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Social Current: New Jobs, New Laws, Sharks And A Foxy Mom

Social Current

What’s trending on the Internet right now? We curate today’s social trends, so you don’t miss what everyone is talking about.

1. Twitter: What people are tweeting about…

  • #JobsReport: The US economy added 223,000 new jobs today. Analysts are saying meh, that’s good but not great. [The New York Times]
  • #MakeANewLaw: Tweeters are voicing suggestions on new laws they’d like to see passed, which range from surprisingly practical to obviously strange.

2. Facebook: What people are sharing…

  • Ocracoke, North Carolina: In the 7th Outer Banks shark attack this summer, a  68-year-old man was bit in waist-deep water.

 

That’s nearly one shark attack each week!

Posted by International Business Times on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

From our archives: People kill way more sharks than sharks kill people.

  • Same-sex marriage: Appeals court moves to lift bans in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana; the Episcopal church votes to allow clergy to perform same-sex marriages [The Gaily Grind, The Washington Post]

3. Reddit: What’s on the front page…

  • Implantable “artificial pancreas” could help diabetes patients control their blood sugar. [Science Daily]
  • This sneaky mom is a fox. No, really. [Imgur]

foxymom Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.29.45 AM

5. Youtube: What people are watching…

  • Stephen Colbert interviewing Eminem on a local news channel in Monroe, Michigan. Because, why not?

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Jennifer Markert