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Here are the 10 Tom Petty songs you should listen to right now

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 05:10

Tom Petty, who died Monday after being rushed to the hospital due to cardiac arrest, was an indisputable music legend. He had what is possibly the weirdest voice in rock n' roll and that, combined with his musical prowess and lyrical skill, made him great. 

Whether with Mudcrutch, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, or his solo work, Petty consistently turned out hits.

Whittling his vast catalog down to just 10 essential songs is no easy task. We did it so you can honor the iconic musician the way he'd want you to — by enjoying his music.

SEE ALSO: Tom Petty, American rock 'n' roll everyman, dead at 66 Read more...

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Facebook's data-saving Messenger Lite finally rolls out to the rest of the world

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:55

Exactly a year since it was first released, Facebook's "lite" version of its Messenger app is now available for users in countries such as the U.S. and UK.

Before this, the Android app was mainly available in about 100 developing markets, but now appears to be more broadly downloadable in countries including Singapore, where it wasn't previously offered.

SEE ALSO: Twitter is bringing a stripped down version to Android, targeting developing markets

Messenger Lite performs similarly to the regular Messenger app, except it doesn't have the Snapchat-like Messenger Day function, or games — basically, a better, faster experience. Read more...

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Anti-homophobia ad shows why people should stop using the word "gay" as an expletive

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 04:48

"If it's not gay, it's not gay."

The colloquially negative use of the word "gay" is getting a roasting in the first national ad campaign.

"We chose to address something small that contributes to much larger issues — homophobia, biphobia and transphobia," the group posted on Facebook on Monday.

SEE ALSO: Australians continue tradition of 'democracy sausages' for marriage equality

A collaboration between not-for-profit organisation Rainbow Youth, MediaWorks Foundation, Y&R NZ and Eight, the ad has over 90,000 views on Facebook at the time of writing. It focuses on the re-education of a man who ignorantly substitutes the word "gay" as an expletive. Read more...

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Jimmy Kimmel tears up talking about his hometown Las Vegas

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:52

Jimmy Kimmel got emotional on Monday night when talking about his hometown, Las Vegas, which just suffered a mass shooting that left 59 people dead. 

SEE ALSO: Daily Show's Trevor Noah gets real about gun control after Las Vegas shooting

"I want this to be a comedy show," he said. "I hate talking about this." He later added, "It feels like someone has opened a window into hell."

In a teary, heartbreaking segment, he implored politicians to pass gun control measures, shamed the NRA, and thanked police officers and concert goers who risked their lives protecting others.  Read more...

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Australians continue tradition of 'democracy sausages' for marriage equality

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 02:20

Australians have an insatiable need to throw back a "democracy sausage" sandwich after voting — and this weekend, they're continuing the sacred national rite.

Questionably cheap snags (which is what Aussies call sausages) in cheap white bread lathered in cheap sauce usually make an appearance at every Australian election polling booth. With a non-compulsory, nationwide postal survey regarding same-sex marriage under way, the snags are up again, with Australians encouraged to throw a post-vote barbecue for equality.

SEE ALSO: Australia offers 'democracy sausages' to Americans in their hour of need Read more...

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American Airlines ups its pillow game by tossing in a mattress pad, duvet — but only for first class

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:44

American Airlines is making in-flight sleep better for the folks who already have the best chance at a comfortable nap. 

As if the rest of us flying back in coach didn't have it bad enough walking by all that leg room toward seat purgatory, now we'll have to uncomfortably squirm as we try to get some shut-eye knowing first and business class customers get a mattress pad, duvet, pillow, blanket, lumbar pillow, pajamas, and slippers.

The airline is partnering with mattress company Casper to offer the exhaustively engineered sleep accessories starting in December. Way to taunt the rest of us flying back in coach!   Read more...

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Daily Show's Trevor Noah gets real about gun control after Las Vegas shooting

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:29

In the wake of a mass shooting that left 59 dead and more than 520 people hurt, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "There's a time and place for a political debate, but now is a time to unite as a country." 

Well, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah thinks that's BS. On Monday night, he called out politicians and members of the media who claimed right now is not the time to talk about gun control. 

SEE ALSO: How to cope — and help others —after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas

"I feel like people are becoming more accustomed to this kind of news," he said, noting there have been 20 mass shootings in the two years he's lived in the United States.  Read more...

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You aren't a real race car driver, but you can pretend to be one in Xbox's 'Forza' onesie

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:45

For many of us, our race car driving fantasies start and end in front of the TV.

But now you can at least dress the part, with Xbox launching a Forza Motorsport 7 Performance Edition onesie, designed in collaboration with Porsche Cars Australia.

SEE ALSO: Vin Diesel looks like he just cried or is crying over Paul Walker-inspired custom Xbox

The onesie has enlarged, elasticated pockets for your controllers and "fully breathable fabric" (because who doesn't sweat when they're racing Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches). 

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There's also forearm and backside padding to help ease the taxing physical demands of gaming, alongside the ultimate laziness feature — a built-in detachable hydration pouch for when you need a drink in the heat of battle. Read more...

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How to handle your emotional reaction to the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 00:44

Since a mass shooting in Las Vegas killed at least 59 people and wounded hundreds at an oudoor concert Sunday night, people have of course been grappling with intense emotional reactions to the tragedy. 

Whether you lived through the trauma firsthand or witnessed the aftermath on television or social media, it's important to understand your feelings and develop coping strategies that get you through the coming days and weeks. 

SEE ALSO: There's one major way to help the shooting victims if you're near Las Vegas right now Read more...

Here are five recommendations from psychologists who specialize in trauma and mental health:

1. Take stock of your emotions. More about Social Good, Mental Health, Mass Shooting, Emotional Stress, and Coping

Facebook says 10 million people saw Russia's 'divisive' political ads

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 23:12

Facebook is finally making clear just how pervasive Russia-bought political ads were on its platform in the days and weeks before and after the election.

Around 10 million Facebook users saw Russia-bought political ads, according to new information released on Monday night by the company.

SEE ALSO: U.S. Senate to Mark Zuckerberg: Come in and chat on Russia

The disclosure, which the company previously shared with Congress, marks the first time the social network has shared how many of its users saw the $100,000 worth of political ads linked to Russian actors.

Facebook has still not shared the content of the ads, but Facebook's VP of Policy and Communication Elliott Schrage said the ads tended to focus on "divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum" and that many of them directed people to follow pages related to issues such as LGBT issues, immigration policy, and gun rights. Read more...

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Nissan made this weird, sweat-sensing car seat to detect dehydration

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:57

In a peculiar interior design experiment, Nissan covered the car seats and steering wheel on a sporty Nissan Juke vehicle with a material that changes color when it absorbs sweat. 

This may seem kind of strange, and perhaps a bit gross. But not to Nissan. The Japanese car company banded with Droog Design to develop the "sweat-sensitive" fabric they call SOAK, to raise awareness about the risk of driving while dehydrated.

SEE ALSO: Someone disguised themselves as a car seat as an experiment

This could very well be a relatively cheap marketing ploy, but Nissan cites a 2015 study, undertaken by Loughborough University, which claims that even mild dehydration can result in increased driving errors on long, monotonous drives. Read more...

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Turns out the Equifax hack was even more gigantic

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:41

Somehow, the Equifax hack was worse than originally reported. 

The company put out a press release on Monday to say the hack exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, up from the original estimate of 143 million. That comes out to about 45 percent of the U.S. population. 

SEE ALSO: Equifax CEO 'retires' after massive data breach

Around 8,000 Canadians also had their information exposed, according to the new release. 

"We continue to take numerous steps to review and enhance our cybersecurity practices," interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. said in the release. "We also continue to work closely with our internal team and outside advisors to implement and accelerate long-term security improvements." Read more...

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New Google Pixel 2 XL leak shows the phone's front display

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:34

Google's big Pixel 2 launch is just a couple days away but the leaks just keep coming.

It looks like we can now add the display to the growing list of what we know about the Pixel 2 XL. 

SEE ALSO: Leaked pics show Google's new high-end Chromebook 'Pixelbook' and stylus

Images of what appear to be both the front-facing displays of the handset surfaced Monday, thanks to leaker Evan Blass. The promotional images show the phone's front side from both straight-on and side angles.

The side angle is particularly intriguing, given the previous rumors that suggest the phone will have a so-called "squeezable frame" that allows you to interact with Google Assistant by pressing on the sides of the phone. Read more...

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Apple is years ahead of Android competitors with the iPhone X, says analyst

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:25


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Snapchat is about to launch an augmented reality art project with Jeff Koons

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:22

Snapchat has a surprise planned, and per typical Snap fashion, it was shrouded in mystery.

The company launched a countdown clock on the site Monday afternoon. The only piece of art on the site is a photo of Central Park in New York City with people sitting about in an open lawn. 

SEE ALSO: Snapchat's next trick: More dancing hot dogs, but as ads

However, dogged software engineer and Twitter user Jonah Grant uncovered the secret by setting his clock ahead. It appears to be versions of Jeff Koons statues available in augmented reality at locations throughout the world:

I wish startups would learn to start guarding against client-side date setting

— Jonah Grant (@jonah) October 2, 2017

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg creates scholarship to honor late husband

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:07

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg found a way to share the generous spirit of her late husband, former SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg, on what would have been his 50th birthday. 

The Facebook COO announced in a post today that the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation will partner with KIPP schools, a non-profit network of public charter schools, to offer scholarships that will "empower a new generation of diverse leaders."

SEE ALSO: Sheryl Sandberg 'disgusted' by anti-Semitic ad buys, wants to end them

Sandberg explained that many KIPP students from disadvantaged backgrounds who receive scholarships to attend college end up struggling through their years in higher education because they do not have the financial cushion necessary to take care of their basic needs and support their families. Read more...

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