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MELBOURNE — The death of former prime minister Gough Whitlam was felt far and wide by Australia yesterday. Leading the Labor Party to victory in the 1972 after 23 years of conservative rule, Whitlam's legacy lives on in the mind of progressives, who paid tribute to his landmark achievements, including universal health care and the recognition of Aboriginal land rights See also: Australia's Oldest Prime Minister Dies at 98 Rest in Peace Gough Whitlam.The Prime Minister we had to have. — George Megalogenis (@GMegalogenis) October 20, 2014 But not all tributes were so well-received, such as the following post shared via social media by Greens senator Lee Rhiannon. It featured a portrait of Whitlam, complete with the Greens' logo and branding Read more...More about Australia, Us World, Gough Whitlam, and Australia Prime Minister
Hold on to your cider donuts, because Autumn is in full swing. The change of season has officially hit with a flurry of flannel and fresh, fall air See also: 10 Real-Life Haunted Locations Across the U.S. Last week, we asked Mashable readers to submit photos that captured the feeling of Autumn for our Photo Challenge. Pumpkin carving, apple picking, PSL sipping – the traditions and festivities that come with this season never disappoint We received a unique array of pictures featuring the fiery reds and bright yellows of fallen leaves, plump pumpkins, and the finest fashion that sweater weather can bring. Scroll through our featured picks below, and check out all of the other submissions here. Read more...More about Photography, Fall, Instagram, Social Media, and Apps Software
A politician's social media presence matters just as much these days as their campaign ads, posters and public appearances. With so many ways to get things wrong, a handful of candidates seem to get the whole social media thing right. Below are five candidates whose Twitter accounts are worth a peek ahead of November's Midterm elections. Democrat Charlie Crist, running for Florida Governor With the Florida gubernatorial candidates running a heated race, the seat still seems very much up in the air. A Quinnipiac University poll from Oct. 22 puts the incumbent, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, and challenger, Crist, the state's former governor, neck and neck in the run up to Election Day. But Crist does seem to have the social media game won Read more...More about Us, Politics, Senate, Governor, and Us World