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Tesla finally manages to produce 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:43

Tesla is finally catching up to CEO Elon Musk's promises. 

The electric car maker manufactured 5,000 Model 3 cars in the last week of June, Reuters reported Sunday. 

SEE ALSO: Tesla's next software update will add fully self-driving features

The accounts vary slightly: Elon Musk reportedly sent an internal email saying that Tesla hit the target of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week. Two factory workers, however, told Reuters that the last 5,000th car was a couple hours late. 

Whichever it is, Tesla appears to have finally ironed out the kinks in Model 3 production, allowing for a faster ramp-up. According to Musk's email, Tesla expects to produce 6,000 Model 3 cars per week next month.  Read more...

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Michelle Wolf throws down her best 'life-alteringly hurtful' insults to Ivanka Trump

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:42

Samantha Bee may have apologised to Ivanka Trump for calling her a "feckless cunt," but Michelle Wolf has another insult to hurl at the president's daughter. Or five.

As conservative U.S. politicians and commentators call for "civility" in response to Trump officials getting kicked out of restaurants, The Break host took time during Sunday's show to refute the idea of holding back from insulting a politician.

SEE ALSO: The big problem with those conservative calls for 'civility'

Never one to shy away from direct, devastating roasts, Wolf took cues from the comments of Rep. Maxine Waters, who supported the public confrontation of Trump officials at a rally in Los Angeles, specifically using the word "harass." Read more...

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3 Ways to Balance Creativity & Search Optimization in Content by @semrush

Search Engine Journal - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 05:00

Here's how you can balance creativity and SEO techniques to produce compelling content.

The post 3 Ways to Balance Creativity & Search Optimization in Content by @semrush appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

San Francisco skies turn orange as wildfires return to Northern California

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:58

San Francisco took on a post-apocalyptic shade of orange, after smoke from Northern Californian wildfires reached the city on Sunday.

Just under a year since the deadliest firestorms in state history, intense wildfire has returned to the region, fanned by high winds and hot temperatures.

SEE ALSO: Flames once again return to California's wine country

Smoke and ash from fires burning in the Yolo and Lake counties filled the sky about 75 miles south in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday morning, giving the city a foreboding orange filter.

San Francisco sky is bizarre right now. Rayleigh scattering through this cloud is depleting all the blues and leaving us with a sepia skypic.twitter.com/weUDCkulsN

— Rick Zuzow (@RickZuzow) July 1, 2018 Read more...

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'Spider-Man' who rescued toddler dangling from balcony joins fire service

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 02:33

Real-life "Spider-Man" Mamoudou Gassama, who rescued a toddler dangling from a balcony, has started his new role with the Paris Fire Brigade.

The 22-year-old undocumented Malian migrant was awarded with French citizenship and a meeting with President Emanuel Macron after his heroic efforts in May. Plus, he apparently landed a smooth job offer from the city's fire service at the time.

SEE ALSO: It took 30 seconds for this superhero to save a little boy dangling from a building.

He's clearly taken them up on the offer of sorts, in what appears to be a voluntary capacity with the Paris Fire Brigade tweeting a photo of its 24 new recruits on June 29, including Gassama.  Read more...

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The world's pretty messed up, so here's a bunch of tiny-weeny cheetahs

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 01:40

If you've yet to fill your quota of daily spluttering over baby animals, this should tip you right over the edge.

A group of six newborn cheetah cubs have been unveiled to the public, having arrived at Taronga  Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Australia.

SEE ALSO: These lynx screaming at each other will strike a chord with anyone who has a sibling

The cubs were born to mama Kyan and papa Jana, on June 6, in the largest litter the zoo's seen to date (usually the litters are about two to four cubs).

They make a tiny, tiny squeak at this point, which is enough to make you splutter like a choking pelican at your desk. Read more...

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'This Is America' choreographer shows you how to do Childish Gambino's dance

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 22:01

The woman behind the dance moves that rocked the internet in Childish Gambino's provocative "This Is America" music video is a 23-year-old phenom named Sherrie Silver — and she has a thing or two to teach us all.

SEE ALSO: Here are all the things you should be looking for in the 'This Is America' video

Silver appeared in a recent BBC video in which she talked about the inspiration behind her choreography, how she came to work for Childish Gambino, her upbringing in Africa and the United Kingdom, and more. 

"I stand for taking Africa to the world, and taking the world to Africa, through dance," Silver said. Read more...

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61 Facebook app developers still had access to users' friends data after 2015

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 21:45

Facebook said that apps' data-scraping days ended in 2015. But that wasn't the end of the story.

In 2015, Facebook says it changed the policy that allowed app developers — such as the Cambridge Analytica-affiliated researcher Aleksandr Kogan — access to the data of app users' friends. That was the tactic that enabled Kogan to gather data on 87 million Facebook users, which he sold to Cambridge Analytica.

SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica controversy

Now, in a document submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives, Facebook has said that 61 app developers had access to users' friends data for nearly 6 months after the policy change. Facebook says it allowed the extension to give these companies time to comply with the new policy.  Read more...

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NPR meant to hail 'the year of the woman' in Mexico and promptly fell on an ass

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 21:42

It may be a terrible year for the United States, but in Mexico, 2018 is "el año de la mujer" — the year of the woman.

A recent report from National Public Radio highlighted the abundance of women running for elected office in the North American country. Everything would've been great, too, if not for an extremely unfortunate language error when NPR tweeted the story.

SEE ALSO: 'Simpsons' fans dream of a Mexico and Portugal World Cup final

"There are more than 3,000 women running for elective office in Mexico," the original tweet read. "Some Mexicans are calling 2018 'el ano de la mujer,' which translates to 'the year of the woman.'" Read more...

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The big problem with those conservative calls for 'civility'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 20:12

Conservative doublespeak just got taken to a whole new level.

There are many reasons to balk at politicians' and commentators' calls for "civility" in response to Donald Trump officials getting kicked out of restaurants. Say, the hypocritical fact of Trump's own acerbic behavior, or the idea that "civility" is the least of our worries at a time when the U.S. government has separated migrant families at the border with no plans for reuniting them. 

SEE ALSO: Memo to 2018 from the 1960s: Forget 'civility.' Get angry. Don't stop.

Now, the people of Twitter have honed in on a particularly piercing rebuke of the civility balloon by invoking the idea that helped put Trump in office: that conservatives in fact ended "civility" themselves, by just calling it "political correctness," and labeling sensitivity about the language we use as a problem. Read more...

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Canada Day Twitter sure is filled with apologies from people in the U.S.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 19:34

This is such a perfectly 2018 thing to happen on the internet.

July 1 is Canada Day, the Canadian equivalent of Independence Day in the United States (basically).  And because Canada's neighbor to the south has become an out-of-control tire fire of political and social unrest, folks in the U.S. are feeling some remorse.

SEE ALSO: Canada just legalized weed, and it's looking better every day

So they're using the occasion of Canada Day to apologize. The holiday's celebratory Twitter hashtag is currently overrun with various flavors of "I'm sorry" from U.S. residents who are very much aware of and embarrassed by our shared racist uncle who's been charged with running the country. Read more...

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Flames once again return to California's wine country

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 18:49

Ash is once again raining down upon California's Bay area, as the parched land to the north ignites.

Not ten months after firestorms ravaged Northern California wine country, the flames have returned to the region. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, reports that the County Fire started at around 2:00 p.m. on June 30, and as of the morning of July 1, had rapidly spread to 16,500 acres. 

The agency says 110 fire trucks have been deployed to the Yolo County area, which abuts California's famed Napa wine valley. Yolo itself is also rich in vineyards and tasting rooms. Read more...

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Adam Sandler and his mustache photobombed someone's wedding pictures

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 18:08

Who doesn't love it when the wedding shoot they've spent thousands on is suddenly interrupted by a dude wearing a T-shirt and shorts?

It's a lot more exciting when said dude turns out to be Hollywood celeb Adam Sandler. The Wedding Singer star was out for lunch with his family and his glorious mustache in Montreal when he ran into newlyweds Kevin and Alex.

SEE ALSO: 'Tag' is too weird to be fiction — just like these 15 other films based on true stories

It was Alex who recognized him and waved, photographer Sana Belgot told the CBC. Sandler came over for a chat, and all of a sudden he was posing for the camera as well.  Read more...

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We're doing a really bad job of washing our hands, say government scientists

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:03

After watching people prepare turkey burgers and salads in a variety of different kitchens, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers concluded that hand cleansing etiquette in America is pathetic. 

A government report released on June 28 found study participants in kitchens where they were actively being watched failed to properly wash their hands 97 percent of the time.

This is especially poor cleaning behavior for the kitchen, where microbes can easily cross-contaminate food with the help of our hands.

"You can’t see, smell or feel bacteria. By simply washing your hands properly, you can protect your family and prevent that bacteria from contaminating your food and key areas in your kitchen," Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA, said in a statement. Read more...

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Link Gratitude: Give Some Thanks After Someone Links to You by @annaleacrowe

Search Engine Journal - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 17:00

What do you do after someone links to you? Loren Baker has found the answer. And it’s pretty genius. You shower your link devotees with a motherlode of thanks. Baker has coined this action “link gratitude.” How Can You Show Your Link Gratitude? It starts with you emailing the webmaster to say thanks for the link. Then, you could offer to: Conduct an SEO audit for them. Help them with their SEO (e.g., fix their 404 errors or an external broken link). Read, follow, and share their stories. Everyone benefits from link gratitude. For the site linking to you: They’re getting free help […]

The post Link Gratitude: Give Some Thanks After Someone Links to You by @annaleacrowe appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Chrissy Teigen spoke passionately at the Families Belong Together march, baby Miles in hand

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 16:46

"We love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here."

Chrissy Teigen spoke from the heart on Saturday during an appearance at the Families Belong Together march in Los Angeles. Although she couldn't resist peppering in a few Trump burns — who can? — she spent most of her time at the podium preaching the virtues of America's immigrant population.

SEE ALSO: The best signs from the Families Belong Together marches

"Making America great doesn't mean building walls to keep people out; it means continuing to embrace the dreams of immigrants who add to our culture, our economy, and our humanity," she said, clutching her newborn son Miles in her arms. Read more...

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How to celebrate Chris-mas in July

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:59

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Welcome to Chris-mas in July, a week-long celebration of our four favorite Hollywood Chrises. We'll be analyzing old movies, digging deep into past roles, and exploring everything there is to know about Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt. We hope this totally made up holiday makes you smile. 

Merry Chris-mas everyone.

Chris-mas falls this time of year because A.) Christmas in July is already kind of a thing, and B.) two of the Chrises have June birthdays and two have August, making early July the perfect time to celebrate Chrises in all their Chris-ness for Chris-mas.

Stories will be rolling out on Mashable all week, but we imagine right now you're a little confused. Kicking things off below is your complete guide on how to celebrate Chris-mas.
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NASA is searching for meteorites that splashed down into the Pacific Ocean. Here's why.

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 15:04

On March 7, 2018, NASA planetary scientist Marc Fries watched on a weather radar as meteorites plunged into the Pacific Ocean.

Four months later, on July 2, Fries and a group of marine researchers plan to pull these meteorites — chunks of primordial space rocks — out of the sea. No one has ever retrieved a meteorite from the ocean before, he said. But the effort is well worth it.

These particular space rocks, he noted, are different.

"This one is special," said Fries, in an interview. "This one is tougher than your typical meteor." 

SEE ALSO: A landmark climate change ruling could go up in smoke after Justice Kennedy retires Read more...

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German student comes up with an amazing 'mobile airbag' for your phone

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:24

We've all been there: A minor fumble, and seconds later your $500 (or more!) smartphone crashes to the floor.

A good case and a screen protector might protect you from the worst of the damage, but those things can only do so much. That's where this inventive "mobile airbag" comes into play.

SEE ALSO: Battle of the budget smartphones

Conceived by Philip Frenzel, a German engineering student, this specialized case deploys springy, spider-like legs as it starts to fall. The legs appear to soften the impact of a fall more than your average case, while also making it less likely your smartphone's more fragile bits come into contact with a hard surface (h/t The Verge). Read more...

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Festive holiday cards are here to help you spread some Chris-mas in July cheer

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:00

Welcome to Chris-mas in July, a week-long celebration of our four favorite Hollywood Chrises. We'll be analyzing old movies, digging deep into past roles, and exploring everything there is to know about Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt. We hope this totally made up holiday makes you smile. 

Chris-mas in July is upon us once again.

The hottest holiday of the summer combines all the festive fun of regular old Christmas with four of Hollywood's most lovable actors: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, and Chris Pratt

This year, Mashable's celebrating Chris-mas the entire first week of the month (July 1 to July 8), which means you'll have plenty of time to send your friends and loved ones holiday greetings.  Read more...

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