General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 22, 2017

… might reflect the fact people want to see a personal touch on social media – they want to hear little revelations straight from the horse’s mouth, rather than carefully polished party press releases. Spreading the word… Page Twitter Followers Facebook Likes The SNP 184,000 280,000 Nicola Sturgeon 668,000 295,000 Scottish Conservatives 18,500 20,000 Ruth Davidson 103,000 40,000 Scottish Labour 29,400 22,000 Kezia Dugdale 54,600 9,600 Scottish Lib Dems 9,600 …

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

May 22, 2017

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

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LeBron James puts the Boston Celtics over his knee while making NBA history

May 21, 2017

… Celtics who were still recovering from the previous series. The Celtics just needed a game to acclimate themselves and prove to everyone they were as legit as their Eastern Conference No. 1 seed ranking indicated, right? Oh Oh dear. Here comes LeBron James literally crip walking into the arena. pic.Twitter.com/9ImW7nDtOj NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 20, 2017 But this time, the usual heroic second half efforts of Isaiah Thomas wouldnt be there to save the Celtics, as Thomas was pulled from …

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Elon Musk’s Twitter feed is the one you need to pay attention to

May 20, 2017

Image: Vicky Leta/Mashable When you hear about Twitter these days, chances are it’s because of the latest dispatches from our bombastic, erratic Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump. The President’s use of the platform is unprecedented, and he might even be the driving force in its sudden growth spurt last quarter. But his tweets for all the @replies, news stories, and perhaps investigations they’ve inspired are really just the sideshow. There’s another Twitter user whose …

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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

May 20, 2017

… VP of partnership and product at Standard Media Index, an advertising research company. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, which is gunning for longer shows and live-streaming video deals (like baseball), Snapchat isn’t trying to replace TV. That’s part of the appeal at least to the networks. “Snap is looking to build something new and complimentary to existing TV, which is a smarter strategy and is ensuring the content is tailored to their platform,” Yap said in comparison to …

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Why it’s finally time to dump Apple Photos for Google Photos

May 19, 2017

… looking at who you share certain photos with, and then suggesting them as potential people to share with in the future. Not only that, but Suggested Sharing can also identify the people in your photos and then suggest sharing those photos to them because why wouldn’t they want that group selfie they’re in? Coming soon on #GooglePhotos, we’re bringing more ways to share photos and hold onto the moments that matter most. #io17 pic.Twitter.com/QcU9Y7spFf Google (@Google) May …

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Hands on with Instagram’s 8 augmented reality face filters for selfies

May 17, 2017

… you’ve used other augmented-reality lens apps like Snow you’ll have already seen the dozens and dozens of different animal filters out there. But I suppose if you’ve never used Snapchat’s selfie lenses or couldn’t figure them out, sure, why not? Now mom and dad can get adorbs bunnifying themselves, too. Here’s what the filters look like: Bunny rabbit Instagram face filters are live and they look familiar… pic.Twitter.com/TR2F1SFy3O Raymond Wong …

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African American Family’s Home Burned In Suspected Hate Crime

May 17, 2017

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Dude wearing an Australian flag jumped onstage at Eurovision and mooned everyone

May 14, 2017

… stage. He then proceeded to moon everyone. Fun! SEE ALSO: Reigning champ performs impressive hoverboard dance at Eurovision final And the internet, predictably, went wild. (Worth noting: many people watching Eurovision had been drinking for a while at this point.) Australia have history in this… #Eurovision pic.Twitter.com/mNJOBun8So Jack (@Jakiba_) May 13, 2017 Australia wins jury vote because #Eurovision Nikolay Nikolov (@Nikolay_Nikolov) May 13, 2017 And with that …

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Okay, but how could Donald Trump be THIS bad at Twitter?

May 14, 2017

President Donald Trump trying to grasp how to properly use Twitter.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump is all about togetherness this weekend. POTUS woke up, skipped his usual vicious Saturday morning tweetstorm, and instead, waited until the afternoon to tweet a simple, yet powerfully unifying two letters in the form of the word: “We.” Image: screengrab/Twitter Now, we’re assuming this was an accidental tweet which Trump, along with his Press …

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How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat

May 14, 2017

… conspiracy theories and tagging you. “Annnnnnnnnd deleted.” Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Deleting Facebook does not equal putting your head in the sand you’ll stay engaged with the world even without the ‘Book. Once you’ve clicked “delete,” there are any number of ways to follow current events that don’t involve you generating ad revenue for young men in Macedonia. Try following trustworthy news organizations on Twitter, or simply …

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Bafta TV awards: What to look out for at this year’s ceremony – BBC News

May 14, 2017

… British entertainment. After starting out as a model she was propelled to fame in the 1970s as Purdey in The New Avengers. She once took 27 takes to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio when they were filming a scene for The Wolf of Wall Street. Surely that deserves a Bafta all of its own. When can I watch the ceremony? The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will be broadcast on BBC One on Sunday at 20:00 BST. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you …

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Is Harry Styles’ album worth the wait? – BBC News

May 12, 2017

The album is a mixed bag – good, odd, awkward and clever. Here’s our verdict on the 10 tracks. 2) Sign of the Times You know this one already – a weepy, six-minute piano ballad that nods to Queen, Bowie and Prince, with a rather unconventional lyric. “The song is written from a point of view as if a mother was giving birth to a child and there’s a complication,” Harry told Rolling Stone. “The mother is told, ‘The child is fine, but …

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Don’t believe that ‘James Comey’ pee tape tweet

May 12, 2017

Comey not Comey.Image: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock For every big news announcement there are at least 10 fake news popping up it’s rule. In this case, after President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, a tweet from his alleged Twitter account said: “Disappointed to leave the FBI, a career I’ve loved for 27 years. During this difficult time I just want all of America to know that the pee tape is real.” @InternetHippo @dberghoefer Is this for real???? …

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This woman took her wig off on a date and moved the internet to tears

May 11, 2017

… restaurant. “You’re beautiful,” her date said upon her return. He told her that the date was “the best date” he’d ever been on. “I like you. You’re unique,” he added. Viewers took to Twitter to cheer on Eve. “YES EVE U GO GIRL,” wrote one person. “So so proud of Eve,” wrote another. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCredi Response – Vidpush + Viralpics Credi Response is a SAAS that lets you send an …

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The internet is very confused by Trump’s new Twitter banner

May 10, 2017

This guy.Image: tom pennington/Getty Images Donald Trump was quick to defend himself on Twitter after a Senate hearing over his campaign’s ties to Russia. The strange thing? He did it with an extremely awkward banner photo. That’s actually one of his tweets, Photoshopped in what appears to be a font from the 1980s over a photo of a bunch of white people giving the thumbs-up sign. Clapper said Monday that he was not aware of any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign …

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Everyone is comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon after he fired James Comey

May 10, 2017

… pic.Twitter.com/gw6IzulvcU Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) May 9, 2017 Brian Williams: “The Tuesday afternoon massacre.” Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) May 9, 2017 Only an incompetent like Trumpcould schedule a Saturday Night Massacrefor a Tuesday afternoon.The FBI must be closing in. Mark A.R. Kleiman (@MarkARKleiman) May 9, 2017 Tuesday Night Massacre. We know why Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox: the president was guilty of obstruction of justice. …

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Snapchat’s limitless update shows it doesn’t need to follow Facebook’s playbook

May 10, 2017

… pressure from advertisers and investors to grow. Twitter faced investor disappointment and a downturn of its stock for its failure to add many users, while Facebook lured the world. Snap is arguably even more similar to Facebook. That’s why Snap must continue to pitch its desirability. One way is through Discover: Snapchat has an exclusive set of publishing partners (Mashable is one) and deals with TV studios to create more must-see (well, Snap hopes) content. Another way to keep people on …

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Chris Pine wants you to know he isn’t Hemsworth, Evans, or Pratt

May 9, 2017

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Meet the sex-positive YouTubers giving kids the sex talks they really need

May 8, 2017

These sex-positive YouTubers are breaking taboos.Image: Riyadh K/Hannah witton/grace f victory When mum and dad’s “bird and the bees” talk causes you to have more questions than answers and when your school sex education classes don’t seem to cover all the bases, who can you turn to? SEE ALSO: 13 feminists who play the Twitter game to win Adolescents are increasingly turning to the internet to fill in the gaps. While it’s a great resource, it can be difficult to …

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Free Comic Book Day lets parents and kids join forces for an epic, one-day geekout

May 8, 2017

… contest. Good day!#FREECOMICBOOKDAY pic.Twitter.com/2w8LNA7NUk GodzillaMendoza (@GodzillaMendoza) May 6, 2017 Free comic book day with my tiny Wonder Woman! – – – – – #bellesadventures #toddlersofinstagram #babybelle #annabellagrace #annabellagracekelly #freecomicbookday #comicbooks #nerds #wonderwoman #mywonderwoman #babywonderwoman A post shared by Natalie Kelly (@nataliecrochets) on May 6, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT The cosplayers are always so great …

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World Naked Gardening Day is when people get dirty in the name of growing greens

May 7, 2017

… I Van Uytsel (@maximethefirst) on May 6, 2017 at 7:52am PDT Hope everyone is participating in World Naked Gardening Day. I haven’t got a garden so can I just go to the park? #worldnakedgardeningday pic.Twitter.com/aOsAb1XhbN JWalking (@jwalkingin) May 6, 2017 Keeping the plants moist in honour of WORLD NAKED GARDENERS DAY #happyworldnakedgardeningday . . . . . . . . #worldnakedgardeningday #worldnakedgardeningday2017 #wngd #wateringtheplants #garden #gardener …

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The Amazons: Meet the band who torched their own tour bus – BBC News

May 7, 2017

“We thought, who are we and what do we do?” says Thomson. “We wanted to shoot the cover in Reading – to put our flag in the ground and say, ‘We’re a Reading band and we’re not ashamed of it’. “After that, it was just coming up with the wackiest thing we could think of, and that was setting the van on fire.” They’ve played some terrible gigs They’re ‘on a mission to reinvigorate rock and roll’ …

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‘Vogue India’ put Kendall Jenner on anniversary cover and people couldn’t stop talking about it

May 6, 2017

So, Kendall Jenner appears on the May issue of Vogue India to celebratethe magazine’s 10th anniversary, and people can’t handle it. Twitter reaction swung between displeased and amused as the images of Jenner, shot by celebrity fashion photographer Mario Testino, started surfacing online. SEE ALSO: Print Is Dead? ‘Vogue’ Has Its Second Biggest Sept Ever Some have touted Jenner’s presence on the cover as “cultural hegemony” and are dissing Vogue …

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Lonzo Ball’s signature shoe lit up Twitter, but LaVar Ball just might have the last laugh

May 5, 2017

… Nike or Adidas or even Under Armour was widely roasted on social media. But it’s LaVar Ball who may yet have the last laugh. SEE ALSO: Schea Cotton, the NBA All-Star who wasn’t, is finally ready to tell his story When the “ZO2” line was unveiled online Thursday, it was immediately and thoroughly mocked on Twitter. And for good reason. The primary shoe costs $495 (and the Lonzo-autographed version is $995). Hell the flip-flops are $220 (and, yes, we wish we were joking.) …

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