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Everyone’s Tweeting Origin of Their Names With #MyNameIs After Senator Mocked Kamala Harris

Republican Senator David Perdue last week at a presidential rally for President Donald Trump in Georgia mocked his Senate colleague and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris by constantly mispronouncing her name."KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I dont know. Whatever," Perdue, who was wrapping up his remarks at an event in Macon, said while referring to Harris. The audience laughed. A spokesperson for Perdue later tried to clarify that the senator didn’t mean anything by it.Perdue's comments have outraged a large number of Harris’ supporters and the public. While many pointed out the racical undertone attached to it, many called out the senator for bigotry. Amit Jani,who is the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Outreach Coordinator of the Biden campaig...
World

“Masks Work? NO.”: Twitter Removes Post By Trump’s Advisor On Covid

Dr. Scott Atlas continued to minimize the importance of masks with a Twitter post on SaturdayWashington: Twitter on Sunday removed a "misleading" tweet downplaying the efficacy of masks posted by a top coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump, while U.S. cases surged before the November 3 election.As the Trump administration fends off accusations that its mixed messaging on wearing masks hampered the fight against the coronavirus, Dr. Scott Atlas continued to minimize the importance of masks with a Twitter post on Saturday, saying, "Masks work? NO."Twitter Inc removed the tweet on Sunday, saying it violated its misleading information policy on COVID-19, which targets statements that have been confirmed to be false or misleading by subject-matter experts.The White House had no immed...
Business

WATCH: Man Swims in Alligator Infested Water, Gets Bitten on the Arm

Some people like to go on adventures. For that, they decide to go on a trek or do adventure sports. But, a video of a man has surfaced online who did something life-threatening for adrenaline rush. The man went to have fun in the water having alligators.The clip, which was uploaded on Twitter, shows the man floating in water next to a large wooden platform, hanging onto it with one hand. In the video, two alligators can be seen approaching him while he appears to be having a good time.Then, suddenly something unexpected happens. One of the alligators attacks him and bites down on his arm. To evade death, the man quickly comes out of the water. He can be also heard screaming while scrambling out. Fortunately, he escaped unhurt.The caption of the video reads, “Just a taste…” The clip has ...
Business

Engineering Gone Wrong? Anand Mahindra Turns Quizmaster for Twitter, Netizens Left Baffled

Business tycoon Anand Mahindra is famous for sharing and encouraging brilliant ideas he comes across on Twitter. He often endorses them and sometimes even rewards them. Recently, he shared an image that is quite the opposite of an intelligent idea. Mahindra posted two pictures, one of a rooftop solar panel and another of a drainage hole, and asked people to guess the commonality between the two.“A friend sent me this (picture) on the left, of a solar panel on a rooftop. What do you believe it has in common with the (picture) on the right, which I had tweeted some time ago?” wrote Mahindra in the Twitter post.A friend sent me this pic on the left, of a solar panel on a rooftop. What do you believe it has in common with the pic on the right, which I had tweeted some time ago? pic.twitter....
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Woman Builds Selfie-booth for Doggo so She Can Take Her Own Pictures Using Paws

Dog's selfie booth. (Credit: Twitter/ @SimoneGiertz) Giertz took to Twitter to share three images of her pet pooch which shows her furry friend inside a tiny box-like structure with a paddle in front of her. It seems that the selfie-craze is not limited to humans alone. Since dogs have for long transgressed from being protectors and mere companion animals to an integral part of families around the world, why not inculcate them in the art of taking adorable selfies as well?And this is exactly what Swedish TV host, YouTuber and robotics enthusiast Simone Giertz has done.Giertz took to Twitter to share three images of her pet pooch which shows her furry friend inside a tiny box-like structure with a paddle in front of her. The caption to the images reads, “I built my dog a selfie booth so ...
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WATCH: Grandmother Dropping Toddler on Ground to Save a Glass of Drink has Twitter Divided

A video of a woman dropping her grandchild while saving a glass of beverage has gone viral on the internet. As reported by the Daily Mail, the video had originally been shared on Imgur with the caption, “And Grandmother of the year award goes to…”In the video, a kid can be seen reaching out for a glass of wine kept on a coffee table in front of him.The grandmother who can be seen holding the child, notices that the toddler has taken hold of the glass. In trying to get it without losing any of the contents, she impulsively removes her hand from the back of the baby, leading to the baby falling down on the floor.The video was also posted on Twitter by user The Cultured Ruffian, with a witty caption which reads, "When you've finally become an adult and have your priorities straight". Since...
World

Twitter CEO Says Blocking New York Post Article Without Context Was Wrong

Twitter sparked an outcry for briefly restricting Donald Trump's re-election campaign's accountTwitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday his company had been wrong to block links to an article making claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son."Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that," he tweeted.The company sparked an outcry for briefly restricting US President Donald Trump's re-election campaign's Twitter account after it posted a video that referred to the New York Post story on Thursday.US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Republican senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley said on Thursday the committee would vote on Tuesday on sending a subpoena to Dorsey.Twitter policy chief Vijaya Gadde said late on Thursda...
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Kamala Harris Admits Having Seen the Fly on Mike Pence’s Hair During Vice Presidential Debate

Last week's vice presidential debate made headlines for the events that unfolded on the sidelines, unlike the presidential debate which saw Joe Biden and Donald Trump castigating each other. There was Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris shutting down her rival and vice president Mike Pence as he interrupted her while she was speaking and then there was that fly which became the highlight of the event.ALSO READ: How a Fly Became The Showstopper of the Kamala Harris-Mike Pence DebateTowards the end of the debate, a tiny common house fly flew over, landed on Pence's crisp white hair, and essentially stole the show. The insect which took up residence on Pence’s white hair led to a social media firestorm. The reaction was immediate, and intense. The fly created more buzz than ...
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Social Media Bands Together to Help Elderly Couple in Pune Selling ‘Matki Bhel’

Social media seems to be a gift that keeps on giving off late. With the pandemic still very much in our lives, the livelihoods of people from the lower income stratas have been affected very badly.The recent Baba Ka Dhaba incident became nothing short of a miracle with support and customers pouring in huge numbers for the elderly couple to help them out of their misery. Along the same lines, another story emerged from Kerala where social media banded together to help out a elderly woman, Parvathy Amma, who runs a food stall. Many on Twitter vouched for Amma's 'haath ka khaana', and yet others promised to go eat at her stall.Now, in a similar fashion, people from everywhere are extending help to an elderly Pune couple who sell Chivda Matki Bhel for Rs 20 on Satara Road.A Twitter user by ...
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‘You Took Our Song and Flew with It’: Aamir Khan Loves ‘Taare Zameen Par’ Mashup by Penn Masala

Bollywood actor Amir Khan is in love with the mashup of the title track of his film Taare Zameen Par (2007) produced by Penn Masala. You took our song and flew with it, the actor wrote on Twitter praising the song.Mentioning Shankar Ehsan Loy, the music trio that composed this song, Khan termed the rendition as beautiful and congratulated the music group for coming up with the composition. "I came across this really beautiful version of our song. @PennMasala really wonderful job. You took our song and flew with it. Thank you (sic)," he wrote.The Penn Masala group took to Twitter and thanked Khan for his appreciation of the song. The song is produced by the Penn Masala group in collaboration with Jazz Hands, a social venture that teaches English to underprivileged children from municipal...