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6 influencer marketers describe how their business has changed, what brands are still spending on, and the future of 'paused' deals

Many advertisers have paused influencer marketing campaigns in recent weeks to save on costs, retool messaging, and make adjustments to sponsored content that previously required travel or on-site production. Some brands are also paying for fewer additional services from influencer marketers, and some have asked for more time to make payments as they deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  For influencers who rely on brand deals to earn a living, the ambiguity of having a ca...
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Easter services, celebrations across Canada adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

It took a global pandemic to change Deb Scime's Easter plans.Each year, about 50 relatives spanning four generations gather for a boisterous, pot luck brunch to celebrate a Christian holiday that has been an integral part of her family life since childhood.But as physical distancing measures take hold across the country in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, Scime said she and her loved ones are adapting their festivities to suit the times. The clan will convene via Zoom, with participant...
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Coronavirus: NHS doctor who pleaded for PPE dies

Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, made the appeal on Facebook five days before he was admitted to hospital.
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Coursera Makes Courses & Certificates Free During Coronavirus Quarantine: Take Courses in Psychology, Music, Wellness, Professional Development & More Online

Over the past decade or two, developments in the technology of the World Wide Web have made learning at home possible in a way it wasn't before. Over the past month or two, learning at home has gone from option to necessity, prevented as many of us are from going out to a classroom by the coronavirus pandemic. If you've taken courses on the internet before — and especially if you've picked them from our selection of 1,500 you can take for free — you've no doubt heard of Coursera, one of the maj...
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Dad Builds Backyard Ski Slope for Kids During Coronavirus Lockdown

Denied his family skiing holiday this Easter, a dad in Hertfordshire, England, has gotten creative and built a ski slope, complete with chairlift, in his backyard for his daughters.In a Facebook post, dad Steve Cross said: “Lockdown project no.2 completed. Seeing as we can’t go to the Alps this Easter a spot of skiing at home instead.”This video shows the girls being hoisted upslope by their father’s mechanical chairlift, before zipping down the improvised slope. Credit: Steve Cross via Storyful
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Michigan Hospital Discharges Its First Critical Care Coronavirus Patient

A hospital in Michigan has discharged its first critical care coronavirus patient, video from April 8 shows.Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, praised those who had treated the patient in a Facebook post. “This is what our remarkable health care colleagues on the front lines of COVID-19 are fighting for,” the post said.As the patient is being pushed down the corridor to the sound of applause, he can be heard turning and saying: “Just thank you for saving my life. It means ever...
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Got quarantine blues? This N.L. meme master hopes his humour's contagious

The whirlwind started with a single comment on a COVID-19 briefing stream last month."Mabel, if you sees this I wants to talk about last nite. I'm sorry," wrote a Facebook user under the name Greg Whalen.As the ensuing saga unfolded, viewers would learn that Greg couldn't pick Mabel up in Badger. Greg, of course, was heeding the province's pleas and practising physical distancing.But that left Mabel stranded. "She's contrary," he said in a later update.As the internet blew up...
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Facebook App Gains 'Quiet Mode' Setting to Help Manage Usage

Facebook is rolling out a new feature in its iOS app that lets users temporarily mute push notifications and put the app on hold if they think it's taking up too much of their time. Called "Quiet Mode," the new setting can turned on for a certain period of time or scheduled to come on at specific intervals. Quiet Mode be found by tapping the hamburger icon in the bottom right corner of the mobile app's interface and looking under the section titled "Your time on Facebook." Quiet Mode forms p...
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Show us your view! Readers share their favorite windows

"Looking out. Post a picture from your favorite or just interesting window view," I posted on Inman’s Coast to Coast Facebook group Wednesday. Here's what readers enjoy seeing when they're looking for a distraction.
Tags: Facebook, Post, Lifestyle, View, Radio, Window, Facebook Group, Brad Inman, Coast to Coast, Quarantine, Coronavirus, Inman 's Coast to Coast Facebook

Disneyland reaches furlough agreements with 10 unions

Disneyland has reached agreements with 10 unions on a temporary furlough triggered by the continuing closure of the Anaheim theme park during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement on a furlough beginning April 19 was reached with unions representing food and beverage workers, pyrotechnicians, sound mechanics, stage managers, stage technicians and other employees at the Disneyland resort. “Disney has reached agreements with several unions for hourly cast members that will maintain members’ health ...
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The Journey Home

Wednesday 1 April at seaWe were off the coast of Cuba so I changed my Facebook profile to reflect that I was in Havana. April Fools Day joke.We were back to being served nonvegetarian regular meals which means variety and ve
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Coronavirus: Garry Bowie, LGBTQ leader in LA, Long Beach, dies

Garry Bowie, a community leader in helping people fight HIV/AIDS in the Greater Long Beach and Los Angeles areas, died this week from complications related to the coronavirus, his husband, Jeff Wacha, said Thursday, April 9. He was 59. Wacha said Bowie, executive director of Being Alive, in West Hollywood, and the former executive director of the Long Beach AIDS Foundation, started showing flu-like symptoms on March 19 and, with his condition not improving, was taken by ambulance on March 28 fro...
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Leading Thoughts for April 9, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Management professor and social philosopher Charles Handy on the inevitability of paradox: “We need a new way of thinking about our problems and our futures. My suggestion is the management of paradox, an idea which is itself a paradox, in that paradox can only be “managed” in the sense of coping with. The more turbulent the times, the more complex th...
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Aphex Twin will be streaming his Warehouse Project show with interactive visuals tomorrow, April 10

Aphex Twin will be streaming his 2019 Warehouse Project live show tomorrow (Friday, April 10), complete with interactive visuals and editing from regular collaborator Weirdcore. The set will be broadcast on Warehouse Project’s YouTube page and on Facebook starting at 1 pm (EST) tomorrow (6pm BST). Image: Promo shot
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Nurse Practitioner Facing Felony Drug Charges After Asking Cops to Test Her Meth for Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, people are taking extra precautions to ensure that they remain safe. That, apparently, is what drove a woman in Iowa to take her meth to her local police headquarters to have it tested for the virus. 53-year-old Shawn Salmen was arrested on Sunday (Apr 5) after she went to the Sioux City Police Department and asked the officers on duty to ensure her narcotics were not contaminated with the novel coronavirus, according to reports. Officers i...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Is this an abnormal amount of play in an OFR trem stud?

Author: Drew7 Subject: Re: Is this an abnormal amount of play in an OFR trem stud? Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:52 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 2 Suhr wrote: It's hard to tell from the video if the post is loose or the anchor is loose. Eat thing to do is contact customer support Drew7 wrote: Video below, since it's easier to see than explain... But, The trem studs, particularly on the high E side, feel rather loose in my 2013 Modern 7. The stud anchors, near ...
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How to get organized when living on your own for the first time in a long time?

If you’re living on your own for the first time in a long time, you might be struggling to get organized. It can be very freeing and enjoyable to live alone. But you also have to consider the fact that you don’t have someone else to help you do things like organize your space. Depending on why you’re living alone, you also might have mixed feelings about having a space all to yourself. Here are some of the most important things to consider, so you can make your new, solo space one that’s organiz...
Tags: Home, Facebook, Living, Relationships, Happiness, Home Organization, Fresh Start, GTD, Life Management, Home Living

The best LGBTQ online entertainment

Before social distancing became the new normal, April was chock-full of major LGBTQ events, and while the coronavirus has caused massive cancellations (RIP Black Party 2020!), queer community leaders aren’t letting COVID-19 get in the way of their spring flings. LGBTQ outlets around the world have created virtual community centers, concert halls, and dance clubs to combat the isolation caused by the pandemic, and the options for connecting seem endless. The only problem? With a wealth of no...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hbo, Instagram, Toronto, Harvard, United States, Dolly Parton, Manhattan, Andy Warhol, World Health Organization, Lady Gaga, Bob, Solidarity, All, Moma

Exclusive: Watch Lena Hall Host a Listening Party For Her New Album THE VILLA SATORI- Live at 7pm!

Lena Hall will host an exclusive listening party on BroadwayWorld's Facebook page Thursday, April 9th, at 7PM Tune in as she hosts a debut listen to her new album, THE VILLA SATORI [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Facebook Looks to Decloak LeadCloak via a Lawsuit

Facebook filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Thursday against Basant Gajjar, alleging that he violated the social network's terms and policies by providing cloaking software and services under the name LeadCloak that was designed to circumvent the company's automated ad review systems and run deceptive ads on...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Facebook Looks, Social Pro Daily, Decloak LeadCloak, Basant Gajjar

Facebook just filed a lawsuit against a software engineer who it says was helping scammers dodge its ad-review system and post ads related to coronavirus, cryptocurrency and diet pills

Facebook announced that it filed a lawsuit against the founder of a company called LeadCloak on Thursday, alleging that it was helping coronavirus scammers run deceptive ads on Facebook and Instagram by selling "cloaking" software to them. Cloaking fools ad-review systems by showing a website displaying a product that would not raise flags while users would see an entirely different website that could violate Facebook's guidelines, the company said. Facebook alleges that LeadCloak software had...
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How A Press Photo From The Mormon Church Got Co-Opted By Mask-Selling Middlemen

On March 3, Brian Kolfage tried to reach the U.S. government — through Instagram. The Air Force veteran, who’s best known for running the crowd-funded border wall project “We Build The Wall,” had stumbled into a new line of work: Medical supply middleman. He’d posted a picture of a massive warehouse, filled with hundreds of boxes marked “3M.” They held 300 million N95 surgical masks, he wrote, just waiting to reach health professionals in need around the country. But there was a big problem: ...
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Facebook’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ option lets you turn off the app’s push notifications

Facebook today is launching a new feature called “Quiet Mode” that will allow you to minimize distractions by muting the app’s push notifications for a time frame you specify. The company announced the change as an update on its COVID Newsroom post, describing it as a way for users to set boundaries around how they spend their time on Facebook as they adjust to new routines and to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Facebook, you can either turn on or off Quiet Mode a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Tech, Facebook Today, Unfollow, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Wellbeing, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID Newsroom

How A Border Wall Fundraiser Jumped Head-First Into The International Medical Supply Game

On March 3, Brian Kolfage tried to reach the U.S. government — through Instagram. The triple-amputee Air Force veteran, who’s best known for running the crowd-funded border wall project “We Build The Wall,” had found a new line of work: Medical supply middleman. Before the sudden change, Kolfage had spent tens of millions of dollars collected from Trump supporters to build steel bollard fencing on private land at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. The project, billed as an effort to help the Pr...
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Shaquille O'Neal stars in reality series 'Shaq Life'

Pro basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal is the star of a new reality series which covers all aspects of his life. The TNT original series premiers as back-to-back episodes tonight and is appropriately titled "Shaq Life".The series will highlight his family life and his various interests outside of basketball, including his DJ Diesel persona, his business dealings (such as serving as a board member of Papa John's), and his collection hobbies and "toys".  The official trailer includes seve...
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TheaterWorksUSA To Present Special Easter Sunday Benefit Reading Of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

TheaterWorksUSA is invitingfamilies to gather together for a special Easter Sunday benefit reading of The Velveteen Rabbit. The event will be live-streamed on TWUSA's Facebook and YouTube channels on Sunday, April 12, at 2 PM est. TheaterWorksUSA also announces the launch of TheaterWorks Anywhere. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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ASSASSINS Cast Including Brandon Uranowitz, Will Swenson & More to Take Part in CSC's New Online Programming

Classic Stage Company hasannouncedthe launch of a free, online version of their discussion series Classic Conversations, airing live Thursdays at 6pm on YouTube and Facebook, and available to view afterwards on these platforms and Instagram IGTV. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Facebook Begins Rolling Out Quiet Mode to Encourage Users to Take Breaks

Facebook is helping ensure that people don't spend too much time on its platform while practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, adding Quiet Mode features to the Your Time on Facebook activity monitoring tools it introduced in August 2018. The social network confirmed last month that it had been testing Quiet Mode after it...
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Disney’s ‘astounding number,’ WaPo’s Zip Code-specific take on hospital readiness and more: Datacenter Weekly

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. Unemployment data in context A stark headline from CNBC sums up today’s unemployment news: “U.S. weekly jobless claims jump by 6.6 million and we’ve now lost 10% of workforce in three weeks.” Investors seem to regard such grim stats as the new normal: “Wall Street shrugs off jobless claims,” per CNN Business. Mean...
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Facebook to supply free Portals to some care home residents under NHS scheme

The UK government is pulling in tech firms to connect isolated residents and patients in care with family and friends via video call devices and services during the COVID-19 crisis. First to join is Facebook, which is supplying up to 2,050 of its Portal video-calling devices for free to hospitals, care homes and other settings including hospices, in-patient learning disability and autism units. The logistical rollout will be supported Accenture. Fifty of the devices have already been deployed to...
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