Regan Speyer’s mom might have dropped some not-so-subtle (but very creative) hints that she wants grandchildren.
Speyer has a collection of house plants that needed a little sun while she was out, so she asked her mother to simply open the blinds.
In response, her mom sent her photos of her plants basking in sunlight, and texted how much she loved being a “grandplantrent.”
Then, she sent her daughter even more wholesome updates.
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It appears that, just like misery, an investigation into possible discriminatory ad practices facilitated by a tech giant loves company.
Following the March 28 revelation that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed charges against Facebook for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act, the Washington Post now reports that Google and Twitter are under investigation by the same agency. And for more or less the same thing.
It turns out that HUD is looking into the super specific ad-targeting features offered by the companies in an effort to determine if they facilitate housing discrimination. An advertising platform that, say, allows the owner of an apartment complex to purposefully exclude certain groups — such as people of color — from seeing new listings would be in violation of the law. Read more…
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View More Twitter and Google now under scrutiny for housing discrimination
A viral prank is preying on Twitter users trying to access new color schemes. It’s really meant to fool them into violating a government age policy. Read more…
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As promised back in January by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the company today is rolling out an even darker version of the app’s existing dark mode. Before, Twitter’s dark theme was more of a blue-ish shade instead of a true black, which not everyone seemed to like. Now, there’s an optional setting that makes the […]
View More Twitter’s introduces a battery-saving ‘Lights Out’ dark mode option
One of the best design trends of the last year or so is the rise of dark themes for popular apps. If you spend a lot of time staring at screens, dark modes are both easier on the eyes and your battery life.
Now, Twitter is making its dark mode even better, with a new darker theme that’s actually black (as opposed to the previous navy blue-tinged color scheme) and the ability to enable dark mode automatically.
With the changes (which are out on iOS now), Twitter is adding a blacker variation of dark mod called “Lights Out.” Unlike the app’s previous dark theme, Lights Out is actually black – “a pure black color palette that emits no light since the pixels are turned off,” according to Twitter. Here’s what it looks like compared to the old night mode (which is still available and now labeled as “Dim” in the app.) Read more…
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View More Twitter’s new dark mode is actually black and it’s glorious
Stream of consciousness writing made for great 20th century fiction, and now it’s coming for 21st century Twitter.
Consider Mia Farrow’s Twitter account, which has always been weird and wonderful and which recently took a turn for the absurd.
Look at how Farrow’s most recent viral tweet moves from one thought to another, with seemingly no connection between the two.
Ive been on this Earth for a long time & have found most people to be kind and good hearted which is the reason i dont think they’ll vote for Donald Trump again. Also the first version of Myst was released in 1993 & I think its still one of the BEST video games
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) March 26, 2019 Read more…
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At a time when tech giants have come under fire for failing to protect the private data of their users, Twitter took over one of its user’s accounts for fun and then tweeted jokes about reading the account’s private messages. The account, to be clear, was willingly volunteered for this prank by social media consultant […]
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The conventional wisdom is that bagels should be sliced in half horizontally, then eaten. Even popular bagel practices like toasting and the bagel sandwich are up for debate. This is why so many people on Twitter found the following tweet so disturbing.
This bagel spread — which appears to be from bagel crime purveyor Panera Bread — is essentially many pieces of bread made of bagel flesh. They still taste good, probably, because they are made of bagel, which is a good substance. Read more…
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View More A tweet depicting bagels sliced like loaves of bread is causing people to freak out
If you’re learning another language, it’s time for your daily reminder — have you practiced your Español today? Your Français? Deutsch? If not, you better watch out. The Duolingo Owl may be coming for you.
Duolingo is a language-learning app that takes a gamification approach to reaching goals in your target language. Their mascot is a cutesy little owl named Duo, who sends you daily reminders to practice.
But what if happen you miss a day, or forget? Duo is not a very forgiving beast.
The Duolingo Twitter account recently shared a teaser image for an upcoming app update that gave off pretty ominous vibes. Read more…
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View More The Duolingo owl is out for vengeance in these threatening memes
A prank is making the rounds on Twitter, and it’s seemingly locking people out of their accounts.
The trick gets people to change their birthday on the social media platform to 2007, which would purportedly unlock new colour schemes.
Some of the prank posts have thousands of retweets.
damn changing your birth year to 2007 makes your twitter feed all colourful we been missin out
— 44 (@s_rxii) March 25, 2019
Since its cb season I’m going to be nice to antis. to prove my good intentions I’m going to tell you a secret, if you change your twitter age to 2007 you can get a rainbow mode. Fellow armys please be nice & don’t do it or the glitch will be gone, be considerated.
— 𝔇𝔯𝔢𝔞♚⚕ (@buteracypher) March 25, 2019 Read more…
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We’d like to direct everyone’s attention to Hot Costco Dad, who made his first Costco haul ever last weekend and cannot be more excited over $8 sausages.
View More Hot Costco Dad is our new crush, thanks to this super wholesome video
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There comes a time in every boy band’s life when they get shrunk down into dolls. The time has come for BTS.
View More Mattel released BTS dolls and fans are extremely divided
The wildly successful South Korean pop group is just the latest band to receive the coveted toy treatment, and there’s no question why. Their…