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LGBTQ Employees at Grey Share Their Personal Stories to Celebrate National Coming Out Day

Grey teamed up with VideoOut, an organization that’s aiming to have the world’s largest library of coming-out stories, to celebrate National Coming Out Day today. A short video called “Grey for National Coming Out Day” features LGBTQ employees from the agency sharing their own stories of coming out, stories of difficulty, awkwardness, humor, sincerity and…[…]

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Facebook is testing a way for you to share your Instagram Stories directly to Facebook

Facebook really wants people to view Stories on its main app, so much so that the social network is now turning to Instagram to see if its teen-friendly app can get the feature to finally stick.  Instagram is testing a new feature that allows people to share their Story directly to Facebook. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s[…]

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Brain scans help predict the stories we’re most likely to share

Sharing information has never been easier. Tap a button or click a mouse and you can tell hundreds of your closest friends and family, or thousands of strangers, pretty much anything.  But with a seemingly infinite amount of information and number of ways to share it at our disposal comes difficult choices regarding what to[…]

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TBWA Acquires a Majority Share in Independent London Agency Lucky Generals

TBWA Worldwide has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in independent, London-based creative agency Lucky Generals. The Omnicom network will now create a TBWA U.K. division consisting of TBWA\London and Lucky Generals’ headquarters. As part of the deal, the latter agency’s principals Helen Calcraft, Andy Nairn and Danny Brooke-Taylor will retain their positions along…[…]

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YouTubers share new videos after saying they were kicked off plane for ‘speaking Arabic’

Two YouTube celebrities who claim they were removed from a Delta flight for speaking Arabic have shared additional footage after a livestream of the incident went viral. Adam Saleh and Slim Albaher were travelling from London to New York Wednesday when they were made to leave the aircraft.  In video and tweets Saleh shared from[…]

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Badass women in Iran share why they’re ignoring a new fatwa against cycling

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued a fatwa on women riding bicycles Monday, but that hasn’t stopped a bunch of defiant women from doing it anyway. The religious edict forbids women from cycling because it’s viewed as a practice that “exposes society to corruption” and “contravenes women’s chastity,” according to The Independent. SEE ALSO:[…]

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Why Is It Still So Hard to Share Audio Files in Social Media?

While continuous advances in social media and mobile technology have warmly embraced the sharing of photos, articles and videos, audio has been left in the cold—despite the recent resurgence of podcasts. The absence of truly direct ways to share audio files, whether they be songs or podcasts, via Facebook and Twitter has left musicians and[…]

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Facebook just became a much better place to share 360 photos

Facebook wants you to take a look around. As it announced in May, Facebook is now rolling out support for 360 photos in the News Feed, allowing users to view as well as upload pictures taken with 360-degree cameras on both desktop and mobile. SEE ALSO: Woman experiences IRL terror as she’s overrun by virtual[…]

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You can now share Spotify music inside of Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger threads are about to get a lot more musical. Facebook added a new Spotify integration to its messaging platform, the company announced Wednesday. The new feature allows people to share playlists and songs with friends inside of conversations on Messenger. See also: 10 hidden tricks to get the most out of Facebook Messenger[…]

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Share uplifting photos of the things that warm your heart

It’s hard to believe we’re already more than a month into 2016. January flew by in a flash, and February greeted us with candy hearts. Our next photo challenge, brought to you by Mashable and Lipton, is all about sharing the things that brighten the season. Is it the beautiful orange sunset that adds color[…]

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Snapchat may be changing the way you share live video and text messages

Snapchat may soon be overhauling some of its fundamental features. New screenshots unearthed by some developers show a major redesign of Snapchat’s “chat” screen, where users exchange text messages and live video. The new images suggest the company may be adding stickers as well as new way to connect with people with either voice or[…]

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Indonesians share a defiant message, #KamiTidakTakut, after terror attack

In the wake of a series of deadly explosions in Jakarta Thursday morning local time, Indonesians are sharing a message of defiance on social media. Condemned as an “act of terror” by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the violence in the capital city’s central shopping and business district has reportedly left at least four people dead.[…]

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Facebook just made it easier to share content from other apps

Facebook is redesigning the way its iOS users share content from third-party apps inside of Facebook. The social network showed off a new share extension for iOS Wednesday that makes it easier for people to control what they are sharing and who they share updates with See also: Facebook just made it easier to talk[…]

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Twitter Explains Why it’s Removing Share Counts from Tweet Buttons

A couple of weeks back, Twitter revealed that it’s planning to switch off share counts as part of a change to its widely used tweet and follow buttons, an announcement which sparked many questions within the social media community. Now Twitter has sought to clarify, providing an explanation as to why the change is necessary.  Social Media Today[…]