Football club seriously regrets posting a job opening on Twitter


LONDON — If you post a job opportunity to Twitter, you’d best be very, very cautious with your listing.

Or, as Altrincham FC discovered, you risk being trolled mercilessly by your followers. 

The semi-professional club based out of the Manchester, UK area is evidently looking to fill a manager role. 

However, it appears that the organisation has found it necessary to specify that experience playing either the Football Manager or Championship Manager video games will not be sufficient. 

Please note, CV’s for the vacant manager role must not be based on FM or CM achievements.

— Altrincham FC (@altrinchamfc) December 6, 2016 Read more…

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The trolls who believe Bana, 7-year-old Syrian girl, isn’t real


The Twitter account of Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl, who in the past few months shared her experience of living in the besieged and war-torn city of Aleppo, has been targeted by trolls who claim she has fabricated her story. 

Tweeting in English with the help of her mother Fatemah, Bana offered a new, damning perspective on the daily life of those living under the bombs in Syria’s second city. The account — @alabedbana — has amassed more than 100,000 followers since it was started in September. 

Last week, the young girl told Mashable that she and her mother, a teacher, had been displaced from their home and feared for their lives.  Read more…

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