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Microsoft removed ads from Facebook and Instagram starting May: Report

Microsoft suspended advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the US in May until August, and recently expanded that to a global suspension, reported Axios. Unlike other advertisers who have joined an ad boycott against Facebook, Microsoft was concerned about where its ads will appear. According to Microsoft, examples of inappropriate content includes hate speech, pornography, terrorist content, etc. Microsoft had also pulled ads from YouTube over similar concerns, but eventually restored the ads...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Reddit, Donald Trump, Hersheys, Facebook Microsoft, Anti Defamation League ADL, Starbucks Coca Cola, Ford Adidas HP Unilever


YouTube bans 6 white supremacists channels; Reddit removes 2,000 channels for violating content policy

YouTube today banned at least six white supremacist channels, while Reddit removed 2,000 subreddits, including r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse, after a change in their content policy. What YouTube banned: Six white supremacist channels from the US, including those run by far right pseudo-science Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, per The Verge. “After updating our g...
Tags: Travel, News, Youtube, US, Reddit, Hate Speech, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Alex Ohanian


Animals spotted in empty city street

Lockdowns around the world might mean that humans are hunkering down in their homes, but thankfully, this whole situation does not apply to wildlife. While the streets of many towns and cities are deserted, in some communities animals are filling the void left by humans, taking to the streets themselves. From the United States to the United Kingdom, India, Spain, and more, animals are seizing this rare opportunity to explore our cities and towns. They aren’t wearing our pants or taking our j...
Tags: Travel, Wales, Mexico, Animals, United States, Wildlife, Reddit, Boulder, All, San Francisco California, Oakland California, Nara, Chandigarh, Boulder Colorado, Quintana Roo, Jara


Thru-hiking during coronavirus

The coronavirus has upended society across the globe. In the outdoors world, the spotlight has been turned to thru-hikers after a hiker’s death along the Pacific Crest Trail on March 28. The hiker, who suffered unspecified injuries in the San Jacinto Mountains, was pronounced dead by the rescue team upon arrival. The following day, two other hikers were rescued after being stuck on a patch of trail covered in snow and ice. Though these incidents were not directly related to the coronavirus, t...
Tags: Travel, Reddit, All, San Jacinto Mountains, Pacific Crest Trail, Moab Utah, Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Marra, Continental Divide Trail, Tobin Akehurst Shutterstock, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Thru-hike, Sandra Marra


Best online language-learning tools

As most of us have been ordered to stay home to help control the spread of COVID-19, we’re all looking for ways to pass the time and learn new skills from the confines of our own houses. Because we will travel again when this is all over, and because speaking a foreign language is an incredibly useful part of our explorer’s toolkit, using our time at home to learn a new language is time well spent. Using a language-learning tool is a cheap, easy, and social way to pick up a new skill. You can...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Reddit, Duolingo, All, Tandem, Duolingo Duolingo, Language Learning Apps, Language Exchange, Italki, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speaky, Language Apps, Language Learning Websites


Best virtual ways to connect social

Whether you’re on lockdown or sheltering in place, steering clear of loved ones to flatten the coronavirus curve is not doing anyone’s social life any favors. Although we’re all familiar with the physical symptoms to keep an eye on during the health crisis, boredom and loneliness are side effects of the new, post-pandemic normal that can be distressing to our mental health. To cope with social distancing, people are finding new ways to interact with their neighbors and making good use of vid...
Tags: Travel, Social, South Korea, Bbc, Neil Young, Social Life, United States, Pope Francis, Italy, Reddit, Emma Watson, Skype, Chattanooga, All, Michael Symon, Host


Facebook, Google, Reddit and others say they are jointly combating fraud and misinformation about COVID-19

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, in a joint statement yesterday, said they are jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the COVID-19 coronavirus and “elevating authoritative content on our platforms, and sharing critical updates in coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world”. “We invite other companies to join us as we work to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Microsoft, Youtube, Linkedin, Reddit, Fake News, Coronavirus, Facebook Google Reddit, Facebook Google Microsoft LinkedIn Reddit Twitter


Reddit map of New York City

New York City is in a constant state of flux. There are few better examples of this than the ever-shifting (and ever-argued-about) neighborhood boundaries, which have a different name or border depending on which resident you ask and which real estate developer is trying to sell you on a property. To try and settle the debate once and for all, a Redditor created an official NYC Neighborhoods Map. The map designates 288 neighborhoods in the five boroughs. It covers the obvious and largely unco...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, Reddit, All, 288, Astoria, Yorkville, Hudson Yards, Brooklyn Queens, Federation of Black Cowboys, New York City Neighborhoods, NYC Neighborhood Map, NYC Neighborhoods, Kitchen Alphabet City Park Slope, Turtle Bay Midtown East


laundromats, underground libraries, and criminal charges: a library link round-up

I have so many cool stories about libraries and librarians, scattered through multiple email and social media accounts. Lucky for you, I wanted to gather them all in one place. Thanks to everyone who ever sent me one of these.* * * * *Librarians in laundromats! Community librarians are all about taking literacy to the people. In library jargon, we're trying to reach the non-users. If that sounds a bit drug-dealer-ish, it's not a bad analogy: come get a taste, then come back for more.The puns jus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Congress, Washington Post, New York City, US, San Francisco, Syria, Chicago, Austin, Idaho, Socialism, New York Times, Reddit, Ohio, Philadelphia


What is the tallest building in each

It can be tough to get a sense of a building’s scale unless you’re comparing it first-hand, side-by-side, with a skyscraper. When many of us were growing up, the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) in Chicago, Illinois, was the tallest building in the country, but that title has since been awarded to the One World Trade Center in New York City. We know how tall the WTC is in feet, but exactly how much taller than the other skyscrapers in the country? And what does that actually look like? Than...
Tags: Travel, New York City, US, United States, Reddit, Wisconsin, Nevada, Towers, All, Willis Tower, Burlington Vermont, Chicago Illinois, Palazzo, WTC, One World Trade Center, Sears Tower


History of Irish Coffees

There’s a connotation that mixing alcohol with your caffeinated beverage of choice means you want a way to stay up partying all night. Blame Four Loko and the folks behind the Red Bull Vodka for that. Long before the advent of either of these drinks, however, there was the Irish Coffee, traditionally made as a welcome drink for weary travelers rather than a tonic to keep you awake at the club. The Irish Coffee, unlike a Oaxacan Old Fashioned or Moscow Mule, actually comes from the country th...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, United States, Ireland, Washington Dc, Reddit, Marilyn Monroe, Moscow, Jesus, Dublin, North America, William Hill


How to Make Friends and Meet People While Traveling

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I make so many friends while traveling on my own. I travel solo most of the time, and while you think it might be lonely, it’s not. I’m able to meet so many people on my travels. Here’s the truth — I’m not the most social person in the world. I’m an introvert who always has her nose in a book and needs a few days to recover after a party. Most readers who meet me say I’m much quieter than they expected, and making friends isn’t the easiest th...
Tags: New York, London, Bali, Australia, San Francisco, Blog, Barcelona, Colombia, Munich, Amsterdam, New Zealand, Reddit, New Orleans, Newfoundland, Kabul, Croatia


Google a conservé votre historique d’il y a 10 ans

Google est souvent taxé d'intrusif. Tout comme l'ensemble des réseaux sociaux, à vrai dire. Mais cet article ne pourra pas prétendre le contraire, puisque selon un utilisateur de Reddit, un forum en ligne très populaire, il est tout à fait possible de connaître qui nous étions il y a de ça 10 ans. Et ce, sans fouiller dans les archives de son compte Facebook. Pour ce faire, il suffit ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Reddit


laundromats, underground libraries, and criminal charges: a library link round-up

I have so many cool stories about libraries and librarians, scattered through multiple email and social media accounts. Lucky for you, I wanted to gather them all in one place. Thanks to everyone who ever sent me one of these.* * * * *Librarians in laundromats! Community librarians are all about taking literacy to the people. In library jargon, we're trying to reach the non-users. If that sounds a bit drug-dealer-ish, it's not a bad analogy: come get a taste, then come back for more.The puns jus...
Tags: Travel, Google, Congress, Washington Post, New York City, US, San Francisco, Syria, Chicago, Austin, Idaho, Socialism, New York Times, Reddit, Ohio, Philadelphia


Gloria brings international soccer scouting into the 21st century

Lionel Messi, who’s still arguably the greatest soccer player in the world, signed his first contract with FC Barcelona when he was thirteen years old. Although he grew up in a small town in central Argentina, he had captured the attention of some of the world’s most famous soccer teams when he was only eleven years old. While Messi’s rags to riches story is the stuff that sports dreams are made of, it’s impossible for the world’s best teams to get a window into all of the world’s best players, ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Smartphone, Soccer, United States, Lionel Messi, Reddit, Argentina, Alexis Ohanian, Messi, Seattle Sounders, Social Network, Boca Juniors


The Best of Reddit's Unethical Life Pro Tips

We’ve nearly come to the end of Evil Week over at Lifehacker, and thus far, have taught our readers how to get out of plans last-minute and one strategy for ending annoying phone calls without repercussions—but it wouldn’t be right not to credit the Unethical Life Pro Tips subreddit as a source of inspiration. Read more...
Tags: Travel, Flight, Reddit, Lifehacks, Baby, Houseguests, Evil Hack, Unethical Life Pro Tips


This pitch deck reveals how ad giant Omnicom won the US Army's $4 billion marketing business. Its first ads are about to hit digital and social media.

An Omnicom team led by DDB last year won the US Army's ad business, covering an estimated $4 billion over 10 years. Business Insider got the full pitch deck that won the account. DDB's first multi-media campaign is set to launch in the coming weeks on platforms like Instagram and Facebook. The winning pitch includes personalized social media videos targeting high-schoolers, ads featuring headshots of new recruits, and a campaign starring soldiers' parents as influencers. It also proposed the A...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Washington Post, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Walmart, Army, Reddit, Espn, Tripadvisor, Hulu, US Army, Github


Ecuador protests enter fifth day

Protests across Ecuador are continuing for their fifth day, and only show signs of becoming larger and more dangerous. They began in response to President Lenin Moreno’s abolition of fuel subsidies, which resulted in the sharp rise in consumer prices. In just three days, prices in food markets and elsewhere have increased by up to a third, and people aren’t happy. Authorities have even started arresting shopkeepers for raising the price of food, but that doesn’t seem to be helping the issue. ...
Tags: Travel, US, Protests, Reddit, South America, Ecuador, Riots, Strikes, All, Moreno, Azuay, Ibarra, Lenín Moreno, Ecuador Protests, Ecuadorian Politics


10 Things You Didn’t Know About China

The People’s Republic of China is an amazing country, with an ancient history steeped in wonder and so many modern marvels to explore. This fascinating and unique country is the most populated country in the world, as well as one of the largest by land mass. Many of the people who live here still abide by their traditional Chinese culture, but the country has always been at the forefront of innovation too, graduating more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students than any ot...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Asia, China, US, Beijing, Shanghai, Reddit, Xinjiang, Communist Party, People 's Republic of China, People s Liberation Army, Sun Tzu, Shaanxi, Yulin, Google Facebook Twitter Youtube


How to stay sober while traveling

Getting sober might be the hardest thing you ever do. And if travel and alcohol have always been intertwined for you, kicking the booze habit can be absolutely devastating. If asked before I quit drinking, I would have dismissed sober travel as not only unfun but pretty much impossible. How can I backpack around Ireland and not have a pint? Barcelona without vino? And how can I travel with my friends who still drink? Even if you’ve been sober for years, travel can shake your confidence in nav...
Tags: Travel, London, Mexico, New York City, Barcelona, Thailand, Ireland, Paris, Reddit, Cambodia, Truth, Detroit, Costa Rica, Istanbul, Mediterranean, Sobriety


Telegram web domain blocked on Jio and Hathway

After reports of Reddit and Indiankanoon.org being blocked, it appears that Telegram Web (web.telegram.com) has been blocked in multiple states on Jio and Hathway connections, as per user reports to MediaNama. Neither service provider has specified a reasons for the block yet, or cited an order... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Net Neutrality, Internet, Messaging, Social Media, Reddit, Telegram, Blocking, Jio, IndiaBlocks, Hathway, Indiankanoon


Sanjay Sonawani’s response on Reddit to some misguided “rebuttal” of his views

On Reddit someone called Mad_Sanghi wrote: This is weird. Instead of thinking vedas as the source of Hinduism, the author argues it is a later addition by some immigrants. I think it is BS, because bramahnical society was using them, before the gupta period, as is visible by rise of Buddhism or Jainism before 5 […]
Tags: Travel, India, Religion, Reddit, Jainism, Sanjay Sonawani, Mad_Sanghi


Snap CEO’s sister Caroline Spiegel starts a no-visuals porn site

If you took the photos and videos out of pornography, could it appeal to a new audience? Caroline Spiegel’s first startup Quinn aims to bring some imagination to adult entertainment. Her older brother, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, spent years trying to convince people his app wasn’t just for sexy texting. Now Caroline is building a website dedicated to sexy text and audio. The 22-year-old college senior tells TechCrunch that on April 13th she’ll launch Quinn, which she describes as “a much less gr...
Tags: Travel, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Media, Entertainment, La, Stanford, Funding, Reddit, Fda, Pornography, Evan Spiegel


Things I’ve Learned from Living in NYC for One Year

This week marks my one-year anniversary of living in New York City. I arrived here in March, when it was still cold (but sunny) outside. I remember my arrival, the $60 taxi ride from the airport to my makeshift accommodation (a friend’s couch). The excitement and the anxiety. After years of enjoying European culture while living in Berlin, I faced a lot of immediate shock on my return to the USA. Before I moved to New York City, I’d been here countless times. But living in NYC is nothing like vi...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, NYC, Berlin, New York City, America, Brooklyn, Mta, Reddit, Manhattan, Keith Haring, New Yorkers, New York Manhattan, New York They, USA Before, NYC Autumn


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Here are the 88 companies that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 2

Today was the second half of Y Combinator’s two-day Demo Day for its Winter 2019 class. Over 85 startups pitched on stage yesterday, and another huge batch launched today. Previously held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, this YC Demo Day instead took over a massive warehouse in San Francisco. Like yesterday’s pitches, today’s were split across two stages (“Pioneer” and “Mission”) running in parallel — so even if you were there, you couldn’t see everything alone. Here are all o...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Texas, Craigslist, California, Stanford, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Disney, US, San Francisco, Usda, Google Analytics


Videos of shooting tragedy in New Zealand continue resurfacing on social media

This is a tragedy that doesn’t deserve a snappy lede, but it is one that needs to be highlighted because tech companies should be held to account. Earlier today, there was a horrendous mass mosque shooting in New Zealand that killed 49 people — and because this is 2019, social media was used by the apparent murderers to plan, announce, broadcast and virally resonate what they did. Some of that — such as the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the perpetrator — have been deleted. Yet nearly 12 ho...
Tags: Travel, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, New Zealand, Reddit, Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, YouTube Twitter


Parking ticket revenue in US

If you recently had to pay a ticket that you deemed unfair or have been dealing with zealous parking authorities in your town for years, this infographic may take your blood pressure through the roof. TopView created this handy graphic, posted by Reddit user Gard3nB1rd, that gives a clear representation of which cities brought in the most money from parking fines in 2017 and some of these numbers are staggering. Photo: TopView Obviously, New York City blew the competition out of the water. ...
Tags: Travel, New York, US, Chicago, Reddit, Parking, Baltimore, Parking Tickets, All, TopView Obviously New York City


Updated: Reddit blocked on multiple ISPs and mobile data connections

Reddit is being blocked by multiple CSPs including some circles of Jio, Vodafone, and ISPs like You Broadband, Jio Fiber. Both the CSPs and ISPs have not specified a reason for the block. Note that this block comes a week after we reported that Reddit was being blocked on Jio Fiber and Hathway for... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Censorship, Telecom, Reddit, Isp, Blocking, Hathway, Jio Vodafone


Jio and Hathway blocking Reddit in some cities, working in others

Jio mobile and GigaFiber, and Hathway have been blocking Reddit on its broadband and mobile network for the last 6-8 days, some Reddit users have reported. This block seems inconsistent since other Reddit users are reporting that Reddit is working on their Jio connections. If you are a Reddit user... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Reddit, Blocking, Jio, Internet Block, Hathway



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