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Wednesday saw Indians take to Twitter to celebrate their Independence day, 65 years after the country officially became independent from Britain. The event coincided with the partition of India and the birth of Pakistan, with many online...Show More Summary
It’s the meme that went viral that inspired imitators that became a book and then one of the funniest political parody accounts around. But for those seeking to dig down the internet layers that recently surfaced the new spoof Twitter...Show More Summary
The London Olympics have drawn to a close, though many of the outstanding sporting moments are safely stored in the collective memory of those who witnessed them. But beyond the races won and lost, there were plenty of peripheral delights captured in video, as featured on our Olympics channel. Show More Summary
Ash and steam emerge from a sulphur vent on volcano Mount Tongariro, which erupted for the first time in 100 years on August 7. Volcanologists could not determine whether another eruption was likely at this time, according to The New Zealand Herald. The earlier eruption of volcanic ash grounded flights and closed roads in New Zealand.
A controversial Reproductive Health Bill is dominating on and offline conversation in the Philippines, as the pro and anti-camp kicked off the debate in the country’s senate on August 13. Senate majority leader Vicente ‘Toto’ Sotto III...Show More Summary
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But for social media users, this year’s Olympic Games was a gift of memes, hashtags and buzzing delights. Alongside the sporting events themselves, there were some hilarious moments, thanks to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and more, such as the image above, taken from the Tumblr Mo Farah Running Away From Things.
You know that song that inspired countless YouTube covers? Well now the artist responsible for the currently ubiquitous ‘Somebody that I used to know’ is in on the act, collating some of the best versions for the ultimate mash-up of the song that established him on the international scene. Yep, things just took a turn for the meta.
Multiple activist reports stated that a Syrian army jet was “shot down” over Muhassan, in the Deir Ezzor governorate, on the morning of Monday, August 13. Storyful followed the story through social media from the moment it was broken, and our discovery and verification efforts are included below.
This video shows an “island” of pumice roughly the size of Belgium floating in the South Pacific about 85 miles west-southwest of New Zealand’sRaoul Island. The pumice was first spotted by a Royal New Zealand Air Force patrol on August...Show More Summary
The announcement we’ve been waiting for has finally been made; Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan has been announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate. NBC News reported overnight that Romney was set to pick Ryan, and this was confirmed early on Saturday morning by Romney’s VP app and by Romney at a rally in Norfolk, Virginia. Show More Summary
The announcement that we’ve all been waiting has finally been made; Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan has been announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate. NBC News reported overnight that Romney was set to pick Ryan, and this was confirmed early on Saturday morning by Romney’s VP app. Show More Summary
A prolonged and determined burst of criss-crossing the state of Wisconsin, forever vocally championing the cause of Mitt Romney paid off for one Paul Ryan today. After months of intensive #Veepstakes speculation, Ryan will officially become #Veep at 9am ET on August 11, having trended on Twitter for hours. Show More Summary
No Olympics sport has provided as much comic relief as the individual freestyle dressage final on August 9 at Greenwich Park. The equestrian sport which is also referred to as ‘horse ballet’ has prompted parodies and humorous comment en masse, not least thanks to the eclectic music choice which ranged from Phil Collins to Billy Idol. Show More Summary
The three members of punk protest group Pussy Riot facing charges of hooliganism left the courtroom to applause on Wednesday after delivering their closing statements to the judge. It was a round of applause that reverberated acrossShow More Summary
Irish sports fans fumed on social media platforms after pictures of Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph newspaper were shared online, which showed the paper claiming Irish boxer Katie Taylor as a Team GB athelete. The paragraph, which began:...Show More Summary
Five-year-old New Yorker Naim was understandably bummed to hear that his idol, basketball star Jeremy Lin, was leaving the Knicks for the Houston Rockets. As he wept over the loss, his father filmed the anguish and uploaded it to YouTube [see the video above]. And then something happened to put a smile back on his face...
Political discourse, pared down over the years to catchphrases and campaign slogans, has reached a new benchmark in brevity through social media. Take the latest hashtag battle sweeping Twitter on Tuesday. Having decried Romney’s tax cuts for the rich as “reverse Robin Hood”, Obama’s was the opening sally, taking off as #romneyhood. Show More Summary
A fierce storm forced the evacuation of the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago’s Grant Park for several hours on August 4, before the festival resumed later in the evening. This time-lapse video begins with the order to evacuate and ends with the festival restarting at 7pm. Watch the festival venue in the lower left.
Sunday’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin has provoked numerous questions, one of which relates to the suspected perpetrator: Who was Wade Michael Page? Reporters have looked to neighbors and former employers to build a picture...Show More Summary
With Olympic fervor at its height and sport dominating the airwaves, science still managed to steal the show on Monday thanks to a six-wheeled robot known as Curiosity. NASA’s rover landed on Mars in an event that was live-tweeted from its own @MarsCuriosity account and celebrated by space lovers and scientists across the globe. Show More Summary