Climate March: Tens of thousands protest Trump climate policies, demand environmental action

April 30, 2017

… 100,000 but video and photos on social media showed a larger turnout. It’s official! The march extends over 20 blocks, far exceeding our NPS permit for 100,000! https://t.co/s2G1vYCiU4 — Jamie Henn (@Agent350) April 29, 2017 Organizers said about 300 sister marches or rallies were being held around the country, including in Seattle, Boston and San Francisco. A wet spring snow fell in Denver, where several hundred activists posed in the shape of a giant thermometer for a photograph …

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Fyre Festival perfectly demonstrates the delicious schadenfreude of our modern world

April 30, 2017

If you spend a lot of time on social media, then you’ve probably heard about music and culture event Fyre Festival the exclusive Bahamas getaway all the pretty people were headed to this week. If Coachella was for the plebs, Fyre Festival was supposedly for the truly cool. @rose_bertram: “Make sure to get your tickets for @fyrefestival weekend two still available! #fyrefestival”. #haileybaldwin #bellahadid #rosebertram #HaileyUpdates A post shared by Hailey Baldwin …

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New Snapchat data shows its bringing more eyes to all devices

April 29, 2017

Image: kerry flynn/mashable Snapchat’s pitch to big brands has been the same for a while the opportunity not just to reach its coveted, young audience but to also boost viewership on other platforms. New data shows that Snapchat’s claims could be true, though the situation opens up a traditionally thorny issue for marketers around causation and correlation. The Nielsen-commissioned data, released by Snap and first reported by Axios, shows that media companies that partnered on …

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Concerns raised over students’ unions’ anti-Israel stance – BBC News

April 27, 2017

media playback is unsupported on your device media captionDevora Khafi Concerns over some students’ unions’ support for a boycott of Israel are being looked into by the Charity Commission, the BBC has learned. Seventeen student bodies have endorsed the BDS movement – which calls for an international boycott of Israel over the way it treats Palestinians. Some Jewish students in the UK say growing support for BDS has fuelled a rise in anti-Semitism on campuses. The …

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Prince Harry and Prince William are royals for the millennial generation

April 26, 2017

… audience. SEE ALSO: William and Harry tell Kate what it was really like after they lost their mum Over the past decade, the royal family has gradually stepped up its online presence, establishing large followings on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. But it’s Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s use of social media to talk candidly about their lives that’s appealing to younger audiences. Prince Harry and Prince William have grabbed headlines in the past …

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Fox News Is About To Get Hit With A MASSIVE Racial Discrimination Lawsuit And We Are SO Here For This

April 25, 2017

Shit is about to get A LOT worse over at Fox News, and Seven employees are on the verge of joining a racial discrimination suit against the network that was filed last month by two colleagues, according to media reports out Sunday morning. According to sources, at some point next week, these seven black employees will join up to get nine total Fox News workers in a lawsuit filed against Fox itself and the network’s longtime comptroller Judy Slater. The suit holds that Slater subjected …

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‘Touching my dreams’: Designer turns ideas into surreal images

April 24, 2017

… through a forest and cliffs, while in another, a young monk holds the entire world in his hands. He has now recently started to experiment with the graphics interchange format’s moving images, commonly known as Gifs. What sort of possibilities does this type of photo enhancement allow for? I produce the images that I share on social media because I personally enjoy it — I want to recreate a world that exists in my mind and showcase it through imagery. I’m touching …

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The British resistance is coming at you with Google docs

April 24, 2017

Everyone loves a good spreadsheet, right?!Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet. A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday. SEE ALSO: This woman’s outraged response to the general election has gone gloriously viral It’s a detailed guide …

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and with other people On …

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This rainbow font lets you raise the LGBTQ pride flag with every letter you type

April 22, 2017

… rainbow version of the typeface unapologetically invokes LGBTQ pride, but “Gilbert” is also available for download in black, creating a sleeker and more understated look. Image: Type With pride The technicolor font was created through a partnership called Type With Pride, spearheaded by media and arts organization NewFest, NYC Pride, Ogilvy & Mather’s design agency, and font creation platform Fontself. The organizations decided to memorialize Baker in a typeface …

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If Fox News will no longer tolerate sexual harassers, the rest of the country has no excuse

April 21, 2017

BREAKING: Bill O’Reilly OUT pic.twitter.com/oJ9QPeRo27 Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2017 The calculus for O’Reilly changed suddenly earlier this month when a New York Times expos revealed that O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, paid a total of $13 million to resolve multiple sexual harassment claims. New allegations surfaced and more than 50 advertisers bailed on his primetime show. O’Reilly maintains his innocence; his lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 20, 2017

… stage fund focused on consumer internet and mobile startups with at least one female founder. What originally sparked your interest in female consumers? When I started working in media back in the mid 70s, no one talked about data everything we did was by instinct: what do we think people want to read about? Will this cover line be a magnet for readers? But it didnt take me long to realize that women bought many more magazines than men did, and that you could grow your circulation by talking to …

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Instagram killing Snapchat? Don’t count on it

April 19, 2017

… desperate to pit the two companies against each other, but part of the reason it’s hard to even have a productive discussion about Instagram vs Snapchat is that Snapchat breaks the mold of what so many consider a “social media company.” Instagram, like Twitter and other social platforms, is built on a broadcast model of one-to-many communication. It encourages public posting by default and incentivizes high follower counts and likes. This is great for users looking to gain mass …

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Facebook takes aim at false ‘likes’ in battle against fake news

April 16, 2017

… intent was to dole out comments and likes on the pages of popular media outlets in hopes of friending users. The bots would then flood those “friends” with spam. Facebook doesn’t think they ever got that far. The behavior of the accounts suggests they had yet to enter their friending and spamming phase, it said. The company is still in the process of scrubbing all the illegitimate likes, but it assured publishers that 99 percent of pages with more than 10,000 likes would …

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Now there’s an easier way to binge with your friends, without having to leave the house

April 15, 2017

… people in your group as you all simultaneously view the same video via YouTubeLive, YouTube, or Twitch. “We wanted it to approximate the shared experience thats common for watching TV, movies, and other media together,” Kris McDonald, the cofounder of Let’s Watch It developer Little Labs, wrote in an email. “When a football game is on, its more fun to have a group of friends yelling at the TV than to sit alone we try to recreate that vibe through Lets Watch It.” …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… had experienced a pupil of any age suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, while 79% were aware of a pupil suffering from depression and 64% knew of a youngster who was self-harming. Around half (49%) were aware of children with eating disorders, and a similar proportion (47%) knew about a youngster with obsessive compulsive disorder. Pressure of exams and testing, family problems such as ill health or a break-up and social media were all seen as having an impact on mental health. And when …

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Snapchat is helping advertisers by sharing where you snap

April 14, 2017

… ad tech like this,” Brandon Rhoten, Wendys head of advertising, digital/social and media, said in a statement. Snap is releasing a dashboard for advertisers that shows the number of Snapchat users who saw the ad campaign and the number of Snapchat users who visited the desired location. Snap also breaks down the data by gender, age, state and what product they used (lens or geofilter). Image: snap inc. In the future, Snap plans to bucket these users into more categories for …

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Abigail Breslin opens up about sexual assault

April 13, 2017

… Oscar-nominated star received an outpouring of support from fans on social media, which prompted her to thank them on Twitter Wednesday. so beyond thankful by the immense support regarding my IG post last night. I am so lucky to have all of you kind souls in my corner. — Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) April 12, 2017 Sarah Hyland and Debra Messing also shared their support on Twitter. Proud of you Abs #BreakTheSilence https://t.co/HezyJyJhlq — Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) April 12, …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Sarah Holmlund Whether youre changing careers completely or just getting started, you probably have only a vague idea of how various industries operate (and often that image comes from a TV show or movie). For example, maybe you think every media job is exactly like the roles embodied by the journalists in the movie Spotlight. Or, you believe that engineering jobs are a close replica of the ones portrayed in HBO’s Silicon Valley. If you want to get a glimpse at your …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

At the time, I had no idea that one of those two things would save me from the other. Now, my phone and, more specifically, its social media capabilities are an intrinsic part of my new life in recovery. Its been more than two years since I got the call on my cell, telling me there was a bed available at a public detox. I took that call, and the chance to get sober. While I was in rehab, I communicated with my family and friends. I started connecting with other people in recovery online, …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… anti-Assad rebels were. And after his strike, some conservative commentators have accused Trump of providing American support to radical groups. In their rush to demonize the opposition, some on the left and right have veered into conspiracy theories. Some writers argue that the internationally renowned volunteer medical organization known as the White Helmets is a terror front. Gabbard Stephen Kinzer, a fellow at Brown University who the American media is engaged in a government-led …

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Where social media meets hard rock, a tale of two Mastodons

April 7, 2017

… different entities. One is a social media platform trying to break in to the mainstream where others (like Peach, Ello, and Yo) failed. The other is a Grammy-nominated hard rock band renowned for its second album, 2004’s Leviathan, a concept album about Moby Dick. Eugen Rochko, the 24-year-old creator of the social platform, was reported to have named his project after the band, but, speaking to Mashable for an upcoming story, Rochko said the platform was named after the animal. Either …

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Brexit negotiations: How will Poland behave towards the UK? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Why? It is because of Brexit. BBC News: Brexit Brexit: Article 50 has been triggered – what now? Theresa May ‘wants and expects’ to protect rights of Poles in UK Poland cries blackmail at EU summit There is a widespread perception Britain is no longer a friendly place. I am told Polish TV and radio has been full of a story about a Polish teenager being attacked. It may not be true, but there have been many such stories here, apparently unreported in Britain. Uncertain …

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Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

media playback is unsupported on your device media captionThe Lada owner who’d turn down a Ferrari The classic car speeds through the English countrywide, a lovingly-maintained example of motoring heritage. It rounds a left-hand bend, negotiates a tight right corner, and gracefully dips out of view, a petrol-fuelled gazelle. This is a collectible automobile that has seen its value soar in recent years. Proud owner Ed Hughes is a very happy man. Yet the 45-year-old’s set of …

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Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 6, 2017

… hosted by Reply.ai, and while there are no plans to retire her in the near future, when she disappears, those records are designed to as well. Once you’re finished getting advice from the bot, try saying thanks. She’ll give you articles to peruse and prompts to share the tool on social media, but not before signing off with a pat on the back and an obligatory curse word. Because why not have some irreverent fun when you’re doing something a little scary? UPDATE: April 4, 2017, …

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