebook to 'protect' their identity

LONDON — Seeing a picture of someone with their face blurred on TV or social media isn't exactly uncommon — but it's not often such identity protecting measures are extended to our woolly, four legged friends. SEE ALSO: Noisy goat tricks...Show More Summary

Tweetbot has a cure for Twitter's 140-character limit woes

Sometimes, what you have to say just doesn't fit in 140 characters. For those occasions, Twitter users have resorted to several makeshift solutions: Some are marking their related tweets with numbers (1/7, 2/7, etc.), creating so-called...Show More Summary

Strangers help bride get new dress after hers was lost in massive wildfire

Inevitably, a lot of things can go wrong in preparation for a wedding, but having one's wedding dress burn up in a massive wildfire just days before the nuptials is pretty much the worst case scenario.  That was the devastating reality...Show More Summary

Facebook is testing a feature that lets you find more Groups

Whether you're looking for parenting tips or the best new restaurants in your neighborhood, Facebook Groups is useful for finding virtual communities around various topics. Now  Facebook is testing a dedicated "Discover" feature within...Show More Summary

Another heartwarming Snapchat story love story took place at Utah State

Forget the days of old-fashioned meet-cutes or looking for love on popular dating apps like Tinder — the new place to find romance seems to be on college Snapchat stories.  The world first learned of Snap Story love stories after two...Show More Summary

How tech companies could steal your face

Facial recognition technology is becoming more and more prevalent in the technology we use today — from Facebook tagging to Snapchat lens filters.   But is it possible that these companies are using this data for other purposes, and without our consent? Check out the video above for more on this issue. Show More Summary

This living mural proposal will make you do a double take

This is one surreal proposal.  San Francisco artist Alexa Meade uses people as human canvasses to create stunning pop art paintings that look like moving murals, and one recent photo shoot proved especially eye-popping when it concluded...Show More Summary

Facebook just changed its Android app in a huge way

In early April, Facebook announced a very significant change to its mobile apps: A Facebook Live tab was to take center place in the app, pushing the Messenger button aside. The tab would offer a dedicated place for users to find live...Show More Summary

Facebook continues Southeast Asia march with new Malaysia office

Just two weeks from its Philippines office opening, Facebook has launched another office in Malaysia. Facebook's Asia-Pacific vice president, Dan Neary, announced the opening Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Facebook hopes to kill the username and...Show More Summary

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