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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One of the biggest decisions in Australia’s marriage equality debate drew just about everyone onto social media on Thursday. Australia’s High Court handed down a decision Thursday to allow the federal government to lawfully use $122 million to implement a postal plebiscite on the matter of same-sex marriage. The non-binding, no-compulsory survey will ask the question: […]

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Facebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app, so much so that the social network is now turning to Instagram to see if its teen-friendly app can get the feature to finally stick.  Instagram is testing a new feature that allows people to share their Story directly to Facebook. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s […]

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Alonso Guillen, a 31-year-old “Dreamer” from Texas, died after he and two friends ventured into surging Harvey floods to save lives, according to local reports. Guillen, who was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a teenager, was a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides visas to immigrants […]

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Influencers don’t always know what’s best.  On Instagram, Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Hadid, and other models once encouraged people to attend Fyre Festival. Yeah, we’re talking about the music event that ended up featuring no music and landing itself seven fraud and class action lawsuits.  Even with high-profile scams like that one, this type […]

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Instagram released its Archive feature in June, but you might not know what it’s for or how to use it.  Archive lets you hide photos and videos from your profile without completely deleting them. That way, you can bring them back later if you want to do so.  SEE ALSO: Apple’s Instagram account reeks of […]

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Turns out we all may be “high profile” in the eyes of Instagram.  A bug in the social media company’s API reportedly allowed hackers to gain access to account holders’ phone numbers and email addresses, with Instagram assuring everyone on Aug. 30 that it was the celebs of the world who were targeted. But that […]

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Thank heaven for social media. That sentiment was definitely on the minds of many people caught in the path of Hurricane Harvey, which is shaping up to be one of the worst disasters in U.S. history. It dumped 24.5 trillion gallons of water on Texas — enough to cover the entire state of Arizona in […]

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Anyone with a smartphone lives in fear of missing out at some point.   I’ve personally watched my Boomer parents’ eyes glaze over as they sit at the dinner table and scroll through Facebook. As a Gen X/Millennial Cusper (a Xennial, if you will), I deleted Facebook and Twitter from my phone, but still compulsively update […]

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What’s shady, possibly wearing a hoodie, and is currently sitting on the stolen personal information of an untold number of high-profile Instagram users? That would be — SURPRISE! — a random hacker. Or several of them.   SEE ALSO: Remotely hacking ships shouldn’t be this easy, and yet … “We recently discovered that one or […]

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Instagram is finally fixing one of the most frustrating parts about posting multiple photos at once. The app now allows you to add both portrait and landscape photos to albums.  SEE ALSO: Use your Instagram to make money — here’s how Previously, the app only allowed you to upload multiple photos as square images.  This […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Everyone and their mom is on Snapchat nowadays, but you can bet that most don’t know how to use it to its full potential. Look beyond all those puppy dog-filtered selfies and your college roommate’s 200-second-long Story (ugh) and […]

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A nude Instagram blogger whose account was suspended and subsequently reinstated has posted a message for “social media giants” and their nudity guidelines.  SEE ALSO: Two female artists are on a mission to collect 1,001 beautiful butts Body positive blogger Jessa O’Brien—creator of The Nude Blogger Instagram account—had her account suspended three weeks ago after […]

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