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funerals

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The great new art trend: Selfies at funerals

Humanity knows no bounds to its imagination. There is now a Tumblr feed curating selfies taken at homages to the departed.

By October 30, 2013

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New York -- home of smartphone shopping during funerals

A survey probing when people in different cities use their smartphones to shop reveals results that some might find deadening.

By October 9, 2013

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Thatcher funeral draws iPlayer's second-biggest live crowd

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher was the second most-watched live TV programme ever on BBC iPlayer.

By May 28, 2013

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Battling Ebola: Information is the most powerful tool

Although the West African nations stricken by the Ebola outbreak are not tech-savvy, text messaging, phone calls, and even radio are helping educate the most at-risk people.

By August 9, 2014

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Anonymous squashes Westboro plan to picket Aaron Swartz funeral

The infamous "church" failed to carry through on its protest of the funeral yesterday following a call to action by Anonymous.

By January 16, 2013

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'That one time I founded the Roman Empire,' and other selfie gems

Photographer Mike Mellia snaps a series of hilarious, absurd, selfie-style shots as a comment on rampant self-portraiture in the age of social media.

By July 25, 2014

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Hilarious Weird Al music videos skewer Yelp reviews, twerking

Everyone's favorite purveyor of parodies, Weird Al Yankovic, debuts eight videos in eight days to promote his new album "Mandatory Fun." They live up to the name.

By July 17, 2014

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Tour de France riders rage at reckless selfie takers

Some professional cyclists are concerned that self-centered fans are turning their backs on the riders, just to take a selfie.

By July 7, 2014

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Finally, an actual use for a selfie

TicketLeap is using technology to replace ticket QR codes with, guess what, your selfies. Say hello to the Selfie Ticket.

By February 21, 2014

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Your latest trend, kids: Selfies with homeless people

The SelfiesWithHomelessPeople Tumblr feed makes the SelfiesAtFunerals feed seem like art.

By February 10, 2014