WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Each week, we round up some of the top digital trends and events that made headlines. What was on the digital world's mind this week? Check it out!
TweetDeck Hacked! If you’re like many TweetDeck users, you may have noticed a rogue tweet show up in your Twitter feed Wednesday. Messages ranging from coded script to heart icons to some rather embarrassing one-liners were posted to users’ profiles. Twitter quickly jumped in to action, shutting down TweetDeck’s access to tweets for about an hour while the security breach was resolved. So for once, users could blame that questionable tweet on real hackers, not a lapse in judgment. Read more about the breach here .
Lose weight? Facebook it What’s the point of working out if you can’t post it about it, right? This week, Facebook users began to notice a new life event option: “Lost Weight.” But contrary to what users think, this option isn’t exactly new – it’s been around since 2011, along with other unusual life updates. Find out what other life updates you can share here . Would you post an update like this on YOUR Facebook profile?
The Wild World Cup Soccer fans have been waiting for this day: the 2014 World Cup kicked off (see what I did there?) on Thursday, June 12. And soccer fan or not, keeping up with the Cup has never been easier thanks to the Internet. From hashtags to live streams to social media updates to connecting with your favorite players, digital platforms have you plugged in. Find out how you can immerse yourself in soccer by checking out this guide on Mashable.com .
Bill Murray strikes again A few weeks ago, Bill Murray crashed a bachelor party and gave a pre-marriage speech that went viral. This week, he upped his game and crashed a couple’s engagement photo shoot . I’m giving it three weeks before he goes full-on “Wedding Crashers” on a nice couple’s special day.
All By Himself While at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, flier Richard Dunn found himself completely alone. So he took the opportunity to sing about it, in an epic lip-dub of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.” Check out the video that’s been going viral all week!
China has military parade to mark 70th V-Day
China held a massive military parade in celebration of the 70th anniversary of its victory over Japan at the end of World War II.
Guatemalan president resigns
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina resigned amid a massive corruption scandal after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Humans have eradicated half of Earth's trees
Good news: There are way more trees on our planet than we thought. Bad news: Humans have eradicated half of Earth's trees.
Ban on ritual death reaches India's top court
The Jain religious practice of fasting to the point of death can continue for now until India's Supreme Court decides the case.