Category: Social Media


About Halfway Through This Video It Becomes Obvious Why Bank’s New Ad Has Received Almost 3 Million Views in Just Days

 

 

 

 

 

” TD Canada wanted to say thank you to their customers this year in a way they felt was “unique and distinctive.”

“We thought we’d really kick it up a notch,” said Chris Stamper, SVP corporate marketing at TD Canada Trust.

  And that they did.

  The bank posted a video online showing them morph an ATM machine into what they called an “automatic thanking machine,” stunning pre-selected customers by dispensing a unique gift to each of them.

  But the bank wasn’t finished yet. The video has undoubtedly gone mega-viral because of what happens in the second half. That’s when the bank kicked it up several notches and delivered an additional, heartfelt gift to each of the customers.”

 

The Blaze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About these ads

NYC Bodypainting Day: A Model’s Recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Yesterday, models of all shapes and sizes became walking canvases for body painting artists from all over the country in New York City’s first Body Painting Day, an event dedicated to accepting our bodies as we are as well as displaying beautiful art. (Photos can be viewed on Flickr and Gothamist.)”

 

 

 

 

”  I was fortunate enough to participate as one of the models. Mind you, walking naked through one of the most crowded cities in the country was never on my bucket list, however it was definitely an experience and a message I was proud to promote. I arrived at the southwest entrance to Central Park at about 12:15pm and met with my artist, Margie Nugent, who I had coordinated with prior to the event to avoid any stress upon arriving. She was provided with the paint and we made camp next to a bench. “You ready?”, asked Margie. Off came my dress. There I stood in a thong in front of a surrounding crowd, cell phones ready to upload to social media, as my artist went straight to work. Another artist sharing our bench came prepared with her iPod and speakers. Shenanigans in our corner with sing-alongs and naked models shaking what was hanging. Hours in, it was time for the lady parts to be painted to complete the look. I was not nervous about showing my bits to public; I was more concerned with how the inevitable gawkers would release their inappropriate images to the interwebs. Fortunately, it was a quick cover.”

 

OutsideTheBoundsNYC

 

 

 

    On a similar note the World Body Painting Festival was held several weeks ago in Austria . Below is a video of some of the highlights .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian has many pictures and details of the 17th annual festival …

 

 

 

 

This year, the festival took place from 29 June to 3 July.

 

 

 

” The 17th annual world bodypainting festival has taken place in Pörtschach, Austria. Thousands of visitors arrived to observe the bodypainting work of artists from 47 different countries on the theme of Pop Art. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Woman in Black’ Is Social Media Mystery: Is Black-Clad Woman On Religious Trek?

 

 

 

Woman In Black

 

 

 

” Have you seen the “Woman in Black?” A mysterious loner – a woman dressed in an all black, flowing robe and carrying a black luggage cart, a staff and a black bible – has been wandering America’s highways and causing quite the buzz on social media. Who is she? We have a name, but little else about this peculiar woman’s trans-country trudge.”

 

 

 

 

 

” Reuters news service reported on Monday that the “Woman in Black,” so named “by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey,” has been walking since July 18, and thus far has been spotted all over the Southeast and Midwest.”

 

 

 

 

” Her curious journey has spurred Facebookers to create a page dedicated to the woman, and her every move is being closely tracked. Over 25,000 fans are now wondering where this mystifying sojourner will end up, and why.

  The author of the Facebook page reached out to those who may encounter her:

  Despite what a few closed-minded, cold-hearted people may believe, this page was not created as a means to harass, stalk, endanger, or belittle this woman. It was created in hopes of reminding people to open their hearts and become a little less judgmental and more willing to lend a hand to those in need. If you meet this woman, please, offer her a drink, a meal, whatever it may be you feel she needs. Be hospitable. Be kind. And try to remember to carry those qualities not only to this mysterious woman, but to everyone. If you don’t find this lady’s story interesting, please, move along.”

 

 Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,000 Websites Hacked Through MailPoet WordPress Plugin Vulnerability

 

 

 

 

 

” The users of WordPress, a free and open source blogging tool as well as content management system (CMS), that have a popular unpatched wordPress plugin installed are being cautioned to upgrade their sites immediately.
  A serious vulnerability in the WordPress plugin, MailPoet, could essentially allows an attacker to inject any file including malware, defacements and spam, whatever they wanted on the server and that too without any authentication.
  MailPoet, formerly known as Wysija Newsletter, is a WordPress plugin with more than 1.7 million downloads that allows developers running WordPress to send newsletters and manage subscribers within the content management system.
  In a blog post, the security researcher and CEO of the security firm Sucuri, Daniel Cid, pointed out the vulnerability to be serious and said that within three weeks since the vulnerability unveiled, over 50,000 websites have been remotely exploited by the cybercriminals to install backdoors targeting the vulnerable MailPoet plugin.”
Read the rest at Hacker News

L.A. Gets Snarky About Obama Traffic Delays: #ThanksObama

 

 

#ThanksObama

 

 

 

 

” President Obama may rake in the money from fawning donors during his two-day fundraising sweep through Los Angeles this week, but he’s not winning any fans among commuters who, as they do, take to social media to vent.

“ Obama is visiting Los Angeles today which means I won’t be home till around 7:30pm due to traffic delays. #SMH” tweeted Twitter user West Coastin’.

  Obama’s L.A. visit, scheduled to start Wednesday afternoon, means traffic headaches for commuters in West Hollywood, downtown, Mid-Wilshire, Exposition Park, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, among other areas.

“ If you’re on the Westside today … don’t get trapped in traffic. Obama’s a’comin!” said Twitter user Byrd. “

 

 

 

LA Times has more and be sure to visit #ThanksObama at Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comcastic Service Disconnection

 

 

    Give a listen to THE MOST FRUSTRATING and infuriating “customer service” representative that you have ever witnessed . It’s no wonder the family has chosen to cancel their Comcast service . I know we have all experienced an obnoxious corporate phone rep at one time or another but this fool takes the cake .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka “customer retention”).

  The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun.

  What I did not know is how oppressive this conversation would be. Within just a few minutes the representative had gotten so condescending and unhelpful I felt compelled to record the speakerphone conversation on my other phone.

  This recording picks up roughly 10 minutes into the call, whereby she and I have already played along and given a myriad of reasons and explanations as to why we are canceling (which is why I simply stopped answering the rep’s repeated question — it was clear the only sufficient answer was “Okay, please don’t disconnect our service after all.”).

  Please forgive the echoing and ratcheting sound, I was screwing together some speaker wires in an empty living room! “

 

 

HT/Digg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone Tried To Shame Her Body With Graffiti, But This Teen Took An Awesome Photo Instead

 

 

 

” When 14-year-old Carleigh O’Connell heard that a gibe about her body had been spray-painted on a cement block for her whole town to see, she responded in the unlikeliest, but most awesome of ways: She snapped a photo while posing proudly with the graffiti.

  She then shared the image on social media and told her mom, Daryl, to do the same.

  She wanted the image to go viral. She wanted to turn the story around.

” [Carleigh] decided that she was going to be stronger than hurtful words on the concrete and that she was going to be proud of her figure,” the teen’s mom wrote in a Sunday Facebook post. “She also told me that she feels complete sympathy for the teenagers across the country who face this everyday. She understands and wants all of them to find strength inside to rise above the nastiness and be empowered by who you are, how you are made and what is in your heart.” “

 

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Watch As Two Would-Be Thieves Receive Some Poetic Justice

 

 

 

 

    While this video is obviously faked , it is very well done and truly hysterical . There can be no doubt that while this incident did not really happen there are many idiot crooks out there that could make it a reality . Have a laugh and thank the creative genius who crafted the video for a humorous start to the workday .

 

Here He Is Folks: The All-Time Darwin Award Winner

 

 

 

   The incident above took place in South Korea and the forty year-old in the video actually plummeted about twenty feet to his death . While we take no joy in the death of a fellow human being , we cannot help but wonder how a person can survive to the age of 40 without knowing that elevator doors remain shut for a reason ?

 

 

Man Enlists A Biker Gang To ‘Attack’ Him Just So He Could Propose To His Girlfriend

 

 

 

” A husband-to-be combined a gang of bikers and a bit of harassment to stage quite an elaborate proposal for his girlfriend.

  A motorcyclist collides with a guy driving a car on the road, and the two pull over. The biker is enraged, pushing the driver around and seeming to yell at him — you can’t hear exactly what’s going on with the aggressive foreign music playing in the background, but exact words are unnecessary. “

 

Elite Daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What You Signed Up For

 

 

 

 

” I bet you thought Facebook tweaked your feed to provide you with “relevant” information you might find useful.

  What if you found out that instead they “tweaked” it in an attempt to determine whether they could manipulate your emotional state?

  Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,” was published inThe Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences. It shows how Facebook data scientists tweaked the algorithm that determines which posts appear on users’ news feeds—specifically, researchers skewed the number of positive or negative terms seen by randomly selected users. Facebook then analyzed the future postings of those users over the course of a week to see if people responded with increased positivity or negativity of their own, thus answering the question of whether emotional states can be transmitted across a social network. Result: They can! 

  There seems to be this idea that you can get “something for nothing”, or the “something” you “pay” is in some way beneficial.  But what if it’s not?  What if it’s intended to manipulate how you think and respond to events around you?  What if that manipulation doesn’t end with an advertising message trying to get you to buy one product over another?

  A rather liberal reading of Facebook’s terms would probably lead you to conclude that you agreed to this when you signed up for an account.  But this much is certain — you weren’t told about it in advance, and you didn’t explicitly consent.

  This particular instance came to light because it led to a published research paper.  How much of this is going on in other venues entirely in secret, covered by the same sort of “policy agreement”, without your consent?

My best guess: A whole lot of it.”

 

From Karl Denninger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Dead Hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Arrested and Institutionalized for Facebook Posts Critical of the Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Brandon Raub, a decorated Marine who was forcefully admitted to a mental health institution for posting Facebook posts that were at-odds with the Obama Administration’s political agenda, is now suing the federal government for the apparent civil rights violation.
 
  In 2012, Raub was arrested for posting “controversial song lyrics, conspiracy theories related to 9/11 and talk of upcoming revolution.” He was taken to a mental health institution and admitted for Oppositional Defiance Disorder, a term that the government uses to brand those who disagree with the way government is being run as being insane.
 
  Raub was released days later when a judge recognized that there was no reason for his institutionalization. Still, this episode has startling implications about freedom in America.
 
  This is not an isolated incident, however, as Raub was detained as part of a DHS directive called “Operation Vigilant Eagle,” a directive aimed at scrutinizing the behavior of veterans for anything nonconformist as a means of weeding out dissent. The program claims to be trying to help veterans who are “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.
 
  However, critics have noted that the criteria is overly-broad and seems to target rightwing thought as a dangerous behavior worthy of institutionalization where veterans can become re-educated.”
      Any right-thinking person these days had better have some “oppositional defiance” , which puts us in good company … Think Jefferson , Madison , Washington , Franklin , Henry , Lee … If they were with us today the State would surely be holding them under lock and key .

Mind If I Play Through?

 

 

 

 

 

 That old duffer Obama , he’ll do anything to stay out of the sandbox , er , trap …

 

 

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9 Unbelievably Absurd Acronyms the FBI Is Tracking On Twitter, Or 9UAATFBIITOT

 

 

FBI Twitterspeak

 

 

 

 

 

” In this week’s stranger news, an 83-page document was procured by self-proclaimed “FOI Geek” Jason Smathers under the Freedom of Information Act. The document, created by the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence Research Support Unit, features an “extensive—but far from exhaustive—list of shorthand and acronyms used on Twitter and other social media venues.”

  The list contains more than 2,800 entries (you read that correctly) which the FBI asserts you “should find useful in your work or for keeping up with your children and/or grandchildren.” In case your child decides to tell you, “HGH”, during in the middle of a conversation, fret not, for now you can just pull out your handy dandy 83-page guide to internet slang and see that they’re obviously telling you “Haters Gonna Hate.” Duh.

  With over 2,800 abbreviations on the list, there are understandably some strange ones which, based on a quick internet search, have literally never even been used. Imagine employing any of these in daily conversation, not to mention trying to memorize them:

From Reason:

 

  • IOKIYAR, “It’s okay if you’re a Republican
  • ALOTBSOL, “Always look on the bright side of life”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • BTDTGTTAWIO, “been there, done that, got the T-shirt and wore it out”
  • EOTWAWKI, “end of the world as we know it”

 

 

 

 

 

  • HCDAJFU, “He could do a job for us”
  • IITYWTMWYBMAD, “If I tell you what it means will you buy me a drink?”
  • LFBBEG, “Looking for big bad evil guy”
  • KTBSPA, “Keep the backstreet pride alive”
  • PMIGBOM, “Put mind in gear before opening mouth”

 

 

     Our tax dollars at work … Jeez . One would think that with all the threats to our way of life from those evil “right-wing extremists” , the need to change illegal’s diapers , arming terrorists and such that the Feds would have enough to do without spending a fortune studying social media acronyms … but one would be wrong , wouldn’t one ? 

   In Obama’s Amerika no job is to small for the hand of big government .

Read more  here and here:

 

FBI Releases 83-Page Guide to Social Media Slang, Acronyms

FBI’s Amusing ‘Twitter Speak’ Dictionary Revealed

WTF FBI? Agency Has Huge List of Twitter Slang (and Some of It’s Fake)

FBI discovers Twitter-speak, starts a dictionary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone Is Spilling ISIS’s Secrets On Twitter

 

 

 

” A mysterious Twitter account is trying to stop ISIS’ rise to power by spilling the terror group’s secrets online. For more than six months a series of tweets have detailed the alleged covert alliances and conspiratorial machinations behind the ascension of The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, the Islamist group taking over large parts of Iraq. Taken together, the tweets form a slanted but valuable picture of ISIS and one of the only portraits of its leaders. Perhaps even more important, the account is still active, sending out tweets days ago about ISIS’s current strategy in Iraq and what it plans to do next.

  Sitting over a keyboard somewhere, likely in a Syrian town now held by rebel forces, is @wikibaghdady, the leaker behind the anti-ISIS account. He may be a former ISIS member who defected to ISIS’ rivals in Syria, the al Qaeda backed Al Nusra front, as some analysts have speculated. Or, “he” may actually be more than one person, with @wikibaghdady serving as the avatar for a group effort to undermine ISIS’ official story and knock it from its perch atop the jihadist movement. Whatever the case, @wikibaghdady has put ISIS in uncomfortable positions, revealing the true name of the group’s leader and a deeply controversial association.

  Most of @wikibaghdady’s secret history of ISIS is a straightforward chronicle of purported facts about the group, presented as a series of questions, posed and then answered by the account. But pulling back the curtain and exposing ISIS’ inner workings, @wikibaghdady claims that ISIS is an elaborate fraud, pretenders to the Caliphate.”

 

 

Daily Beast has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Stop Facebook From Tracking Your Browsing History

 

 

 

” Last week, Facebook announced that it was going to start tracking our browsing activity. Facebook is claiming that this feature is part of its ad-tailoring program (it also recently introduced a tool that lets you give feedback on ads). Of course, it’s not quite that innocent: Advertisers will pay more for information on what you do outside of Facebook because it will help them target you better inside of Facebook.

  Sound good to you? Great, carry on! No? You have some choices, including privacy company Abine’s new DoNotTrackMe tool for Facebook.

” It is crazy for anyone to allow Facebook to collect their browsing history when they’re not even logged into Facebook,” said Abine CEO Rob Shavell, in a press release announcing the technology. “The idea that one company should be trusted to know about our friends and family and then also everything we do online is insane.”

  And the scope of Facebook’s tracking ability is greater than you may think. “Our browsing history, which Facebook can only collect because of the many ‘like’ and ‘login’ buttons they have placed on other sites, allows Facebook to connect two critical sets of information about us: ‘Who we are,’ our identity and personal information and social graph; [and] ‘what we do,’ which sites we go to each day, what we do there, and more,” Shavell explained via email. 

” You might have ‘nothing to hide,’ but if you have a Facebook account and surf without technology protecting you from this new default on data collection, you will certainly find out,” he says. “

From the DoNotTrackMe website

” If you’re like the average web user, you’re unknowingly tracked over 100 times each time you surf the web.

  DoNotTrackMe automatically blocks these tracking companies – ad networks, social networks, and sneaky data collection companies – from tracking your browsing behind the scenes. DoNotTrackMe has blocked over 1 trillion attempts to track millions of users’ browsing and actively blocks over 600 of these companies.

  DoNotTrackMe also protects your email address, phone, and credit card from being abused by companies on the web and on your mobile device.”

    The more we learn of Facebook , the more we want to have nothing to do with it . Read more on protecting your privacy from those corporate Statists of Zuckerberg’s at the Daily Dot .

Imagine … If You Will , A President Who Orders The Collection Of Virtually Every Fact About American Citizens , Yet …

 

 

 

 

 

 

… Has All Of His Own Records Sealed By Court Order Before Running For President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Can Now Send The Middle Finger To All Your Friends

 

 

But we all know this is the only one we are really waiting for...

 

 

 

 

” The emojis are a part of the Unicode 7.0 software update from Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

  Not many photos have been released of the new icons, but they’ll be added to the Emojipedia “as soon as they are available.”

  Some of the new emojis are computer-themed, such as floppy disks, printers, and keyboards. We’ll also be able to go to war with our friends via text, as Emoji is releasing military airplanes, boats, and rockets.”

 

Go to Buzzfeed to see the entire collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Man Added Himself to Every Frame Of A Britney Spears Music Video

” Living fancy like Britney Spears isn’t easy. You have to work for it.

  Gal Volinez committed some serious time and effort to the task. He inserted himself into every scene of Spears’ video for “Work Bitch,” replacing the pop star with footage of himself. If this isn’t how you spent your weekend, you wasted your Saturday.”

 

Mashable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win Probabilities For The World Cup

 

 

World Cup Odds

 

Click on the graphic to reach interactive page

 

 

” This interactive visual is collaboration with Andrew Phillips of Chartball. Hover over a team name or any circle to see the win probabilities for a team.

  The Power Rank specializes in adjusting for strength of schedule in ranking teams. These rankings give win, loss and tie probabilities for a soccer match.

  Chartball turns data into beautiful graphics and interactive visuals. The area of the circles are proportional to the likelihood that a team advances through different rounds of the playoffs.

  Interested in advice on filling out your World Cup pool? I’m working on combining these numbers with other predictions to give you the biggest edge possible.”

 

HT/ SI and read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dems Can’t Even Get A Flag Day Picture Right: ‘Celebration’ Turns Into Mockery Instead

 

 

” The Democratic National Committee tried to get its patriotic groove on Saturday by tweeting a celebration of Flag Day, but just ended up advertising to the country they didn’t have a picture of Old Glory right handy,

  Or the DNC doesn’t know what an American flag looks like.

  Here’s what the party of the president sent out.”

 

 

Dm Flag Fail

 

 

” It might be shocking that the political party that currently controls the presidency and the United States Senate is incapable of finding a American flag on flag day.

  But somehow it’s not shocking at all that a political machine that produces bureaucratic hacks who pervert the IRS, or hipster spokesmen who dismiss the Benghazi attack as “Dude, that was like two years ago,” doesn’t even know what an American flag looks like.

  Does anyone, Democrat or Republican, seriously think Flag Day means a damn thing to this crowd? If they didn’t have a “hick holiday” app to remind them what the rubes were up to in flyover country, there wouldn’t have been a tweet at all.”

 

Some of the Twitter responses are priceless read more at :

BizPacReview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Looks Like Raging Hockey Fans Destroyed An LAPD Drone Last Night

 

 

 

” Multiple videos have been posted online showing what uploaders described as hockey fans destroying a Los Angeles Police Department drone outside the Staples Center Friday night after the LA Kings won the NHL’s Stanley Cup. 

  Riot police were called in to break up what the LA Times described as a “melee” outside the arena following the King’s victory over the New York Rangers.

  In one clip posted online, a drone can be seen hovering over the crowd of hockey fans before it was knocked out of the sky by people throwing shoes and clothing:”

 

 

 

   This may or may not have been a police drone . There is every possibility that the drone was a private one , perhaps owned by a blogger or amateur reporter just seeking unique video footage . If so we are sorry to see the destruction of private property . However , if it was a police drone then all we can say is congratulations … good shooting .

 

Read more at Business Insider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Tread On Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

” I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own business , patiently waiting for it to turn green even though there was no on-coming traffic …

… A carload of bearded , young , loud Muslims, shouting anti-American slogans , with a half-burned American flag duct taped to the trunk of their car and a “Remember 9-11″ slogan spray painted on the side , was stopped next to me …

… Suddenly they yelled , Praise Allah” and took off before the light changed. Out of nowhere an 18-wheeler came speeding through the intersection and ran directly over their car , crushing it completely and killing everyone in it …

… For several minutes I sat in my car thinking to myself , “Man … that could have been me ! ” …

… So today , bright and early , I went out and got a job as a truck driver . “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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