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In the wake of Friday’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the topic of gun control coursed through social media. Though Obama and Romney failed to join the debate, despite an appeal from New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, a number of high profile Twitter users stepped up to air their thoughts and found themselves unexpected allies.
Romney’s social media presence has been under scrutiny in recent days following a sudden spike in Twitter followers. Last Friday @MittRomney boasted 673,000 followers, but by early Monday morning, that number had jumped to over 815,000. Show More Summary
This week we’ve got pigeons playing jazz and a unique filmmaking project based around passions, but we start with a rather amazing experiment that creates music through motion. Assembly’s V Motion Project uses the power of the Kinect,...Show More Summary
These videos show a large piece of an iceberg breaking free and falling into the water, creating a large wave that threatened to engulf a boat off the coast of Greenland. The first video was captured by the nephew of the captain, who was ferrying an Australian tourist around the area. Show More Summary
At least 12 people were killed and 38 injured in a shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in the Century 16 Movie Theaters in Aurora Town Center, Aurora, Colorado, on Friday. The videos, tweets, and photographs below show how social media reacted to the tragedy, and were curated by Storyful over a number of hours.
One of the examples we often point to when we discuss validation of content is a controversial video that surfaced in July 2011. The video showed bodies being dumped off a bridge near Hama in Syria. There were claims that the Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the deaths, and counter-claims that they were not. Show More Summary
News that Yahoo had chosen a new CEO in Marissa Mayer on Tuesday sparked the hashtag #dearmarissamayer as disgruntled Flickr users took the opportunity to express their disaffection with the photo-sharing site. Tweets directed people to the website dearmarissamayer.com, pictured above. Show More Summary
What first seemed like a harmless attempt at political point-scoring by the Democratic National Committee has provoked debate, postmortems and now an apology. The web ad on Wednesday featured a dancing dressage horse similar to Ann Romney’s horse Rafalca, which she rides as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis. Show More Summary
New York City was hit with a sudden and severe thunderstorm on Wednesday, July 18, which left much of the city waterlogged. Thunder and lightning rattled the city and some subway stations flooded as a result of the heavy downpour. The video above shows a view of Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry. Lightning and dark clouds can be seen looming over downtown.
There was a bomb. There was no bomb. Leading members of Assad’s security forces were killed. Or they were already dead. It’s been a day of claim and counterclaim from Syria, and as the state-run SANA news agency puts its spin on things and activists offer their account, the truth about the Damascus blast is still unclear. Show More Summary
If you heard about the train crash in Giza, Egypt on Tuesday through social media, there’s a strong chance you also saw the photo above. But though the crash was very real, the photograph being circulated on Twitter was of a different crash several years previously. Show More Summary
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed $100 million to defeat Barack Obama, and is the largest Republican donor in the 2012 campaign, providing tens of millions of dollars to Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and other GOP causes. Comedian...Show More Summary
Spain’s social media users were out in force on Tuesday making fun of the country’s new Olympic kit. Twitter has been awash with comments describing the kit designed by Russian brand Bosco di Ciliegi as ‘trashy’ and cheap-looking. The fact it did not stem from a Spanish designer fueled further controversy. Show More Summary
On Monday, the Mitt Romney campaign released an ad which attempted to ridicule President Barack Obama’s singing of Al Green’s ’Let’s Stay Together’. The ad was a response to a similar effort by the Obama campaign team on July 14, which featured Romney singing ‘American the Beautiful’ to shots of empty factories. Show More Summary
If you’ve been online at all in the past few months, chances are you’ve got Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call me maybe’ on an irritating loop in your head thanks to the proliferation of versions – like the new Star Wars take above – which have appeared on YouTube. Show More Summary
On Friday, news broke that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had re-signed with the 2009 Super Bowl champions. Brees put pen to paper on a contract worth a reported $100m over five years, making him the best-paid player in the National Football League. The announcement, confirmed over Twitter, launched a hashtag as Brees fans took their reactions to social media.
Mitt Romney’s campaign team had hoped to steer the debate away from their candidate’s record at Bain Capital on Monday, with a new ad attacking Barack Obama’s image as a friend to the middle class. But the complex question of when Romney was in – and out – of Bain refused to go away.
What happens when Gotye’s ‘Somebody that I used to know’ comes on? Find out in this Vincent Pergola-directed spoof, starring Kyle Kaplan and Nicholas Braun. “It makes me hate myself that I’m even singing the song, dude.”
It seems nowhere’s been safe from wild weather this year, and Russia is no exception. Streets in central Moscow were heavily flooded on Friday after a brief but fierce thunderstorm tore through the Russian capital around 2pm. These videos show some of the severe flooding.
Have you seen the #TimandFreya show yet? It’s a romantic drama set on a train about a fight between a young couple as witnessed by their fellow passengers. The author is comedian Janey Goodall, and the story is fast becoming a viral sensation. Show More Summary