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Facebook’s new notifications tab is a robust mini-news hub

April 24, 2015
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Facebook wants notifications to become much more than a perfunctory list of recent behavior, events and invitations. Mashable has learned the social network is quietly testing and rolling out a robust new notifications tab that pulls content from across the entire site and serves it up in one central place. Facebook, which confirmed the...

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Not on Twitter 24/7? Highlights curates what you may have missed

April 23, 2015
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Twitter wants to make sure you rarely miss a tweet The social network rolled out a Highlights section on Thursday, which notifies users twice a day on their smartphones about content they may have missed. See also: Twitter updates privacy policy to address revenge porn English-speaking users can turn on the feature, which is...

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14 traits every successful social media manager should have

April 23, 2015
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The days of getting by with simple knowledge of how to schedule tweets in advance or research hash tags are long over. Competent social media managers not only need to be on top of current events and trends, they need to understand what works and what doesn't, have an in-depth understanding of multiple channels,...

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Well, hello there: WhatsApp voice calling is coming to iPhone

April 21, 2015
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WhatsApp users will soon be able to make free calls from within the iOS version of the app. The messaging service's iPhone update, which is available now, will eventually bring voice calling features to the Facebook-owned platform in the near future, according to the company. See also: 5 WhatsApp settings to change right now...

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Facebook Likes don’t go as far as they used to in News Feed update

April 21, 2015
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Most people just want to be liked — even if that means a cursory thumbs up on Facebook. But a News Feed update announced Tuesday, which will roll out over the coming weeks, will somewhat deemphasize the feature. See also: 5 ways to take control of your Facebook News Feed Posts highlighting what a...

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Twitter cracks down on ‘violent threats’ with new tools and updated policies

April 21, 2015
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Twitter on Tuesday broadened its abuse policies and rolled out new tools for combating what it calls "violent threats." The company previously held that it would only ban "direct, specific threats" made against others, but the updated policies now also apply to acts that promote violence against others. See also: Twitter updates privacy policy...

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Mark Zuckerberg responds to Internet.org criticism: ‘We fully support net neutrality’

April 17, 2015
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Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to defend Internet.org against claims the program conflicts with net neutrality, saying the two principles "can and must coexist." In the lengthy post, Facebook's founder and CEO said he supports net neutrality and reiterated the value of providing Internet access — even if it's limited — to people in...

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Instagram addresses nudity, harassment in updated guidelines

April 17, 2015
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It's no longer a blanket rule on Instagram to simply "keep your clothes on." The photo and video sharing app released a significant update to itscommunity guidelines Thursday, seeking to clarify its stance on nudity and abuse. See also: 21 women whose Instagram photos will amaze and inspire you Instagram, like other social media...

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Capture the transformation of seasons for our photo challenge

April 17, 2015
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For this week's Mashable Photo Challenge, photograph the transformation of seasons Here in New York, we're finally getting more sun. The days are warmer and longer, and beautiful cherry blossoms are blooming. It's quite the opposite over in Australia, where the autumn chill is slowly leading into winter See also: 12 crystal clear views...

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Here’s why Facebook’s Internet.org is crumbling in India

April 16, 2015
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A group of Internet companies have withdrawn support from Internet.org, the buzzy Facebook-backed service that aims to bring people in developing countries online, following a backlash in India over net neutrality. Businesses such as travel website Cleartrip, news channel New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and the Times Group, a media company that owns Times...

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