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The 57-year-old presenter thought she was posting a picture of her mum and sister on Mother’s Day when she also posted a meme containing a penis on it in the screenshot. Now, explaining her actions, Eamonn Holmeswife confessed it was sent to her by a girlfriend and saved to her phone camera roll without her knowledge. Speaking on Loose Women, Ruth Langsford said: “ The picture on the left is my mummy, my niece sent them to me on Whatsapp. “I was trying to find one on the ...
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Thanks to a pretty cool new feature on Facebook, you can now send direct messages to your elected representatives. Just go to your "Settings" tab and enter your address to see a list of your reps and policymakers at the highest levelsincluding the vice president and president. And start chatting away. But even though we're sure you've got plenty of things to message Donald Trump about, you're going to have to wait on that. SEE ALSO: New Tiny Trumps' meme has flooded the internet big time Many politicians have jumped on board with the new feature, but shooting off a DM to Trump himself is not an option. That was discovered and pointed out by ProPublica on Monday, the same day the new feature launched. Read more... More about Tech , Trump , Facebook , Politics , and Social Media
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News Alert: Golfing for pleasure is actually not the same as working. That should go without saying, but after Fox News claimed in a news alert that President Donald Trump was "working" in the White House all weekend, when in fact, he was golfing , here we are. SEE ALSO: New Tiny Trumps' meme has flooded the internet big time On Sunday evening, Fox News tweeted an extremely important news alert informing everyone that Trump did something unbelievable he stayed in the White House to work for a weekend. O.M.G. The president staying in the nation's capital for the weekend had been considered completely normal and even routine for every president before him. For Trump, who usually spends his weekends at his "Winter White House" in Mar-a-Lago, this seemed groundbreaking. Sad! Read more... More about Politics , White House , Alert , Golfing , and Conversations
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Sometimes an event is so remarkably big that it completely takes over social media for a few hours, or even days. Think back to the last awards show, sporting event, or viral meme -- how many tweets about it popped onto your Twitter timeline? When more than 9,000 tweets are published per second, it can be hard to find great content on the platform. So in 2015, Twitter rolled out Twitter Moments -- curated tweets revolving around a single topic or story, all in one place. Initially, only Twitter and its editorial partners, such as BuzzFeed and The New York Times , could curate Moments. Last year, however, Twitter opened up Moments for all Twitter users. Now, all content creators on the platform can compile groups of tweets. Whether it’s about an event, a campaign, or a pop culture moment, marketers can take advantage of this feature and potentially get discovered by new followers.
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The Big Journey Armor Games 4 stars Everybody loves cats, dont they? Even if you dont share your home with one of the furry, moody creatures, the occasional social media video or meme still grabs you, right? This is largely the thinking behind the trend for cat games on mobile phones, with developers seeking to win the largest possible market with releases that arent exactly challenging, but have the cute quotient dialled up to 11. The Big Journey (available for iOS devices...
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By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | The meme du jour about the protests in Russia on Sunday is that Donald Trump did not criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin for arresting the protesters, including their leader, Alexei Navalny. Apparently the pressure on the State Department from Russia hawks in Congress was so great that State issued a brief statement condemning the arrest of protesters. But Trump was uncharacteristically quiet. It is a fair point, and signals Trump's double standards. But the irony is that Navalny is even more like Trump than Putin is, and in fact is a little scary. Navalny is a nationalist, who has been seen at far-right, ultra-nationalist events. His platform not only attacks corruption but also calls for deportation of undocumented workers. Navalny accused Russian prime minister Dimitry Medvedev of embezzling so much money he has become a billionaire.
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Opponents of Donald Trump's failed healthcare bill got a big, meme-filled laugh yesterday. But fans of both basketball and the Affordable Care Act? Well, they got perhaps the biggest laugh of all. According to a report from Deadspin , a PAC called American Action Network purchased a series of ads thanking several Republican members of Congress for "keeping [their] promise" to repeal and replace Obamacare. Of course, this didn't happen: As of Friday, Obamacare is alive and kicking, and the Republicans are facing the bitter sting of defeat. SEE ALSO: The White House doesn't want to call it Trumpcare, so Stephen Colbert's going to call it Trumpcare Read more... More about Affordable Care Act , Ads , Watercooler , and Watercooler
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The compromising positions Trump puts himself in may be the only light-hearted thread we can pull from his presidency. On Thursday, Trump invited the American Trucking Association to the White House to discuss the trucking industry and garner support for the Republican health care plan. Part of the event involved Trump climbing into a 18-wheeler for a photo op, and he seized the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy himself. SEE ALSO: New Tiny Trumps' meme has flooded the internet big time Image: Twerkulator/reddit He probably isn't as pleased with the photos that resulted from his time in the truck's rig, as they immediately became fodder for the internet's amusement. And now, it's become a glorious Photoshop battle on Reddit. Read more... More about Pics , Trucker , Photoshop Battles , Trump , and Conversations
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Daesh tries to stop such defections at present, but its ability to do so is rapidly declining. You often meet with a meme that once a young man has served in a radical organization he is thereafter always dangerous. In fact, many former radicals have abandoned their radicalism for a perfectly normal life back home. Some former members of the caliphal mafia state will go underground, forming cells, and attempting to continue to run extortion rackets and carry out terrorist bombings in Baghdad and Damascus. Yet others will try to haunt the West, which they will blame for their defeat. Daesh propaganda on the internet has already worked its way into the dreams and nightmares of a handful of petty criminals and ne'er-do-wells who have pulled off terrorist attacks in Europe. It was such a loner and minor criminal, Khalid Masood, who drove his vehicle into people on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a policeman guarding parliament.
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Don't hold a blank piece of paper to your computer screen, unless you really want to be made fun of. In the wake of the Westminster attacks in London, some far-right politicians have predictably used the event to try and support their bid for a trump-style ban on immigration from Muslim majority naions. SEE ALSO: Here's where that viral defiant meme about the London attack came from Among them was Australia's very own conservative politician Pauline Hanson, who hit up social media in a bid to try to convince people to get behind a Muslim ban. Um, no thanks. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has responded to the London terror attack https://t.co/a80ZC5vmQw pic.twitter.com/Qi6pv2LVHx SBS Australia (@SBS) March 23, 2017 Read more... More about Twitter Reactions , Conversations , Twitter , Pauline Hanson , and Australia
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Alan Martin 2 hours 23 min ago Politics You might think that when a country’s elected officials are scrutinising a candidate for a supreme court vacancy, questions would be strictly limited to bipartisan legal matters. Oh, my friend, you have far too much faith in democratic processes. Neil Gorsuch is Trump’s pick to be a supreme court justice, filling a position that has been vacant since Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016. What kind of tough questioning did he have to face during his confirmation hearing? After batting away a joke question from Ted Cruz about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , Gorsuch faced a much tougher query: a Reddit meme. “My family’s been texting me throughout this process asking me to ask questions that they would ask,” begun Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican representing Arizona. In a case of double-outsourcing, his teenage son turned to Reddit for inspiration, and the unedifying result was Senator Flake asking the next supreme court justice whether he’d rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck.
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The folks at Giphy, that stalwart provider of looping cats and people falling down, are getting slyly socially active. Last week the company added a library of over 2,000 GIFs intended to teach words and phrases in American Sign Language. The project might seem like an odd match, given the meme-heavy use of the form, but the producers have high hopes. ASL is the third most spoken language in the U.S. and almost exclusively visual. Harnessing the physical nature of the language, the looping repetition of the video form, and the easily shared nature of GIFs, they expect the videos to get traction with both hearing and non-hearing users. via GIPHY via GIPHY The series was conceived by Giphy video artist Wallis Millar-Blanchaer and Stephanie Weber, a Giphy studios coordinator. The videos are cut from the educational YouTube series Sign With Robert , where full length videos feature introductory and conversational skills.
Ars Technica
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(credit: Know Your Meme ) Now that Yahoo is on the verge of being eaten by Verizon, it's hard to remember that the troubled company was once an innovative startup. But Yahoo rocketed to popularity after building the first directory for "homepages" on the 1990s information superhighway. Later, it became a giant of the Web 2.0 generation, partly by gobbling up the era's best inventions, like Flickr. For a brief, improbable moment at the turn of the millennium, Yahoo was everyone's one-stop shop on the Web for news, mail, photos, events, chat, and more. But let's not kid ourselves into framing Yahoo as some kind of proto-Facebook that came too soon or got unlucky. Yahoo's defining moment had nothing to do with its accomplishments. When we look back on Yahoo knowing what we do today, it's clear that Yahoo's true self was revealed in a single, stark meme.
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An Ashford secondary school has apologised after pupils were sent an email imploring them to attend lessons even if they feel low.Norton Knatchbull, in Hythe Road, fired the missive at its sixth form students because of concern over the number of missed lessons.The message, from head of sixth form Jenny Tomkins last Thursday (March 16), also contained a meme, asking pupils to suck it up cupcake and deal with it like the mature adult you are.However, this was...