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5 Things You May Have Missed

Keith Fenimore takes a lightning look at what’s been trending this week. [Oct 27 – Nov 2]

 

1

Twitter gets spooky with Mashable.com’s Halloween themed “Scared Twitless”, calling for tweets that tell hauntingly scary and downright eerie stories.

If you were thinking that it’s impossible to be scary using 140 characters, you’d be right!  If Stephen King were dead, he’d be rolling over in his grave.

 

2

Disney is purchasing Lucasfilm LTD from Director George Lucas. Included in the deal is the Star Wars franchise, with a promise from Disney to release a slew of brand new Star Wars feature films in the coming years.

From a kid who had every Star Wars figure growing up, Disney, please perk up your mouse ears and listen… review all the decisions you made with your TRON franchise and do the opposite. May the force be with you!

 

3

As Sandy barreled down on much of the East Coast, Facebook was abuzz with friends and relatives around the world checking in on the people in the storm’s path.  Here are the 10 most posted words: 1) We are ok
2) Power – lost power, have power, no power
3) Damage
4) Hope everyone is ok
5) Trees
6) Made it
7) Safe
8) Thankful
9) Fine
10) Affected.

Are these really the 10 words used by the masses to communicate during the hurricane - or, are they the new mind-numbing lyrics to one of Taylor Swift’s latest boyfriend break-up songs? We just can’t tell!

 

4

As a way to filter the unimportant updates you’re inundated with on a daily basis from all your social networks, there’s a new service called Everysignal that cuts through the clutter and lets you set up alerts for updates that are most important to you.

I set my alerts to only inform me whenever someone doesn’t talk about themselves.  It’s been a week and still not one update…

 


Karin Markert/OldGuard/Facebook

 

5

The amazing photo of soldiers supposedly guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy went viral just after the storm hit. It turns out the photo was debunked by officials and not actually taken during the hurricane, but during a rain shower in September.

Hey debunkers, put down your bunking tools and stop being so thorough.  If this photo is inaccurate, so be it!  In a time of crisis, maybe the American people just needed a little patriotic pick-me-up. Why don’t you debunk the nonsense spewing out of the candidates’ mouths and leave the soldiers, and their rain gear, alone!

 

keith


@imkeithfenimore and that's, as I see it, what's trending in social media this week!

 

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