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Accidental Facebook post about a toddler becomes an unexpected hit

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Not Ramona, but we wish it were.Image: Getty Images UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2017, 12:55 p.m. UTC NPR published a story Tuesday stating that Ramona is, in fact, not a cat—she is a baby. But she does have a cat.  Here’s hoping Ramona and her feline friend become NPR mainstays in the coming weeks. ——- Original story: Accidentally posting personal stuff onto a work page is every social media manager’s worst nightmare. This time, after the last few days, it came as a moment of relief. On Monday, an NPR staffer’s accidental Facebook post went viral, amassing more than 20,000 reactions […]

This wildfire photo is a portrait of America in 2017

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An amateur photographer in Oregon just captured what some might call a portrait of America’s current state. SEE ALSO: Summer 2017 feels like it’s on steroids – and it’s only going to get worse Kristi McCluer’s depiction of a bunch of men casually golfing while a wildfire raged behind them went viral after it was tweeted out by David Simon, creator of The Wire and The Deuce. He posted the photo to his 130,000 Twitter followers on Thursday, calling it “the money shot” of “visual metaphors for America today.”  In the pantheon of visual metaphors for America today, this is […]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend.Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that’s not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets in […]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed.Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama’s three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of writing […]

Facebook releases ‘Town Hall’ feature to connect you to your local officials

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience as he arrives at a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.Image: justin sullivan/getty images Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump’s successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news. SEE ALSO: Facebook’s new ‘Trending Topics’ update is here now with less fake news More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook’s role in politics, and on Monday the social network introduced its most […]