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After Ireland became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote, Australian politicians and the public took to social media to express their opinion on the topic — with an overwhelming number calling for a similar change Down Under.
On Twitter, past and present Australian politicians from the traditionally left-leaning parties, including independents, the Australian Greens and the Labor Party, expressed admiration for Ireland and support for marriage equality in Australia.
See also: Neil Patrick Harris, Hozier and other celebs praise Ireland's historic vote
Outstanding result for marriage equality in Ireland. If we can't break impasse in Oz parliament, perhaps time for referendum of our own. KR
— Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) May 23, 2015 Read more...
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The dancing man who was bodyshamed on 4chan earlier this year was celebrated at one of Hollywood's hottest clubs on Saturday night.
The man, Sean O'Brien, was skewered online after photos of him dancing at a concert surfaced on 4chan, an anonymous imageboard website known for its role in the nude celebrity photo leak last summer.
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When a group of women saw the anonymous taunting, they sprung into action, promising to find the dancing man and throw him a huge party in Los Angeles. Their goal: Make it clear that bullying is not OK. Read more...More about Cyber Bullying, 4chan, Bullying, Us, and Watercooler
MIT Technology Review
Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, computer scientists say.
One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. It's easy to find hugely popular content of dubious quality. But it's much harder to find unpopular content of high quality.
That's largely because popularity is governed by a power law: A small proportion of content receives a large proportion of attention, while the vast majority of content shares the rest. Take the picture-sharing website Flickr, which hosts some 200 million pictures. Of these, 166 million have five favorites or less. Read more...More about Flickr, Beauty, Algorithm, and Tech