This Math Equation Is Dividing The Internet

Often, social media has to be polarizing to be profitable, with people clashing and increasing engagement. Over the last few days, there has been a peculiar fight online – and it all has to do with a math equation. The equation posted by @pjmolI appears to be simple and straightforward: 8 ÷ 2(2+2) = ? There are no weird operations or integer numbers, yet people are baffled when they solve the equation and get different answers from their peers, either 16 or …

Former German spy chief causes alarm by sharing far-right tweets

Critics question judgment of Georg Maaen for spreading lies and extremist agitation When he was in charge of Germanys domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maaen warned of how easy it was for people to be led astray by disinformation and clumsy fake reports on the internet. But since his dismissal from office last September, the former spy chiefs behaviour on social media has raised questions over his own ability to distinguish conspiracy theories from truthful reporting, and sparked a debate about …

WTF Is Going On At Area 51 & Why Are People Going There? Betches

What The F*ck Is Area 51? Fucking hilarious to me that the Area 51 meme has gotten to a point where without a doubt there has been a military meeting somewhere with some very high ranking officials sitting down and going…. “Okay but seriously what are we going to do about this?” pic.twitter.com/v3aQGHyRjh — H҉o҉v҉a҉ 🍺 (@JahovasWitniss) July 15, 2019 Independence DayWhat’s Up With The Facebook Group? The Government Is Always Watching The government ready and waiting for everyone storming …

A Roundup Of The Funniest Area 51 Memes Betches

If you’re like me, you probably don’t spend a ton of time thinking about aliens. I don’t have any proof that they’re not real, but the whole idea of UFOs crashing in the desert has always seemed a little unrealistic to me. But just because I don’t care about aliens doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy memes about aliens. Over the past week, a Facebook event promising to raid the top-secret military base at Area 51 has gone totally viral, it’s …

Grieving in the internet age: would posting photos of my dead friend look performative? | Kate Cunningham

Maybe my social media conundrum is all part of accepting the futility of grief. Nothing I do, or dont do, will change his fate My favourite photo of my friend John is the one I took just after smearing a lipstick kiss on his cheek. In it, he has turned to the camera, toothy grin exposed and eyes wild, caught out in surprise. John died in 2012. He had skin cancer that went into remission but later metastasised and came …

Student side-hustles to help pay for university

Dana is typical of a host of students who are making money from self-employment or part-time jobs which are moving beyond stereotypical bar work. Student loans: Would the proposed changes help poorer students? Getting through uni without the bank of mum and dad Drag queen or delivery driver: What’s your ‘side hustle’? As a result, nearly four in five worried about making ends meet, while 57% said they suffered poor mental health because of money worries – up 11% from …

‘Sell By’ Is A Gay Romantic Comedy For People Who Hate Romantic Comedies

Sell By,” writer-director romantic comedy genre by avoiding its tropes.  Inside Out Festival in May and will be screened at Scott Evans) and Marklin ( Though Adam dreams of making a name for himself in the visual art world, he’s settled for a “ghost painting” gig with established artist Ravella Brewer ( Meanwhile, Marklin has shot to internet fame as an Instagram influencer and ― much to Adam’s chagrin ― has outpaced his boyfriend’s modest salary through sponsors and partnership deals. Beneath the …

To fix the problem of deepfakes we must treat the cause, not the symptoms | Matt Beard

Once technology is released, its like herding cats. Why do we continue to let the tech sector manage its own mess? We havent yet seen a clear frontrunner emerge as the Democratic candidate for the 2020 US election. But Ive been interested in another race the race to see which buzzword is going to be a pivotal issue in political reporting, hot takes and the general political introspection that elections bring. In 2016 it was fake news. Deepfake is shoring …

This 2-Year-Old Just Met A Footballer Who Was Born Without A Forearm, Too

Joseph Tidd is not an ordinary boy. The 21-month-old has a congenital condition that led him to be born without a fully formed left arm. “Symbrachydactyl is the condition. He was born this way. Found out at 18 weeks pregnant, but it happened around the 4-week mark before most people know they are pregnant. When we first found out, we were so heartbroken thinking, ‘What did I do to cause this?’ Even though it was not something we did,” Joseph’s …