Design of Manchester United’s new women’s kit sparks sexism row



LONDON – Manchester United’s new team kit, designed by Adidas as part of a record-breaking £75m-a-year deal, is drumming up controversy on social media.

The debate began on Saturday after a Manchester United fan flagged up the difference between the women’s and the men’s kits on Twitter.

Seriously @adidas?! why is the V neck so low compared with mens one? Some of us don’t like to show cleavage@ManUtd

— Helin (@MUnitedGirl) August 1, 2015

This is really irritating because the men’s fits differently. Will have to settle for the mens I guess@adidas @ManUtd not impressed at all

— Helin (@MUnitedGirl) August 1, 2015 Read more…

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Iranian president says he’s always supported social media



Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised young Iranians for using social media to support the Iran Deal during a televised speech on Sunday

His speech extolled the benefits of the deal, which will lift international sanctions against Iran in exchange for curbing the nation’s ability to develop nuclear weapons. Rouhani said he was grateful for the online support

#Iran prez Rouhani: I thank Iranian youth for what they did in social media, nice graphics, …

— Abas Aslani (@abasinfo) August 2, 2015

in country which social media is filtered, @Rouhani_ir is praising youth 4 work on social media adding he is agnst limiting social media

— Hannahkaviani (@Hannahkaviani) August 2, 2015 Read more…

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9 hashtags that champion body positivity for all



We could all use more radical self-love in our lives.

But when it comes to body acceptance, that can be difficult — especially for people who have bodies existing outside the “socially acceptable” norm

Whether it’s skin color, size or disability, body appearance can be a major source of judgment and discrimination. Loving yourself even in the face of all of that negativity is incredibly important, as is encouraging and supporting self-acceptance for people who have marginalized identities that aren’t your own.

Hashtags have become a popular way for the social media-savvy to come together and advocate for body inclusion. Using photos of themselves to spread messages of radical body positivity, these users have created online communities that are helping to start a major self-love dialogue. Read more…

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July’s #MashPics show how our community is surviving summer



At the end of each month, we round up our favorite photos from the rapidly growing #MashPics collection

Your July Instagram pics featured the most beautiful outdoor weddings, day trips to the shore, cold treats and all of the other things that make summertime so great

It’s always awesome to see what our global audience is up to, and there’s no better way to share moments than in photos. From epic nature walks and extreme summer sports to delicious home cooking, we’ve seen it all. Scroll through the featured images below. Read more…

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Twitter finally has a decent Windows app



Microsoft users upgrading to Windows 10 will get an extra bonus: a Twitter app that doesn’t suck.

Twitter rolled out a new universal Windows app Wednesday that finally brings the Twitter experience on Windows up to the same level as its apps on other platforms.

Other than the addition of a Twitter Live Tile, most of the updates already exist within Twitter’s website and its other apps. The new Windows app finally adds support for multiple photos in tweets and the ability to watch GIFs, Vines and other videos from your timeline. It also adds photo support to direct messages, a feature the company added to its iOS app in 2013. Read more…

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Would you quit your job to Periscope full-time? This guy did.



It’s not hard to see why Periscope appealed to Jon Jacques, a 20-something who worked for a video marketing company in New York City — the app that gives you instant access to a captive global audience. So a few months ago, he decided to give it a try during his free time after work and on weekends. Quickly, though, he saw his street magic performances were turning into something more.

In June, Jacques quit his high-paying job to Periscope full-time. He was determined to make money from Periscope and use it to help people in need.

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Illustrate a concept in Instagram’s square frames for our photo challenge



For this week’s photo challenge, go beyond a simply beautiful photograph and aim to illustrate an idea in your square frames

Conceptual photography is the art of getting a concept across to your audience by using just the contents of a photo. Be it a literal depiction of the phrase walking on clouds or a carefully set up shot that illustrates a brainstorm, your photos should be satisfying, maybe even stirring up an “aha!” moment — they should leave your viewers wanting more.

Chris Rivera, a fine art photographer who specializes in art- and self-portraits, will be our guest host. His Instagram feed is a mix of beautiful, surreal squares — many of them double exposed and edited to illustrate ideas. Over the last few years, he’s grown a following of more than 30,000 people Read more…

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Jenna Marbles is the first YouTube star with her own wax figure



There’s a special level of fame that comes with getting your likeness recreated in wax, and YouTube stars may have reached that same lofty upper echelon normally reserved for dead presidents and pop princesses.

Arguably, a lot more kids today can probably identify Jenna Marbles faster than they can Harry S. Truman. Marbles, aka Jenna Mourey, and wax museum Madame Tussauds announced her likeness will soon appear in the New York location, making her the first social media star to join the museum.

“I can’t believe I’m getting my own figure. Watching the studio’s team work so diligently to get every last detail of me was an interesting experience, and I can’t wait to see the finished result,” Marbles told Perez Hilton. Read more…

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Twitter is cracking down on stolen jokes



Joke thieves beware: Twitter seems to be cracking down on plagiarism.

In a freewheeling universe home to millions of spambots, fake celebrities and trolls, it’s no surprise that many Twitter accounts habitually crib popular 140-character quips to rack up followers. But Twitter now seems to be using copyright rules to police this comedic fraud

The social network is erasing and hiding a number of tweets reported as stolen and referring to the original poster as the “copyright holder,” as first spotted by the account @plagiarismbad. Read more…

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The Three Qualities Twitter’s Next CEO Must Have

twitter-search Perhaps you’ve heard there’s a job opening over at Twitter. The blue bird is looking for its next CEO after longtime leader and all-around good guy Dick Costolo decided to step down after a successful run taking Twitter from mid-sized startup to public company. Read More