We are living in a golden age of interactive media; the age of Sad Keanu, Strutting Leo, and Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. If something even slightly funny happens in public, it will be turned into a meme faster than you can say “Scumbag Steve.” So when something as public as London Mayor Boris Johnson’s double flag-waving zipline malfunction occurs, as it did on August 1, you can count on an extreme and expeditious Internet response. In what could potentially be the most uniting moment of the Olympics to date, the whole world collectively laughed at Mayor Johnson as he dangled helplessly from the wire. Some did more than just laugh, however. A group of creatives from agency BBH London immediately began producing and collecting photoshopped images of the Mayor on a tumblr called #dangleboris. Quick-witted users brought their A-game, creating various tableaux that alternately envision Mayor Johnson dangling off of a clock tower hand, King Kong’s fist, and … [Read more...] about The Olympics’ Funnest Event So Far: It’s Dangleboris!
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Hundreds of Facebook groups were turned into zombies on Tuesday in an attempt to display just how vulnerable social networkers can be. Using a design flaw in Facebook’s groups feature, a group called Control Your Info found Facebook groups where the administrator had stepped down, joined the group, claimed the vacant administrator spot (which is open to any group member when the administrator leaves) and changed the name to Control Your Info. advertisement advertisement “When you’re admin of a group, you can basically do anything you want with it,” the group’s Web page states. “You can change it’s name, and the groups members won’t even get a notification of it. You can send mails to all members and edit info.” An evildoer could seize a widowed group (such as the hypothetical group “Sweet Valley High LoOoOoVeS Robert Pattison,” for instance) and change the name to something offensive (like “The Coalition … [Read more...] about Facebook Hijackers Speak Out About… School Project?
Deep in the technology bunker of Fast Company we like us some e-readers–although some of us are just as partial to scuffed-up paperback books as well. Intel Corporation has just debuted their version, the Intel Reader. Unlike most e-books, which, a couple of years on from their inception, are beginning to get a bit samey, the Intel Reader really has a unique selling point: it can be used as a reading aid for dyslexics, people with learning disabilities, and the partially sighted and visibly challenged; that’s a market of around 55 million people. The size of a paperback, the Intel Reader converts printed text to digital, before reading it aloud to the user, thanks to its high-res camera, which allows users to snap away at pages or documents in order to listen to the printed word. All this goodness comes at a price: The Reader costs $1,500. There’s also a Portable Capture Station, which allows you to capture large amounts of text quickly–such as a chapter or … [Read more...] about Intel’s Pricy e-Reader Packs Added Accessibility for Millions of New Users
Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are only the three Indian celebrities to have made it to the coveted Forbes Highest Paid Celebs List this year, with a combined fortune of USD 110.5 million.The Forbes Global Celebrity 100 list ranks 'front of the camera' celebrities around the globe using their pretax earnings in the last one year.Shah Rukh Khan is the highest ranked-Indian on the list at No. 65 with a worth of USD 38 million, Salman Khan at No. 71 with USD 37 million and Akshay Kumar at No. 80 with USD 35.5 million.Close Amitabh Bachchan, who featured in 2015 list at No. 71, has missed the bus this time too and not figured among the top 100 paid celebrities. The veteran actor, launched three films last year, two of which , Te3n and Wazir, did not so well at the box office whereas the movie Pink , on the theme of women empowerment, was a popular hit. related news Draft guidelines for vehicle scrapping centres prepared, NGT told … [Read more...] about Shah Rukh, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar figure in Forbes Highest Paid celebrities List
From Sangam to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Bollywood's fascination with Switzerland has been well documented.In order to build on that relationship, Switzerland's tourism board has once again appointed Ranveer Singh as their brand ambassador.“In our last year’s campaign, Ranveer showcased the fun and adventurous side of Switzerland, whereas this time around we have highlighted one of Switzerland’s hidden gems - the Lake Geneva Region. It’s a bit more relaxed and focuses on the finer things of life such as gastronomy and wine, music, culture and romance,” said Claudio Zemp, director, Switzerland Tourism India.Close Zemp spoke to Moneycontrol about the 'Bollywood effect' and the factors which draw Indians to the Alpine nation. related news Sidharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh's Marjaavaan opens well, Ayushmann Khurranna's Bala heads for 100 Crore Club M&E sector expected to grow $100 billion by 2024, digital content to … [Read more...] about More Indians visiting Switzerland after Ranveer Singh’s appointment as brand ambassador: Claudio Zemp, Switzerland Tourism India