If your Thanksgiving plans aren’t set in stone yet and you have some distance to travel, you’ll need to get to it. Something to keep in mind is that holiday patterns have changed recently. People are heading out a week early to see family and friends, not the day before as we have done for decades.
That’s why the TSA has come out with an advisory that strongly nudges us into thinking the week leading up to the holiday could be the busiest ever. Air travel alone jumped last year and is expected to be up by seven-percent this year. Be prepared for long security lines and delays. The busiest travel days next week will be Tuesday and Wednesday with the Sunday after Turkey Day being a possible record breaker.
Say goodbye to impulsive or alcohol fueled messages! (maybe).
Facebook Messenger is going to let us UNsend messages. The feature has been the buzz since April, but concrete proof it’s coming is in release notes for the latest iOS update. The catch is, the info says it’s “coming soon.”
At least we know how unsend will work. After sending the message, you’ll have 10 minutes to delete it. It will disappear from everywhere… unless someone screen shots it first. WhatsApp and Instagram already have the option.
The push for unsend started after it was discovered Facebook was deleting Mark Zuckerberg’s old messages over fears of hacking. The backlash was big and then came the announcement that the feature was coming to the platform.
We can’t wait!
Source: Business Insider
Have you seen a lot more mouse ears on your social feeds recently? The Mickey Mouse ears are making more appearances because Disney is donating to Make-A-Wish for every photo shared with the iconic ears in it.
The Make-A-Wish foundation is teaming up with Disney to celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday this year and to help grant life-changing wishes. Now through November 17th, when you post a photo showing off your Mickey Mouse ears - or “any creative ears” - on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate $5 to Make-A-Wish. And they’ll keep going until they hit $2-million, which will help grant a whole lot of wishes.
So help Disney make even more wishes come true for kids and their families by sharing those ears. Make-A-Wish says you can make them out of just about anything if you don’t have any. So get creative, make them simple or fancy, they don’t care, and it’s all for a great cause.
While runners took over New York City for the annual marathon, one competitor had to make an unexpected stop along the way. Kaitlyn Curran had been training for about a year for the marathon, her very first, and as she approached mile 16, she sees her boyfriend in the crowd and stops to say hello. And a video shows us that’s when Dennis Galvin, the boyfriend, hops over the barrier, gets down on one knee and proposes. In the middle of the marathon.
In the video, which was shared by CBS News, we see Dennis slip the ring on and Kaitlyn say yes and then continue on her way to finish the other 10 miles she had left to run. The story has gone viral, and the Internet is now angry this guy decided to pop the question mid-marathon.
Twitter was flooded with tweets shaming Dennis for his timing and for stealing his now fiancé’s thunder during her first marathon. People pointed out that “she worked hard for that” and say “he made it about him.” Others were more focused on the fact you shouldn’t stop a runner before the end of the race and some tweeted that the guy needs better friends because none of them stopped him from proposing then. And one tweeted that “Seeing all of Twitter pile on the NYC marathon proposal guy gives me faith in America.”
But here’s the thing, everybody: Twitter had no idea if Kaitlyn loved this proposal or not. She said yes, looked happy, and ran off to complete her first marathon. Maybe it’s exactly what she was hoping for and Dennis made all her dreams come true, maybe she cursed him under her breath until she crossed the finish line. But let’s all just calm down and let them enjoy their engagement in peace.