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Unsettling Twitter Thread Illustrates Just How Much Info Big Tech Companies Own About Us

We're all aware that big tech corporations store an insane amount of information about us, but it's probably safe to say that most of us weren't aware of the sheer vastness of it all (think literal millions of pages per person). Dylan Curran, Director of Technology at VFT Solutions, took it upon himself to investigate the amount of information that Google and Facebook have about him, and let's just say...what he found is unsettling to say the least.

Creepy Twitter thread about how much information Google and Facebook store about you | Dylan Curran @iamdylancurran Want freak yourself out? Il'm gonna show just much information likes Facebook and Google store about without even realising 8:27 PM Mar 24, 2018 64,587 Retweets 93,987 Likes
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Sixteen Insider Secrets From A Former Disney World Employee

Going to Disney World is always a magical experience, but most of us never consider what it's like to work behind the scenes there. As it turns out, it's full of rude people, but can also be pretty incredible, according to one Imgur user. Now please enjoy the posts below and click here if you're craving even more Disney content!

Interesting posts from a former employee at Disney World | HURRICANE FRAN IS ROLLING THROUGH STILL OPEN STANDING UNDER AT RIDE ENTRANCE SO FULL WATER BREAKS, COMPLETELY DRENCHING WEAR WHITE SHIRTS Cinderella castle
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Fourteen Optical Illusions That Had Us Doing A Double Take

There isn't really a point to these optical illusion pics - they're just cool as hell and they'll give you a temporary distraction from everything happening in the world right now. Click here for some equally tricky pics of things that look like human faces!

Funny optical illusion images | person in a red shirt on a beach pretending to playing a piano drawn in the sand | giant ginger haired man with a beard dressed in purple standing in warped perspective
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Guy Shadows A Cop For A Night In This Eye-Opening Twitter Thread

As protesters continue to march through the streets for racial justice, the general public has started to wake up to the realities of policing in America. This Twitter thread, written by University of Florida writing professor Sean Trainor, details a night he spent shadowing a police officer classmate, only to discover just how corrupt the system is.

Let's just say, if you were undecided on the policing system before, this thread might make up your mind.

Interesting Twitter thread from a guy who spent a night riding along with his classmate who was a police officer | Sean Trainor @ess_trainor long time ago younger and dumber did police ride-along with high school classmate who had gone on become cop one most chilling and radicalizing nights my life Thread
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No Need To Panic Over 'Murder Hornets,' According To This Informative Thread

Recently it was announced that the Asian giant hornet, otherwise known as the "murder hornet" had been spotted in North America for the first time earlier this month. While many of us have been downright panicking over it, others have been doing their research, like this woman, who decided to draft up a Facebook post of the misconceptions about our new little yellow friend. We hope it puts your mind a little more at ease!

Interesting Facebook thread explaining why the threat of "murder hornets" is largely sensationalized | Marianne Alleyne Monday at 5:10 PM Dropping some more hornet knowledge (compiled multiple posts have seen come by today, including Annie Rich Thompson): | NY Times ran story this weekend which promptly echoed through local media outlets about Asian Giant Hornet which they so thoughtfully deemed murder hornet so doing, they have blown problem way out proportion.
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Twitter Thread Explains Why Your Mental State Feels Like A Nightmare Right Now

These are incredibly strange times we're living in, and some of us are coping with being quarantined indefinitely better than others. This Twitter thread, written by Alexis Rockley, explains why you've been feeling rather off during this whole thing, but you just haven't been able to put your finger on why. We hope it'll shed a bit of insight into your own life. And always remember, it's important to be thankful for what you do have right now - trust us, it'll help.

Check out some mental health memes here.

Interesting Twitter thread about why people's emotional states are so all over the place during the pandemic | Alexis Rockley @alexisrockley Let be clear thread Those "all over place" feelings been having? They are symptoms stress, NOT personal failures yours. Do feel FLAKEY INCONSISTENT s b/c brain doesn't know news brace next, or next month will hold.
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Rejected Comedian Gets What He Deserves After Verbally Abusing Date

Comedian Shane Hoban has had better days. So was a former date who got a lot more than she bargained for after telling the Boston resident that she didn't wish to pursue a relationship with him. Her respectful text is honest and even generously nice. She even wishes him luck at his upcoming show. That kindness is met with alarming aggression, abusive language, and disturbing threats. Fortunately the internet has helped make sure Hoban gets what is coming to him. 


Shane Hoban comedy show cancelled after he uses abusive language with date | Hi! Sorry I didn't shoot you a text back yesterday - just want to be honest I'm not sure I feel a huge connection here and I don't want to waste your time tonight (and I'll likely have to hang around this networking event tonight to find potential clients). I'm gonna have to pass on meeting up for drinks. Really wishing you the best and good luck on your show on Friday! You're not even my type either you're some dumb
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Twitter Thread Tells The Story Of A Muslim Key-Keeper At A Holy Site In Jerusalem

For the first time since the Black Death in 1349, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was closed amid coronavirus fears. Journalist David Videcette took to Twitter to tell the story of the Muslim family that has guarded the keys to the church since the seventh century. 

Scroll down for your history lesson for the day, but if you're craving more educational content, click here for some history memes!

Interesting Twitter thread about the person who holds the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem | David Videcette @DavidVidecette This is the moment The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was closed due to Coronavirus. Last time this happened was in 1349, during The Black Death, a bubonic plague pandemic. What’s fascinating about this story is the guy with the keys.
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Our friends at Know Your Meme put together this video showing how different memes inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic have gained popularity since January, and it's quite fascinating!

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Hopeful Twitter Thread Highlights Some Of The Good News Surrounding Coronavirus

It's easy to get caught up in all the negative news floating around about coronavirus. It's also important to remember that there's always a silver lining to any situation, and that negative news headlines get more clicks than positive ones. This hopeful Twitter thread details all the good things happening!

All of that being said, it's still extremely important that we all take the necessary social distancing precautions to lessen the spread of the disease!

Interesting Twitter thread about the good news surrounding coronavirus | Marcello Ruffini #FBPE @MarcelloRuffini mate sent this on WhatsApp about some good news China has closed down its last coronavirus hospital. Not enough new cases support them Doctors India have been successful treating Coronavirus. Combination drugs used:
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Ex-Insurance VP Unmasks The Sleaziness Of Insurance Companies During COVID-19

Wendell Potter, ex-Cigna vice president and general good Samaritan, took to Twitter to expose the sketchy practices of the American health insurance industry. Not that you needed more bad news in these trying times of the coronavirus pandemic, but this thread is extremely informative and important to share with anyone in your life who believes that the American healthcare system doesn't need to be reformed. On a marginally more humorous note, here are some American healthcare-related memes!

Interesting and depressing Twitter thread about insurance companies profit-motives during the coronavirus epidemic | Wendell Potter @wendellpotter WORD WISE During this coronavirus crisis, keep an eye on every move my old industry: health insurers. Behind PR spin, they will be doing everything they can deny care maintain profits, while making look like they're heroes. Here's look 1/10)
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