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Storyful Verifies Social Media Video From Syria

Social media pokes fun at Toronto mayor's admission to smoking crack

And then it can alert its clients. Speed is essential in pursuing complex stories in turbulent locales. Clinch says the firm used to speak of the "golden hour" after an event takes place. Later, he says, it becomes much more difficult to determine what actually transpired. Today, Clinch says, it's more like the golden 15 minutes. <br>visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2013/09/05/storyful-verifying-video-on-social-media-from-syria/2771029/

Disneyside's social media memefest

David Milchard (who plays the two year old) described his bewilderment at the series' success, and confessed that he wasn't well-versed in electronic media: "I only discovered what Pintrest was last night." Matthew Clarke (Dad) added, "I thought it was a site where people posted things of interest to Harold Pinter. You know, long pauses." Clarke and I talked about our daughters, and I asked him about his feelings on princesshood and princess-y role play. He said that he'd feared that his daughter would be sucked into the princess world, and that indeed she became pretty princessified despite his not taking any steps in that direction. "It just naturally happened. But it's not like she just plays with princesses. She'll put a princess and a dump truck in the same play scenario. <br>visit http://boingboing.net/2013/11/05/disneysides-social-media-mem.html

By Leslie Larson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 2:44 PM Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally admitted to smoking crack cocaine. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 's admission that he likely did smoke crack cocaine "during a drunken stupor" has sparked a social media sensation. The hashtag #inoneofmydrunkenstupors soon started trending on Twitter, as users swapped hilarious tales of their most embarrassing memories while under the influence. RELATED: ROB FORD ADMITS SMOKING CRACK COCAINE DURING 'DRUNKEN STUPOR' Scores of user admitted their dastardly deeds while inebriated, with G-rated mentions including, "I did the running man in the middle of one of those wedding floor dance circles," "I considered buying a pair of Uggs" and "I once posted 5 selfies in an hour." Ford finally came clean Tuesday that he did indeed smoke the substance after video reportedly emerged in May of the politician's illegal acts. Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images Ford claims he was in a drunken stupor when he smoked the drug. RELATED: TORONTO MAYOR APOLOGIZES FOR GETTING HAMMERED Following repeated denials, Toronto police revealed in October that they obtained a copy of the video and affirmed that it did appear to be Ford engaging in drug use. <br>visit http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/social-media-pokes-fun-toronto-mayor-smoking-crack-article-1.1507355

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