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Accidental Facebook post about a toddler becomes an unexpected hit

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Not Ramona, but we wish it were.Image: Getty Images UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2017, 12:55 p.m. UTC NPR published a story Tuesday stating that Ramona is, in fact, not a cat—she is a baby. But she does have a cat.  Here’s hoping Ramona and her feline friend become NPR mainstays in the coming weeks. ——- Original story: Accidentally posting personal stuff onto a work page is every social media manager’s worst nightmare. This time, after the last few days, it came as a moment of relief. On Monday, an NPR staffer’s accidental Facebook post went viral, amassing more than 20,000 reactions […]

This wildfire photo is a portrait of America in 2017

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An amateur photographer in Oregon just captured what some might call a portrait of America’s current state. SEE ALSO: Summer 2017 feels like it’s on steroids – and it’s only going to get worse Kristi McCluer’s depiction of a bunch of men casually golfing while a wildfire raged behind them went viral after it was tweeted out by David Simon, creator of The Wire and The Deuce. He posted the photo to his 130,000 Twitter followers on Thursday, calling it “the money shot” of “visual metaphors for America today.”  In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is […]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend.Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in […]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed.Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing […]

Facebook releases ‘Town Hall’ feature to connect you to your local officials

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience as he arrives at a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.Image: justin sullivan/getty images Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump’s successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s new ‘Trending Topics’ update is here now with less fake news More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook’s role in politics, and on Monday the social network introduced its most […]

You can get emotional about ‘Game of Thrones.’ Just know HBO is listening.

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Image: hbo People went “crazy” over the season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Or so they say. “Crazy” accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional reactions (ERs) during the first episode, and “crazy” ERs spiked during singer Ed Sheeran’s cameo, driving 4.8 percent of all ERs. SEE ALSO: This GIF is every ‘Game of Thrones’ fan right now What are ERs, and why does any of this matter? Well, if you were the producer of Game of Thrones, you looked at this data to evaluate how the show resonated and determined what to promote across social media over […]

How to keep your Instagram stalking private

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Image: instagram There’s no shame in admitting that you stalk people on Instagram we all do. But you don’t always want anyone who grabs your phone to see who you’ve been stalking. So, here’s the complete guide to hiding who you stalk on Instagram. SEE ALSO: How to banish ads from your Instagram feed Clear search history The “clear search history” button clears the dropdown of previous searches in your search bar. Note: this doesn’t affect your search recommendations. Image: instagram To clear your search history, Go to your profile on Instagram Tap the gear on iPhone or three dotted […]

Someone named Jayden K. Smith is not trying to hack your Facebook

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Image: diego AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Here’s a story you’ve probably heard before: A viral hoax is spreading on Facebook, that, when you stop and think about it, really doesn’t make any damn sense. Monday’s hoax involves a supposed hacker named Jayden K. Smith. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers As far as the hoax goes, users are warned about an incoming friend request from a user named “Jayden K. Smith,” who is reportedly a hacker. Then the user is encouraged to share the warning with all of their friends to protect one’s Facebook network from Jayden. […]

Donald Trump goes after Chelsea Clinton in latest Twitter rant and she’s not having it

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The 2016 election ended months ago, but for some reason, Donald Trump still can’t seem to stop talking about the Clintons. In an exceptionally scattershot tweetstorm on Monday morning, Donald Trump took jabs at his usual favorite topics healthcare and former FBI Director James Comey. But this time, the president’s tweetstorm included one notable addition: a jab at his former campaign opponent’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton. SEE ALSO: Why is everybody so worked up about Donald Trump’s Twitter account? It all started when Trump received some backlash after the president’s daughter, Ivanka you know, the woman who claims she tries to […]

Don’t be like Rob Kardashian and try to punish your ex by posting explicit images of her to social media

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Don't do what Rob Kardashian did.Image: Getty Images Rob Kardashian wants revenge on his ex-fiancee, Blac Chyna, and he could go to jail in pursuit of it. Kardashian made that clear Wednesday when he relentlessly posted nude images designed to shame and embarrass Chyna on social media. The pair, who have an infant daughter, are again fighting in public, this time over accusations involving infidelity and betrayal. While nonconsensual porn is terrible no matter who shares it, Kardashian bears a higher level of responsibility given that he used his fame and social media megaphone to exact revenge. By posting the […]