CINCINNATI - This week provided some "big gas" movers and shakers in the digital world, so let's dive in and see what made waves.
Facebook groups unites Oklahoma victims with their possessions
The nation watched in horror as an F-5 tornado, measuring 2 miles wide with winds up to 200 MPH, ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb on Tuesday. The heart-wrenching photos and videos of the aftermath – entire neighborhoods and communities leveled, debris scattered for miles, pets emerging from the rubble – left everyone speechless.
As the victims attempted to salvage what was left of their possessions, social media sprung to action. A Facebook group emerged almost immediately, aiming to reunite the victims with their stuff. Group members are asked to post photos of the items that were blown into their yards so their rightful owners can claim them.
Kmart gives us some "big gas" laughs once again
Remember how excited Kmart shoppers got when they found out it was alright – nay, encouraged – to "ship their pants"? Well, the brilliant minds behind the semi-controversial advertisements are at it again. This time, they're showering you with some " big gas savings ."
- SEE IT HERE: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/money/consumer/dont_waste_your_money/kmart-unleashes-another-near-profane-ad
SO not worth the drama
A new Pew study released this week finds that a vast majority of teens are, like, so totally over Facebook because of the drama. It's, like, also such a total drag that their parents are on Facebook, too.
The study identifies 77% of teens (12-17) use Facebook, though many are beginning to find homes on new (un-adult inhabited) social platforms. The real shocker: 7% of teens say they use MySpace. That seems like an awfully large percentage of people to admit they're still using the social media platform. (Am I right, 2005)?
Welcome back, Arrested Development!
Social media users were on the edge of their desk chairs this week, in anticipation of the very long-awaited premiere of the fourth season of "Arrested Development." Naturally, BuzzFeed is taking every opportunity to make sure fans have a plethora of content to keep them in check before the premiere.
Have you seen the show so many times that it's infiltrated every crevasse of your mind? Well, here are 30 signs you just may be obsessed with the show: http://www.buzzfeed.com/fivezaj/30-signs-you-might-be-obsessed-with-arrested-deve-a8zp
Logging out? Get ready for new Twitter security
In light of some pretty high-profile hacks recently, Twitter has rolled out a two-factor authentication process to make accounts more secure. The new feature, which Twitter is calling "login verification," will be required whenever a user logs out and logs back in.
Viral image of the week
This week's viral selection isn't a picture, because a single image couldn't do this heart-wrenching moment justice. A woman who lost everything in the Oklahoma tornado had her prayer answered when, in the middle of a television interview, she found her dog. I have chills just describing this video and -- no shame – I cried when I saw it.
- WATCH: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/national/An-answered-prayer-Oklahoma-City-post-tornado-reunion-between-owner-and-dog-unfolds-on-television
Are you as hooked on Arrested Development as I am? Can't stop hitting "replay" on the Kmart ad? I want to hear from you! Connect with me on Twitter @jennyfromthebak and let's chat!
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