The songs that take us back to our high school graduations, by class year

May 14, 2017

… played it on repeat for every road trip and made up our own lyrics for the songs. Just after I graduated, I got an apartment with a friend and we adopted two cats and named them Rocks Tonic and Juice Magic. We were cool.” – Peter Allen Clark, Assistant viral Content Editor, Clarksville, Indiana Class of 2001: “Bitch” – Meredith Brooks “‘Bitch’ reminds me of how I thought of myself in high school angry and independent, but in a tragically …

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The #Resistance is now a lifestyle brand and please, don’t buy it

May 7, 2017

… can be sure hates Trump because they found them on an anti-Trump dating website. Alternatively, they can choose to spend an afternoon huddled around an alternate facts board game noshing on snacks from their favorite #Resistance food truck and swizzling their favorite anti-Trump IPA, all while patting themselves on the back for tangentially donating a portion of their income to today’s viral charity. There’s even opportunities for the introverted #Dissenter to spend a Friday …

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Town plans to venerate super-muscly kangaroo with a big ol’ statue

May 7, 2017

… Australian country club, and made golf better than ever “Roger has recently been recognised as one of the 10 most famous animals in the world,” Chris “Brolga” Barns, who runs Kangaroo Sanctuary, told the newspaper. “Photos and videos of Roger go viral all the time because hes world-renowned as being really muscular, with a great physique.” Oh, don’t we know it. A post shared by WHERE ANIMALS COME FIRST (@thekangaroosanctuary) on Apr 11, 2017 at …

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7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Svitlana Medvedieva If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the last couple months, youve probably seen the viral video of BBC dad.” In case you missed it, heres the clip that captures it all. The professionalism of BBC dad, professor and political science expert Robert E. Kelly, suddenly juxtaposed with the carefree entrance and confident swagger of his young daughter in her adorable yellow sweater, the baby rolling in right after, and the mother …

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How to protect yourself when live video shows a suicide

May 1, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Pressmaster The thrill of social media is often the possibility of surprise. It’s fun to log on and see which viral videos, political rants, news stories, and baby pictures your friends and family have shared. SEE ALSO: ’13 Reasons Why’ proves that good intentions aren’t enough when it comes to portraying suicide What we don’t expect is to see someone die. Watching a suicide attempt (or murder) in real time is not part of the bargain …

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She wrote an adorable letter to Google’s CEO. Now she’s on the ‘board’ of a computer company.

April 29, 2017

Chloe and Hollie testing out a computer kit.Image: KANO Chloe Bridgewater is only 7 years old but she’s already getting paid to test products for a computer company. Her new side hustle comes only a few months after she wrote a letter asking “Google boss” Sundar Pichai for a future job in tech. SEE ALSO: This 7-year-old is not giving up after Google CEO’s sweet rejection letter Since her adorably honest and earnest letter went viral, Chloe and her family in Hereford, …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… responsible for transforming the way we communicate and get information. When Facebook is hit with complaints about viral fake news influencing elections, or live video gone horribly wrong, the Facebook groups founded by Sandberg, Lean In and now Option B, subtly defend the company. They’re offering a powerful counter-narrative about how the platform helps people make life-changing connections. In short, Sandberg is a complicated public figure. You’d be right to have reservations …

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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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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… headline. “Krispy Kreme is changing its name here in the UK to stop people misspellingit,” said another. Oh dear. Publishing prank stories to an unsuspecting audience on any day of the year, even April 1, just isn’t funny anymore. It’s no longer acceptable because fake stories are already in circulation on a daily basis with serious implications. In some instances, fake stories are outperforming real news. In the three months before the presidential election, viral fake …

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Big brands are latching onto viral sensation April the giraffe

April 1, 2017

… thousands of name suggestions. It’s a big deal. The upstate New York park doesn’t re-open for the season until mid-May, but Donnelly said it’s prepared to handle the potential onslaught of visitors who will want to see the viral sensation and her newborn. A big winner in all this is the local business community. April and her expected calf are going to bring people to the rural area that isn’t usually a visitor destination. Donnelly pointed out that all the April …

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Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable It’s becoming all too easy for brands to use sexism as low-hanging fruit to go viral. Time after time, we rise to the bait, giving the brands exactly what they set out to achieve internet fame. In some ways, it’s reassuring to see a brand getting dragged for sexism. The fact that people will readily call BS on companies objectifying women and reinforcing outdated gender stereotypes is a sign of hope and progress. For some brands, getting dragged for …

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Indian bride’s dance performance at her wedding goes massively viral

April 1, 2017

We know Indian weddings are a lavish affair. But this is intense. Really. A 17-minute-long dance act by an Indian bride has gone viral. Though the video is two months old, netizens woke up to it yesterday and have viewed it 7 million times already. SEE ALSO: Bhangra takes on hip hop for a truly viral NBA half-time dance The bride is seen performing to a medley of popular Bollywood songs at her sangeet (a pre-nuptial ceremony) first with her besties and then with her big family, all the …

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Lyft actually followed through on making a wearable that was created as a joke

March 31, 2017

… and the wearable is Lyft’s idea of a viral prank, designed to confound the internet and get us all buzzing. The only problem is, Lyft didn’t just make a joke prototype for a one-off photoshoot the company went all the way in, creating actual working Mono devices. Sure, we have all the hallmarks of a viral prank campaign a slightly ridiculous concept that’s just believable enough, especially with the hyped-up videos and web presence to back it up. But bringing Mono to life …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… slightly less exhilarating setting might have contributed to its eight Golden Raspberry nominations (it won in the worst remake or sequel category). The Jaws sequels Image copyright Getty Images In 1999, The Blair Witch Project went viral long before going viral was even a thing. The horror film used the internet to build a back story for the movie, posting fake police reports and fictional news articles about the Blair Witch, leaving many confused about whether the film was real or …

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She Does A Funny Pregnancy Dance On Camera, Then Her Sneaky Mother Posts It On Facebook

March 17, 2017

… she didn’t know that her mom was going to post it on social media. No one could have predicted it would become a viral sensation on Facebook. It was more to have fun with it, because you can get so miserable in your third trimester, and so uncomfortable,” Lindsey said. “Its kind of for all the other moms out there, just to be like, heres some funniness for you. Additionally, the expecting mother told LittleThings: “In the video, we had our favorite snacks in the …

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British teens are making mundane events go viral on Facebook

March 12, 2017

… making random events pop up in their friends’ News Feeds by saying they’re going to attend, even when they’re obviously not. One of the first examples of this was a “Year 10 Parents Evening” in Norwich which ended up going viral in a spectacular way. Image: facebook Basically every time someone says they’re “attending”, the event pops up in the News Feeds of their Facebook friends. More and more people jump on the bandwagon, and pretty soon …

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Tattooed Dad Talks To Bullied Son About His Long Hair And Records Conversation For Strangers

March 11, 2017

… his friends would share meaningful and encouraging messages for Bodi. But what he didnt expect was that friends wouldnt be the only ones flocking to support his son: total strangers were also leaving positive comments! The dads message is now going viral, and everyone can learn something from this sweet conversation. Like our Page Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Due to restrictions, this video cannot be viewed in your region. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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Geri Horner: Why my son is named after George Michael – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… and harsh. For me, Girl Power was a much more punchy way of saying it. But actually, Girl Power embodies much more than a gender. It’s about everybody. Everybody deserves the same treatment, whatever race you are, gender you are, age you are. Everybody deserves a voice. It was just saying that in a very digestible way. There was a clip that went viral last year, where the band had a blazing row with a director who wanted you to show more cleavage. Oh, I saw that, when I told the bloke to …

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