The tech industry actually is a lot like the Wild West but not in the ways you might think

Bandits and sheriffs? Not so much. Capitalism, graft, and regulation? A tale old as time.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Strap on your spurs and pull up those chaps! The U.S. government and the tech industry are gearing up for a good old-fashioned Wild West showdown — but not in the way you…

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Chrissy Teigen made a transfixing Instagram story about a snail’s journey to safety

Who knew this summer’s hottest Instagram accessory could be such a hazard? While driving by Fish Lake in Minnesota, the Chisago County Sheriff’s department encountered a tragic sight: a rainbow unicorn pool float stranded in the weeds as the group of women aboard tried to untangle themselves without capsizing.  SEE…

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Twitters deletion of its Facebook app caused old cross-posts to temporarily disappear

(Update: Axios has a post explaining why the cross-posted tweets disappeared. Essentially, Twitter deleted its app from Facebook after Facebook stopped allowing cross-posts earlier this month, since without that feature it was basically useless. This unexpectedly caused old posts to disappear. TechCrunch also heard from a source with understanding of the…

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A verified ‘Donald J. Trump’ Twitter account is scamming cryptocurrency

Well, he *might* tweet something that dumb…Image: screenshot/twitter President Donald J. Trump has made a lot of absurd promises over the course of his career, but free cryptocurrency is still not one of them. Though you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as a verified Twitter account bearing his name…

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Girl Goes Viral On Twitter For Delivering All The Real Facts About Vaccines And People Cant Thank Her Enough

Twitter user tsharp did us all a favor recently by presenting the facts about vaccines in a thouroughly modern way. She began a thread that perfectly illustrated the fallacies of the main anti-vaxxer arguments (mercury, autism etc.) using cartoons and GIFs to keep the easily distracted reader engaged. Twitter user…

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People Share Popular Misconceptions About Their Jobs, And The Nurse One Is Sad

Recently, Portland-based icon designer Louie Mantia started a very informative Twitter thread, asking people, “What’s something that seems obvious within your profession, but the general public seems to misunderstand?” Many people rushed to debunk the myths surrounding their professions, and their responses are both hilarious and eye-opening. “I remember when…

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Lush drops ‘anti-spy cops’ campaign

Image copyright PA Image caption Lush says it has suspended the campaign due to concerns for staff safety Cosmetics company Lush has dropped its campaign drawing attention to the so-called UK “spy cops” scandal. The brand had been criticised on social media for a window display focusing on the scandal,…

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IHOP Reveals Why It’s Changing Name To IHOb, Internet Remains Skeptical

A lot of people have a beef with IHOP’s name change. Last week, the pancake chain announced that, starting June 11, it would be known as “IHOb.” On Monday, the chain finally revealed what the “b” stands for: burgers. (Sorry, anyone who guessed “breakfast,” “bacon,” “bad decisions,” and even “backlash.”) Turns out,…

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Lush ‘anti-spy cops’ campaign criticised

Image copyright @UKCopHumour Cosmetics company Lush has been heavily criticised on social media for a campaign aimed at drawing attention to the so-called UK “spy cops” scandal. Lush says it is highlighting “the ongoing undercover policing scandal, where officers have infiltrated the lives, homes and beds of activists”. Many on…

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YouTube stars ‘persuade kids to eat more’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories…

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