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Burger King removes 'racist' ad showing man trying to eat with giant chopsticks

Fast food chain faced backlash over ad showing westerners trying to eat new ‘Vietnamese’ burger with chopsticks Burger King has been forced to delete a “culturally insensitive” advert which depicted a westerner struggling to eat a burger with chopsticks, the latest western brand to be accused of mocking Asian food customs.The fast food chain faced a huge online backlash after an advert was posted to Burger King New Zealand’s Instagram depicting westerners attempting to eat the new “Vietnamese Sw...
Tags: Food, Technology, Instagram, World news, New Zealand, Burger King, Burger King New Zealand

The Gentle Art of Tramping ~ Stephen Graham

'The adventure is not the getting there, it is the on-the-way. It is not the expected; it is the surprise; not the fulfilment of prophecy but the providence of something better than prophesied.' Sometimes a book arrives and I can barely contain the excitement, and even though I had read The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham in a proof copy I was still delighted when this arrived... A brown paper package tied up with string á la Sound of Music, to reveal... The book and some Ken...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, Instagram, Russia, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester, New Zealand, Cambridge, Romania, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Mediterranean, Genoa

BOXER REBELLION. Matt Hart’s Classic BMW R65 Scrambler

Written by Marlon Slack Matt Hart’s a photographer – and a damn good one at that. Trawling through his drool-worthy Instagram shows his passion for racing old Porsches and other, lesser marques. But when he was young he lived and breathed bikes, belting around on a little 80cc Yamaha. And lately the moto bug has bitten again. So much so he went out and built this, a gorgeous 1984 BMW R65 scrambler. “I’m always looking at classifieds for old cars and bikes just for curiosity,” Matt says. “I...
Tags: Instagram, Motorcycles, Italy, Sydney, New Zealand, Bmw, Honda, Classic, Scrambler, Boxer, Harley, Yamaha, Matt, Beemer, Matt Hart, KustomTech

How I Became a Successful Travel Blogger — My Smartest Decisions

How did I become a successful travel blogger? It sure wasn’t intentional from the start! Back when I started Adventurous Kate in 2010, I had no idea it was even possible to make money with a blog. Recently I read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which explains how certain individuals became successful. People tend to believe that genius leads to success — for example, that Bill Gates became successful because he was so smart. But that’s not all of it. Intelligence is a huge factor. So is ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, England, New York, Featured, Instagram, Microsoft, France, Germany, Boston, Massachusetts, Southeast Asia, Nbc News, US, Blog

The ethics of internet culture: a conversation with Taylor Lorenz

Taylor Lorenz was in high demand this week. As a prolific journalist at The Atlantic and about-to-be member of Harvard’s prestigious Nieman Fellowship for journalism, that’s perhaps not surprising. Nor was this the first time she’s had a bit of a moment: Lorenz has already served as an in-house expert on social media and the internet for several major companies, while having written and edited for publications as diverse as The Daily Beast, The Hill, People, The Daily Mail, and Business Insider,...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Youtube, Tech, Mit, Harvard, Atlantic, New Zealand, Community

An image of hope: how a local photographer captured the famous Ardern picture

Kirk Hargreaves reveals lucky break behind a picture of the New Zealand prime minister that symbolised the nation’s griefIn the wake of the Christchurch massacre stunned residents were looking for images of hope.They found it in a photograph of prime minister Jacinda Ardern, clad in a black headscarf and overlaid with flowers reflected on the glass outside. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern, Kirk Hargreaves

New Zealand's day of mourning for Christchurch – in pictures

Vigils and silences held as country remembers the victims of the mosque shooting Continue reading...
Tags: Christchurch shooting, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, World news, Islamophobia, Photography, News photography

Pearl District is a New American culinary gem in Sherman Oaks

At one time, the large space at 14015 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks was home to a casual eatery called Café Cordiale. Then, it was taken over by the folks from the nearby Boneyard Bistro, and turned into a more elegant spot called SOCA. Which after a year and a half was replaced by a Mexican concept called Boneyard Cantina. Which you may have missed if you blinked; it didn’t last very long at all. Now, the space is a branch of the very popular Westlake Village New American called Pearl District....
Tags: Instagram, Restaurants, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Portland, New Zealand, Dining, Southern California, San Pedro, Tarzana, Ventura Blvd, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks

Facebook says the original New Zealand shooter video was viewed about 4,000 times before removal

Facebook released new figures about its attempts to stop the spread of videos after a shooter livestreamed his attacks on two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques last Friday, killing 50 people. In a blog post, Facebook vice president and deputy general counsel Chris Sonderby said that the video was viewed less than 200 times during the live broadcast, during which no users reported the video. Including views during the live broadcast, the video was viewed about 4,000 times before it was removed...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, New Zealand, Violence, Christchurch, Facebook Live, Facebook It, Christchurch New Zealand, Moderation, Chris Sonderby, Sonderby

YouTube's human moderators couldn't stem the deluge of Christchurch massacre videos, so YouTube benched them

YouTube said videos of the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were being uploaded at an "unprecedented" speed last Friday. YouTube's Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan told The Washington Post that his team removed human moderators, instead letting AI unilaterally block videos. Even then not everything was caught, as users got around the machine by adding watermarks, cutting together clips, or in some cases even animating people in the video. Mohan said YouTube's processe...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Bloomberg, New Zealand, The Washington Post, Christchurch, Mohan, Sarah Frier, Christchurch New Zealand, Neal Mohan, On Sunday Facebook, Post YouTube, Washington Post YouTube

Facebook analysts are sounding off on executive turnover, privacy, and regulation (FB)

Facebook shares fell Monday after a handful of Wall Street analysts expressed concern over the company's recent management changes as well as regulation- and privacy-related uncertainty. Needham downgraded its rating from "buy" to "hold," pointing in part to violent images of the New Zealand shooting uploaded to the site. Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowered its price target, citing the possible "revenue impact of a more privacy centric platform." Watch Facebook trade live. Facebook shares ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Instagram, US, Trends, New Zealand, Zuckerberg, Martin, Cox, Chris Cox, Needham, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Laura Martin, Watch Facebook, Justin Post

Mural pays homage to Australian teen who egged Islamophobic politician

Not all heroes wear capes. But, some of them wield eggs as their weapon of choice.ICYMI, an Australian teenager was filmed egging senator Fraser Anning over his Islamophobic response to the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The teen has since been dubbed EggBoy on social media.SEE ALSO: Teen eggs an Australian official after his racist reaction to the New Zealand shootingEggBoy has now had a mural painted in his honour to immortalise his moment of triumph. For those who missed it, Egg ...
Tags: News, Instagram, New Zealand, Melbourne, Solidarity, Don, Melbourne Australia, Anning, Christchurch New Zealand, Hosier Lane, Van T Rudd, Fraser Anning, Henry Belot

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Tech firms scrambled to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shooting off their platforms. YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter struggled to stop users ripping and uploading copies of the original video, and the distressing footage was easily discoverable the day after the incident. Facebook, facing huge criticism over live streaming, says it removed 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand shooting in 24 ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Instagram, North Korea, Trends, Andreessen, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Marc Andreessen, Kim Jong, Chris Cox

New Zealand shooting: Brenton Tarrant charged after 50 killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch

New Zealand shooting: 49 killed across two mosques​ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws Suspect appears in court charged with murder Everything we know about the shooter Brenton Tarrant The victims: Afghan refugee viewed country as 'slice of paradise' Tech giants told 'enough is enough' after shooting live-streamed  Everything we know so far about the Christchurch attacks The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder on S...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, UK, London, News, Instagram, Wales, Australia, White House, India, US, Afghanistan, Hungary, West, Canada

Social Media Platforms Rush To Remove Video Of New Zealand Mosque Shootings

LONDON (AP) — Internet companies scrambled Friday to remove graphic video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shootings that was widely available on social media for hours after the horrific attack. Facebook said it took down a livestream of the shootings and removed the shooter’s Facebook and Instagram accounts after being alerted by police. At least 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand’s third-largest city. Using what appeared to be a helmet-mounted came...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, London, News, Instagram, Youtube, Ap, Thailand, Daily Mail, New Zealand, Silicon Valley, University Of Virginia, Cleveland, Pewdiepie

49 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook

At least 49 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims in the country and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Guns, Australia, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Mosque, Donald Trump, Terrorists, Gun Violence, Christchurch

Social media platforms say they are taking action to remove New Zealand shooting content

Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter said on Friday they would take down content involving mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed at least 49 people and wounded more than 20. A suspected gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one mosque in the city of Christchurch, mirroring the carnage played out in video games, after publishing a "manifesto" in which he denounced immigrants. "Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream comme...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, New Zealand, Christchurch

Paris’ Rue Cremieux is Insta-famous

Paris is one of the world’s most Instagrammable cities and Parisians are sick of it. One colorful, cobbled street in particular, the Rue Crémieux in the 12th arrondissement, has become especially popular. Those who live on the street aren’t exactly thrilled, however, to constantly find themselves in the backdrop of tourist photos whenever they walk out of their doors or worse, have Instagrammers posing on their stoop or against their windows. Residents are calling for the city council to rest...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, BBC News, Paris, New Zealand, All, France Info, Instagrammers, rue Cremieux, Roy 's Peak, Nathalie Roch, PST Travel, Kris Morton

10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety

Liam Bethell Shocking portraits of the searing bruises that seatbelts can leave behind after a crash are being celebrated as survival badges of honor, and showing the importance of belting up. The initiative is part of an NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) campaign to reduce the number of deaths on NZ roads. According to them, 90 people die each year because they weren’t wearing their seatbelt... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Safety, Advertising, Car, Crash, New Zealand, Campaign, Nz, Survivors, Belt, Liam Bethell, NZ Transport Agency NZTA

Photographer finds camera that fell

Losing a camera filled with pictures of a trip is devastating, but for Sarah Salik, things turned out okay. Salik and her sister had been hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah, in September 2015, when the pair stopped for lunch atop a rock formation, and accidentally knocked the camera over the edge. The camera dropped 1,488 feet to the bottom. Luckily for Sarah, three years later Luke Riding, a New Zealand photographer, was hiking at the bottom of Angels Landing when he found the...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Social Media, New Zealand, Reddit, Fujifilm, Sarah, All, Zion National Park, Horne, Salik, Zion National Park Utah, Ben Horne, Sarah Salik, Angels Landing, Luke Riding

Manfrotto parent company, Vitec, acquires motion control company Syrp

Vitec Imaging Solutions, a division of The Vitec Group, has acquired New Zealand based camera slider and motion control company Syrp. The acquisition actually happened on January 23rd, although it seems to have received very little coverage. In a press release, Vitec states that “the acquisition of Syrp adds electronics and software features that control […] The post Manfrotto parent company, Vitec, acquires motion control company Syrp appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, New Zealand, Manfrotto, Vitec, Vitec Group, Syrp, Vitec Imaging Solutions

Store Your Photos in Seal Poop

You read that headline right but it might not mean what you think. And, even though most of us are on the prowl for a better portable hard drive, we’re not advocating seal poop as a medium. Nonetheless, this story is pretty remarkable. Image via Skitterphoto from A USB drive containing photos was found in frozen seal poop and this discovery has everyone asking questions about everything from the environment to what kind of photos were on the drive. One amazing factoid you probably ...
Tags: Photography, News, Usb, New Zealand, Niwa, Pexels, Skitterphoto, Project NZ, Amanda Nally

Need More Links In Your Life? Here Are The Best Photography Links Of The Week

Another fabulous week rolls on by here in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for the latest links to tutorials, special features and great photography to share with everyone. This week's list covers a very wide range of photography subjects with something here for enthusiasts of all genres to enjoy.  We really hope you enjoy checking out all these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this weeks list to you. TUTORIALS How To Use Color...
Tags: Photography, London, France, Scotland, Germany, Virginia, Africa, US, Wyoming, Antarctica, New Zealand, Walter Reed, London Bridge, Michael, Mark, Anne

USB drive survives two years in seal poop before being reunited with its owner

Scientists inspecting seal poop that had been collected and frozen two years earlier were surprised to discover a USB drive inside it. After finding photos and videos on the device, they set about trying to locate its owner. The post USB drive survives two years in seal poop before being reunited with its owner appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Video, News, Trends, Usb, Computing, New Zealand, Flash Drive, Thumb Drive, Usb Stick

Did a Seal Eat Your Vacation Photos? A New Zealand Scientist Is Looking for You

Researchers in New Zealand studying the feces of leopard seals found a USB drive containing photos and videos from someone’s 2017 vacation.
Tags: Photography, News, New Zealand, South Island (New Zealand, Biology and Biochemistry, Seals (Animals) and Sealing, Feces

This photographer designed and 3D-printed his own dimmable LED softbox

Availability of 3D printers has opened new possibilities for creating all sorts of gadgets for photography. So, New Zealand-based photographer Nicholas Sherlock took advantage of his 3D printer to make himself an LED softbox. He designed it, printed and assembled it himself. It features a 3D-printed diffuser, honeycomb light shaper, and even rails on the […] The post This photographer designed and 3D-printed his own dimmable LED softbox appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Led, 3d Printing, New Zealand, 3d Printer, 3D printed, Softbox, DIY softbox, LED softbox, Nicholas Sherlock

How I Research My Solo Travel Destinations

Posted: 1/2/2019 | January 2nd, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she shows you how she researches and plans her trips! What’s the best way to go about researching your next trip when all of the decisions will fall to you as a solo travel...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Pinterest, Instagram, Bali, Indonesia, California, China, India, SIM, Thailand, South Africa, Antarctica

How to Be Less of a Traveling Asshole in 2019

Everyone likes to think that they’re a good traveler. But are you as good as you think you are? Probably not. “How dare you call me an asshole?! I’m one of the good ones!” I mean, we’re all assholes. We all cause damage. There’s no such thing as a perfect traveler or trip. We can all strive to do better.  I often say that the best thing the travel blogging community has done is raise awareness about elephant rides. Elephant rides are universally abusive to the animals — there’s no such thing ...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Featured, Instagram, North Korea, Southeast Asia, Africa, Blog, Amsterdam, New Zealand, New Orleans, Kenya, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Venice

From Knickers the steer to Turnbull's 'delicious wife': the 2018 Australian news quiz

It’s been another year of inane statements, improbable beasts and plain baffling news stories. What can you remember about the fringe events of 2018 in Australia and beyond?“This is the type of intolerant censorship we have warned about for such a long time.” What was Cory Bernardi talking about?The campaign to refuse a visa to far-right provocateur Lauren SouthernSavage Garden’s complaint about their music being on his Australia Day playlistThe suspension of Adam Giles from Sky News for hosting...
Tags: Google, England, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Abc, Australia, Washington, US, Australia news, Earth, Paris, Queensland, Sydney, New Zealand, Jesus, Victoria


I should have written this sometime in September but life went a little sideways along with me being gone for ten days to Italy with my wife (I know, humble brag...).  I figured that I'd get it done in October but work went into overdrive and we were gone almost every weekend camping with family and friends.  Good excuses, right?  November and December have been kinda a blur at work and home.  I've been off for Christmas and will be until New Years and I'm finally getting a chance to knock out a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Colorado, Mexico, Sport, Italy, New Zealand, Fishing, Michigan, North Carolina, Vermont, South Carolina, Finn, Belize, Martin

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