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4 social trends affecting the dynamics of learning in the workplace



Many of us remember a time when Internet access was a privilege; now, however, access to the Internet is believed to be a basic human right by 83% of global users.

Access to a global network of information has become something we can’t live without. The Internet enables us to be more self-sufficient — and yet more dependent at the same time.

Smartphones are like security blankets, with 65% of digital natives reporting that…

Justin Kan’s The Drop Is Product Hunt For Music

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‘Humans of New York’ helps raise over $400,000 for inner-city students



What started as a photo of a young man posted to the widely popular Humans of New York blog has grown into a crowdfunding effort that raised over $400,000 in one day for inner-city schoolchildren.

Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog, teamed up with the principal of a Brooklyn middle school to launch an Indiegogo fundraiser that will pay for sixth graders to take yearly field trips to Harvard University. Why Harvard? “I want every child who enters my school to know that they can…

Twitter officially adds Bing tweet translator to website and mobile



Twitter has officially added its Bing-powered translation feature to its web and mobile apps.

Twitter has been experimenting with the tool for some time, but now it seems as though it’s here to stay. The translation feature is now part of the social network’s website, and also works on iOS, Android and TweetDeck. It can provide translations between more than 40 language pairs.

The tool is easy to use: Users click on a tweet, and once it’s pulled up,…

Our year on Snapchat: A journey into telling disappearing stories



Ever since Mashable launched its Snapchat account last January, we’ve been doodling, exploring and experimenting with the ephemeral storytelling app.

We joined Snapchat to reach our audience in a new way, but we soon found that it’s an extremely powerful tool for delivering visual stories. Snapchat is effective because the sharing process is simple and raw; with an estimated

Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity


Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity


12 basic Ice Age problems to make you feel better about those Ugg boots



Even cavepeople had some basic problems worthy of a complaint on Twitter.

Pumpkin spice lattes, Ugg boots and kale smoothies aren’t just modern inventions that complicate our lives. People in the Ice Age had their fair share of basic struggles, too — when they weren’t fighting saber-toothed tigers and huddling in caves to keep warm.

Our ancestors just never had the perfect social media platform to vent all their…

If a Social Media Company Doesn’t Offer Both Sides of the Posting Coin, Run Away

It’s hard to pick a better Joker from the Batman movies. The original Jack Nicholson version was dark and funny and had the psychopathic flare that only Jack can bring to the table. Heath Ledger’s Joker brought critical acclaim and an Oscar win because of the raw grittiness in the way he threw himself into the role.

We shouldn’t choose. We shouldn’t have to. Both performances can thrive on their own merits and be watched for generations to come.

The same sort of toss-up applies to Facebook…

Matt Damon wants you to ‘buy a lady a drink’



PARK CITY, Utah — Matt Damon’s miracle power: turning beer into clean water.

Damon, a longtime advocate for clean water in developing countries, and his charity Water.org are at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to launch their latest campaign: “Buy a lady a drink,” which focuses on the plight of women who spend hours of their day in search of H2O. As you’ll see in some of the videos below, sometimes their journey is in vain.

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