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Margot Robbie had never heard of Tonya Harding before 'I, Tonya'

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:18

Margot Robbie offers a new take on Tonya Harding in the new film I, Tonya, but the Australian actress had never heard of the real-life person she's now playing.

"I never heard of the incident. I never heard any of their names," Robbie told The Huffington Post. "[It was] just written like it was meant to be a mockumentary style. Then I found out it was a true story — completely true ― and I was shocked and enthralled by that." 

SEE ALSO: 5 captivating films you don't want to miss this year

Robbie has previously admitted that she thought I, Tonya was a made-up story, but as the film draws audience and awards buzz it becomes more baffling to imagine not having even heard Harding's name at some point.  Read more...

More about Entertainment, Movies, Margot Robbie, Tonya Harding, and Nancy Kerrigan

Forget body painting—body marbling turns your skin into a psychedelic work of art

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:05

Invented by Brad Lawrence, body marbling is a water painting technique that uses hydrodynamics to transform your body into a psychedelic canvas. Produced by Black Light Visuals, this non-toxic paint is the coolest trend one can try in music festivals across the US. Read more...

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These sculptures appear weightless as they float in the air

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:48

Inside his studio in Downtown Manhattan, Tom Shannon revealed the secrets behind his anti-gravity sculptures. Read more...

More about Mashable Video, New York, Sculptures, Real Time Video, and Kinetic

11 stories from 2017 to remind us all that animals are getting smarter and committing more crimes

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:14

In the midst of all the intensely bad, unpredictable, and endless days of 2017, there remains one reliable, universal constant: animals will get in trouble with the police and it will always be very thrilling.

From the "Brooklyn cow" who captivated our hearts to "stuck raccoon" and every huge lost hog in between, the year has been full of animals behaving badly. 

Let these stories be a reminder to you: stay vigilant. The animals are getting smarter, and learning how to do more crimes every day.

SEE ALSO: Crap, I forgot to get furious about the Starbucks holiday cup this year

Join me, won't you, on this look back at the best animal crimes of the year. Read more...

More about Funny, Animals, Crime, Weird News, and 2017

SEO for Home Builders: How to Reach Buyers Earlier In the Sales Cycle by @jeremyknauff

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:00

This SEO road map for home builders can give you a serious advantage over your competitors.

The post SEO for Home Builders: How to Reach Buyers Earlier In the Sales Cycle by @jeremyknauff appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

These screenshots of unread emails will fill you with horror

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:50

There are two types of people in this world: those who live at inbox zero, and those whose inboxes are ruled by utter chaos. 

People are sharing screenshots of their unread emails on Twitter and they'll either fill you with horror, or make you say "same." 

SEE ALSO: Messy desktops are your worst nightmare or your shameful reality

Some people's inboxes are so chaotic, they're nearing the 100K unread email mark. Quite the achievement, tbqh.

Oh my days what happens when you hit 100,000 unread emails? I feel like it should unlock some magical powers or somethingpic.twitter.com/fnQcNlBdQ2

— Kenny Mach (@kenny_mach) December 3, 2017 Read more...

More about Watercooler, Twitter, Email, Twitter Reactions, and Twitter Moments

Mad Gaze is a pair of AR smart glasses seeking funding on Kickstarter

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:15

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Remember those scenes in the Iron Man movies were when Tony Stark would mess around with his holograms as if he were physically touching them? We may be approaching that tech soon, because the folks behind MAD Gaze, a Kickstarter project with just eight days to go, want to make your smart devices and computer experience into something straight out of the movies.

SEE ALSO: Somnox might be the first robot you'll want to cuddle

MAD Gaze is a pair of AR smart glasses that look to be your own personal computer. According to the campaign page, they will provide a holographic user interface that isn't unlike your traditional smartphone. You can swipe around and use apps in thin air and have the entire internet literally at your fingertips.  Read more...

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Sophie Turner slams Donald Trump in 1 no-holds-barred tweet

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:08

It turns out Sophie Turner has more in common with her Game of Thrones character than you may have thought.

Namely, neither of them have a problem with going after powerful men.

SEE ALSO: Sophie Turner from 'Game of Thrones' goes full Sansa on Donald Trump

Earlier in the week, Time announced its Person of the Year 2017: the "silence breakers" behind the #MeToo movement that has rocked Hollywood — and the wider world — in recent weeks.

At the time, Turner shared the announcement in a tweet and wrote that she was "very proud".

YES. So very proud of these people. You will not be silenced. You are heard. And we believe you and stand with youhttps://t.co/eCa0jAe8Ph

— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) December 6, 2017 Read more...

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Subdomain vs. Subdirectory vs. ccTLD: Which Is Best in 2018 by @5le

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:00

When making a decision of ccTLD vs. subdomain vs. subdirectory, your best choice is a subdirectory. Here's why.

The post Subdomain vs. Subdirectory vs. ccTLD: Which Is Best in 2018 by @5le appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Best Buy is having a huge sale on Apple products through Saturday

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:55

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Listen up, Team Apple: Best Buy is having a huge Apple Sales Event right now.

If you missed your chance on Black Friday steals, you have until Saturday, December 9th at 11:59 PM CT to take advantage of these sweet deals. 

SEE ALSO: The future of alarm clocks comes in the form of a little animated cube

Warning: You might think you're innocently shopping for holiday gifts, but when you see these prices, it's gonna be hard to not snag something for yourself.


Save on the iPhone X and iPhone 8

Want to get on that iPhone X train? Trade in your old iPhone for an iPhone X and get a Best Buy gift card for up to $250. Find out what your old phone's trade-in value is worth here. Read more...

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Amber Heard speaks out after controversy over J.K. Rowling's Johnny Depp statement

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:55

Amber Heard has released a statement following the intense media coverage of J.K. Rowling's comment on Johnny Depp's involvement with the Fantastic Beasts film franchise. 

SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling's Johnny Depp response raises more questions than it answers

The actress tweeted: "For the record, this was our FULL joint statement. To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right. Women, stay strong."

For the record, this was our FULL joint statement.To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strongpic.twitter.com/W7Tt6A3ROj

— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) December 8, 2017 Read more...

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The internet is ablaze with 'sex is cool' memes

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:47

The internet is back at it again with the lol-tastic memes. And, this time, the viral meme of the hour is based on a tweet from 2015. 

SEE ALSO: This old poem about plums has been turned into a hilariously nerdy meme

Twitter is ablaze with "yeah sex is cool tweets," which appear to be based on a tweet about garlic bread posted by humour account @pakalupapito in February 2015.

sex is cool but have u ever had garlic bread

— pakalu papito (@pakalupapito) February 28, 2015

Some of the memes pretty much capture the spirit of 2017. 

Yeah sex is cool but have you ever bought 1,500 bitcoin in 2011 for $2.87 each and then pick 5 random people who retweet this and give one to each of them

— Tyler Jones (@tyjo1710) December 8, 2017 Read more...

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'Genies' are like Bitmojis that try to make millennials care about the news

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:00

A startup has launched what may be the most adorable news app ever. 

The company, Genies, Inc., has launched the Genies app, where you can create an adorable clone of yourself that will bring you news throughout the day, and can be shared with friends on iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Direct Message, Snapchat, and SMS. 

"If you ask Gen Z millennials where they get their news, nine times out of 10 they'll say they get it on Snapchat or Instagram," said Genies CEO Akash Nigam. "We're trying to exemplify that exact same type of use case." 

SEE ALSO: Apple's most downloaded apps of 2017

Here's how it works. First, you sign into the Genies app and create a Bitmoji-like animated clone of yourself. There are hundreds of skin tones, noses, eye colors, and articles of clothing to choose from, so your character will be more nuanced, and more trendy, than their Bitmoji competitors.  Read more...

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James Corden casually fills in as a backing dancer for Taylor Swift

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:40

If James Corden ever gets fed up with hosting a talk show, he's definitely got a future in managing large music venues.

SEE ALSO: Kelly Clarkson's 'Carpool Karaoke' has a surprise guest appearance

In the sketch above, Corden takes over from the general manager of The Forum for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert — a role which apparently involves massaging Niall Horan, improving Ed Sheeran's security, and filling in as a backing dancer for Taylor Swift.

Needless to say, Corden nails it. Read more...

More about Uk, Funny, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and James Corden

Firefighters are seriously unimpressed by YouTube prankster who cemented his head in a microwave

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:14

YouTube pranksters build their audience through daring and outrageous videos — but this time they might've gone too far. 

SEE ALSO: YouTuber films her family and friends' reactions as she comes out and it's so heartwarming

TGFbro, a 22-year-old prankster who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube, mixed seven bags of Polyfilla, and then, with the help of some friends, poured it on a microwave and put his head inside. 

The prankster had a plastic bag around his head with an air tube for breathing. But as he started to struggle to breathe, TGFbro asked his friends to free him.

After some 90 minutes of failed attempts, the group decided to call the fire brigade.  Read more...

More about Youtube, Firefighters, Microwave, Pranksters, and Youtube Prankster

Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Aniston debate gravity, end up fighting

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:03

Well, the bad news is you've been living a hopeless, brainwashed lie your entire life.

The good news? Melissa McCarthy is here to set you straight.

SEE ALSO: Woman in viral photo flipping off Trump's motorcade told her employer and got fired

In the clip above, McCarthy — guest hosting on Jimmy Kimmel Live! — gets into a debate with Jennifer Aniston about the existence of gravity (which she explains has "gone undebunked for hundreds of years").

Luckily all it takes to resolve the situation is a minor physical altercation and a harness. Read more...

More about Funny, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Melissa Mccarthy, Jennifer Aniston, and Gravity

'Jane the Virgin' star shares his own experience of sexual harassment

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:12

Jane The Virgin's Justin Baldoni has had his own experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood, according to an interview with Glamour.

The allegations stem to when Baldoni was 21 years old, a time when he was "very new in the business." 

SEE ALSO: Women over 50 see sexual harassment very differently than millennials

He received a spa certificate as a gift from his girlfriend after he did his first show, and so he visited the day spa, Burke Williams, in West Hollywood.

"I remember there were hot tubs and steam rooms and all kinds of stuff, and it’s kind of fancier people, wealthier guys. I went and jumped in the hot tub and I saw a guy kind of look over," Baldoni told the magazine. Read more...

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Million-strong crab migration gets the Google Street View treatment

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:01

Every year on Australia's Christmas Island, which lies just south of Indonesia, millions of red crabs swarm the island in their annual migration.

About 40 to 50 million crabs make their way from the forest to the coast in around October or November, to breed and release their eggs to sea. 

SEE ALSO: The Faroe Islands are now on Google Street View, thanks to a little help from some sheep

It's a migration that can last up to 18 days, and crab crossings as well as fences have been erected to ensure the crabs get to shore safely.

It's an event only a lucky few people get to see, but Google is bringing you closer by covering the migration on Street View with the assistance of Alasdair Grigg from Parks Australia. Read more...

More about Google, Australia, Animals, Street View, and Google Street View

How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Search Engine Journal - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:00

The Google Pigeon Update, one of the biggest local search algorithm changes ever, changed the way local businesses ranked.

The post How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Ambassador posts adorable proposal after marriage equality legalised in Australia

Mashable - Social Media Marketing tips - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:07

Marriage equality is finally law in Australia, which means LGBTQ couples can start planning their weddings. Or in plenty of cases, start proposing.

As in the case of the Australian ambassador to France, Brendan Berne, who spared no time proposing to his longtime partner Thomas Marti on Thursday in Paris. 

SEE ALSO: Marriage equality has finally become law in Australia, at last

The video was posted on Berne's Twitter account mere hours after marriage equality was made legal in Australia.

"Now, as Australia has just approved marriage equality, it is my turn now. My turn to ratify my own relationship with my partner of 11 years Thomas. He is not aware of what I would like to do now," Berne said in French. Read more...

More about Australia, Lgbtq, Proposal, Marriage Equality, and Lgbtq Rights

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