Category: Social Media


France Evil Clowns: 14-Year-Old Latest Arrested In Terror Wave

 

 

 

 

 

 

” As a wave of “evil clowns” terrorizing passers-by spreads over France, a 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested Monday near Paris for attempting to attack a woman.

  Another teenager in the southern city of Montpellier was sentenced to four months in prison for hitting a passer-by 30 times with an iron bar overnight Saturday, reported AFP. The teen was also dressed as a clown.

  Complaints have poured in recently over “armed clowns” wreaking havoc in various parts of the country – some carrying pistols, knives or baseball bats – and police have detained several people over the violent trend.

  The phenomenon has even prompted anti-clown vigilantism, forcing police to step in to try and quell the hysteria by saying there have only been a few sightings of the grotesque pranksters.

  On Monday, a woman who had just got out of her car in Chelles, near Paris, called the police, saying two clowns – one of whom was armed with a fake axe – had attacked her, a source said.

  They escaped when a passer-by armed with a baseball bat tried to stop them, and one of the pranksters was subsequently detained when police spotted him, white make-up still all over his face.”

 

NewsMax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Someone Strapped A GoPro Camera To A Whiskey Bottle At A Wedding, And The Result Is Magical

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Look, if #EBOLA is going to make the leap from “thing everyone is freaking out about” to “thing everyone is freaking out about for good reason,” it needs to find a new method of transportation. Something with more scope than sterile hospital rooms and guarded medical workers. Something like… a bottle of delicious Fireball Cinnamon Whisky at a wedding. “

 

Uproxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beijing From Above, And The Story Of How I Was Detained By The Police For Flying My DJI Quadcopter

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 19, 2014

” I wrote a full story about this video and getting detailed by the Chinese police! Check http://www.stuckincustoms.com/2014/06… – I also have more about how I made the video, equipment, etc etc.

This music is by the great Jon Hopkins. This song is called “A Drifting Up.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberals Are More Likely To Unfriend You Over Politics — Online And Off

 

(Pew Research)

 

” Data from the Pew Research Journalism Project shows that conservatives are less likely to have their views challenged on social media — but liberals are more likely to block or unfriend someone online because they disagree with something they have posted.

  Those that Pew describes as “consistent conservatives” are twice as likely as the average Facebook user to say that posts about politics on the social network are “mostly or always” in line with their own views, according to a survey the organization performed this spring — with 47 percent saying their views dominate the conversations they see.

  However, that doesn’t mean liberals necessarily like all of the ideas they see. Consistent liberals were the most likely group to block or unfriend someone because they disagreed with their political postings, with 44 percent saying they had “hidden, blocked, defriended, or stopped following someone” on Facebook due to their political postings. Only roughly one-third (31 percent) of consistent conservatives had done the same — although this might be attributable to lower levels of ideological diversity in their online ecosystem. “

 

 

(Pew Research)

 

 

” Liberals were also more likely to drop a friend in real life over politics. Nearly a quarter, or 24 percent, of consistent liberals told Pew that have stopped talking to or being friends with someone over politics, compared to 16 percent of consistent conservatives.”

 

 

Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Dramatic Number Of Teens Just Dropped Facebook

 

 

 

 

” Facebook can’t stay on top forever—not with so many new social apps nipping at its heels, anyway. A new survey of 7,200 U.S. students by research group Piper Jaffray suggests that the social giant is in fact dramatically losing teen users, despite what COO Sheryl Sandberg might want us to believe. In spring 2014, 72 percent of respondents between the ages of 13 and 19 reported that they used Facebook; by fall 2014, that number fell to 45 percent. By all accounts, that’s a massive drop for a company that’s downplayed its waning popularity among the key demographic of younger users for the last year.

  Facebook proper may have fallen from grace, but Facebook-owned Instagram is on the rise among teens. The number of teens using Instagram nudged upward from 69 percent to 76 percent in the same time period while Twitter fell slightly from 63 percent to 59 percent, Google+ dropped considerably from 29 percent to 12 percent and Twitter, Pinterest, and Reddit held steady.”

 

Daily Dot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Kids Of Tehran Instagram Shows Amazing Life Of Iran’s Young And Wealthy

 

Tehran Rich Kids

 

 

 

” Life is good in Iran, if you’re young and filthy rich. That is, if the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account is anything to go by.

  Inspired by the Rich Kids of Instagram account which showcases the glamorous lives of twenty-somethings with more money than sense, the Iranian version is packed with images of luxury cars, fashion, watches, pools and jewelry.”

 

 

Private jet life. Pic: Screengrab, Instagram.

 

 

” It’s gained more than 55,000 followers since starting on 13 September and administrators told news.com.au they wanted to show the side of Iran that doesn’t get seen on the news.

“ We love all Iranians, rich and poor doesn’t mean anything to us. All people are equal, our object is to show the world the good side of Iran-Tehran which I think everybody should see before they judge us.”

“ We are in no now way political and we are just showing how beautiful Tehran and people from Tehran are. Especially with all the bad press in Middle East currently we want the world to see Tehran is nothing like that.” “

 

 

    Would Allah and the Ayatollah approve of this decadent western lifestyle ?  Visit the link and this one as well to view the luxury to which some of these kids have become accustomed to .

   Don’t get us wrong , we have nothing against earned wealth , but it is more than a tad hypocritical of the parents of these kids to espouse hatred of the west while at the same time basking in the very same luxury that the western lifestyle has to offer .

 The article and pictures also make the reader aware of the fact that Obama blew a great opportunity by failing to support the Iranian youth and their protests at the beginning of his presidency as the young people of the country , along with many adults , obviously desire the worldly goods and lifestyle of the west .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puppies Woofs

 

 

 

 

 

The most powerful anti-depressant in the world has four paws and a wagging tail … 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Instagram, Twitter, and Jelly Indicate About The Future Of Ello

 

 

 

 

” Two weeks ago almost no one had heard of Ello. But that was two weeks ago. September 24th, BetaBeat referred to Ello as the mysterious social network. September 25th, TechCrunch declared that Ello was blowing up. September 26th, The Daily Beast said the service’s problems far outweigh the benefits. September 28th, Ello experienced its first DDoS attack. September 29th, The Washington Post called Ello hopelessly, irredeemably naive.

  We were curious how much truth lay in all the hype. But other than claims that Ello was adding 3,000-4,000 new users per hour , there wasn’t much data about the rising star. So we decided to get our own. To conduct this research, we pulled Ello directly from the site — all post, follower, and following data is publicly available to all users — and collected a sample size of nearly 160,000 Ello users. Next, we loaded the raw data into RJMetrics for analysis. “

Read the entire analysis at RJ Metrics

Extremists To Have Facebook And Twitter Vetted By Anti-Terror Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.

  They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.

  Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.

  The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

  The announcement at the annual party conference in Birmingham will come as the Conservatives position themselves as the party toughest on the terror threat.”

 

 

   Paging George Orwell … Who’s extremist and who gets to decide ? This is not a winning strategy for a liberty-loving party to advance … Read more at the Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Anti-Facebook’ Social Network Gets Viral Surge

 

 

 

 

 

” In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the “anti-Facebook” for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.

  Created last year as a “private” social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis.

  Because of the limited supply and strong demand, the invitations have been selling on eBay at prices up to $500. Some reports said Ello is getting up to 35,000 requests per hour as a result of a viral surge in the past week.

  Ello appears to have caught on with its simple message which seems to take aim at frustrations of Facebook users.  

” Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties,” the company says.”

 

Read more and see our previous story here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Facebook Exodus Begins

 

 

Ello Home Page

 

 

 

 

” A little known independent social network might be having its big moment. As the debate around Facebook’s naming policy rages on, a growing swath of Facebook users appear to be jumping ship into a smaller, social lifeboat of sorts. It’s invite-only, anti-ads, and it’s called Ello.

  Short of Google+—distrusted by many thanks to a similar recently reversed “real name” policy—no single social network could withstand a mass influx of Facebook’s 1.32 billion monthly active users. But if this week’s rumblings are any indication, disenchanted Facebook users could look to smaller, independent social networks like Ello for their next move. 

  After seeing chatter about Ello in my own social circles, I reached out to Paul Budnitz, creator of this buzzy new anti-Facebook. Budnitz is the founder of designer toy maker Kidrobot and also owns and operates Budnitz Bicycles. I explained what I’d observed in my own social circles (my 1,000+ Facebook friends admittedly skew toward LGBTQ identities) to see if users from what some are calling Facebook’s “queer mass exodus” had started showing up on his own social experiment.

Why Ello? And why now? “

 

 

From Ello’s About page:

 

 

” What is Ello?

Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.

  We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.

Ad Free

Ello doesn’t sell ads. Nor do we sell data about you to third parties.

  Virtually every other social network is run by advertisers. Behind the scenes they employ armies of ad salesmen and data miners to record every move you make. Data about you is then auctioned off to advertisers and data brokers. You’re the product that’s being bought and sold.

  Collecting and selling your personal data, reading your posts to your friends, and mapping your social connections for profit is both creepy and unethical. Under the guise of offering a “free” service, users pay a high price in intrusive advertising and lack of privacy.

We also think ads are tacky, that they insult our intelligence and that we’re better without them.

Read more about our no-ad policy here.

Support Ello

Ello is completely free to use.

  We occasionally offer special features to our users. If we create a special feature that you really like, you may choose to support Ello by paying a very small amount of money to add that feature to your Ello account.

  You never have to pay anything, and you can keep using Ello forever, for free. By choosing to buy a feature now and then for a very small amount of money you support our work and help us make Ello better and better.

Privacy

  When you use Ello we collect some information related to your visit. This information helps us understand in a general way how people are using Ello, so we can make our social network better.

  Unlike virtually every other social network, on Ello you can opt out of information sharing. Read How Ello Uses Information to learn how.

Join Ello

  Ello is currently invitation-only. To join Ello, you need to know someone that is already on the network. Alternatively, you can request an invitation by visiting the Ello Home Page.”

 

 

 

Read more at The Daily Dot and visit Ello’s site here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook’s Fine Print Includes Permission To Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In order to access Facebook, users must agree to a lengthy terms of service contract that outline everything Facebook has permission to do. That includes tracking users, even when they aren’t on Facebook, for advertising purposes.

  Facebook tracks users by placing a cookie, or a small text file, on the computers of its users. The cookie communicates with so-called pixel code installed on many popular websites.

  Pixel code is often included in Facebook services that allow companies to take advantage of Facebook in several ways. Online publishers can install “Like” and “Share” buttons on content. Those buttons increase sharing on Facebook, which increases traffic to publishers’ sites. Online retailers can use pixel code to purchase Facebook ads targeted to people who were just about to buy something, then got distracted and later ended up browsing Facebook.

  The pixel code also lets Facebook know what its users are looking at on the Web. That information is invaluable to Facebook, because it gives the company a better idea about the interests of users. That increases the effectiveness of Facebook’s targeted advertising, which means Facebook can charge companies more for ads.”

 

   It’s looking more and more like Facebook needs to be abandoned by those desiring privacy … read more at the Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVENGE: Check Out What This Guy Did To A Jerk Taking Two Parking Spaces

 

REVENGE: Check Out What This Guy Did to a Jerk Taking Two Parking Spaces

 

 

 

” There’s not much that can be agreed upon between the left and the right in America, unless of course we’re talking about people who park like idiots. We all run into them, and we all can’t stand them.

  Rather than just pass by someone he found parking like a jerk, Reddit user AnotherCJMajor decided he was going to get sweet revenge on the owner of a Corvette who thought they were entitled to two front row parking spaces. When he saw the man’s poor park job, CJMajor said he couldn’t resist the urge to do something about it.”

 

There is video of the idiot Corvette driver’s response at the link .Thanks to Mad World News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Obama And The ‘Latte Salute’ Heard Around The World

 

 

 

” It doesn’t take much for President Barack Obama to run afoul of his detractors these days, so when he stepped off Marine One and tried to salute two U.S. Marines with a COFFEE CUP IN HIS HAND!!!!, well, the fuse was lit.

  After all, the salute is “the most important of all military courtesies”, according to a Marine Corps manual cited on The Daily Caller web site. By the outrage across Instagram and Twitter, you’d think Obama had just given them the one-finger salute instead.”

 

 

Latte Salute WH Insta

 

 

” On the White House Instagram account, shouts of “disgusting!”, “shocking” and “disrespectful” rung out. One commenter wanted to send Obama off to a Hague Tribunal for it. You know, where they put Slobodan Milosevic on trial.

On Twitter, the “latte salute” backlash was in full force.”

 

 

   The amazing thing about the “Latte Salute” video is the fact that it comes from the White House itself . These progressives are so out of touch with the average American that they actually believed that this was a video that portrayed their “leader” in a positive light .

 

 

 Read more at Market Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 How A Light Bulb Raised $1.3 Million On Kickstarter In 6 Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In 1879 Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb. Over the next hundred years the light bulb largely remained unchanged. It was inefficient and it used an excessive amount of energy. Thanks to Phil Bosua and the team behind LIFX that’s all changed. LIFX is a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-color, LED light bulb that’s controlled by your smartphone. LIFX was launched on Kickstarter in October of 2012 and raised $1.3 million in just six days.

Here’s how it happened (from founder Phil Bosua):

Q: What were your business goals and objectives for your Kickstarter campaign?
A: The goal of our Kickstarter campaign was to first find out if people liked the idea. We really wanted to know if it resonated before we built it. Secondly, the pledges help fund your first production run so the money we raised was a big part of it.

Q: Why did you decide to seek funding on Kickstarter as opposed to seeking funding from investors or other more traditional sources?
A: I was only just becoming aware of the more traditional sources of funding. We’re from Australia and we don’t have the same well-worn paths to investment that exist in the US so Kickstarter was the only real choice.

Q: Why did you choose Kickstarter over other crowdfunding platforms?
A: Kickstarter was the best crowdfunding platform at the time and with such an engaged user base we thought it would be a perfect way to find out if people liked LIFX.

Q: Many crowdfunding campaigns have difficulty gaining traction. Did you do any marketing or promotion to draw more traffic to your campaign?
A: We didn’t use any marketing or PR for the Kickstarter project, not even one out bound email. This was a conscious decision. Early on I remember saying that all the effort we were going to put into PR and marketing should be put that into the Kickstarter project itself. If the product and the project was good enough, people would back it on its own merits.”

 

 

 

What is LIFX?

” LIFX is the smartest light bulb you’ve ever experienced. It’s a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented control of your lights, reduces your energy costs, lasts up to 25 years and delivers an amazing range of experiences we think you’ll love.

  LIFX is incredibly easy to set-up. Simply replace your existing bulbs with LIFX smartbulbs, download and install our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you’re good to go.”

 

 

 

 

   Read the rest of the interview here and learn more about this revolutionary new light bulb that can change color and last 25 years at the company’s website .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lightbulb Reinvented

” LIFX® is a wifi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you can control with your smartphone.

  With LIFX there is no need for electricians or complicated control boxes. Just replace your existing bulbs with LIFX bulbs. The LEDs in LIFX bulbs are also rated to last up to 40,000 hours. That’s 27 years at 4 hours use per day, so sit back and relax.”

 

 

Connect with LIFX:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Poses A Threat To Every American

 

 

 

 

 

” Participation on Facebook could prove very dangerous to your future well-being. There is a reason that Facebook is aligned with both the CIA and the NSA. I have several credible sources tell me that all data posted on Facebook goes into series of cataloged files which culminates with each person being assigned a “Threat Matrix Score”. The mere existence of a Threat Matrix Score should send chills up and the collective spines of every American.

  When, not if, martial law comes to America, this Threat Matrix Score, of which Facebook data is used to help compile an “enemies of the state” list, your future longevity could be seriously imperiled. It is too late for people like Steve Quayle, Doug and Joe Hagmann, John B. Wells and myself to avoid being placed on this list. However, it is not too late for the average American to limit their exposure by NOT posting and participating on Facebook. Facebook participation should come with a black box warning:

“ WARNING: The views expressed on Facebook can and will be used against you. Participation in Facebook could prove detrimental to the length of your life. All political dissident views are immediately reported to the CIA and the NSA. Risk of repeated exposure on Facebook could result in you and your family being hauled out of their homes at 3AM, separated from your family and sent to a re-education camp”. “

 

 

 

Read the rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helmet Cam Captures Armed Robbery Attempt As It Happens

 

 

 

 

” A tourist in Buenos Aires has a gun pulled on him by a thief and the whole incident was caught by his GoPro camera on his helmet.

  The gripping video shows Mike being cut off by a motorcycle as he rides his bike. The criminal then pulls out a gun and demands his backpack. Mike doesn’t understand his request and drops the bike and runs.”

This video has garnered nearly 5 million views in just 2 days …

CNS News

Drunkest Guy Ever Award Goes To …

 

 

 

 

Whoa !

 

 

 

Facebook Is Hiding Important Information From Investors

 

 

Yahoo stock collapse

 

 

 

” On July 23, when Facebook reported its earnings for the second quarter, the company stunned everyone.

Revenues were $2.68 billion, up 67% from the same quarter during the year before.

  Even better, 62% of those revenues came from the sale of mobile ads, a business Facebook didn’t enter until 2012, after its IPO. Facebook is now a $200 billion company. That’s a huge number. Facebook’s market cap is now larger than Amazon’s and Yahoo’s combined.

  All of it has Facebook investors big and small thrilled. They should be! Anyone who bought in on Facebook’s IPO has doubled their money by now. 

  It’s still growing its user base. Mark Zuckerberg has shown he’s incredibly savvy about making aggressive acquisition offers. COO Sheryl Sandberg obviously knows how to generate ad revenues.

  All that said, there is one way Facebook is letting down shareholders: It’s withholding crucial information about its mobile advertising business. It won’t say how much of its mobile advertising revenues come from a product called “Mobile App Install Ads.” “

 

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Rightwing News

   ” With unemployment at record high levels , I’d like to give 12 million illegal aliens the right to compete with you for jobs .”

Hmm , now what could his motive be ? Purely humanitarian , no doubt .

Check Out This Working Lego Sniper Rifle

 

 

 

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

 

 

 

 

 

” The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications — a request the company believed was unconstitutional — according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the National Security Agency’s controversial PRISM program.

  The documents, roughly 1,500 pages worth, outline a secret and ultimately unsuccessful legal battle by Yahoo to resist the government’s demands. The company’s loss required Yahoo to become one of the first to begin providing information to PRISM, a program that gave the NSA extensive access to records of online com­munications by users of Yahoo and other U.S.-based technology firms.”

 

This is the power of Leviathan … we’ve been warned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions Of Gmail Accounts Hacked, Was Yours One Of Them?

 

 

 

 

” Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

  The text file was published on Tuesday night by user tvskit, according to CNews, the Russian news outlet that first broke the story. The leaker claimed that the majority of the accounts belong to users who speak English, Russian, or Spanish, and that approximately 60 percent are active. The passwords not only give access to Gmail, but a slew of other Google services such as Drive and the mobile payment system Google Wallet. “

 

Fusion has more 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook Releases Map Of Most Popular NFL Teams By County – One Team Couldn’t Win A Single County

 

NFL Facebook Likes Map

 

” Facebook has measured the popularity of the NFL’s 32 teams by the number of “Likes” they have in every county in America.

It is a fascinating look at the geographic support for each team, especially those not located in a major city.”

 

 

Only the lowly Jets couldn’t claim a single county … Continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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