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Large parts of Reddit shut as users revolt against firing of admin

Posted by admin - July 4, 2015 - Mashable
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Reddit users and some moderators of the site are revolting en masse over the alleged firing of communications director Victoria Taylor, with several major subreddits being set to private and thus closed to users. Taylor, who was one of coordinators of Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything, a popular platform for people to answer users’ questions) [...]

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We celebrated Social Media Day the Vine way at our #MashMeet

Posted by admin - July 4, 2015 - Mashable
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This year marks the sixth-annual Social Media Day, and to celebrate, we hosted a #MashMeet. Artists, animators, comedians and other creatives gathered at Mashable‘s New York City headquarters on June 30 for a night of networking and Vining. See also: Internet stars gathered to ‘do it for the Vine’ at our latest #MashMeet Fancy meatballs, [...]

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How the world celebrated Social Media Day

Posted by admin - July 4, 2015 - Mashable
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For the sixth annual time, Social Media Day was celebrated by thousands of people around the world on June 30. Mashable started Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to reflect and honor the growth of social media and the digital revolution. Now in 2015, this holiday encompasses hundreds of in-person events around the [...]

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New Aussie regime could force social networks to remove bullying content

Posted by admin - July 2, 2015 - Mashable
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Updated: Wednesday, July 1 2015 4.30 p.m. AEST with a statement from Twitter Opening up a new front in the fight against cyberbullying, Australian kids and their parents can now ask the government to remove humiliating posts on social media. Calling itself a “one-stop-shop” for online safety, the Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner will [...]

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These June #MashPics celebrate summer and outdoor activities

Posted by admin - July 2, 2015 - Mashable
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June’s #MashPics are a collection of bright colors that symbolize LGBT pride, sunshine and beach shots that mark the start of summer. We saw caps and gowns celebrating graduation season, photos of dad around Father’s Day, and the very best of outdoor music festivals around the world. See also: Colorful, captivating and creative #MashPics from [...]

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Instagram yanked Talib Kweli’s photo thinking it was ‘hate speech’

Posted by admin - July 2, 2015 - Mashable
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Instagram on Wednesday temporarily yanked an anti-racism post from hip hop artist and longtime activist Talib Kweli because an image seemed to violate the social network’s community guidelines. Kweli in the past has been extremely vocal in the media and online about racial inequality — he was an influential voice earlier this year regarding the [...]

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Conservative Russians are putting flags on profile photos to offset the rainbows

Posted by admin - June 30, 2015 - Mashable
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KIEV, Ukraine — In Soviet Russia, love doesn’t always win. Responding to the wave of pride rainbow-embossed profile photos that washed across social media in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in America on Friday, some conservative and homophobic Russians are shading profile images the colors of their country’s flag: [...]

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Happy Social Media Day 2015!

Posted by admin - June 30, 2015 - Mashable
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It’s that time of year again: Happy Social Media Day from all of us at Mashable. Mashable first launched Social Media Day in 2010 to commemorate and celebrate the ways social media has changed our world, both big and small. See also: Here’s where Social Media Day is official this year This year marks the [...]

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20 jumpstagrams that will lift your spirits

Posted by admin - June 30, 2015 - Mashable
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Last week, Mashable partnered with Hilton to bring you an exciting photo challenge themed around jumping. We asked you to capture photographs mid-air, whether coordinating a group jump on a cliff or practicing parkour. See also: 21 Instagram photos that capture common objects as works of art “I can see from the submissions that everyone [...]

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5 global Social Media Day celebrations you should attend

Posted by admin - June 28, 2015 - Mashable
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Good news: Social Media Day 2015 is almost here! Founded in 2010, Social Media Day is a worldwide celebration of the impact that social media has on our daily lives. See also: Here’s where Social Media Day is official this year This year, on June 30, people from all over the globe will come together [...]

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