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NPR’s Scott Simon has been live-tweeting the death of his mother.
The question of how we deal with death now has become increasingly complex in an era when anything can be shared with anyone. We take to social media to announce our engagements, our babies, our new jobs. But should our thoughts on the dying remain a private affair? Is it fair to bring others into our own, deeply personal experiences with death through very public mediums? Are social media updates becoming another stage of the grieving process?
Twitter video producer Ian Padgham recently shared some of his techniques for making six-second stop-motion Vines that you’ll watch over and over (and not just because of the looping function).
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good day to youTumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- An Australia-based firm has developed wetsuits that make you invisible to sharks.
- A small Colorado town is considering granting drone hunting licenses and even offering bounty to citizens who shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles.
- A technical glitch led PayPal to temporarily ban a book for having “Iranian” in the title.
- Today’s most innovative company: Hot Pockets, which celebrated its 30th birthday by showing it’s still hip.
- 63 tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, signed a letter asking the NSA for increased transparency regarding security-related surveillance.
- Dismal first quarter results reveal that Nokia’s smartphone plan isn’t working.
- The .Amazon domain name may go to the river instead of the ecommerce giant. You’re next Patagonia.
- Rolling Stone is standing its ground after several retailers including, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Roche Brothers, refused to carry its newest issue
- This teddy bear monitors a child’s vital signs and then sends the data to their parent’s smartphone… creepy.
- The Emmy nomination of Netflix’s original show House of Cardsis evidence that the way we watch TV is changing.
Have a great day!
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
It’s Friday! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- From our NSA secret surveillance tracker: The U.S. Army has banned access to The Guardian's NSA Prism scandal coverage.
- The Justice Department is investigating former Pentagon general James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright for allegedly leaking info about a massive cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
- Facebook is testing out a new chat room feature that would compete directly with Google Hangouts.
- The day after Instagram’s video feature launched, mentions of Vine on Twitter dropped by half a million.
- The New York Times just profiled Wikipedia’s ‘benevolent dictator,’ Jimmy Wales, ‘the world-famous Internet entrepreneur who didn’t become a billionaire.’
- The U.K. government is the first to support three-person IVF, a practice in which babies are ‘made’ using three sets of DNA.
- Lance Armstrong says he wouldn’t have won the Tour De France with out doping.”I didn’t invent doping, and it didn’t stop when I stopped. I simply participated in a system…”
- The San Francisco-based accelerator Angelpad is going bi-coastal with a second head-quarters in NYC.
- Samsung now sells $13,000 organic light emitting diode (OLED) TVs. Its rounded design supposedly allows users to view the screen from all angles without the viewing experience being affected.
- The yet-to-be-seen Netflix show ‘Orange is the New Black’ has already been given the green light for a second season. Nobody’s even seen the first season yet.
- Watch out Apple, Google is entering the gaming arena with a gaming console, a smart watch, and a new version of its Nexus Q streaming console.
Hillary Clinton’s Twitter bio: Wife, mom, lawyer, women & advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US, Senator, SecState, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…
In these 159 characters, Clinton proudly showcases her past, present, and future. She shares a bit of personal and a bit of professional experience, and she tops it off with humor and a timely tease (TBD).
Here are a few things that you should avoid when putting together your bio:
1. Don’t use the world ninja.
2. Don’t forget to link.
3. Don’t leave your bio blank.
4. Don’t depend on disclaimers.
“This takes a very specific skill. So we’re going to be looking for people who aren’t famous for anything else other than they artistically figured out how to storytell in six seconds.”
These amazing maps generated from Twitter metadata will blow your mind
A Turkish performance artist who says he is “nothing” has become a symbol of Turkish protests. Erdem Gunduz has been dubbed the "Standing Man" after he stood motionless in Taksim Square for eight hours, between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. local time, when he and other silent protesters were dispersed by the police.
“I bought a bicycle. Turns out it’s easier to ride the thing when you’re not trying to simultaneously check your Twitter.”
“Hashtags on Facebook are just a first step. We’ll be rolling out more features in the coming weeks and months that make it even easier to discover and participate in conversations about shared interests on Facebook.”
Hillary Clinton, now on Twitter with the best bio ever.