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Dead Meme Nearly Kills Guy

As far as viral memes go, the “Harlem Shake” is pretty much dead. And when these latecomers decided to incorporate what looks like a firecracker and a canister of something flammable into their rendition — well, frankly, they narrowly avoided the same fate. Not to spoil things too much, but the guy that starts off the video, bopping on the hood of the car, literally walks into an explosion about 25 seconds in. Then, when the blast knocks over the red drum and sets it on fire, he appears to throw water on it. Bad idea. Is it suspicious that someone left a canister of flammable liquid on the hood of the car, or just plain stupid

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10 Expert Tips To Social Media Success

Creating effective social media strategies is often a difficult task and there are many factors to be considered, including the identity of the brand, the preferences of the target audience and the idiosyncrasies of each social networking site. This is why we’ve compiled this list of 10 great tips for social media success, from experts who work with social campaigns day in day out. 10 – Tap into your existing networks and maximise the value of communication channels that are already open Jonha Revesencio , Freelance Online Community Manager, worked on the strategy that won the Diageo #PlanWBoost Twitter contest. She says that “Each member of the team reached out to key social media influencers and Twitter Powerhouses (top influencers) whom [they] were already connected with”. This approach enabled them to get a peak total of 600 tweets per day. The hashtag #PlanWAthena, which they used for the competition, appeared on 4.18 million people’s timelines.

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Scientists Discover Moth With Ultrasonic Hearing

From Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: The ubiquitous greater wax moth is ordinary in every way but one: It has the ability to hear the highest-known sound frequency. The greater wax moth’s hearing goes up to about 300 kilohertz, nearly 100 kHz higher than the hearing of some bats. “This is the animal with the highest frequency sensitivity yet recorded, there’s no other animal that can hear such a high frequency,” said study co-author James Windmill, a bioacoustician at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. The moth’s ultrasonic hearing range, which was described Tuesday (May 7) in the journal Biology Letters, could help the creature hear the sonar communication of their predators, bats , Windmill said.

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What Netflix May Have Gotten Wrong About Internet Piracy

Last week, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that Netflix is reducing piracy by simply providing good content at a reasonable price. “When we launch in a territory,” Sarandos said in an interview with Stuff magazine , “the BitTorrent traffic drops as the Netflix traffic grows.” But on Monday, Matt Mason of the official blog for BitTorrent, a way to conduct peer-to-peer file sharing, stepped up to correct some of Sarandos’ claims . First, he said, one should not equate BitTorrent traffic with piracy. “BitTorrent is the world’s most efficient way to move data across the web,” Mason said, naming sites like Facebook and Twitter that use BitTorrent to move code. According to Mason, the BitTorrent “ecosystem” has more than 2 million pieces of legally distributed content — dwarfing Netflix’s 60,000. Mason also claimed that BitTorrent’s traffic drops are not caused by “pirates” or people using Netflix instead of BitTorrent.

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Kobo Aura Review: Great Screen In A Bulky Body

Each week, the Huffington Post Canada’s Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell the tale, we’ll let you know all about it. Test Drive Subject: Kobo Aura HD, Limited edition Price: $169.99 What It Is: The Kobo Aura HD is a limited edition ereader with a goal to make reading and holding the device as natural as possible. It’s available in three different colours and boasts a large, 6.8-inch e-ink screen. It is also running a zippy 1GHZ processor that is suppose to make it one of the fastest e-paper readers at the time of the review. Trying It Out: I was a very early adopter of the ereader/ebook platform back in 2006 and consider myself an avid reader. I still remember (and own) the first Sony ebook reader that was released in the United States and Japan only, which I had to smuggle into Canada from south of the border.

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WATCH: Does RadioShack Ad Turn You On?

An established electronics chain should know how to turn on customers. So how does RadioShack’s bawdy new ad for the Beats By Dr. Dre Pill wireless speaker perform? Not so well, according to AdWeek. “Radio Shack comes off like an unhip, balding, middle-aged dude desperately trying to prove he’s down with the kids — and failing badly,” the trade publication writes

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Progressive Groups Pull Facebook Ads In Protest Of Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Strategy

WASHINGTON — A coalition of progressive groups is pulling its ads from Facebook in protest over political positions taken by the organization started by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The effort is being led by former Sen. Russ Feingold’s (D-Wis.) Progressives United, and joined by MoveOn.org, Democracy for America, CREDO, Daily Kos, Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, 350.org and Presente. The groups announced on Tuesday that they would either pull the Facebook ads they’ve already paid for or hold purchases of new ads for a minimum of two weeks in response to the tactics of Zuckerberg’s new political organization, FWD.us. Zuckerberg launched the group to press for comprehensive immigration reform

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WATCH: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Cop For Doing Something Naughty

A precocious preteen who isn’t afraid of a little street-side confrontation called out a police officer for illegally parking during a beverage stop — and caught it all on camera. Jeremy, a 12-year-old boy, “found a cop disobeying” while out one day in September. The officer had parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk in front of a Terrible Herbst gas station, Gawker notes, and when the officer walked out with a mega-sized drink in hand, Jeremy wanted to know why exactly he needed to park so haphazardly. So, the 12-year-old proceeded to call out the cop all while recording the discussion. “Um… hello?” Jeremy asks.

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