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Ariana Grande kneels on tiny stool, instantly becomes meme

Never underestimate Ariana Grande's ability to sit on a very small stool.Image: Love Benefit/REX/Shutterstock There’s a lesson here: If you sit on a very, very tiny stool, the internet is going to take note. Ariana Grande will tell you. SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande’s new perfume smells like a doughnut she might lick Here’s the cover for her latest album My Everything, on which she can be found kneeling on a minuscule white stool and somehow managing to conceal the no doubt extreme pain her body must be feeling: I’ve done…

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Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after Ben Affleck tweets

Actor who has spoken out in Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal is banned in move that will reignite controversy around Twitter abuse rules Actor Rose McGowan, in an Instagram post. During this period she is not able to send tweets or retweets from her account, unless she deletes tweets that violate our rules, the notification from Twitter said. It was not immediately clear which tweets had fallen foul of Twitter regulations. McGowan has been a vocal figure in the Weinstein scandal since the New York Times broke the story last…

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Trump threatens ‘Rocket Man’ again while calling Bush, Clinton, and Obama failures

"I tweet everything with my eyes closed."Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images It’s amazing (and truly terrifying) the things Donald Trump can accomplish with less than 140 characters to work with. On Sunday morning the Commander/Tweeter/Golfer-In-Chief fired off several tweets about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un — who he now apparently only refers to as “Rocket Man” or “Little Rocket Man” now — and casually called three former presidents failures like it was NBD. *nervous laughter* SEE ALSO: 10 reality shows Donald Trump truly believes he’s on Trump kicked off the day explaining…

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Trump attempts to drag Bolt into NFL debate, gets horribly burned on Twitter

Trump is going to learn the hard way what happens when you attempt to throw a country’s favourite idol into the political arena for your personal gains. SEE ALSO: The first NFL game of Sept. 24 started with a powerful, unprecedented protest The U.S. president is embroiled in a bitter fight with NFL players over their #TakeAKnee protest during pre-matches national anthems.  So he thought better to tweet a video from the 2012 Summer Olympics showing Jamaica’s national pride and world renowned sprinter Usain Bolt, cutting a live interview as…

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97-year-old war veteran takes a knee in response to President Trump’s protest comments

There’s never an age limit when it comes to fighting for what you believe in.  Brennan Gilmore tweeted a photo Sunday of his 97-year-old grandfather, John Middlemas, kneeling in support of the #TakeAKnee movement, started by former San Francisco 49ers football player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 over police violence against African Americans.  President Donald Trump’s outspoken criticism against athletes who don’t stand up for the national anthem sparked this protest among people like Middlemas in solidarity with NFL athletes who kneeled on the field this weekend.  SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests…

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Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

"What a crowd, what a turnout."Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it’s still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he’s not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn’t help himself from celebrating the really great press that came out of the storm. SEE ALSO: Hey, everyone, please shut up about Melania Trump’s shoes During the trip…

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Lurid Trump allegations made by Louise Mensch and co-writer came from hoaxer

Mensch and Claude Taylor pushed false information on Trump that was invented by hoax source whose work was not checked, emails show Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement. Claude Taylor tweeted fake details of criminal inquiries into Trump that were invented by a source whose claim to work for the New York attorney general was not checked, according to emails seen by the Guardian. The…

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Melania Trump to Chelsea Clinton: ‘Thank you’

Image: mashable composite: Noam Galai / Stringer via getty images and Alex Wong/getty images Melania Trump is all about supporting childhood individuality, and she’d kindly like you to let her 11-year-old son live his life. Hours after former first daughter Chelsea Clinton came to the defense of President Trump’s youngest son Barron on Tuesday — who was criticized by a Daily Caller article for wearing casual clothing — the first lady thanked her for speaking out against childhood bullying. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump’s right to be a kid Clinton…

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Your Tweets can help predict crime

University of Virginia Assistant Professor Matthew Gerber has discovered a correlation between Tweets and crime. No, folks arent Tweeting that theyre going to knock over a liquor store. Instead, by looking at the GPS coordinates attached to Tweets as well as assessing a heat map of popular locations, police can predict where crime is most likely to happen. My initial hypothesis was that there would be no correlation between Twitter use and crime. After all, people dont share with the world that they intend to or have just committed a…

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Twitters new CFO is getting $15 million in stock

Twitter has announced that its hired a new CFO. Ned Segal is joining the company from Intuit, where he was senior vice president of finance. Twitter has a new CFO: @nedsegal! Welcome to the flock jack (@jack) July 11, 2017 He also has investment banking experience, having spent 16 years at Goldman Sachs. This could come in handy if Twitter decides to sell themselves. (Just saying!) Anthony Noto, who joined Twitter as CFO in 2014 (also from Goldman), was promoted to COO last November after Adam Bains departure. He has…

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Twitter lets you avoid trolls by muting new users and strangers

When trolls barge into peoples notifications with offensive replies or user names, those legitimate users might not keep coming back to Twitter. So today the company rolled out new tools to help you silence the riff-raff. There are now options to mute notifications from newly registered accounts, people you dont follow and people who dont follow you. These can be configured in the Notifications -> Settings -> Advanced Filters section of Twitter. Now you have even more control over your notifications. Mute accounts that don’t follow you, new accounts, and…

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Twitter inks live stream deals for Wimbledon, Comic-Con coverage, and more

Twitter is continuing to grow its live streaming business, with a series of new deals announced over the past week or so, including a partnership that will bring live streams from the floor of theSan Diego Comic-Con in July, as well as behind-the-scenes action and news from Wimbledon, among several other efforts. You may recall that Wimbledon was the first live-streamed sport to pop up on Twitters network last year, after the company had announced its $10 million deal to stream the NFLs Thursday Night Football games. The Wimbledon coverage…

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Twitter has a new VP of inclusion and diversity

A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of diversity and inclusion at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry Singleton to lead Twitters diversity efforts. Im so excited to join the team at Twitter to lead inclusion and diversity efforts for employees and the Twitter community, Castleberry Singleton said in a statement to TechCrunch. Ive spent much of my career leading organizational change and building I&D into core business practices, and I look forward to bringing what Ive learned to Twitter and building on the…

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Snap taps its IPO price as it continues to crash

Update: It happened! Snap fell down to its IPO price (for a few seconds) of $17 per share after its continued steady march south over the past several weeks. The company is now barely holding justabove its IPO price. Snaps last earnings report resulted in a disaster, and while the company still managed to stay above $20 for an extended period of time, a string of bad days for the market and likely increased skepticism for the companys future among the rest of the bundle of growth stocks is putting…

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