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Second Journalist Held By Militants Has Covered Islamic World With Passion

< 1 minute agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

The gruesome video of freelance journalist James Foley's beheading, released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, ends with another horrifying sight: The militants threaten to do the same to another captured American journalist. After Foley's execution, the video switches to a man identified on screen as Steven Joel Sotloff. Show More Summary

This Is What It Takes to Be a Ballperson at the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open demands the best out of its participants; the summer heat, grueling sprints and pressure of the crowds can really take a toll. And no, we're not talking about Novak Djokovic or Serena Williams. The unsung heroes of the U.S. Show More Summary

Why the Islamic State Is Scarier Than al-Qaeda in Iraq

12 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

When militants from the Islamic State made their first incursion into Iraq in January, quickly capturing the western city of Fallujah, the images of triumphant radicals parading around the city under black banners left many with a sinking...Show More Summary

Ferguson Teens: Acting Tough. Risking Their Lives. Hiding Their Fear.

15 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

FERGUSON, Missouri — “We young, we strong, we marchin’ all night long.” The crowds of protesters grow louder, more tense as it nears 11 p.m. on Tuesday. But look closer at the faces behind the bandanas and you’ll see hallmark signs of...Show More Summary

Billy Crystal Will Honor Robin Williams At the Emmy Awards

46 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

Robin Williams will be honored at Monday's Emmy ceremony with a tribute led by his longtime friend, Billy Crystal, the award show's executive producer Don Mischer said Wednesday. Singer Sara Bareilles, who last week dedicated a songShow More Summary

U.S. Warns Travelers: Venezuela Flights Are Getting Scarce

49 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

CARACAS, Venezuela — Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday, urging Americans to be careful when traveling to Venezuela because of the steep drop...Show More Summary

Police Officer to Media in Ferguson: 'I Will Fcking Kill You'

52 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

A police officer pointed his gun at a group people documenting events in Ferguson Tuesday night and threatened to kill them, according to video footage posted to YouTube on Wednesday. In the footage, a citizen journalist who was using...Show More Summary

Musical Robin Williams Tribute Will Remind You to 'Seize the Day'

YouTube user Melody Sheep created a musical tribute to Robin Williams, auto-tuning some of the actor's finest film moments into a catchy and inspiring song Entitled "Seize the Day," the song centers around Williams' iconic speech in Dead Poet's Society, then pulls from Mrs. Show More Summary

Mo'ne Davis: Get to Know Little League's Biggest Star

Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitcher who has become a Little League World Series sensation, is set to take the mound again on Wednesday night. Her team from Philadelphia plays a squad from Las Vegas on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET Baseball fans and non-fans alike will tune in from across America to follow one of summer's sweetest sports stories. Show More Summary

Nobody Wants to See Your Excessive Hashtags on Instagram

A picture is worth a thousand words. Plus about a novel's worth of hashtags to go with it. Social media-savvy illustrator Djordje Djukanovic of Belgrade, Serbia knows a lot of people who don't have a clue as to what they're doing on Instagram. Show More Summary

Join the Global Discussion at Social Good Summit 2014

Global meetups play an integral part in the Social Good Summit. Along with the main event in New York City, people convene around the world to take part in the global discussion about how communities are using the digital tools of today to build a brighter future. Show More Summary

Johnny Clipboard: Manziel Won't Start for Browns (Yet)

The NFL's most entertaining training-camp storyline reached its conclusion on Wednesday morning when the Cleveland Browns named underdog hometown hero Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback to begin the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. Show More Summary

Trolldor Helps Twitter Users Identify Trolls

Spammers on Twitter can be pretty easy to spot — they’re usually the ones posting sketchy links. Bots should be pretty easy to spot too, unless they’re social bots. But when it comes to trolls, it is rarely so black and white. A newShow More Summary

Taylor Swift's Many Music Video Personas in One Supercut

Taylor Swift is a woman of many personalities. She's the girl next door, the cheerleader you love to hate, the disheveled hipster wearing a cat-ear headband and so much more The Daily Dot compiled every T-Swift music video persona into...Show More Summary

You Can Share the First Episode of 'Selfie' In a Tweet

The first episode of ABC's Selfie has been available for streaming since earlier this week, but the network's latest move is going to get the social media-focused show straight into the streams of Twitter users — and let them share it,...Show More Summary

Showtime Renews 'Masters of Sex,' 'Ray Donovan'

The renewal news keeps on coming One day after FX announced The Strain would return for Season 2 and hours after Halt and Catch Fire ESC'd the DEL key at AMC, Showtime has announced that Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan will return for...Show More Summary

Nick Offerman Reads the Most Profound Shower Thoughts

Deep thoughts recited by a wise man Nick Offerman, with all his grizzled wisdom and vocal gravitas, sat down to share the most profound things ever pondered in a shower. The tidbits of brilliance originated on r/ShowerThoughts, a subreddit...Show More Summary

13 Baby Wombat Photoshops to Cuddle Your Soul

Another day, another Reddit Photoshop battle to simultaneously delight and destroy you The star of the Internet this week is a handsome baby wombat See also: 20 Animals So Ugly They're Cute The charismatic and adorable (yet slightly scary) creature emerged on Reddit Tuesday courtesy of ShibbyFresh. Show More Summary

President Obama to Address Beheading of U.S. Journalist James Foley

President Obama is expected to speak about the murder of U.S. journalist James Foley at 12:45 p.m. ET. Obama's remarks will mark the first time the president addressed the barbaric murder and are expected to be delivered in the context...Show More Summary

There’s Finally an Anti-Selfie App

Selfies are taking over apps, headlines and even cable television so naturally, there’s an anti-selfie revelation that’s slowly bubbling up. To counter the tidal wave of self-portraits, this anti-selfie app, SLMMSK (iOS), is using facial recognition to wipe that grin off of your face. Show More Summary

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