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‘Ask A Cop’ Goes Awry: #AskACop Hashtag Backfires Horribly, Sparks Outrage Via Twitter

CNN AskACop

In wake of the controversial deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, many Americans have expressed their frustration with police brutality. The racially-charged nationwide controversy has sparked many debates on nearly every social media platform. However, Twitter has become a battleground for highly opinionated users. A couple weeks ago, hashtags like #CrimingWhileWhite and #AliveWhileBlack emerged… Read more »

Instagram Surpasses Twitter, Now Has Over 300 Million Active Users

Kevin Systrom

Instagram announced Wednesday that there are now about 300 million monthly active users of its photo app. According to CEO Kevin Systrom, Instagram users, 70 percent of whom come from outside the US, share more than 70 million photos and videos daily. The announcement confirms that Instagram, a photo- and video-sharing app, has surpassed Twitter… Read more »

Sexy Russian Spy Ordered To Seduce Edward Snowden

Anna Chapman ordered to seduce Edward Snowden

Former intelligence agent Anna Chapman was ordered by Russian spy chiefs at the Kremlin to seduce defector Edward Snowden, as reported by the Daily Mail. The plan, according to ex-KGB agent Boris Karpichkov, was for Chapman, 32, to light a spark with Snowden, 32, in an effort to detain the United States “whistleblower” in order… Read more »

#CrimingWhileWhite Trending On Twitter In The Wake Of Eric Garner Decision

Al Sharpton With Esaw Garner

The decision by a grand jury not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner has sparked a lively Twitter discussion under the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite. Twitter hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite, which became the top trending topic on Twitter Wednesday evening, is based on the widespread perception that police, and… Read more »

New England Patriots Tweet Thanks To Racial Twitter Handle

New England Patriots tweet

The New England Patriots officially became the first NFL team to reach the milestone of one million followers on Twitter recently, and so they decided to celebrate. Unfortunately, their social media person celebrated without thinking, and ended up thanking an extremely racist Twitter handle in the process. The Boston Globe reported that the questionable tweet… Read more »

Alex From Target To Quit Twitter?

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Two weeks ago, Alex from Target officially owned the entire internet. Today, he is bombarded with death threats from trolls lurking on social media. His sudden fame earned him half a million followers on Twitter and a prime spot on Ellen, but as the hype for Alex sizzles, he quickly realizes that there is a… Read more »

How Alex From Target Could Help Save Target And Retail

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Last week, Alex was a typical 16-year-old teenager working at a Texas Target store when someone secretly took his picture, posted it on Twitter and the rest is Internet history. That same day, Alex became “Alex from Target,” and within a few days, he went from having a modest 144 Twitter followers to a staggering… Read more »

‘Alex From Target’ Is Actually A Marketing Ploy By Breakr

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It turns out that the popular Alex from Target meme was actually a marketing stunt, one that went viral all over teen social media. Alex from Target started when a teen girl posted a video of Alex Lee, also known as Alex from Target, which then blew up. Spreading through Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc., Alex… Read more »