A Definitive List of the Best #BottleCapChallenge Responses

It all started with a Taekwondo champion in Almaty, Kazakhstan. An expertly executed spinning kick posted on Instagram that resulted in the cap of a water bottle spinning off. With it, a challenge into the social media ether, tagging some of the world’s best known action stars and fighters. View this post on Instagram New […]

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Vacuum Challenge Becomes the Latest Viral Trend to Sweep the Internet

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? How about if some strangers on the internet vacuum-sealed themselves into plastic bags? For many people, the answer is a disheartening yes. The Vacuum Challengesometimes called the Trash Bag Challenge (or bin bag challenge for household thrill-seekers across the pond)is the latest questionable content to […]

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Crisis in Sudan: Protesters Cut Off From Rest of the World

A military coup. A pro-democracy uprising. A brutal protest crackdown. And now an internet blackout. Sudan has been in upheaval since April, when President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and later replaced by a military council that agreed to move toward democracy but has been crushing dissent. More than 100 people have been killed, with up […]

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From self-harm to terrorism, online recommendations cast a deadly shadow | John Naughton

The tragic case of Molly Russell has highlighted their malign influence My eye was caught by a headline in Wired magazine: Custodians of the Internet, Gillespies excellent book on the moderation of online content, I might also be interested in Safiya Umoja Nobles Molly Russell, the young teenager who sought out images of self-harm before […]

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#Trashtag is Trending and Its Actually Awesome, Lets Keep It Going!

Over this past weekend, #trashtag started trending on social media as well as reddit. People on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit were sharing before and after photos of areas they had cleared of trash. From beaches and parks to sidewalks and streets, people around the globe are proving that even a single person can make […]

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This Account Creates Collages of the Travel Photos You See Everywhere

@insta_repeat is doing God’s work. Their profile description sums it up aptly: “Déjà Vu Vibes 🌲 Wander. Roam. Replicate.” The account, which is curiously ‘verified’, makes 3×4 collages of common Instagram travel photos that you probably see clogging your timeline. As standalone images in your feed they can be beautiful, even inspiring (or envy-inducing); but […]

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Two Cats Have Been Trolling Museum Security for Over 2 Years Now

For the last two years, an orange cat named Gosaku and a black cat named Ken-Chan have been keeping security guards at the Onomichi Museum of Art on their toes. The resident cats (both are owned by a nearby restaurant in the neighborhood), have made a habit of hanging out by the museum’s entrance. Sometimes […]

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Pranking the Media with a Photo of Justin Bieber Eating a Burrito Sideways

The guys at Yes Theory just revealed that they were the pranksters behind the viral photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways and that the entire thing was a hoax. To pull it off they flew a Justin Bieber lookalike to LA and then dressed him up, sat him in a park, and made […]

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Google and Orange building cable between US and France

The 6,600km undersea cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven Google is building over the next two years Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States. Measuring 6,600km in length, the undersea cable will be […]

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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura […]

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