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In a memo reportedly sent out to all 32 teams on Friday, the NFL announced it would amend the social media policy it instituted two months ago, which prevented teams from posting GIFs and videos during games.
Teams are allowed to do so now, but this is still the NFL, so of course the change is accompanied by some very specific rules.
Previously, the league handed out $25,000 fines for posting unapproved video (including GIFs) during games. The new policy lets teams post video, but only of things like "fans, cheerleaders, mascots and touchdown dances," according to a memo obtained by Yahoo! Finance. Read more...
It says a lot about post-election politics — and the traditional caution of Hollywood — that when actors in a major movie make a non-controversial statement about the importance of diversity in society, it is cause for wild applause.
But that's what happened Friday at the Rogue One Q&A at Lucasfilm, which was livestreamed on TwitterPeople's deputy editor and moderator JD Heyman pointedly asked the Star Wars movie's cast, and its director Gareth Edwards, whether the movie had any kind of message for the real world.
Now it has seemed obvious for a while to many viewers that there's a political message in a movie about a band of diverse, downtrodden rebels coming together to strike a blow at an authoritarian leader who has transformed a Republic into an Empire. As Forest Whitaker says at the beginning of the first full Rogue One trailer: "The world is coming undone." Read more...
LOS ANGELES — PewDiePie is so mad at YouTube that he's calling it quits once he hits 50 million subscribers.
Why? Felix Kjellberg is among a handful of frustrated creators who claim they have seen their video views decline and their subscribers suddenly disappear. Some YouTubers even say they have lost 30 to 40 percent of their usual views.
The general theory is that YouTube has a new algorithm that has caused glitches. Although some in the internet community have come up with a conspiracy theory that YouTube boosts ads on the “trending” tab and videos with more likes and comments.
"It is really upsetting how [YouTube] did this change. They won't explain what happened properly to anyone," PewDiePie, who has just over 49 million subscribers, said in a video uploaded Friday. "It's not just me, a lot of YouTubers are noting this." Read more...
Ever wonder if your Facebook feed is only telling you one side of the story? Well, research has shown that it can do just that.
Social media feeds can morph into echo chambers of your political beliefs, telling you only what like-minded friends and family think, and in doing so, ignoring the news and political material that would challenge them.
A new Google Chrome extension, aptly named PolitEcho, is trying to sift through this biased feedback loop to give us a clear picture of just how 'red' or 'blue' our feeds really are.
This is far from the first mannequin challenge, but it might be the most practical.
We've seen athletes dabble in the mannequin challenge during the trend's peak over the past couple months. But most of those attempts were just for show.
The Del Oro High School football team busted out the mannequin challenge long enough to distract its opponents after a touchdown. So when they suddenly broke character and switched formations for a two-point conversion, the defense was fooled.
Former NBA star and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley says he's no fan of the Golden State Warriors. Not because of their recent successes, though, and not because they added yet another superstar by signing Kevin Durant this summer.
Barkley dislikes the Warriors because they play "girl basketball."
Turns out, the malfunctioning iPhones have batteries that degrade faster than normal because they were "exposed to controlled ambient air longer than [they] should have been before being assembled into battery packs," Apple said in the statement, once again highlighting that this wasn't a safety concern. Read more...
More than 4.6 million people are calling for the Electoral College to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States — in the biggest Change.org petition ever.
The site has been around for nine years and has seen hundreds of thousands of petitions created in dozens of countries involving millions people. But the one for Clinton is now officially the most popular of all time.
Facebook has long been vigilant about keeping your News Feed free of "inappropriate" content. That's relatively simple when you're talking about material that can be reviewed in full after it's posted — but what happens if something goes wrong during a livestream?
A new initiative is reportedly in the works to build up the social network's flagging system for offensive content in a particularly difficult area: Facebook Live.
It's always interesting to see who you'll be sitting next to on a plane, right?
Well imagine how Mohammed Amer felt when fate (and his chosen airline) sat him right beside the Eric Trump.
When the Arab-American standup comedian boarded his plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey Wednesday and saw that the president-elect's son was his seat mate, he knew exactly what he had to do — take a selfie and post it on Facebook.
In his post, Amer announced he was heading to Glasgow, Scotland to embark on his UK Tour. "I am 'randomly' chosen to sit next to none other than Eric Trump," he wrote alongside a photograph of himself seated beside Eric in a blue Trump sweater (of course). Read more...
The Lego vs. Barbie debate is as old and divisive as Backstreet vs. N*Sync, and now both toys will have feature films to fight with: Sony is developing a live-action Barbie comedy, and is in talks with Amy Schumer to portray the toy heroine, Mashable has confirmed.
Though no deals have been signed, Schumer and two other prominent female artists are in early talks with the studio for the film written by Hillary Winton. Schumer and her sister will likely be involved in the writing process as well.
In the film, Barbie gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough, and ends up on a live-action adventure in our world, similar to Disney's Enchanted in 2007. The project emerged from a deal between Sony and Mattel which began over two years ago. Read more...
The clothes on your back don’t just make you look good. They keep you warm and dry, make movement easier and make your life better.
Fabric technology has a huge impact your day-to-day. From early advances with chemistry that gave us synthetic fabrics to treatments that are revolutionizing the idea of what clothing can do, textile tech is expanding to new and exciting places.
Here we’ll explore the technology behind these advances, take a look at how far we’ve come and peek ahead to see where we’re going.
Invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers, this stretchy synthetic fabric had a major impact on the clothing industry after it was introduced to the public in 1962. Read more...