This Video Of A Guy Executing Fish With A Pistol Is Actually Good Because Lionfish Suck

I think every non-sociopath’s first instinct when seeing the title card of the video above—which lives up to its billing, as this is indeed a four-minute clip of a man equipped with a waterproof Glock who uses it to “fish” for lionfish—is one of dread. Oh no, you worry, accurately. Am I really about to watch someone brain scores of defenseless little fish with a goddamn handgun???

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Dear God no: Facebook is testing autoplaying video with sound


There are few things more annoying on the Web than having audio blare out when you’re not expecting it. But that’s precisely what Facebook is going for in its latest test, where it starts autoplaying video clips on your feed with sound. To be fair, it’s a very small test. The company is currently trying two methods of getting people to watch video with sound in Australia: the aforementioned autoplaying, and an unmute button on the lower right corner of videos, like Vine videos on a desktop. The latter certainly sounds more reasonable; the last thing you want is to…

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Facebook touts 1.5 billion interactions for its Rio Olympics coverage with Michael Phelps video as the crown jewel

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While athletes went for the gold, Facebook achieved a new record of views and clicks for its own coverage of the Rio Olympics 2016. 

Facebook saw more than 1.5 billion interactions — likes, posts, comments and shares — related to the Olympics throughout the games. From Aug. 5 to 21, 277 million people participated in the conversation around the world, meaning Facebook users, on average, interacted with Olympics-related stories 5 times. 

The social networking giant did not provide an apples-to-apples comparison from the previous summer games in London. Back in 2012, Facebook announced 116 million posts and comments and 12.2 million likes to athletes’ pages, not on posts.  Read more…

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