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Facebook won’t promote a feminist event because of its ‘profane’ language

Posted by admin - August 27, 2015 - Mashable
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Updated: Thursday, August 27, 1.40 p.m. AEST: On Thursday, a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable Australia that Anne Summers’ ad had now been approved. In 1975, journalist Anne Summers published a book that was to become a vital Australian feminist text: Damned Whores and God’s Police. Now 40 years on, Facebook will not promote an upcoming [...]

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Malibu’s round-up of the best hashtags ever

Posted by admin - August 27, 2015 - Mashable
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You’ve got to love the mighty hashtag. Now a staple of our everyday social media diet, this little symbol is key to staying in conversation with the world. It’s not just limited to public posts, though. Many of us hashtag words –- sometimes even whole sentences –- on private platforms including emails, instant messages and [...]

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Recreations of your favorite games in 6-second Vines

Posted by admin - August 27, 2015 - Mashable
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We asked you to recreate your favorite games for our latest Vine challenge, inspired by upcoming MashFlix film GTFO. The interview-driven documentary is all about women in gaming. It was funded on Kickstarter, then debuted at SXSW earlier this year. See also: 13 Vine Videos to Bring You Back to Your Gaming Childhood Below is [...]

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An IRL place to buy the Internet’s most popular makeup

Posted by admin - August 25, 2015 - Mashable
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Die-hard beauty fans can now test and purchase products from their Instagram feeds in one IRL location. Ricky’s NYC, a chain beauty store with a mix of indie and established brands, opened a concept cosmetic store called “#” (pronounced “Hashtag”), which sells 20 beauty brands made famous by Instagram. The store features eclectic brands like [...]

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Use the light that shines through your window for our photo challenge

Posted by admin - August 19, 2015 - Mashable
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This week’s Mashable Photo Challenge is about using the light from your window to create the perfect picture. Stand your subject up against a window, so that the backlighting creates a dramatic silhouette. Or cast thin strips of light on your subject through window blinds. See also: 16 unique portraits that capture genuine emotion Photographer [...]

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Your technology love stories made our heartware thump

Posted by admin - August 19, 2015 - Mashable
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In preparation for our awesome partnership with indie band Good Old War, we asked you to tweet us a technology love story in 140 characters, and that you did. We received tons of creative responses, but here are some of our favorites. See also: We’re challenging indie band Good Old War to write a song [...]

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16 unique portraits that capture genuine emotion

Posted by admin - August 17, 2015 - Mashable
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Last week, we challenged you to capture genuine personality in portraits. The #MashPics_Portraits hashtag is a collection of the finest photography — candid photos of playful children, intense black and white images that focus on just the face, shots that play with shadow and more. See also: Fan-made Lego portrait of Taylor Swift took 2 [...]

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How to keep technology from mocking your broken heart

Posted by admin - August 17, 2015 - Mashable
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After 16 years of marriage, the text from Lisa Arends’ husband read: “I’m sorry to be such a coward leaving you this way but I’m leaving you and leaving the state.” She collapsed to the floor. And never received any communication from him again. But their digital interactions haunted her in a way she never [...]

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Facebook experiment suggests it’s going after Medium

Posted by admin - August 17, 2015 - Mashable
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Facebook Notes may soon be getting a major facelift. The company is testing a refreshed design for its long-ignored Notes feature that makes the stories look more like blog posts than standard Facebook updates. See also: LOL is so over: Facebook study reveals ‘haha’ is how we laugh online “We’re testing an update to Notes [...]

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Chrissy Teigen battles trolls by writing tweets, then saving in drafts

Posted by admin - August 15, 2015 - Mashable
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“My dream is to have this curvaceous butt and boobs,” says Chrissy Teigen, model and social media maven. “I’d die for hips. I want to have this womanly, feminine body … I don’t love knowing what people are going to be commenting on.” Teigen talks with Mashable about her insecurities after shooting the September cover [...]

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