If you’re getting the new iPhone, be sure to practice safe six

September 18, 2014 | 3 comments

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After 5 days of failing to solve a hate crime, police turn to Facebook and Twitter…

September 18, 2014 | 3 comments

Known more for his barbed tongue in the Philadelphia sports world, anonymous Twitter user @FanSince09 put his social media skills to use yesterday solving a hate crime that had eluded police for several days.

At 10:45 PM on Thursday, September 11, a gay couple was accosted on the sidewalk by a group of between 10 and 12 people. Police didn’t know much about the group who attacked besides the fact that they were white and in their early 20s.

Both men who were attacked required a hospital visit, and deep lacerations and facial fractures caused one of the victims to require surgery and to have his jaw wired shut. To add insult to injury, the attackers stole a cell phone and wallet from one of the victims.

After five days of working to identify the suspects, Philadelphia Police finally turned to the internet, posting this photo from video surveillance of the group as they left a restaurant just before the attack.

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It didn’t take long before Twitter user Greg Bennett was sent a photo of a group at a nearby restaurant that evening with individuals who were unmistakably the same as those in the surveillance video…

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The mystery of a wedding photo found at Ground Zero finally solved 13 years later

September 17, 2014 | No comments

Every year on September 11th, Elisabeth Stringer Keefe posts the crumpled photo of a wedding party found at Ground Zero on social media, hoping to find its owner, alive and well.

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In a testament to the power of social media, this year after Keefe tweeted the photograph, it was retweeted 58,000 times and even got its own Reddit page. Elisabeth was hopeful, telling Boston Magazine:

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Celebrities become part of classic masterpieces when magazines are perfectly lined up

September 16, 2014 | 1 comment

Eisen Bernardo, a Philippines-based graphic designer and illustrator, is carefully superimposing iconic magazine covers onto pieces of classical artwork. He says of his project, Mag + Art

This ongoing project…is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as a venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture.

The result is a beautifully curated collection of new icons that are equal parts amusing and intriguing…

The Birth of Angelina

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The Ryan of Man; Rihanna’s Mood

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It’s official, God loves gay people…and He just unveiled a billboard to prove it

September 11, 2014 | No comments

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God is everywhere, being omnipresent, but when it comes to antagonizing the Westboro Baptist Church, Facebook has traditionally been His favorite.

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The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.

But God disagrees…

This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.

In an email to Mashable, he says…

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Parody ad hilariously struggles to understand the new iWatch…I mean, Apple Watch

September 10, 2014 | 1 comment

Apple made a splash in announcing their new watch, but does anyone actually need it? And why didn’t they just call it the iWatch to match the rest of their product line?

In this fantastic parody ad, Jack Douglass explores these and other unnecessarily important questions…

This mechanic saved a baby’s life with an app he just downloaded

September 5, 2014 | No comments

Saving someone’s life? There’s an app for that. Thank goodness Washington auto mechanic Jeff Olson — who moonlights as a volunteer EMT — had it on his phone!

When a store clerk noticed that a 10-month old baby had stopped breathing, she began performing rescue breathing. Jeff Olson, who was working on a car a few blocks away, heard his phone ring.

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Sister and brother reunited after 60 years, thanks to Facebook and a blurry photo

September 5, 2014 | 1 comment

In 1954, Siblings Allan Healey and Margaret Mitchell were separated from each other because their parents divorced. The family split up when Margaret remained with their mother in Scotland, and Allan went with their father to live in England.

But last week, a lifelong dream for both of them finally came true. They were reunited…after 60 years.  And all because of their simultaneous searches for each other on Facebook.

Years after the family’s sad separation, Allan attempted to find his sister, but due to data protection laws, he hit a wall and was discouraged by his lack of progress. He decided to give it one last try and turned to Facebook, but he couldn’t find her…because she’s not on Facebook.

In a last ditch effort, he posted this photo of the siblings — likely the last one of them all together before they were split up…

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Young man comes home to the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, is in a thrilled state of shock

August 26, 2014 | 1 comment

When Dustin Patton got home from work yesterday he was absolutely blindsided by the most extraordinary and wonderful thing he’s ever seen. I think you will agree it is a beautiful sight. Try not to be too jealous…

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22 of the most iconic game controllers of the past 30 years photographed in one man’s hands

July 29, 2014 | No comments

Art Director Javier Laspiur’s series Controllers documents classic game controllers of the past 30 years…

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Laspiur’s series is simple — each portrait is a photo of a controller along with its name or system and the year in which Laspiur first played that game.

In addition to the GIF above, we’ve included photos of each of the 22 game controllers below…

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