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Interracial couples emoji app and hashtag launches to promote the film ‘Loving’

Love is love, and it seems that emojis may have finally nudged closer to representing real life. Focus Features have launched a new app and Twitter hashtag emoji to promote their new film Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.  Made up of stickers featuring a diversity of interracial couples, the Loving Emoji app is […]

The police technology intensifying racial discrimination

Advanced surveillance technology is already intensifying racial discrimination at police departments in the United States, and there’s a good chance it’s going to get worse. Police departments across the country target communities of color with racially-biased policing strategies. This is a fact well-documented by plenty of extensive reviews conducted by the Department of Justice that […]

Facebook goes after Craigslist with new Marketplace feature

At last, there’s another place to sell items to strangers on the internet. Facebook debuted a new “Marketplace” for its iOS and Android apps Monday, allowing users to buy and sell items via a new tab at the bottom of their News Feed. Marketplace will let you make offers for items, but no money is […]

Social media documents New Jersey train crashing into station during rush hour

As rush hour was in full swing on Thursday, tweets filtered out with dramatic accounts from people on a New Jersey train. The train failed to stop as it came into Hoboken Station in New Jersey, smashing into commuters standing on the platform and destroying parts of the train station. At least one person has […]

Twitter update shows how fast companies respond to your complaints

On the day of Twitter’s big test for its future as a live video network, Twitter is also introducing changes to improve one of the microblogging site’s oldest use cases: Customer support.  Businesses on Twitter can now access several new features to publicly reveal how they interact with customers on the site. Starting Thursday, businesses […]

You will quietly freak out at video of tiny kitten defying death on busy highway

The kitten was rescued by a man after spending three and a half minutes frozen still in the middle of the road. It is now safe and in recovery. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, Cat, and Saved Social Media

LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Lite, opens Placements service for students in India

Tech companies are increasingly realizing that if they want to make their services more accessible to Indians, they need to adapt to India’s slow internet speeds. After Facebook, Google and Twitter, LinkedIn is the latest to launch a “Lite” version of its service, specifically for India. SEE ALSO: Facebook Lite is growing faster than Facebook […]

Amtrak asks woman if she’s still trapped in elevator months later

For Amanda Carpenter, getting trapped in an elevator was a nightmare.  Back in February, the former communication director for Sen. Ted Cruz found herself in an unfavorable situation: she was trapped in an Amtrak elevator at Baltimore–Washington International Airport.  In an attempt to free herself from the commuter prison, Carpenter tweeted to her 90,000+ followers […]

Boy receives lion cub as birthday present then loses it

Authorities returned a lion cub that had escaped in Ufa, Russia to its owner after locals found it roaming the streets.  Read more… More about Mashable Video, Cute Animals, Lions, Animal, and Real Time Social Media

White nationalist Twitter has exploded since 2014

White nationalists have become a dominant force on Twitter in the past two years, according to a new study published Thursday by George Washington University.  White nationalist movements have grown their Twitter adherents by around 600 percent since 2012 and about 300 percent since 2014, swelling in size from 6,567 followers of a white nationalist […]