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Parkland survivor David Hogg's home was swatted in a dangerous prank

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:32

David Hogg's family home was swatted on Tuesday.

Someone called the Broward Sheriff's Office in Florida on the Parkland survivor's home, claiming that there was a hostage situation at the house. According to the local ABC affiliate, Coral Springs Fire Rescue arrived to find that the call was a prank. 

SEE ALSO: Inmate tweeting from jail calls himself an 'eGod' and threatens to swat again

"A SWAT team responded and cleared the home," Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Gina Carter told USA Today. "We are investigating who made the call."

Hogg and his mom weren't home — they're in Washington, D.C. to accept the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award. He graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday and is touring the country with other Parkland students to advocate for stricter gun control laws. Read more...

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Here's 10 hours of just the chorus of 'Cut To The Feeling' because it's Pride Month and you deserve nice things

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:26

*extreme Katharine McPhee voice* Hi my gay boys (and gals and really every human regardless of how you identify).

Here are the facts: It's Pride Month, you deserve nice things, and Carly Rae Jepsen's songs are bops that make us happy. When you put all these immutable truths together, using the powers of very serious science and logic and deductive reasoning, the undeniable conclusion is: this Pride Month, you need more CRJ in your life.

So here's a 10-hour video by YouTube user Stephen Capps of just the chorus of Queen Carly Rae Jepsen's forever anthem "Cut To The Feeling."

Enjoy and Happy Pride!

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Bing Ads to Allow Advertisers to Target LinkedIn Audiences by @MattGSouthern

Search Engine Journal - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:22

Bing Ads plans to roll out new functionality which will allow advertisers to target ads to LinkedIn audiences.

The post Bing Ads to Allow Advertisers to Target LinkedIn Audiences by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Forget the Notes app: 9 places we'd rather celebrities put their apologies

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:13

What do Lena Dunham, Logan Paul, and, most recently, Drake have in common? 

They've each at some point employed their iPhone Notes apps to pen statements and apologies for all the world to see. Those longwinded chunks of text are an inevitable part of most celebrity scandal life cycles.

SEE ALSO: These extreme Post-it notes will definitely get your point across

Now, in my humble opinion, the Notes app is strictly to be used for grocery lists, makeshift diary entries, and lists of shows your friends tell you to watch, though you never will. Celebrity drama would be much more interesting if famous people would break free from Notes app mold and try something new. Read more...

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Fans and celebrities mourn the death of iconic fashion designer Kate Spade

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:11

Kate Spade, 55-year-old fashion designer and entrepreneur, reportedly died by suicide on Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Spade's housekeeping staff found her dead in her New York apartment along with a note.

— kate spade new york (@katespadeny) June 5, 2018

SEE ALSO: 'Dear Evan Hansen' shines Broadway's lights on mental health awareness

After news of the iconic designer's death broke, fans shared an outpouring of love on social media, explaining what Spade's designs meant to them and highlighting the importance of talking openly about metal health issues. Read more...

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Make your own kimchi with this easy DIY fermenting kit

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:08

The Easy Fermenter lets you ferment just about anything. We tested it out and made our own kimchi. The results were surprisingly good! Get your own Easy Fermenter hereRead more...

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Trick your brain into falling asleep faster with this white noise machine that's on sale

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:59

Whether it's your partner's incessant snoring, your neighbor's reluctance to simmer down their nightly karaoke sesh, helicopters hovering above your neighborhood, or the mysterious racket your roommate keeps making that you're afraid to even ask about, there is no shortage of noises that can prevent you from falling asleep. While you can always wear earplugs to drown out unwanted sound, science says that white noise can actually help lull you off to dreamland.

SEE ALSO: Is this weighted blanket the key to a better night's sleep?

It seems counterintuitive, sure, but many find it relaxing. White noise is that constant, soothing sound that masks all other disruptive clamors to promote restful shut-eye. Think radio or television static, the sound of ocean waves, or the buzzing of your electric fan. Sounds soothing, no? Read more...

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Get a waterproof Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears on sale for cheaper than Black Friday

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:42

A rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker is basically a summer requirement. Oh, your speaker can't be dunked in the pool and still work afterward? That is so 2017.

Okay, we'll admit that it's hard to find one that's not a total piece of junk and still affordable — but we tracked one down, and found it on sale for lower than its Black Friday price. Meet the Ultimate Ears Megaboom: Regularly $249.99 you can snag it for $119.99 todayWhat.

SEE ALSO: 12 of the best earbuds on Amazon, according to customer reviews

Ultimate Ears is a brand known for their party-hard Bluetooth speakers, and finding the insanely popular Megaboom for $130 off its original price is unheard of. (For reference, Amazon's sale price for it is $170. So yeah, $119.99 a pretty good deal.) Read more...

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Everyone's getting new Gmail — and old Gmail will soon go extinct

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:29

Who gets new Gmail? You get new Gmail! And YOU get new Gmail! EVERYBODY GETS NEW GMAIIILLLL!

Ok, it may not be a free new car, but on Monday, Google announced that its massively updated new Gmail would launch to general availability (GA) in July. And by October 2018, new Gmail will be the law of the land, with no option to opt-out.

SEE ALSO: Google's big Gmail update makes your inbox smarter and more secure

New Gmail is currently available in an "Early Adopter Program" (EAP) with an option to try it out before the GA. For G-Suite users (that's Gmail's business version), change to new Gmail at this point has to come at the organizational level. Read more...

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Friends lost their camera at Coachella. It only took the internet 1 day to reunite them.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:11

The internet can be a beautiful place. 

During Coachella a few weeks ago, Garet Hanson found a lost disposable camera. Since she had no idea who the owner was, she had the photos developed and posted them on Twitter in hopes that social media would do its magic. 

SEE ALSO: Here's why Twitter's locking people out of their accounts

"It was the last day of Coachella and during Eminem I went to use the restroom and I found the camera in the bathroom stall," Hanson said through Twitter DM. "It was super random."

I found a disposable camera at Coachella and I got the photos developed. Can everyone rt this so I can give them their photos?!

— meredith blake (@garethanson) June 3, 2018

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Strange, alien-looking deep sea creatures revealed in new ocean videos

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:58

While traversing the seafloor in a pressurized bubble 3,200 feet beneath the ocean, marine photographer Gavin Thurston spotted an odd creature, about the size of a football. 

"It looked like a mix of four animals," said Thurston.

He shone a light on it, for a better view.  

"Clearly this beasty — whatever it was — didn’t like the light," he said, and it danced away on its silken thread-like legs, out of the glow. 

SEE ALSO: Arctic sea ice is loaded with plastic litter from cigarettes and paint

It appeared to be a sponge, but covered in siphons, like pistons in a car engine thrusting up and down. It wore a crown of tentacles, which grabbed tiny critters out of the water. Read more...

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Ninja Blenders on sale thanks to Amazon, which is really pushing this whole smoothie thing

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:43

It's been way too long since we've found a good kitchen gadget deal that's not on an Instant Pot. Seriously, it's summer and we're going to need dips and fruity smoothies on a weekly basis. This is not up for debate.

Amazon has saved the day by putting multiple Ninja kitchen items on sale, including food processors, slow cookers, and the infamous Nutri Ninja blenders. If you've been waiting for a sale to splurge (or need a last-minute Father's Day gift for a dad who loves to cook), you're welcome.

SEE ALSO: 7 of the best slow cookers right now, according to Amazon reviews

Just imagine the summer snack and smoothie possibilities that you'll have if you have access to all this powerful Ninja stuff. But we'll just let you know now: Once people find out you have something from Ninja, you're going to be the designated snack person at parties. Sorry. Read more...

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Girl took cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to prom so he took her cutout to Paddy’s Pub

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:39

Danny DeVito's cardboard cutout game is strong.

After a hardcore fan, Allison Closs, took a cardboard cutout of the actor as her escort to prom, DeVito responded in the best way — by making a cardboard cutout of the teen and bringing it to set with him.

SEE ALSO: Guy dresses up as Spiderman and pulls off a MARVEL-ous promposal

Rob McElhenney, DeVito's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-star, shared photographic evidence of the cardboard cutout on Instagram, writing, "Hey Allison- I heard you took cardboard Danny to Prom. What a coincidence. He took cardboard Allison to Paddy's..."

Hey Allison- I heard you took cardboard Danny to Prom. What a coincidence. He took cardboard Allison to Paddy’s...

A post shared by RobMcElhenney (@robmcelhenney) on Jun 4, 2018 at 4:25pm PDT Read more...

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Serenade the world with this portable karaoke microphone

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:39

Sing so everyone can hear you with this portable karaoke mic. Get your own PopSolo for $14.94 here. Read more...

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Amazon is having a massive sale on Ashley Furniture items like recliners, desks, rugs, and more

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:35

Furniture shopping real talk: All the nice stuff is expensive, all the cheap stuff is horrendous, and if you're shopping online, the added shipping price is always astronomical. You can't narrow down your options to save your life, so you put off the purchase and deal with your current furniture that you hate with a passion.

Okay, that might be dramatic, but still. It's a tough shopping category.

Except for this week, because Amazon is having a huge Father's Day sale on dining chairs, desks, end tables, and more from Ashley Furniture (like, up to 53% off). And Prime customers get free shipping on all of it. Read more...

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All the 'Destiny 2: Forsaken' changes loaded into a massive montage video

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:33

On June 5, Bungie offered Destiny fans a first look at the game's September expansion, Destiny 2: Forsaken.

The reveal centered around a full-blown live stream, but to lead it off Bungie shared a... trailer? It's really more of a montage, running through the basic details of the piles upon piles of changes that will be coming to the game this fall.

There's a new mode called Gambit. A new raid set in what looks like a large, sprawling destination. New rules around weapons, armor, and character classes. New bow and arrow weapon type! New new new. Lots of changes. Check it all out here. Read more...

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The $10,000 Apple Watch Edition is obsolete now

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:26

This is going to be a hard lesson for early adopters. 

While Apple's new wearable operating system, watchOS 5, is packed with lots of new features, it's not going to run on first generation Apple Watches.

SEE ALSO: Apple Watch adds podcasts, competitions, and a walkie-talkie app

So, that means the $10,000 Apple Watch Editions are now practically worthless. Or rather, they won't be getting any new features, suggesting that it might be time to upgrade from your pricey investment. Even though the device is already three years old, we're still surprised to hear that Apple is ending support so soon — especially when some of the models costs thousands of dollars. Read more...

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'Red Dead Redemption 2' special editions announced

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:26

Rockstar has just announced three new editions for one of the most anticipated games of 2018. 

SEE ALSO: 'Red Dead Redemption II' trailer sheds more light on Rockstar's old west story

You are now able to pre-order the special edition and ultimate edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, and the Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector's Box. 

All pre-orders of Red Dead Redemption 2 will include a War Horse and The Outlaw Survival Kit. Those of you who pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 digitally on the Xbox Store will receive a cash bonus (single player only). You'll also receive an exclusive treasure map, although you must pre-order by July 31 in order to get it. In addition, digital pre-orders will be rewarded with GTA Online cash for Grand Theft Auto V. The Standard Edition gets you $500,000, the Special Edition gets you $1 million, and the Ultimate Edition gets you $2 million.  Read more...

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Miss America will scrap the swimsuit portion, devastating the bro community

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:59

Miss America, America's favorite shitshow of a competition, has decided to make a radical change.

Gretchen Carlson, Former Fox News host and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, announced Tuesday on Good Morning America that Miss America would be eliminating the swimsuit portion and dropping the pageantry aspect.

Carlson says the "competition," as they're calling it moving forward, will be less focused on beauty, and more focused on what the contestants actually bring to the table, intellectually.

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This might be the most impressively complicated handshake you'll ever see

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:44

The only thing better than a solid handshake is a solid secret handshake that can't be duplicated.  

Twitter user @MelynnaPena shared a video on Sunday that shows her younger sister and a teacher engaging in a minute-long sequence of movements and motions that make up what might be the greatest secret handshake I've seen in the history of handshakes.

SEE ALSO: 19 college graduation gifts that are super useful for life in the real world

"My little sister and her teacher had a handshake from the beginning of the year and added to it every Friday til the last day of school and here’s the end result," Melynna wrote on Twitter.  Read more...

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