• Business & Finance

    Twitter Should Abolish Trending Topics

    #NoPawsLeftBehind. Last Tuesday, I glanced at the “What’s happening” sidebar on Twitter and saw that nearly 32,000 people were tweeting about this topic; therefore, it was “trending.” A description of the trend, presented just beneath the hashtag, explained that it was  “commemorating the service dogs left behind following the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan.” Clicking through the hashtag, I found a slightly more irritating story. Earlier that day, the alt-right personality Jack Posobiec had tweeted, “Today I am launching the #NoPawsLeftBehind Campaign,” and asked people to post photos of their dogs “in solidarity with the service dogs left  

    Comments Off on Twitter Should Abolish Trending Topics
  • Business & Finance

    Police warn parents against back-to-school photo trend

    With back-to-school in full swing, safety experts and law enforcement are urging parents to be mindful of what they share in regards to a popular social media photo trend with kids – as it could make them easy targets for predators. On Aug. 8, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in Woodstock, Illinois, shared an image of Deputy Sherriff Tim Creighton exemplifying a common online theme in which parents post images of their children posing with a sign to celebrate the first day of a new school year. (McHenry County Sheriff’s Office) The two-snapshot Facebook post shows Creighton holding a poster  

    Comments Off on Police warn parents against back-to-school photo trend
  • Business & Finance

    BBC correspondent’s moment of frustration caught on live TV

    In an amusing moment, a vexed BBC correspondent was caught on live TV venting out his frustration after he thought that he had lost the connection to the newsroom midway through a report on Afghanistan. In a video that the correspondent Dan Johnson has himself posted, he is seen talking about the situation in Afghanistan from his hotel in Delhi and why the Taliban were facing a delay in announcing their government when he appeared to have lost the connection. What he didn’t know was that while he could not hear the anchor who was in the newsroom in London,  

    Comments Off on BBC correspondent’s moment of frustration caught on live TV
  • Business & Finance

    Eddie Goldman injury trending downward

    After opting out of the 2020 NFL season, Chicago Bears starting nose tackle Eddie Goldman faced an uncertain future. There were whispers that he may end up considering retirement before playing another down. However, Goldman ended up in training camp after all and looked ready to take on another season. As Chicago prepares to face the NFC powerhouse that is the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football in Week 1, Goldman’s status is suddenly up in the air. In fact, it is worse than just up in the air. Wednesday morning, his status would have been considered up in  

    Comments Off on Eddie Goldman injury trending downward
  • Business & Finance

    Coronavirus updates, Afghanistan news & more: What’s trending today

    A look at some of the top stories trending online today around the world including the latest news about the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan, coronavirus updates and much more. Top stories Pandemic unemployment benefits just expired. What will families do now? (NBC News) Planes Chartered To Evacuate Americans And Others From Afghanistan Remain Grounded (NPR) Afghanistan news: Taliban consolidates control, but women protesters still fight for rights (Washington Post) Taliban look set to unveil new government after claiming Panjshir (NBC) Ex-FBI official says law enforcement needs to take upcoming right-wing rally in  

    Comments Off on Coronavirus updates, Afghanistan news & more: What’s trending today