#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Confronts How Minority Deaths Are Portrayed in Media

Following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen on Saturday, and the ensuing media portrayal of his death, Twitter users expressed outrage in the form of a hashtag. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown protests the depiction of minorities — especially African-Americans — who are often presented as “violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations,” according to The Root. … Continue Reading


These Delectable Food Art Vines Are Top Notch, So Come Hungry

You don’t have to be a chef to create a delightful dish. This week, we saw incredible food art by artists and animators on Vine. We partnered with MasterCard for our latest Mashable Vine Challenge. You were asked to come up with creative ways to illustrate the idea of getting together, using none other than … Continue Reading


Vine Challenge: Create Tricky Transformations

Even the most simple transformation can change the visual impact and meaning of an object. Water changing its structure under extreme temperatures is just as much a transformation as Heisenberg switching out from pork-pie hat to lab coat. See also: Sit Back and Enjoy These 6-Second Remakes of Classic Movies We partnered with Hewlett-Packard to … Continue Reading


How to See Messages in the Facebook App Without Downloading Messenger

Good news, Facebook Messenger haters— there’s a way to keep your messages in the main app without downloading Messenger. Facebook began moving messages out of the main app last week, but as it turns out, there’s a surprisingly simple workaround that allows you to keep chatting without the extra app. See also: Don’t Freak Out … Continue Reading


Here’s How ‘The Giver’ Red Carpet Film Premiere Looks Through Snapchat


NEW YORK — Wearing a red sleeveless top, Taylor Swift glided across the equally red carpet, and waved to fans. Just several feet away, a smartphone captured the moment on Snapchat. “Hey, Taylor,” Dasha Battelle, a Snapchat storyteller at Mashable, said to Swift, while holding the record button on her phone Monday at The Giver … Continue Reading

23 Clever Interactions With Beautiful Wall Art


Street art is often big and beautiful. It’s the perfect way to add some color to an otherwise dull wall, and also an ideal spot to take a creative portrait. For our latest Mashable Photo Challenge, we asked readers to photograph real-life interactions with wall art along streets. Can Ahtam, a photographer who specializes in … Continue Reading

16 Creepiest Targeted Facebook Ads


1. Taking charge Because nothing says, “I can handle it!” like a hoodie that literally says, “I can handle it!” 2. Low blow Soon, all of Mom’s nagging will be replaced by insulting Facebook ads. 3. Not the best time, Angry Birds Seriously. Not the best time. 4. Pick a side Sometimes these ads are … Continue Reading

9 Snapchat Tips and Tricks You May Not Know About


Snapchat‘s latest update brings a number of impressive improvements to the popular photo-sharing app we all know and love. From convenient shortcuts to new tools for creating snap masterpieces, many of the app’s best features are difficult to find. Well, you can end your search now, because we’re covering the ins and outs of navigating … Continue Reading

Finally, We’re Talking About Mental Illness Like Adults


To his fans, Robin Williams was a jester, a chameleon and a poet. A beloved performer, Williams dedicated his life to laughter. So it was not surprising that upon learning of his death at age 63, the public was overwhelmed with emotion. The shock of losing this man to suicide served as a cruel reminder … Continue Reading

Here’s How to Turn Off Notifications in Facebook Messenger


So, you’ve given in and downloaded Facebook Messenger. But, as many users are just finding out, the notifications in Facebook Messenger work a little differently than how messages worked in the main Facebook app. See also: Don’t Freak Out About the Facebook Messenger App One of users’ biggest complaints with the app seems to be … Continue Reading

An American Voice on Ukraine’s Front Lines Goes Silent


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Sharing, and Borrowing From, the Vacation Album


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Would You Pay to Watch Vimeo?


Even in the digital world, cash is king. Vimeo recently lured three major YouTube stars — Joey Graceffa, ComicBookGirl19 and Taryn Southern — with the promise of money for each view. See also: The Beginner’s Guide to YouTube Lamarr Wilson talks gives his take in the newest episode of YouTube Weekly. BONUS: Will We EVER … Continue Reading

Twitter Urges Celebrities To Tweet at Each Other


Twitter just made it easier for celebrities, and other verified users, to interact with each other on the platform. Two new features rolled out on Wednesday will increase the visibility of verified users in each other’s feeds — effectively encouraging high-profile users to trade more compliments, insults or expressions of undying love. Most high-profile Twitter … Continue Reading

9 Things We’d Change About Snapchat


Snapchat, one of the hottest messaging apps at the moment, has changed mobile storytelling and pushed the limits of how we communicate. From geolocation filters to live video chatting, the app’s latest rollout of bonus features is impressive, but the platform could still use a few tweaks. With upgrades and new features, the user experience … Continue Reading

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