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Imagine Facebook and Instagram without the Like button

Off with their thumbs!Image: bob al-greene/mashableThe Like button must die.  More than any other feature, the thumbs-up on Facebook — along with its cousins, the Instagram and Twitter hearts — encapsulate everything that’s wrong with social media. It's time to start visualizing a world where it doesn't exist. The

Heres how NASA is preparing the largest telescope ever built for space

Goodbye.Image: lili sams/mashableInstagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it's continued to be the bane of my existence — at least while writing about the tech industry, chatting with friends, and watching the

Snapchat tests an ‘Official Stories’ section for verified accounts

It looks like Snapchat is again stepping up its efforts to win over celebrities and other influential users. The company is testing a dedicated section of its app to "Official Stories" from verified accounts. The test comes just weeks after Snap was reported to be deepening its efforts to verify

Here’s how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter

Autoplay can be annoying.Image: Leon Neal/Getty ImagesAutoplay videos can be one of the most frustrating parts of social media feeds. Facebook and Twitter turn this setting on by default to juice the view numbers for publishers and advertisers. But for users, it can be annoying at the least and,

Facebook’s original shows will debut tomorrow

Image: mashableUpdated Aug. 9, 2017, at 6:17 p.m. PDT with additional show details. Updated Aug. 9, 2017, at 4:23 p.m. PDT with more information from Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg has been preaching video as our future for the last couple years. On Thursday, he's launching the next big step in