Instagram reportedly removed posts about a holy Islamic mosque after the company associated #alAqsa with a terrorist organization amid Palestinian-Israeli violence

A member of Israeli police runs after a cameraman during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2021. Ammar Awad/Reuters Instagram removed posts with the #alAqsa hashtag as violence continues in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The al-Aqsa mosque is the 3rd holiest Islamic site, but Instagram associated the hashtag with terrorism. The ongoing violence ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Eu, Gaza, Palestine, Islam, Motherboard, Reuters, Old City, Temple Mount

28-Year-Old Woman Infiltrates High School to Beef Up Her Instagram and Seriously, WTF?

Surely there are easier ways to pad your following on Instagram than trespassing on high school grounds while disguised as a teenager. That apparently did not occur to a 28-year-old Florida woman who was arrested after infiltrating a school in Miami-Dade County for the Gram on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Instagram, Education, Software, Drew Barrymore, Miami, Steve Buscemi, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Miami Dade County, WSVN, David Arquette, Carnival Cruise Lines, Xxxtentacion, Video Software

Facebook Moderator Says That 'Wellness Coaches' Advise Karaoke and Painting for Traumatized Workers

The Irish Parliament today held a hearing on Facebook’s treatment of subcontracted content moderators—the thousands of people up to their eyeballs in toxic waste in the company basement. Moderators have repeatedly reported over the years that their contract companies hurl them into traumatizing work with little…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Computing, Accenture, Reputation Management, Irish Parliament, Cori Crider, Cognizant, Moderator, Gamemaster, Social Information Processing, Moderation System

‘I Am Gold-Collar’: Driverless Tesla Backseat Rider Basks In Social Media Notoriety As He Flaunts His Wealth

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Tags: Instagram, San Francisco, Tesla, Pellegrino, Sharma, San Francisco Bay Bridge, Santa Rita Jail, Around the Nation, CBS Param Sharma, Interstate Highway 280, Hillsborough View

Facebook: #MonthofGood Hashtag Used Over 5M Times During Ramadan 2021

Facebook shared some data on Ramadan initiatives across its platform as the holy month came to an end Wednesday (May 12). The #MonthofGood hashtag was used over 5 million times worldwide. Thousands of Instagram posts mentioning #MonthofGood generated over 80 million interactions. The Ramadan 2021 Instagram sticker pack was used almost 50 million times. Over...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Diversity, Social Pro Daily, Equity and Inclusion

Scenario Planning vs. Forecasting: 6 Questions to Ask to Prepare for a Post-Pandemic Future

AS WE finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, many business leaders are looking for ways to better anticipate future disruptions and prepare for uncertainty ahead. There is often confusion between scenario planning and forecasting, with the terms used interchangeably and inconsistently. But these are different methods that involve specific activities, outcomes and value add. Scenario planning is focused on the future and involves defining d...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Silicon Valley, Lance, Ernst Young, Haskayne School of Business, General Business, Paul Saffo, Lance Mortlock, Canadian Energy Climate Nexus Mortlock

How to Add Your Pronouns to Instagram, and Why Everyone Should

You can now add your preferred pronouns to Instagram, and I highly encourage you to do so even if you feel like you don’t really need. The more people that do, the more we can normalize this behavior and make the process of sharing and accepting pronouns better for all.Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Grammar, Linguistics, Lifehacks, Personal Life, Human Interest, Pronouns, Modern English Personal Pronouns, Preferred Gender Pronoun, Grammatical Gender

TikTok launches a Green Screen Duet feature, tests dedicated ‘Topics’ feeds

As competition with tech giants heats up, TikTok is rolling out a series of new features to help keep its short-form video app ahead of rivals. The company today announced the launch of a new Green Screen Duet feature, which combines two of TikTok’s most popular editing tools to allow creators to use another video from TikTok as the background in their new video. It also confirmed the test of a new way to discover videos called “Topics.” These are dedicated interest-based feeds featuring the top...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Instagram, India, Tech, Walmart, Snapchat, Facebook YouTube, Tiktok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, Green Screen Duet, Today Duet, Left Right React

Water dance: a drone’s eye view of synchronised swimming

Photographer Brad Wall’s creative use of drone photography in the series Water Geomaids showcases the unique patterns and shapes the swimmers create from above Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Culture, Art and design, Swimming, Brad Wall, Drones (non-military

These 12 people started their dream businesses from scratch. Here are the biggest lessons they learned from self-publishing on Amazon, writing copy, and hand-dying their own yarn

A record number of people started new businesses last year, including dog walking, urban farming, and food trucks. iStock; Insider The pandemic upended many lives, but it didn't overturn the entrepreneurial dream. Applications for an employer ID reached 1.1 million through September 2020, a 12% increase from the prior year. Here are 12 guides on how to start any business, from a modest urban farm to a food truck. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic upended m...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Instagram, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, US, Urban, Trends, Features, Brooklyn, Portland, Clarke, Airbnb, Vancouver, Portland Oregon, Bakery

Meghan and Harry sign deal with P&G, Microsoft is Cannes Creative Marketer of the Year: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. P&G’s Royal deal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Foundation has signed a “multi-year” partnership with Procter & Gamble, in the latest big commercial tie-up for the royal couple. According to a ...
Tags: Apple, New York, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, Advertising, America, Harry, National Football League, Wall Street Journal, United, Hall, Redskins, Cannes, United Airlines

Liverpool & Man City stars post support for Gaza, Andy Carroll shows support for Israel

Footballers wade into Israel, Gaza conflict Over the past couple of days, violent conflict in Israel and Gaza has escalated quickly.Hamas and Islamic Jihad have fired over a thousand rockets into Israel.Israel has responded with hundreds of aerial bombardments in Gaza.In reaction to the unfolding events, many high-profile footballers have posted statements on social media.  Liverpool & Man City stars post support for Gaza On Tuesday night, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah posted his support for Gaza on...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Instagram, Israel, Jerusalem, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Celtic, Newcastle United, Newcastle

Istanbul Photo Awards 2021: winners announced - in pictures

The winners of this year’s Istanbul Photo Awards, organised by Anadolu Agency, have been announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Turkey, News photography, Istanbul, Anadolu Agency

KVAC Lewiston Meet

HOME MEET TUESDAY, May 12, 2021 Lewiston vs. Mt. Ararat and Morse Field Event Schedule: 3:20 Lewiston Senior Recognition 3:30 pm: Boys Long Jump followed by Girls Long Jump 3:30 pm: Girls Triple Jump, followed by the Boys Triple Jump 3:30 pm: Girls High Jump, followed by Boys High Jump 3:30 pm: Boys Pole Vault, followed by Girls Pole Vault 3:30 pm: Girls Discus, followed by Boys Discus 3:30 pm: Boys Shot Put (Bottom flight first) followed by Girls Shot Put 3:30 pm: Boys Javel...
Tags: Photos, Sport, Running, Lewiston, KVAC Lewiston Meet

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