Keith Fenimore takes a lightning look at what’s been trending this week in social media. [Nov 10 – Nov 16]
It’s that time of the year, when November gets hairy and transforms into ‘Movember,’ where people (mostly men) grow moustaches on their faces for charity. Movember.com is using the growth of facial hair to raise awareness and funds for a variety of men’s health issues.
This has inspired me to attach a gimmick to a cause. I am going to be an advocate for farsightedness, I said, FARSIGHTEDNESS. In an effort to raise awareness, I’m introducing a month-long program called DSD, or, Don’t Shower December… who’s with me?
There was major backlash after Businessweek released a poll question via Twitter asking followers to vote on “which business school has the most attractive female students.” After a firestorm of bad press and social media backlash, the question was quickly removed from their Twitter.
Like an “accidental” naked tweet, once it’s out, it’s out! So after this fall-out, are you guys going to shelve your poll idea to determine which nunnery has the hottest nuns?
500,000 and counting: that’s the number of people who have signed an online petition to encourage Macy’s to sever all ties with Donald Trump. The petition organizers want to dump Trump because, according to them, he doesn’t represent the “Magic of Macy’s.”
We’re all used to being force-fed a healthy portion of Trump with a side of crazy, but maybe it’s time to scale back on the servings, sir. If I have one word of advice for the Trumpster, it’s… Shhhhhhhhhh!
Rube Goldberg is a Pulitzer Prize winner who invented the Rube Goldberg Contraption, which is a complicated machine that, through an elaborate series of maneuvers, performs a simple function. Red Bull took this premise to another level in this amazing video, incorporating the world’s top extreme sports athletes.
Hey people at Red Bull, hats off to you. Now can you please come up with a version that ends with someone cleaning out Maxim’s disgustingly filthy beer fridge?
LinkedIn conducted a worldwide survey to see how many people have made their childhood dream job actually become a reality. Sadly, only about 9% of the more than 8,000 people from 15 countries polled said they actually landed their childhood dream job.
People clearly need to hit more wishing wells, myself included. When I was younger my dream job was to grow tall enough to play Goofy at Disney World. My fallback was to become best friends with Macaulay Culkin and ride his coat tails. For a multitude of reasons, neither has come true…yet!
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