What would a television news anchor do if their audio suddenly cut out during a live show? Make funny signs, of course. These WGN TV News co-anchors didn’t let a little thing like silence keep them quiet. They used white boards and paper to have a little fun during the morning broadcast. All the while, reporter-on-the-street Nancy Loo (@NancyLoo) braved the cold Chicago streets to share the morning news.
It’s been more than a year since I found out about the i.am.angel foundation. Their goal is to #TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. Each year will.i.am (@iamwill) hosts #TRANS4M, benefit event that helps fund things, like college preparation and student life (i.am College Track) and providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship). This year I get to work with them and help share their story and, of course, raise money to fund their vision.
Throughout the month of October there is an influx in the number of scary and suspense movies people view. With Halloween right around the corner, you’re probably among the many watching and re-watching your fave horror flicks. We want to know what you recommend as the scariest movie of all time. Share your vote when done!
The next time you receive an email chain warning you about HIV needles hidden under gas pump handles or citing random statistics, like 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. owns a microbrewery, you can fight back. And, you can fight back the laziest way possible, by forwarding the email again. LazyTruth is a fact-checking service that will debunk or verify the content of your email.
In 2006, PACER created the first bullying prevention week and it has since turned into a month-long campaign to both educate and prevent all aspects of bullying. According to Cox Communications, “internet use is doubling every two years” and that means more teens with 24/7/365 access. This constant connection places teens at risk based on the choices they are making. Some post personal information, such as location or contact info, and others post questionable – and even sexual content, making them vulnerable to the advances of strangers or bullies.
It’s not uncommon for people to share their favorite books, movies and recipes online. Heck, people will even mention specific brands they like…or don’t. With all of the user behavior and demographic information available online, people still don’t feel like marketers understand them. New research shows that fault may not lie solely on the shoulders of marketers.
Grand Theft Auto V is officially available today, September 17, for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It comes with a rating of “M” for Mature, for scenes like pulling a victim’s teeth out with a pair of pliers. That mature rating means it’s designed for young adults aged 17 and older–yet, it does reach a younger demographic. But, violence aside, there are also no female characters that are part of the console-version of the game.