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Say cheese! Awkward Trump-Romney pic is perfect meme fodder

Social Cues: Also trending on social media are rising oil prices and fake Twitter awards.

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Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.
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Donald Trump and Mitt Romney in an awkward dinner photo.

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Social media is eating up a "Dinner for Schmucks"-like picture of Mitt Romney and Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, the plot thickens for a viral photo of a man outside a Texas mosque.

Social Cues is our guide to what's trending on Facebook and Twitter. Here's what people are talking about Wednesday:

Mitt Romney: Awkward must have been the night's special. The former Republican presidential candidate is Twitter's meme of the moment for an uncomfortable photo of his dinner Tuesday night with President-elect Donald Trump. During the campaign, Romney lashed out against Trump, calling him a "phony" and a "fraud." But after the two cozied up at dinner, Romney changed his tune and called his conversation with Trump "enlightening" and "engaging." Romney, by the way, is vying to become secretary of state. The two may have chowed down on scallops and frog legs, but on social media it was all roast of Romney.

Islamic Center of Irving: A photo of a man holding a "You Belong" sign outside a Texas mosque went viral over the weekend, with many users on Facebook and Twitter wondering about the heartwarming scene. The man stepped forward on his Facebook page on Monday, telling the world the act was about "showing compassion and empathy for the hurting and fearful among us."

LeEco: The Chinese company's phones and TVs will hit US stores Thursday, and Facebook is buzzing with interest. In October, LeEco announced its bold endeavor to become the next Amazon and unveiled products in a wide range of categories, including phones, smart TVs, smart cars and smart bikes. LeEco's low prices could mean new competition for Google, Apple and Samsung.

OPEC: Get ready to pay more for fuel. The alliance has agreed to cut output of oil by 1.2 million barrels a day, the first reduction in eight years. OPEC's decision caused a jump in crude oil prices to $50.18 a barrel. The news has Twitter on alert as people brace for rising costs.

#TwitterAwardNominees: As long as fake news is flying around social media, you might as well start giving out fake awards, too. The trending hashtag has users coming up with categories like "Best Worst Pun Award" and "Most Inspirational Tweets." What award would you win on Twitter?

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