I love chickenfries because its like a fry but its chicken.
Burger King has brought back its chicken fries, fried chicken strips shaped like french fries. The fast-food chain is promoting the comeback on social media with the hashtag #ChickenFriesAreBack. The brand has also set up a shop on eBay selling Chicken Fries gear, such as t-shirts, bikinis, mugs, and temporary tattoos.
— "On Twitter, mourning is collective: Robin Williams’ death, reflected in social media" (via The New York Times)
Palestinian teenager Farah Baker has garnered a lot of attention on social media for her live tweets documenting the conflict in Gaza. The 16-year-old’s Twitter followers have increased from 800 to more than 185,000 over the past month. Farah lives near Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital, where her father is a surgeon.
— Robin Williams as John Keating in “Dead Poets Society” (via usatoday)
You may have seen your friends on Facebook nominating each other for an ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness of ALS. Even the Kennedy family has gotten in on the action, with Ethel Kennedy nominating President Obama to take the challenge next. No word yet if the president will participate.