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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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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014

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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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Sitcom 'Selfie' pokes fun at our social-media addictions

Commentary: When a TV sitcom points out the downfalls of overtweeting, dwindling attention spans and the habit of talking in hashtags, should we laugh or learn from it?

By October 2, 2014

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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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'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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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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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