Is he a mind reader? A stalker? Neither. Filmmaker Jack Vale has a friendly reminder for the masses: If you don't want strangers to know what you're doing, don't put it on the Internet.
Vale conducted a social media experiment at Huntington Beach, Calif. Checking Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, Vale tracked down people who had posted their location and activities with hashtags on social media. He then recorded their (often befuddled, sometimes outraged) reactions to being tracked down.
So, how did he do it? With a mixture of patience and fearlessness. "We would keep refreshing until we saw a photo of someone that was posted a couple of minutes ago," Vale told Yahoo News. He said there were quite a few fails, but there were also times when he would recognize where the photo was taken.
Vale explained that in cases where people uploaded only photos of their food, he could still click around their Instagram or Twitter accounts to find out what the people looked like. Armed with
- Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News | The Sideshow – Mon, Nov 18, 2013
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Here, another reminder that you really have no excuse for not getting enough exercise.
In 2005, Karen Aydelott was struck by a car, seriously injuring one of her legs, ABC-15 reported. Three years later, despite undergoing several surgical procedures, Aydelott was told that the leg needed to be amputated.
Fast-forward to this past weekend. Aydelott, now 67 according to Ironman.com, finished another Ironman, this one in Arizona. Ironman triathlons include a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike race and a full marathon (26.2 miles of fun).
Aydelott had completed the epic endurance races before. In fact, this most recent race was her 29th, according to ABC-15.Read More »from 67-year-old amputee completes Ironman competition
However, this competition proved special because unlike last month's Ironman World Championship in Hawaii during which she suffered complications with her prosthetic, Aydelott was able to finish before the race's midnight cutoff. She finished in 16 hours, 11 minutes and 12 seconds, according to Ironman.com.
Before the race, Aydelott told
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Just 5 years old, Miles Scott has suffered from leukemia for most of his short life. Now it's in remission, and his dream has been to be a superhero. On Friday the city of San Francisco (via the Make-a-Wish Foundation) rallied around him to make that dream a reality in a way that, well, is just so perfectly awesome.
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The San Francisco Chronicle issued a special edition thanking Batkid for saving theRead More »from President Obama thanks 'Batkid'
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