Social Media

Liv Jones didn’t wake up one morning and decide that she was going to be the face of teenage feminism.  But with one tweet, the shy 14-year-old found herself at the forefront of an online social media movement. SEE ALSO: 13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win It began when Liv’s school decided […]

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The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday.  SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has […]

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They fly the American flag in Hawaii. You can pay for things there with U.S. currency. If you’re American, don’t need a passport to visit.  That’s because it’s part of the United States of America — not that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to care.  SEE ALSO: Let’s all just watch this 360 degree […]

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When I left high school in 2006, I thought I’d kissed goodbye to the days of not being one of the cool kids. But, 11 years on, I’m back to feeling like the class loser. And it’s all thanks to Instagram “pods”. An Insta pod is a secret group of bloggers who join forces in […]

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We’ve all been young and full of ideas — some of you may even be young and full of ideas — and that’s a very terrible, very dangerous thing. You people must be stopped. Exhibit A: This clip from The Circle, exclusively shared with Mashable, in which Emma Watson’s young and full-of-ideas character has a […]

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You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. That’s the vibe in Instagram “pods”  — the secret communities trying to fight the platform’s algorithmic timeline, one like at a time.  SEE ALSO: Your Instagram feed will never be the same again In June 2016, Instagram began rolling out its new algorithmic timeline which changed the […]

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Australian supermodel and beauty entrepreneur Miranda Kerr is a seperate person from her fiancee, Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel. But you wouldn’t know it from the hectic trolling she’s receiving on social media.  The hashtag #UninstallSnapchat went viral in India three days ago, following Spiegel’s alleged comments that “This app is only for rich people. […]

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International Workers’ Day is right around the corner and this year Facebook is giving its employees full permission to protest President Trump. According to Bloomberg, the company announced via an internal forum on April 14 that employees would be free to take time off to participate in the many protests challenging Trump’s immigration policies being […]

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While the world debates about whether Instagram is killing Snapchat or not, Tumblr has been quietly launching updates to its niche and loyal user base. The latest and biggest by far is Cabana, a new app to “hang out” and “watch videos” with your friends that the company announced on Tuesday. Yahoo-owned Tumblr calls Cabana […]

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The ‘God of Cricket’ must be receiving fan letters by the thousands. But when US-based Karan Gandhi penned a handwritten note to Sachin Tendulkar, he responded by uploading it on Instagram along with a sweet, little acknowledgement.  SEE ALSO: Sachin Tendulkar’s upcoming biopic will give you all the feels Tendulkar, who shouldered Indian cricket for […]

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A conspiracy theory about whether a chemical weapons attack was actually perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad started making the rounds shortly after that tragic incident shocked the world.  Surprise, surprise, now we know Russian social media posts fueled that conspiracy, according to ABC. SEE ALSO: Trump remembers what cake he ate but not what […]

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Burners, furries, book lovers, bots, cuties, pizza lovers — there’s a place for everyone in the federated Mastodon universe. And if there isn’t yet, there soon will be.  SEE ALSO: Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon. The distributed social network Mastodon burst into the popular consciousness last week, and is expanding […]

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  According to a new study, that’s true—and we’re not very good at recognizing which of our profile pictures others will find beautiful.  SEE ALSO: Trendsetters teach us how to pose for show-stopping Tinder profile photos In a small experiment with 102 students, researchers at UNSW Sydney in […]

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