‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing the centers. …

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Lady Gaga wore a ballgown and heels on a hike to show the world that she DGAF

June 24, 2017

… and an off-the-shoulder crop top. An outfit that, in all honesty, wouldn’t have looked out of place at the Met Gala. Lady Gaga taking a hike in a ball gown and heels is the level of “I don’t give a fuck” that I want pic.twitter.com/BHIUePHmkj Eden (@edengoodall) June 23, 2017 Her runway style, naturally, turned heads on Social Media. Some were particularly enamoured by the fact that her hiking outfit is a striking contrast to her usual casual, everyday attire. …

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Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of Social Media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity Social Media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family getting a pretty sweet modeling gig thanks to his hard work and nothing else. …

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The controversial Trumped-up production of Julius Caesar was interrupted by protestors, and Twitter went off

June 19, 2017

… as anticipated. (1/4) The Public Theater (@PublicTheaterNY) June 17, 2017 While we are champions of the first amendment, this interruption unfortunately was part of a paid strategy driven by Social Media. (2/4) The Public Theater (@PublicTheaterNY) June 17, 2017 Shakespeare in the Park Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, who also directed the show, issued a statement after the incident. “Two protesters disrupted our show tonight; we stopped the show for less than a minute and our stage …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Labour’s adverts had consistently been shared more widely by Social Media users, he said. Part of this appears to be down to the difference in tone of the adverts. While the Conservatives had almost entirely focused their adverts on the strength of Prime Minister Theresa May and the weakness of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s Social Media adverts had been more positive, seeking to emphasise that the party was building a social movement, he said. And this had been …

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Patreon is launching a bunch of new tools to help web creators build media companies

June 15, 2017

Patreon CEO Jack Conte rocks out in the 2013 music video that inspired the company.Image: youtube screenshot Patreon has fed a hotbed of homemade art and bootstrap media. Now it’s looking to get more professional. The crowdfunding platform launched a sleek brand overhaul and a host of new creator tools on Wednesday in a bid to cast itself as a serious business builder for scrappy bedroom artists and established entertainers alike. Among the new features are Patreon’s own paywalled …

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Facebook patents give insight about how the network wants to use your emotions

June 9, 2017

Zuck, why are you trying to harness our emotions for your "community?"Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock UPDATE: June 8, 2017, 2:01 p.m. EDT This article has been updated to include a statement by a Facebook spokesperson about its pursuit of patents. Social Media has been known to mess with our emotions and even affect our mental health and that manipulation is sometimes by design. Facebook, in particular, has been known to play fast and loose with its users feelings. Troubling news broke …

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Curatio promises to matchmake people living with the same health conditions

June 9, 2017

… promises to be a combination of Tinder and Facebook for healthand a way to combat the isolation and stigma that can come with health issues. “It’s a pain point every single person has at some point in their lives, for themselves or for a family member or friend,” said Curatio founder Lynda Ganzert-Brown. “If you’re mid-stride in your career, you’re probably not going to go onto a Social Media platform and say, ‘I just got diagnosed with Type 2 …

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‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

… those folks. You look around here, shes got crosses on the walls, Hindu stuff, she does yoga, Davis said. Shes not a radical Muslim; shes not anything like that. Shes just a young woman who wants to help everybody she meets. She wants to be a positive influence. She feels that every person is an instrument of change and can make the world a better place. Winners passion came across on her Social Media platforms, which highlight her love of animals and fitness on Instagram as well as show her …

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Shocker: Being a female comedian hasn’t gotten any easier since the ’70s

June 5, 2017

… just have never had more respect for people to do that. Do you find either that particular era of standup comedy romantic, or the whole profession of standup comedy romantic? Is there something about it that touches you in a certain way? Yeah. Theres so much that I find romantic about that time, that I really yearn for and feel sad about in our generation now, not only with standup. Theres just so many platforms now. Theres just places everywhere, a million Social Media things: Twitter, Tumblr, …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… elections but not in national elections. It’s frustrating because I can’t get my voice heard. I’ve been living here for 16 years and I still can’t do anything. The only thing I can do is be more vocal on Social Media. I can get other friends to see my point of view. I’m applying for permanent residency. It’s really, really difficult because I don’t know what’s going to happen to me. And I still need to look after my partner. What’s going to …

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Kathy Griffin’s bloody Trump head stunt isn’t going over well

June 1, 2017

… are plenty of other tweets, too, but it’s a toxic cesspool that pretty much boils down to “SEE THIS IS LIBERAL HATE” and “TRUMP SUPPORTERS BASICALLY DID THE SAME THING TO OBAMA.” This sums it up: On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & Social Media to evaluate threats U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 30, 2017 Griffin responded to the whole thing with a reference to a Trump comment …

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Terrorism-focused Ramadan ad gets a mixed response in Twitter

May 31, 2017

A terrorist strapped with a suicide vest confronts his would-be victims in a back-and-forth musical chorus that ultimately defuses his violent plans. That’s the weighty premise of a viral Ramadan ad that’s sparked a wide-ranging Social Media discussion on terrorism this week. The three-minute video, a commercial for Kuwait-based telecom Zain, has racked up more than 3 million views on YouTube in the past few days. It opens on a man hunched over a set of homemade explosives at a …

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There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

May 28, 2017

Image: plan international  There’s an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don’t have an emoji to describe our periods. A new Social Media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time. SEE ALSO: These ‘femojis’ may get you talking more about your period Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a Social Media campaign on Sunday to include an official “period emoji” on …

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Miley Cyrus Dedicates Emotional ‘Voice’ Performance To Ariana Grande And Victims

May 26, 2017

The world was rocked this Monday night after learning about the explosion that went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. It has since been reported that 22 lives were claimed, and many more concertgoers were severely injured. Immediately, there was an outpour of love for Ariana andthe victims of the attack on Social Media, including a ton of support and love from fellow celebrities. Miley Cyrus posted a touching photo of herself and Ariana on Instagram with the following …

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Inside Iggy Azalea and Nick Youngs Very Disastrous, Very Public Split

May 24, 2017

The public dissolution of Iggy Azaleas engagement to Nick Young exploded in sad and salacious fashion Thursday when the Fancy rapper took to Social Media to explain why she kicked her Los Angeles Laker fianc to the curb last week. I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage, she tweeted early Thursday morning to her 6.62 million followers. This is like a second shot to the chest, she later added. And …

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General Election 2017: The hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle – BBC News

May 23, 2017

Social Media has become a big part of political campaigning, as parties find new ways to reach out to potential voters. Here I look at how Scotland’s parties are doing in the hashtags, likes and re-tweets battle? It’s all about you… On Facebook, Ruth Davidson has twice as many “likes” as the Scottish Conservative page, while Nicola Sturgeon also narrowly outstrips the official SNP page and, on a rather smaller scale, Willie Rennie trumps his Lib Dems. This …

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This trailer about two boys falling in love is giving the internet so many feelings

May 21, 2017

Get ready to feel a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings. A 25-second trailer for the animated short film In A Heartbeat has Social Media users buzzing, particularly for its brief but beautiful portrayal of young love between two boys. SEE ALSO: How LGBTQ youth took over prom, one dance at a time In the trailer, no words are spoken. Viewers just see a sweet redheaded boy try to control his heart (literally) when he sees his crush another boy. The super short animation left many Social Media users …

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Transgender Twitter isn’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions

May 21, 2017

Image: MAshable/Twitter Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known. Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the Social Media platform. While the move was a clear effort to increase transparency and trust between users and the Social Media machine, the actual data Twitter has collected …

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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across Social Media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

… provided by young people. Among the five, only YouTube was found to have a positive impact. Snapchat was ranked the second most harmful platform, followed by Facebook. The survey asked young people to score each of the Social Media platforms the used based on 14 health and wellbeing-related issues, which were identified by experts as the most significant. According to the research, young people say four of the give most-used platforms Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram make their …

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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “Social Media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use Social Media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social Media …

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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

May 18, 2017

Facebook has been working to make users feel safer on the platform for years, and in its latest effort to enhance the online community, the Social Media platform partnered with The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. On Tuesday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness month Facebook announced that users will be able to connect with mental health resourcesfromThe Trevor Project right from their direct messages. The project rolls out over the next …

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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / whiteMocca The headlines are everywhere. Social Media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technologys benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and tech into harmony? To find an answer, I …

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