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The week in hashtags: #IllRideWithYou, #Weatherbomb, #LooksABitUKIP, #PornProtest

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 Activism, politics, more activism and WEATHER. The hashtags making the headlines this week... #IllRideWithYou Amid the horror of the Sydney cafe siege, in which a gunman has taken several people hostage (it continues as we write), as hashtag has emerged to restore a little faith in humanity. #Illridewithyou came as a response to a story…

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The BBC’s bringing JK Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling to our screens

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The Cuckoo’s Calling is coming to a small screen near you. Once mooted as a possible Hollywood blockbuster, the detective novel JK Rowling published under the pseudonym ‘Robert Galbraith’ is now being adapted by the BBC. Rowling won’t be writing it, but she'll apparently have a lot of input. Last year the literary world was…

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How not to be a knob on social media at Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, every creature was tweeting – via touchscreen or mouse... Social media has entrenched itself in Christmas as firmly as sprouts or Michael Bublè, but that doesn't mean it always comes in peace. Here are the most common festive pitfalls to avoid being the knob everyone unfollows…

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For the first time ever, a woman is shortlisted for Fifa’s Goal of the Year

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...and what a goal it is, too, scored for Irish side Peamount United in October last year. (Yes, we know it won't play within this page... that's Fifa for you). Best of all, we expected an outpouring of misogyny on Twitter and YouTube, but the comments are almost all really positive. Well done, world. Stephanie…

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The week in hashtags: #NotOneDime, #CameronMustGo, #PutOutYourBats, #FeelNoShame

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Protests, tributes, fundraising... and a single-key hashtag keyboard. It's been a good week for everyone's favourite symbol. #NotOneDime and #BlackoutBlackFriday. When a St. Louis County grand jury decided last week not to charge police officer Darren Wilson with the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, protestors across America decided to boycott the country's annual post-Thanksgiving sales mayhem…

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Watch this haunting drone footage of Chernobyl ruins

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Just when we thought drone videos were getting a bit dull, along comes this haunting compilation of footage taken during a flyover of Pripyat, Chernobyl, which proves that the best way to get a true feel of such a remote location is always by drone. Filmaker Danny Cooke visited Chernobyl, the infamous site of a…

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It’s official: Brits have gone wild for Black Friday 2014

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Called Black Friday because it puts retailers in the black, rather than because it's the one day in the shopping calendar when sense and manners go out the window, the day after Thanksgiving has been a traditional bargain-hunting time in the U.S for a long time. And, perhaps finally catching on that people would prefer…

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Psych yourself up with our Black Friday playlist

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So, it's Black Friday: that horrifying post-Thanksgiving day of hysteria and mad scrambling for the sales which has somehow osmosed into British society from America. The term 'Black Friday' originates from the city of Philadelphia, where swarms of frantic pedestrians would cause massive disruptions to traffic. Another explanation, according to Wikipedia, is that retailers traditionally operated…

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There are even Black Friday deals on marijuana in the U.S

Diane Shipley Fun Stuff, Trending Leave a Comment

Although a recent bandwagon-hopping trend in the UK, in the U.S Black Friday is a long-established tradition: a chance for Christmas shoppers to snap up bargains while the memory of a delicious turkey dinner keeps them warm. Like Boxing Day sales, only with an air of anticipation rather than depression. And it turns out those…

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Tina Fey’s new show is coming to Netflix next spring

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Not content with signing up the Queen (sort of), Netflix is also going into business with the Queen of comedy: Tina Fey. As Variety reports, the online streaming service has snapped up her new sitcom. Fey won’t actually appear in it, but she is writing and producing the show with Robert Carlock, who she worked…

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The week in hashtags: #MyHungerGames, #AMAs, #ImageFromRochester, #MyDressMyChoice

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This week, Twitter has been protesting economic and gender inequality, bad lunches and red carpet mistakes. Here's what you need to know. #MyHungerGames As everyone gears up for the release of Mockingjay: Part 1, the penultimate film in the $800 million-grossing Hunger Games franchise, US activists The Harry Potter Alliance have turned Suzanne Collins' fantasy story…

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Ten of the best #FeministHackerBarbie responses on Twitter

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First, screenwriter, bestselling author and long-time blogger Pamela Ribon highlighted the fact that children's book 'Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer' not only doesn't teach kids what engineering involves, but promotes the message that women need a couple of dudes to hand for even the simplest task. (Genuine line from the text: '"I’m only…

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Brace yourself: Mail Online could be turned into a TV show

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Good news for anyone who thinks the Mail Online's sidebar of shame would be a hundred times better if it involved a couple of randoms shouting about famous women’s sideboob and cellulite instead. Yep, not content with being the most popular online newspaper in the UK and having over 44 million uniques a month in…

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A look back at the big viral videos of 2014

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The question being thrown at every ad agency in the country at this moment is this: how do we make it go viral? And no wonder – an advertising campaign which clocks up stratospheric shares can capture the hearts, the imaginations and most importantly the wallets of consumers. This year saw the release of the brilliant First…

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The week in hashtags – #BandAid30, #WeBackEd, #ChokingGirlsAroundTheWorld

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Charity, equality campaigns and Princess Bride memes stick a band-aid on the broken internet... it's our round-up of must-see hashtags from the past week. #BandAid30 We all know it's Christmas now, because Band Aid's latest incarnation has landed. Featuring the likes of Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran alongside One Direction (naturally) and Bono…

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