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Like most people that host a WordPress blog, web developer Bryant Knight is excited when a new version comes out. New features, new look, but one distressing side effect: the return of the dreaded ‘Hello Dolly’ plugin.
“The first time I tried it out, I thought it was cute,” Knight recalls. “It doesn’t do much. It prints a lyric from the song ‘Hello, Dolly’ in the upper right corner of the admin screen on every page. That’s it.”
But the novelty wears off quickly, and while the plugin is easily deleted it’s impossible to prevent it from returning. When WordPress updates, Dolly comes back.
Millions of well-meaning adults and one broken-hearted child were left scarred and devastated yesterday after a photograph of a boy holding up a sign reading “I’VE LOST MY BATTLE WITH CANCER” was accidentally “liked” by 930,014,285 – roughly one-seventh of the world’s population – on Facebook.
“Why would they do this to me?” wondered an incredulous Nicholas Cranshaw, 7, of Vancouver.
“I’ve got six weeks left on this planet – is this really how people want me to remember it?”
Gill Renner of Fort McMurray, AB is an avid Twitter user with a problem.
“People seem to like my content, so I can’t complain too much, but they just don’t share it with anyone,” he says. “They give it a star, so I know they liked it, and they know they liked it, but no-one else gets a chance to like it because they never retweet me. It’s so frustrating.”
In yet another instance of social networking sites taking a toll on human life, Scott Thomas, a 27-year old student at the University of Regina, committed suicide last night after spending 8 futile hours trying to understand the latest update of Twitter’s app.
HALIFAX—A chant that has welcomed St. Mary’s University students for years has been banned because of an Instagram post.
TORONTO—After mounting a novel campaign to lure new customers on Twitter, a nationwide weight loss and nutrition company is conceding defeat.
Tolkien enthusiasts were absolutely moistened with delight over the weekend as what appeared to be a leaked copy of a script for “The Hobbit” made its way across the Internet on torrent and file sharing sites.
After the massive success of his autobiography ‘The Bible’, bestselling author God has set His sights on a new business venture; the business of love.