Archive | June 2016

How Change.org became a legitimate force in Australian politics

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Until recently, politicians could safely ignore clicktivism.

Hundreds of online petitions could fill their inboxes and they could look the other way, but that’s changing. Now campaigns started on Change.org are translating into activism beyond the Internet and Australia’s elected officials are taking notice.

In the 2016 election cycle, every major political party responded to at least one Change.org petition, if not more. It means you can start to make your voice heard by simply typing out your name.

For example, in recent months, leader of the Australian Greens, Richard Di Natale, responded to …

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2016, in Mashable.

8 of the biggest beauty trends so far in 2016

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Everything that glitters is Internet gold.

Thanks to YouTube and social media, beauty trends for men and women go viral at incredible speeds.

One need only look at 2015’s galaxy hair, a trend that was birthed on the Interwebs and soon spread everywhere. This year, the glitter roots trend got big and even made it to the red carpet when Dakota Fanning sported the look at the premiere of Neon Demon.


HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 14: Actress Dakota Fanning arrives at the premiere of Amazon’s ‘The Neon Demon’ at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Turns out making a YouTube prank show can be ‘toxic’ to a relationship

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LOS ANGELES — A month after Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith — a.k.a. PrankvsPrank — announced their break-up via YouTube comes this revelation: making a show together may not be the healthiest thing for a relationship.

“It was great in the beginning but then it slowly … it kinda like polluted our relationship and made it toxic,” the 31-year-old Wellens said Thursday during an episode of Shane Dawson’s Fullscreen video podcast Shane & Friends.

The duo, who have gone their separate ways both personally and professionally, recently starred in a YouTube red series Prank Academy. They had been pranking each other on the Internet since 2007. …

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GoPro captures terrifying moment skydiver loses parachute mid-flight

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A skydiver delivering a game ball to a soccer game in Oklahoma City on June 28 captured a terrifying moment on his GoPro when he lost his main parachute.

Daniel Herndon was recording the flight with his helmet camera and released the raw video onto his Facebook page yesterday.

“I lost my main parachute and freebag but did have a successful landing and got to deliver the game ball to the official,” Herndon writes on Facebook.

If you need us, we’ll be hanging out on the ground for the foreseeable future.

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2016, in Mashable.