Social Media

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Internet history was made on May 22, 2005, when YouTube co-founder Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called “Pajamas and Nick Drake.” That 30-second clip was the very first cat video ever uploaded to the video-sharing site, according to The […]

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And thus he spoke: Covfefe. It’s an embarrassing Twitter mistake, especially for a sitting President. Donald Trump’s solution, after waking up and discovering he left this bizarre remark in the ether, was, ultimately, to delete the tweet. I bet he wished, like many of us on Twitter, that he could simply edit Tweets.  SEE ALSO: […]

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So you’ve decided to dump Facebook. But you’re worried. Worried about missing out, struggling to stay connected, or getting left behind by the almost 2 billion users on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s platform.  Don’t be.  SEE ALSO: The time has come to remove Facebook from your life It has never before been easier to completely […]

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Friends, we’ve got a new kind of digital fun for you to enjoy. It’s called Mashable Reels. Each one tells a complete story with vertical video—a perfect match for the mobile web. Reels deliver daily, compact, substantial multimedia-infused packages, with deep narratives that rise above the whiplash-inducing pace of your normal news feeds. Reels are […]

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If Björk sings in the forest and no one’s there to Instagram it, well, everything’s going great.  The legendary musician outlined a pretty simple tweak she’d like see in human behavior to Pitchfork and suggested occasionally taking a breather to check out some trees and “do shit” instead of scrolling through Facebook.  “Maybe there are […]

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Sometimes the world throws a thing at its inhabitants that requires everyone to blink a few times to reset their brains around their new collective reality. Approaching 6 p.m. on Tuesday, we got one of those moments. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert has a brilliant explanation of why Donald Trump fired James Comey President Donald Trump […]

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Facebook users may see more posts nudging them to contact lawmakers. A recent update to the social network lets Page owners create individual posts that include a button for Facebook users to contact their local representatives.  SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg: Facebook’s next focus is building community The feature is available as an icon on the post […]

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Schools may provide students with a wealth of academic knowledge, but do they really think they have what it takes to outsmart children when it comes to social media? The battle between educational institutions and social media’s been brewing for years, but the latest attempt to prevent children from being distracted by their beloved mobiles? […]

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Donald Trump was quick to defend himself on Twitter after a Senate hearing over his campaign’s ties to Russia.  The strange thing? He did it with an extremely awkward banner photo. That’s actually one of his tweets, Photoshopped in what appears to be a font from the 1980s over a photo of a bunch of […]

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Now that they’ve shared U.S. citizens’ proclivity for right-swiping on pilots (for men) and on physical therapists (for women), Tinder has released data on the sexiest jobs around the world.  And the results prove that no matter where you’re from, your thirst for certain professions is more or less universally shared.  In most countries surveyed, […]

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FBI Director James Comey admitted on Monday that, yeah, he’s on Twitter. And, like perhaps every person who has ever used the app, he thinks it’s both “wonderful” and “depressing.” “Sometimes it feels like I’m all of a sudden immediately in every dive bar in America, where I can hear everybody screaming at the television […]

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Remember the good old days when updating your Snapchat Story was all you had to do to let people know what was happening in your life? You know what? BARELY, tbh.  Snapchat Stories were a blast, but it wasn’t long before the battle of the social media platforms intensified and things got ugly. Instagram copied Snapchat, […]

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I have a pre-existing condition.  So do millions of other Americans—and they’re sharing them online in a heartbreaking act of protest.  SEE ALSO: Give Trumpcare a break: Here’s all the pre-existing conditions it will cover A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 52 million people under the age of 65 have a […]

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