The National Rifle Association has abandoned its social media communities following Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Bonnie Burns's insight:
The National Rifle Association has abandoned its social media communities following Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The NRA's Facebook page has been shuttered and it hasn't tweeted since Friday.
The NRA was highly criticized for an insensitive tweet the morning following the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. The lobby group is presumably trying to be more cautious by leaving Facebook and not tweeting (Twitter does not give the option to unpublish a page without permanently deleting it).
The humor behind syndicated-favorite Seinfeld brilliantly captured the essence of the 90s, but what if the hit show aired today? A new parody Twitter account -- appropriately named @SeinfeldToday -- explores possible plot lines for quirky cast members Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer, if the show was still airing. With shout-outs to Apple, e-books, Kickstarter and more, @SeinfeldToday will remind you how perfect the show was in its heydey and just how much you miss it.
Suffragette autograph album illuminates movement’s struggles
Personal collection with messages from leading figures of the Women’s Social and Political Union comes to auction next week
“Bravely and willingly we bear our share of the world’s burdens. Why then deny us the right to vote which would dignify our labour and increase our power of service?” writes suffragette and feminist icon Sylvia Pankhurst in a rare autograph album collecting the thoughts of dozens of her fellow suffragettes, which is set to go up for auction next week.
Pankhurst’s writing in the album is accompanied by a line from playwright and Pankhurst family friend George Bernard Shaw, who has signed the book and replied, “Ungrateful Sylvia! Did I ever deny it?” The album, which dates back to 1909, includes 50 autographs from suffragettes and sympathisers, many written from prison following Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union‘s second window-breaking campaign in 1912. Pankhurst had said that “the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics”.
Ho, ho, eeks, no! It seems there's always a shortage of spot-on Mr. Claus lookalikes. That means plenty of weird Santas to stuff in your sack.
No matter what Coca-Cola implied, not every Santa Claus can pull off the rosy-cheeked, red-suited look. Never mind the full white beard and jelly belly.
The demand for Santa lookalikes during the holidays means sometimes settling for a Kris Kringle who looks like the North Pole plucked him from a back alley knockoff store. Sure, he’ll still open his gift sack, but who cares about presents when visions of Santa dance in your nightmares?
Nielsen research shows one in five online bargain hunters (U.S. and European) wound up on sites selling counterfeit goods. With holiday shopping season in full swing, consumers are turning to online shopping to search for the best deals they can find. Stores like Walmart have already released their Black Friday specials and Cyber Monday deals follow close behind. But when you type “best deal on…” into a search engine, you just might end up at a site selling counterfeit goods.
How a Gmail account brought down David Petraeus and threatened national security. While David Petraeus was still serving as a four-star general in the U.S. Army, he began exchanging emails with the woman who would eventually write his biography. After Petraeus retired from military service and accepted a new post — director of the Central Intelligence Agency — those email exchanges, it’s believed, turned into something else: an affair.
There’s no doubt that some webmasters are excited about the potential Google’s new “Disavow Links” tool holds for removing the negative valuation associated with low value inbound backlinks. However, before you dive in and start pasting together lists of links to submit for Google’s consideration using the tool, there are a few weaknesses you’ll want to be aware of.
Specifically, here are three very good reasons to avoid using the Disavow Links tool on your website:
Are you a bit shy when it comes to asking your physician personal health questions? If so, you're not alone, according to a survey by Pearl.com. Out of 1,000 people surveyed, 63% said they are more likely to ask about sensitive topics like sex and STDs online rather than in-person at the doctor’s office. And 65% said they have avoided going to a doctor in favor of seeking medical information online. People mostly turn to the interwebs due to concerns over health insurance coverage (24%) or embarrassment (21%).
NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) - At least 27 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when at least one shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News reported, citing unnamed officials.
What's going on in "I Think You Might Like It," a peculiar Christmas music video from Grease co-stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John? We're not quite sure, but we're guessing you won't actually like it.
The song -- written by the same guy who wrote Grease's "You're the One That I Want" -- is from the duo's recently released This Christmas album.
The pair's dance moves in the new music video aren't very reminiscent of the swagger they exuded as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen in Grease, but the good thing is proceeds from This Christmas benefit charities.
Benetton is employing dummies equipped with cameras and facial recognition software to glean information from customers. The next time you shop, take a close look at the mannequins in the store. They may be taking a close look at you, too. So far, Benetton is one of the few places you’ll see $5,000 bionic mannequins from Italy’s Almax. The dummies, called EyeSee, has a camera installed with facial recognition software in its eye socket.
The total solar eclipse on Nov. 13 may only be visible from slivers of northern Australia and a swathe of open ocean, but you don't have to make an epic journey see the dramatic celestial event. Several different organizations will webcast live views of the total solar eclipse, which begins at 3:35 p.m. EST on Tuesday (Nov. 13; however, it will actually be Nov. 14 local time in Australia).
There are many common threats against websites today. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and McAfee, close to one in five Americans report being victimized by a crime that was committed over the Internet. Whether it is a social media website such as Facebook or Twitter, an e-commerce website or a company website, every online platform is vulnerable to security attacks. It’s incumbent upon you to be aware of these types of attacks and make sure you and your hosting company are prepared to handle them.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.