‘Time’ names Donald Trump person of the year



Donald Trump is Time magazine’s person of the year

Time described him on its front cover as president of the “Divided States of America”.

The president-elect was on a shortlist of 11 people that included, among others, runner-up Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé and Vladimir Putin. 

Donald Trump is TIME’s Person of the Year 2016 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/5pTGOksevE pic.twitter.com/N8BtqTu9Nl

— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2016

Trump told NBC’s Today show shortly after the announcement it was a “great honor” that “meant a lot” to him. Read more…

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Instagram’s most-liked posts of 2016 utterly dominated by one person



In 2016, there was only one queen of Instagram.

That’s singer Selena Gomez, who despite taking a 14-week break from social media this year, dominated the top five most-liked posts on the social media platform. 

Her most-liked photo had 5.9 million likes and was actually an ad (notice the bottle of Coke). That’s only a relative drop in the ocean when it comes to the singer’s followers, however. 

She has in excess of 103 million of them.

Gomez followers eclipse best friend Taylor Swift (93.6 million followers), Beyonce (88.9 million followers) and Kylie and Kendall Jenner (79.5 million and 68.9 million followers, respectively) to round out the site’s most popular celebrities. Read more…

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‘Fascism’ is likely to be Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, but you can change that



Many of us will remember 2016 for a few words that will forever echo somewhere in the pits of our brains. 

“Trump,” for one, but also “bigly,” “alt-right,” and others we constantly heard during the presidential election season and its aftermath. But Merriam-Webster has a less discussed word on its mind that is apparently also on the minds of many dictionary users: Fascism.

Fascism, as of Nov. 29, was Merriam-Webster’s most-looked-up word of the year, which means it’s the leading candidate for the dictionary’s annual “word of the year.”

The folks behind the Merriam-Webster Twitter account are not happy with this, and on Tuesday they tried to get followers behind a campaign to look up other words.  Read more…

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30 gifts for the person who really believes they can build a time machine and fix 2016



It’s no surprise that 2016 has been a bad year, for so many, many, many reasons.

Some of us have accepted this, while others think there’s got to be a way to stop 2016 from happening the way it did.

A person like that might just be on your holiday shopping list. In that case, here are some ideas of gifts that might help them in their quest to fix a bad, bad year.

1How To Build A Time Machine by Paul Davies

Image: amazon

Price: $14.00
They need to start somewhere.

2Large Hadron Collider

Image: nasa

Price: Not exactly for sale.
But, this will definitely help. Read more…

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