Daily Mail - Australia
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Gary Oke, a heroic witness to the Bourke Street Mall tragedy, has given an emotional account of his efforts to save 10-year-old victim Thalia Hakin's (pictured) life after she was hit by a car on Friday.
Design Milk - Tech
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Quick Sprout
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1. The power of video Simply put, video is the best format for telling stories. You can connect with a consumer and establish a powerful emotional connection with your audience through the use of video more so than any other content format. You can flesh out that one concept that resonates with an audience and deliver it with a voice and personality that captivates them through a one-on-one connection. DSC use of video was a smart move, especially given video usage statistics. HubSpot shares a number of compelling stats that show why diversifying content marketing to include video is a smart move: 92% of mobile video consumers share videos with others More than a third of all online activity involves watching videos More than a third of consumers trust video ads 80% of users can recall a video ad they viewed in the last 30 days Enjoyment of video advertising increases purchase intent by 97% and brand association by 139% 2.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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7) The Dodo The Dodo publishes stories about animals, which involved lots of videos of them being cute. Their soundless videos work because they mostly feature animal stars . It's not an exact science, but animals are a great marketing tool. It's probably because they're cute and make us feel positive emotions when we see them. When making a soundless video, try choosing a topic or subject that incites strong positive or negative emotions to drive engagement. Another perk of this video is that it's unexpected. When you think about pigs, do you typically imagine them wearing jackets or enjoying belly rubs? Me either, and that made me want to click on it just by seeing it, without having to hear anything about it with sound on. If you're filming a video that can be viewed without sound, think about the star of the content. Whether it's a brilliant animation or an adorable piglet, try to elicit an emotional response and surprise viewers with something provocative to make them keep watching.
Al Jazeera
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Hackaday
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Furbys have been around for a while and they are an interesting (if annoying) toy that will teach the kids to be okay with their eventual robotic overlords. In the meantime, the latest version of the robotic companion/toy/annoyance uses Bluetooth LE to communicate with the owner and [Jeija] has been listening in on the Bluetooth communication, trying to reverse engineer the protocol in order to run code on Furby. [Jeija] has made a lot of progress and can already control the Furby's actions, antenna and backlight color, and change the Furby's emotional state by changing the values of the Furby's hungriness, tiredness, etc. [Jeija] has created a program that runs on top of Node.js and can communicate with the Furby and change its properties. [Jeija] has also discovered, and can bring up, a secret debug menu that displays in the Furby's eyes. Yet to be discovered is how to run your own code on the Furby, however, [Jeija] is able to add custom audio to the official DLC files and upload them into the Furby.
Daily Mail - USA
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Mashable
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With the minutes of his presidency dwindling, 44th President of the United States Barack Obama sent what are likely his final tweets from the @POTUS twitter account on Friday morning, leaving the White House as he entered it: with a message of inspiration and hope. SEE ALSO: President Obama's emotional tribute to his family will have you tearing up In the midst of the tweets, he also revealed the website for his Obama Foundation, which will be the focal point of his activities now that he's leaving the White House. It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man. President Obama (@POTUS) January 20, 2017 Read more... More about Inauguration 2017 , Twitter , Potus , Barack Obama , and Watercooler
PinkNews
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Mashable
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The Obamas have gone and the West Wing is empty , but we still have the memories. After six years and 388 episodes, the final edition of West Wing Week went up on YouTube Thursday, and the last installment of our regular insight into life in the White House was a tearjerker. From fond farewells to staff to poignant addresses to the nation, and of course that intensely emotional moment with Joe Biden, the clip is one final emotional memento of Obama's time in office. High school student tells Betsy DeVos exactly how her policies would hurt her Watch in awe as the world's bravest duck openly trolls a tiger Gorillaz return after 6 years with anti-Trump music video Top 10 best uses of color in a movie ever Read more... More about West Wing , Obama , Entertainment , and Politics
WhoWhatWhy
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Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among peoples and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings. We face a hostile ideologyglobal in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle—with liberty the stake.
Adweek
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e. no money changed hands). One scene in the third episode takes place in an Applebees, where two family members have an emotional argument while ordering off the restaurants menu. The mantra of the show is, a family fight at a Best Buy. So its great to have that scene, which is such an emotional scene, take place at an Applebees, and use those specific menu items that are so fun, crazy and silly-sounding, said Krisel. To have that juxtaposition of this real-world, chain restaurant, and those real names of desserts, thats my dream. He still cant believe that Applebees approved its inclusion in a scene that suggests that its food isnt ideal for people who are dieting. We kept asking them, did they read the script? And they were like, yeah, can you get all these things from the menu into the script? We were like, yeah, well do that.
Mashable
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Get your tissues out, folks. This short film about a teenage mother will bring a tear to your eye. SEE ALSO: Prepare to get emotional over this new short film about opportunity Written and performed by Emmet Kirwan, Heartbreak tells the story of a young woman's struggle to cope with pregnancy and motherhood in Ireland a country where abortion is illegal, with limited exceptions. It's not all sad tears, though. The films also carries a message of hope that one day the cycle of oppression against women will be broken. Dog is not in the mood for owner's dumb Snapchat, thanks Here's what Ben Affleck has to say about the 'Sad Affleck' meme This footballer's ecstatic reaction to a goal is a thing of beauty Watching corn pop in super slow-mo is more satisfying than you know Read more... More about David Tynan , Emmet Kirwan , Abortion Access , Abortion , and Mother
Mashable
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Get your tissues out, folks. This short film about a teenage mother will bring a tear to your eye. SEE ALSO: Prepare to get emotional over this new short film about opportunity Written and performed by Emmet Kirwan, Heartbreak tells the story of a young woman's struggle to cope with pregnancy and motherhood in Ireland a country where abortion is illegal, with limited exceptions. It's not all sad tears, though. The films also carries a message of hope that one day the cycle of oppression against women will be broken. Dog is not in the mood for owner's dumb Snapchat, thanks Here's what Ben Affleck has to say about the 'Sad Affleck' meme This footballer's ecstatic reaction to a goal is a thing of beauty Watching corn pop in super slow-mo is more satisfying than you know Read more... More about David Tynan , Emmet Kirwan , Abortion Access , Abortion , and Mother
The Huffington Post
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WhoWhatWhy
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To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. Progress toward these noble goals is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the world. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings. We face a hostile ideologyglobal in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle—with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain, despite every provocation, on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment.
euronews
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Adweek
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This time, the box contains a flamenco outfit. When we next see Mateo heading down the sidewalk, hes traveling all alone, his head held high. As the narrative explains, Mateo got some dad insurance so he could take care of himself when things got difficult and scary. Judo gave him the confidence to no longer worry about the bullies, while giving his father the peace of mind to allow him to follow his dreams. Demonstrating the relationship between insurance and dreams has been at the core of our messaging, says Julie Schaubroeck, associate vp of brand and consumer marketing at AFI. This spot serves as an emotional demonstration of how a fathers careful protection enabled his son to pursue his dream. It serves as a thoughtful and emotional metaphor for insurance. The spot also evokes feelings of pride and promise in the American Dream, adds Yancy.
Collective Evolution
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Daily Mail - USA
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SABC Digital News
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The community of Kwaggafontein In Mpumalanga is pleading with the local government to fix a bridge that threatens the lives of commuters and motorists during heavy floods. The desperate plea comes as Angelina Mlangeni-Msiza was laid to rest on Saturday. She died last week when the taxi she was travelling in, was swept off the bridge during heavy floods. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Adweek
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As one can see from the vision experts knowing expression, the service she provided was much more of an emotional salve than a medical necessity. When we talk about Pearle, it is very much in the context of genuine eye care, says Pearle Vision chief marketing officer Doug Zarkin. Not only state-of-art diagnostics but caring for the people behind the eyes. Zarkin describes this campaign as an illustration of what his companys employees do for customers every day. Our doctor actually goes the extra mile and puts in the blank lens so the child is none the wiser, he says. The easy way out would be simply popping out the lenses, but in realizing how important they are, she is partnering with the parents to make the child feel better about himself. In research conducted by client and agency over the past three years, Pearle found trust was an important component of its relationships with customers.
21stCenturyWire
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But so far, there is no evidence that the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful.” Flash forward to September here and here , as well as early October in the lead up to President Obama’s decree, the Clinton friendly outlet the NY Times had all but solidified the Russian cyber/hack claims – once again, without any definitive proof. Here's a response from Russian leadership featured on RT news discussing revelations surrounding the Trump-Russia dossier: The Kremlin said on Friday that what Buzzfeed had publisheddidnt merit to be called a report.” “We have finished the discussion of this fabrication,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained. “This is far from being the first such falsehood published, and it is, moreover, really quite base. One simply shouldnt pay any attention to it, as it is now appealing to the emotional frenzy that is dominating in America at the moment.
PC Pro
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Your piece had a real interactive element, with viewers being given a virtual spray-can tool. Why did you want that in there? Why not just plonk them in a VR space with virtual objects? The important thing to me in making the work for the Vive/Royal Academy commission was to understand virtual reality as a time-based medium, experienced in the round and to give the viewers a way to engage with the work both visually and physically. (Above: Sparkling Life, Pure Water, Healthy World) I found the experience of making in the VR space much more interesting than viewing a scene lacking narrative or an educational function. I also found the tools prescriptive. They seem to encourage a certain type of emotional engagement. Describing feelings is a complicated thing, but feeling like I could only really do one thing in some of the apps was a little oppressive.