Friday, July 6, 2018

From Birthdays and Books to Typos and Teasers – Highlights from Around the Web


This week Americans across the country gathered at firework shows, parades and barbecues to celebrate our county’s 242nd birthday.  While many took time to enjoy the holiday, the internet was filled with engaging content and hair raising brand news.

  • Ready for a road trip? Thanks to Good Housekeeping, we learned that there are 3
    3 places in the United States with the word “liberty” in their names.
      And, this was just one of 17 fun facts the magazine shared about Independence Day.  We’re glad their editorial staff knows how to spell independence, because Twitter proved that not everyone does. Oops, these folks need the LCWA team to proof their content.
  • Time to get reading. If you haven’t made a dent in your summer reading list, Inc. is giving us the inspiration to get started with its article on “Why Reading Books Makes You a Better Person, According to Science.” We’re all ears, or should we say eyes.
  • The internet just got a little fuzzier. Razor subscription service Billie says it will be the first women’s razor brand to show hair in its advertisements. Billie has launched #ProjectBodyHair in an effort to address the lack of female body hair on the internet. Guess there’s a cause for everything. 
  • iOS 12 preview. While Apple has made iOS 12 available as public beta, we’ll wait until fall when it officially comes out. Still, we were excited to learn from Mashable that the new software promises to speed up old devices, offers the ability to FaceTime with up to 32 people in a group video call and provides new Animoji and Memoji offerings – among other updates.    


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