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‘Jews and Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies,’ Unite for Peace Amid Gaza Conflict

July 23, 2014
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As tensions, and the death toll, continue to rise and Israeli forces move further into Gaza, two students at Hunter College in New York have found a way to spread love at a time when it's so easy to hate. Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish created a Twitter hashtag campaign, #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies, and Facebook...

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Twitter Is Mostly a White Male Company, Diversity Data Reveals

July 23, 2014
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It took a few weeks, but Twitter has finally released diversity data on its company, joining the likes of LinkedIn, Facebook and Google. The results? Twitter's roughly 3,000 employees are predominately white (59%) and overwhelmingly male (70%). The company's gender gap, in particular, becomes even more pronounced when broken down by expertise. Of Twitter's...

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7 Charts With All You Need to Know About Facebook’s Blowout Q2 Earnings

July 23, 2014
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Facebook has earned a reputation for delivering the goods on earnings day, and Wednesday was no exception. The social giant reported record totals for revenue, profits and user figures across the board on Wednesday, beating Wall Street estimates on a day when company stock rose nearly 3%. See also: 12 Facebook Statuses You Need...

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William Shatner Slams Facebook App Designed for Celebs Like Him

July 23, 2014
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Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: next time you launch an app aimed at making Facebook easier for celebrities, consider asking William Shatner to beta-test it first. Shatner — yes, that Shatner, the singer, raconteur and sometime starship captain — launched a blistering broadside against Facebook Mentions on his Tumblr account Tuesday. "I’m not quite sure...

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Viral Video Recap: Purr-kour, Planet of the Pugs and More

July 21, 2014
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Cats are back on top this week in our round-up of viral videos, thanks largely to their unlikely Purr-kour skills Sure, felines are known for their incredible jumping skills, but coupled with some clever editing and pumped-up theme music, one YouTube user takes it to a whole another level. But cats aren't the...

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6 Uses for Foursquare You Never Considered

July 20, 2014
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Image: MashableFoursquare, the location-based, social game-like service isn't just for checking in, racking up points and unlocking badges In May 2014, Foursquare split its user experience into two apps. The Foursquare team launched Swarm, an app to help people "keep up and meet up" by checking into places, seeing who's nearby and making...

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Her Likes Don’t Lie: Shakira Is First to 100 Million Fans on Facebook

July 18, 2014
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International sensation Shakira celebrates her life's milestones like many of us — by posting a status update or photo on Facebook for all to see The "Hips Don't Lie" singer announced her pregnancy in a status update in 2012 and shared the first image of the baby via a Facebook photo in 2013. Those...

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Warning: The Emoji Live Among Us

July 18, 2014
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Emoji have invaded more than just our text conversations — they've also invaded our lives. Stock footage purveyor Dissolve shows that emoji are also living, breathing beings who we interact with on a daily basis. They've created a documentary about the phenomenon, explaining the blessings and trials brought by these colorful characters.

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10 Reasons to Use Vine to Help You Build Your Brand

July 16, 2014
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If your bandwidth is limited, the best social networks on which to set up shop and share are probably going to be sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, four of the most popular players in the field today. But if time is not an issue and you really want to make a...

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It Would Take You 8 Years to Watch a Vine Video From Every User

July 16, 2014
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If you love social media, chances are Vine, the looped video app, lives on your phone. After Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012, the video sharing service made its way to the top after seven short months. It became the most downloaded free app in the Apple store in April 2013 See also: 35...

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