SINGAPORE — As Singaporeans prepare to vote next week, local politicians have been stepping up their game on social media. When your electorate is super-connected –- as Singaporeans are -– this move is important. Particularly when the official campaigning period is so short, at a mere nine days, it’s one of the few ways voters [...]

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Die-hard beauty fans can now test and purchase products from their Instagram feeds in one IRL location Ricky’s NYC, a chain beauty store with a mix of indie and established brands, opened a concept cosmetic store called “#” (pronounced “Hashtag”), which sells 20 beauty brands made famous by Instagram. The store features eclectic brands like [...]

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You’ve got to love the mighty hashtag. Now a staple of our everyday social media diet, this little symbol is key to staying in conversation with the world It’s not just limited to public posts, though. Many of us hashtag words –- sometimes even whole sentences –- on private platforms including emails, instant messages and [...]

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If you have stepped anywhere near social media in the past few days, you have undoubtedly come across the viral post rightfully shaming a customer who wrote “LOL” on the tip line in lieu of an actual dollar amount. Posts like these pop up often, with social media users lauding restaurant patrons who overtip and [...]

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Increase in Disposable IncomeA decade ago, the average Vietnamese consumer saved up his/her salary for years in order to buy a scooter. The purchase took the main share of his/her disposable income. According to Euromonitor, the annual disposable income in Vietnam grew by 35 per cent from 2011 to 2014, with consumer expenditure growing at [...]

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Update, Aug. 12, 5:50 p.m. ET: After Mashable published this report, Donna Karan International released an official statement on Aliza Licht’s imminent departure. Come this fall, DKI stated in a statement to Mashable, Licht will be officially leaving the company “Since the launch and success of my book Leave Your Mark I have been traveling [...]

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Twitter users can officially send one another direct messages topping 140 characters starting Wednesday. Twitter is phasing in the change across Android, iOS and web-based platforms on Wednesday, lasting over the next few weeks. Instead of 140 characters, the social network previously said in June the new character maximum would be 10,000 See also: Jack [...]

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“My dream is to have this curvaceous butt and boobs,” says Chrissy Teigen, model and social media maven. “I’d die for hips. I want to have this womanly, feminine body … I don’t love knowing what people are going to be commenting on.” Teigen talks with Mashable about her insecurities after shooting the September cover [...]

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The United Nations wants you to “donate” your social media accounts to amplify the voices of aid workers and crisis survivors around the world. As part of the leadup to World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) launched the #ShareHumanity campaign on Thursday. You can sign [...]

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So, it seems Tinder does not take criticism well. Journalist Nancy Jo Sales published an article titled “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” in Vanity Fair‘s September issue. The piece, which is already online, examines the impact dating apps like Tinder are having on the romantic lives of young people. Sales focuses on [...]

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