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 its community 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 platforms, [...]

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Women in the public eye are using social media to confront sexist and unrealistic beauty standards head on and showing no signs of slowing down Yesterday, Pink called out critics of her weight gain and Janelle Monae fired back at a tweet telling her to stop wearing suits with the the response, “I’m not for [...]

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Facebook now lets you subscribe to events from specific pages. The social network is rolling out a new feature Monday that allows you to subscribe to events created by a specific business, band or other Facebook page. See also: How to use Facebook for thank you notes Facebook pages now have an “Events subscribe” button, [...]

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Turkey has lifted restrictions on Twitter access for its citizens, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan ordered a social media ban. The move follows Twitter’s compliance with Turkey’s request to remove images of prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, who died last week in a shootout between police and militants from the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C). [...]

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Facebook is facing a lawsuit over the way it uses data for its facial recognition features. An Illinois man claims Facebook broke state law by collecting biometric data used for the social network’s tag suggestions feature and that Facebook “secretly amassed the world’s largest privately held database of consumer biometrics data,” according to a report. [...]

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Facebook rolled out a web browser version of its standalone Messenger app on Wednesday. Like the Messenger mobile app, the web platform — which can be found at messenger.com— is completely separate from the rest of the site and has the same barebones look. But unlike the mobile app, the social network claims it will [...]

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From new social platforms to the evolution of digital technology to the explosion of mobile, the face of digital marketing is constantly changing — sometimes overnight. Brands and agencies are not only keeping pace but also thriving, with marketing, advertising and social media campaigns that are smarter, faster and more effective than ever before See [...]

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Twitter advertising isn’t new, but advertising on users’ profiles? That is a first. The social network is testing out promoted tweets on some profile pages, according to a Re/code report. And if those ads are there at all, you’ll find them a few tweets down in a section specially marked, “Suggested by Twitter,” so there’s [...]

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The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that can help move your career forward. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check out dozens of event listings featured in our complete [...]

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Facebook remains the goliath of social media, leading all social networks with 81 percent reach of the total U.S. digital population and nearly 230 billion minutes of user engagement. With time spent that is 18 times that of the next biggest social network, Facebook had to be excluded from the graphic below in order to [...]

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