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People never remember, or care, who wrote a news story they read. But they really care who shared it on Facebook.
Americans will trust that the story they read isn't fake news if it's shared by someone they trust, according to a new report from the Media Insight Project.
"People who see an article from a trusted sharer, but one written by an unknown media source, have much more trust in the information than people who see the same article that appears to come from a reputable media source shared by a person they do not trust," the report said.
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It's not all chicken n' dumplins for Cracker Barrel these days.
The southern country-themed restaurant is getting hilariously and mercilessly trolled after an employee of 11 years was fired by the company for an unknown reason - on her husband's birthday no less!
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The woman's husband, Brad, valiantly asked on the restaurant's Facebook page for a reason why his wife was let go, but to no avail. Comedian Amiri King then brought the issue to the public's attention and posted this screenshot of Brad's comment:
Now, thousands of comfort food vigilantes are making it their mission to seek justice for Brad's wife and are truly taking advantage of every opportunity to do so. And we mean every opportunity. Read more...More about Food, Woman, Fired, Trolling, and Restaurant
Merriam-Webster's Twitter account is the hero we all need during this trying time in our country.
The dictionary's official account has pulled no punches in roasting the Trump administration on various occasions. It clapped back at Kellyanne Conway after she uttered the infamous phrase "alternative facts." It's called Trump out for the language he uses many a time.
And now, on the day when the House is voting on whether to replace Obamacare with the American Health Care Act, which the Congressional Budget Office claims will leave 24 million Americans without health care, Merriam-Webster has made the perfect choice for the word of the day. Read more...More about Dictionary, Twitter, Trump, Shade, and Merriam Webster
Earlier this month, the University of East Anglia's student union wanted to motivate students to vote in the school's annual elections. So they tapped into humankind's greatest motivator: good and nice dogs.
Last October, the campus was devastated when Cloud Dog, a beloved pup often taken for walks around the grounds, passed away from arthritis complications.
Students quickly became eager to honor the dog, who had brought a particular kind of fluffy joy to stressed-out academics.
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So the student union proposed a deal: if 2,000 people voted in the elections, a 10-foot statue of Cloud Dog would be erected on campus. Read more...More about Animals, Dogs, Watercooler, and Watercooler
Get pumped, kids (and grown-ups) — the world is about to get a little sweeter.
The iconic German candy maker Haribo — famous for all sorts of delicious treats, but mainly those classically adorable, fruity gummy bears we all love to love — is opening a factory in the United States.
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On Thursday, the company, which was founded in the 1920s, announced plans to build its first production facility in "America's Dairyland," the great state of Wisconsin.
Haribo spans more than 25 countries worldwide, and though it opened its first U.S. sales office in Baltimore, Maryland back in 1982, this is the first U.S. factory. The only catch? We'll have to wait a few more years before the confections are officially "Made in the U.S." Read more...More about Germany, United States, Haribo, Candy, and Conversations
Man oh man, what a wild week it’s been in Las Vegas. From Penn & Teller taking the stage to show an eager audience how magic is done to learning about the ways brands reverse engineer data to speak to their consumers, the 2017 Adobe Summit was a whirlwind event from start to finish that dove head first into the world of marketing.
Now that things are wrapping up, it’s time to look inwards and ask ourselves what we learned during our week in Sin City. Are we better at what we’re doing? Do we understand our audience more? How are things going to change in the future? Because introspection is key, here are some of the best life lessons we plan to take with us – until the next Adobe Summit. Read more...More about Supported and Tech
In case you hadn't heard, dystopian literature from previous decades is currently all the rage and The Handmaid's Tale is the latest novel to re-emerge today.
The trailer for the Hulu television show based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 book was released Thursday to a variety of responses. Many supporters of the Trump administration commented on the trailer, calling the show "anti-Trump" and "leftist propaganda."
In response, a lot of folks were quick to point out that the original novel was published about 30 years ago, let alone picked up by Hulu before Trump even became the Republican Party nominee. Read more...More about Donald Trump, Hulu, The Handmaid S Tale, Watercooler, and Conversations
Here's another whitewashing controversy to add to the apparently endless pile of Hollywood missteps.
On Wednesday, Netflix shared the first teaser trailer for Death Note, an Americanized adaptation of a Japanese manga. The story revolves around a character played by Nat Wolff, who stumbles upon a notebook that allows him to magically murder anyone in the world.
SEE ALSO: Netflix's 'Death Note' teaser trailer opens the book on horror and destruction
If you've been following the racial controversies over Ghost in the Shell and Iron Fist, it shouldn't be difficult to pinpoint the problem with that scenario. Fans on Twitter immediately made their displeasure known. Read more...More about Death Note, Entertainment, and Film
For Tesla fans, the company's next highly anticipated electric car — the Model 3, slated for release later this year — can't come soon enough.
But CEO Elon Musk is already thinking about the next model. Musk being, well, Musk, tease a "Model Y" on Twitter.
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"Model Y is coming too in a few years," Musk tweeted. "Kinda have to." And that's all we know about the Model Y. Will it be a sedan like the Model S or Model 3, or will it be an evolution of the gull-winged Model X? Or maybe it'll be something entirely differentWHO KNOWS?! Read more...More about Self Driving Cars, Cars, Electric Cars, Model Y, and Elon Musk
Maybe, for a second, we should just listen to the children.
Concerned about the fate of the public school she attends, second grade student Willa Kohn wrote a heartbreaking message to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to tell her just how much she loves her school.
Willa, daughter of CNN commentator Sally Kohn, got a postcard from a store in Brooklyn celebrating art from the Women's March, and wanted to send it to "the woman in charge of education."
Here's what she wrote:
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A post shared by Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) on Mar 18, 2017 at 5:30pm PDT Read more...
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The Nintendo Switch is back on Amazon, baby!
Well for now, at least.
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Nintendo's newest gaming console is back in stock on Amazon for lucky Prime members, but you'd better move fast because it's in HIGH demand.
And hey, if you're still debating on whether or not to splurge and treat yourself to a Switch, check out Mashable's unboxing or hear what John Cena's professional thoughts.
Good luck out there, gamers. Read more...
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Quark VR has shared footage of its wireless kit for the HTC Vive being used by company co-founder, Krasi Nikolov, pledging that the technology works with various different headsets.
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