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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Believes The Thinking Emoji Is ‘Non Masculine’ For Some Reason

Here’s a Twitter interaction that will make you go  .  Many of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ’s fans were discussing the action-packed trailer for his “Jumanji” reboot , subtitled “Welcome to the Jungle,” which premiered Thursday ahead of the film’s release later this year. One fan, Olly Gibbs, pointed out the similarities between this project and one of Johnson’s previous films, 2003′s “The Rundown,” originally titled “Welcome to the Jungle.” Now why does the new Jumanji film featuring @TheRock sound and look familiar?… pic.twitter.com/INzwYXx3ES — Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) June 28, 2017 It was an observation that clearly warranted the use of  , or the thinking emoji. Ever since this little face with an inquisitive look was added to our phones (and to our hearts) with the iOS 9 update in 2015, it’s become a staple of online discourse . Along with expressing confusion, it’s often used for “throwing shade,” per the fairly comprehensive Emojipedia . The Rock, an active Twitter user, responded to Gibbs’ comment — but took issue with something we, uh, hadn’t realized  was  an issue.

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The European Union Just Showed Democrats How To Take On Monopolies

WASHINGTON ― European antitrust officials slapped Google with a record $2.7 billion fine on Tuesday for manipulating search results to favor its own services. The ruling, which came after a seven-year investigation, exposes what critics described as the failure of U.S. regulators to rein in monopolies at home, forcing their victims to seek recourse in the European Union. “The U.S. does not do antitrust regulation,” Matt Stoller, an antitrust expert at the nonpartisan New America Foundation’s Open Markets program, told HuffPost.

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Facebook Reportedly In Talks To Produce Original TV-Quality Shows

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc. is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The social networking giant has indicated that it was willing to commit to production budgets as high as $3 million per episode, in meetings with Hollywood talent agencies, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.  Facebook is hoping to target audiences from ages 13 to 34, with a focus on the 17 to 30 range. The company has already lined up “Strangers”, a relationship drama, and a game show, “Last State Standing”, the report said. Facebook could not be immediately reached for comment

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Facebook’s New Mission: A Global Community

When company CEOs make big statements about change in mission my skeptical journalistic brain kicks in. Is this a PR move, or a change to address advertiser pressure, or something more deeply held and profound? For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the changes he and the Facebook team are implementing could be missed in the massive noise of Internet pronouncements. But that would be a mistake. Fakebook is already a powerful global force.

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The Coolest Job You Probably Didn’t Even Know Existed

We spend a lot of time each day looking at, tweeting, and texting emoji, but few of us get paid to do so. Keith Broni, on the other hand, makes his living doing just that. Last December, London-based translation company Today Translations put out a call for an “emoji translator.” The job listing made news, partly because of its novelty — it’s believed to be the first role of its kind — and partly because it just sounds like so much fun. Who doesn’t want to spend their day looking at emoji? Today Translations received over 500 applications, and the interview process took five months, but Broni emerged as the winning candidate. You can’t major in emoji translation (at least, not yet), but Broni’s educational background does complement the role

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A Fan Painted Mark Zuckerberg’s Face On Her Nails, And Here’s What Happened Next

Mark Zuckerberg  is a famous dude and, as fans do with anyone who is famous, they like to show their appreciation in … inventive ways. One particular fan of the Zuck decided to really nail down her love for the Facebook founder. On Thursday, Zuckerberg shared a manicured hand on his Instagram that features the Facebook logo, the “heart” and “like” reactions, and, naturally, Zuck’s likeness. Whether he was more enamored or surprised by the gesture isn’t known, but he definitely liked it enough to share : A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:58pm PDT The image is accompanied by a caption that indicates this is the first time Zuck’s seen something like this and the hashtag #fcs2017.

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Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims

Google asks its employees to “Do the right thing.” At least, that’s what its revised 2015 motto states in an upgrade from the original company maxim, “ Don’t be evil . ” But when a user searches Google for information on Islam, the results often link to propaganda, anti-Muslim hate and outright lies. The algorithm for the world’s largest search engine is definitely not doing the right thing ― especially when it comes to the first page of results, where most users stop their searches. Basic searches for words like “Muslim” and “Islam” return reasonable results with links to reputable sites. But more specific terms, like “sharia,” “jihad” or “taqiyya” ― often co-opted by white supremacists ― return links to Islamophobic sites filled with misinformation. The same thing happens with the autofill function

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People Are Apparently Spending $400 On A Machine That Brews Tea

Welcome to 2017, the year in which your kitchen counter  could very well host a fancy  Keurig  for making coffee, a pricey  Juicero  for making juice you don’t need the Juicero to make , and a new $400 device for making tea .  The app-enabled Teforia Leaf claims to  brew tea to perfection , as opposed to whatever pedestrian  bag-dunking method you’re using . Depending on the type of its branded tea you crave, the gadget employs a series of short “ microinfusions ” and adjusts elements like water temperature and volume to “ unlock each tea’s true character  and depth of flavor,” per a description on Williams-Sonoma.com. Gizmodo reviewer Libby Watson, a “literal British person” who drinks tea, reported the complexity of it all gave her an “existential crisis”  while making her first cup. The tea, she concluded after questioning everything she ever knew about tea, was “fine.” And of course, some  Twitter  users were quick to chime in, critiquing the gadget as unnecessary and expensive since, you know, making decent tea really isn’t that hard.  Tea bags are downright barbaric next to @Teforia ’s $400 Leaf infuser. pic.twitter.com/bNSC8IAqNO — Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) June 19, 2017 Juicero: We have the most bullshit internet connected appliance.

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