Buzzfeed envisions Putin as a Tinder Bro.
“I am a Tinder Guy Holding a Fish and I will provide for you.”
David Mack, in a piece on buzzfeed.com that imagines the photos from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest vacation as photos in a Tinder profile. Mack paired the pictures of the often-shirtless Putin on vacation in Siberia with fake Tinder bro bios like “Just your average strongman looking for a ‘new best friend’ who won’t mind when I sleep in on Sundays or invade Eastern Europe.” Tinder Putin’s interests include “hockey, fishing and Western elections.”
Anonymous feedback app Sarahah surges in popularity.
#Sarahah is stupid. If I needed someone to tell me my faults I'll just ask my wife and she'll email me the word document she started.
— Nick Leydorf (@NickLeydorf) August 6, 2017
@NickLeydorf, tweeting about the anonymous question app Sarahah, which means “honesty” in Arabic. It’s No. 1 on Apple’s store. Similar to its predecessors Formspring and Yik Yak, the app lets anyone with a Snapchat account solicit anonymous comments.
So we have to have an app to tell others what we like / dislike about them that comes up anonymous? K cowards. Seems silly to me. #Sarahah
— Derek Sloan (@Dsloan03) August 7, 2017
#Sarahah in a month:
App Store #1 in 30 countries including USA, UK & France
more than 1/4 billion visitors
more than 1 billion page views
— Sarahah (@Sarahah_com) August 5, 2017
Starbucks debunks hoax about#borderfreecoffee.
“Nice try racists, dreamers … would not go and demand a free anything.”
Martinez Divine, commenting at buzzfeed.com about #borderfreecoffee, a hoax that originated on 4chan.org. People made a fake poster to try to trick undocumented immigrants into going to Starbucks on Aug. 11 for a “free” beverage, to target them for deportation. Starbucks tweeted that the posters were fake.
We're sorry but you've been misinformed. Starbucks is not sponsoring such an event. Please do no spread misinformation.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) August 4, 2017
Told my partner about the fake #borderfreecoffee and her response was "do white people think we're that dumb?".
— Rizzo (@queerbrutality) August 6, 2017
Trump tweets a reply to a Pro-Trump bot.
@SaddestRobots, on the since-suspended Twitter account @ProTrump45. After President Trump tweeted at the account on Saturday, people discovered it was a bot using a real name — Nicole Mincey — paired with a stock photo.
— Michael Nanhu (@MichaelNanhu) August 6, 2017
LA Dodgers fan gets an autograph by putting in the effort.
“This is how you get a @yasielpuig autograph in New York City. Run after the taxi for 3 blocks and then wait for your chance. Good Work kid.”
agentmo1, Andy Mota, the agent for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who posted on Instagram that he caught a young fan on video chasing down Puig’s taxi in New York City. Puig rewarded the fan with an autograph. Here’s the Instagram post.