https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F570688%2F27845878-1b7c-4a8d-8392-5b2570879421

Use your Instagram to make money — here’s how

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You already spend tons of time each day on Instagram. What if you could also use that time to grow your business and even make some money? It’s totally possible, but you’re probably not going to be able[…]

https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F562089%2Fd7069c9a-fcf5-4c4d-84da-b3162f8d614f

Fan strikes ‘Rick and Morty’ gold — sells Szechuan sauce for $15,000 Schmeckles

No one worships useless, pointless nonsense like the Rick and Morty fanbase. And I say that with all the love in my plumbus. Season 3’s surprise April Fools premiere ended with Rick’s crazed, psychopathic rant about how his “9 Season character arc” would revolve around getting McDonald’s discontinued Szechuan sauce back. It was the lunatic[…]

https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F557262%2F6283ecdd-c0d9-4b13-a607-7bc1a1a7f4f8

There are now over 3 billion social media users in the world — about 40 percent of the global population

There are now over 3 billion (!!!) people logging onto social media accounts around the world, meaning that almost half of the world’s population spends at least part of their day updating their status or story.  A new report compiled by Hootsuite and We Are Social and published by The Next Web found that there[…]

https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F499075%2Fee346f16-d04f-4329-8c43-2c37686d8dba

‘Finstas’ can be boring or funny or sexy — but they’re always real

Don’t believe everything you read about “finstas,” the secret Instagram accounts currently puzzling the internet. Rumours swirl about teenagers sharing pics of sex and drugs on their finstas, but in reality, teens are using these accounts to show their real, authentic selves. And, they’re actually pretty damn dorky.  SEE ALSO: How to be cool on[…]

https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F483052%2F578e84ad-779e-40d0-b1e4-b835aa4f3533

Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren’t having it

Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known. Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was[…]

https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F351685%2Fc107ba0f-160e-4fc7-9d8c-fdff98d6ddb5

Turns out that Donald Trump doesn’t really like Twitter — and it’s the media’s fault

Who would have thought that President-elect Donald Trump, who has made headlines with his rants, fights, spelling errors and wrong mentions on Twitter actually dislikes the social network?  SEE ALSO: After Trump’s comments, the wrong John Lewis is getting buried in tweets It would seem like biting the hand that feeds you, considering that he[…]

https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F290605%2FAP_721802238993

Sorry, Black Friday — social media hates you

In the early hours of Nov. 25 (and in some cases, the evening hours after Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24), millions of Americans will embark on Black Friday odysseys, questing for the doorbuster deals and backroom specials that whip the shopping public into a frenzy year after year. And if recent research on social media[…]

Comments_Thumb_Post

We read your best YouTube comments of 2016 — and recorded our reactions

Why is Adele so popular? Can a 4 year-old understand the basics of cloud computing? Who is Sam Sheffer? We answer these questions and more as we take a look back at our favorite YouTube comments of the past year. Read more… More about Youtube, Comments, Social Media, Videos, and Mashable Explains Social Media

facebook-moments

Facebook developing tech that can recognize you in photos — even if your face isn’t showing

Facebook is working on facial-recognition technology that can identify someone even if their face isn’t in the photo. The tech recognizes people in photos using distinguishing features other than their face, according to New Scientist See also: Facebook will now be with Australians in death To test its algorithm, Facebook scanned more than 40,000 public[…]

emoji-met-gala

Top 10 Instagram emoji at the Met Gala — including a bee for Bey

The Met Gala‘s biggest celebs proved that social media cannot be stopped, no matter what Anna Wintour decrees See also: Rihanna’s Met Gala dress: We found memes in a hopeless place Many attendees broke the social media and selfie ban on Monday In fact, almost half of all Met Gala Instagrams featured emoji in the[…]

sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian, Ashley Judd aren’t ignoring violent trolls — they’re fighting back

After dealing with her fair share of trolls, video blogger Anita Sarkeesian knows one thing for sure — she detests the term itself “I think the word troll is kind of a problem,” she said on April 24, speaking to a mostly female audience at the Women in the World summit, a three day event[…]