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Indonesian Slum Converted into Insta-worthy “Rainbow Village”

By Budi Purwanto SEMARANG, Indonesia, May 21 – A slum area on Indonesia‘s Java Island has become an unlikely tourist attraction, as well as a social media hit, after its homes were painted vivid colors to transform the district into what is now being called “Kampung Pelangi” (“Rainbow Village”). As long as you don’t suffer

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Macron’s Win: Sarcasm and Comedy Abound Among Arab Social Media Users

By Leila Hatoum “I am happy that I did not wake up to the news of fear triumphing in France… Good morning optimism #MacronWon #LePenLost,” wrote the famed pan-Arab Lebanese presenter Zeina Soufan on her twitter page the day after the French elections were concluded. سعيدة بأنني لم استيقظ على نبأ انتصار الخوف في فرنسا..صباح الخير

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Rupi Kaur: The Insta Poet

Newsweek Middle East sat down for an exclusive interview with the famed young poet Rupi Kaur By Arfa Shahid Rupi Kaur has an air about her. As the 24-year-old walks into a room, silence engulfs the place. She commands respect. People want to listen to what she has to say. And then she speaks, with a

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Wags to Riches

She poops on your sidewalk and nibbles at your garbage, but Toast, the dog queen of Instagram, has a brand that will make you roll over with envy BY Zach Schonfeld It’s a Friday afternoon, and I’m sitting in a conference room in New York City, listening to Katie Sturino boast about her “daughter’s” celebrity admirers. “Reese Witherspoon

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Instagram Attracting More Advertising than Twitter: Survey

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 – Advertising agencies are for the first time turning to Instagram more frequently than Twitter for social media ad campaigns, a survey released Thursday showed, a further indication of weakness in an ad sales operation that has been one of the few bright spots for Twitter. The survey,

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U.S. Tech Companies Unite Behind Apple Ahead of iPhone Encryption Ruling

By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz March 3 – Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp , AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the U.S. government. The rare display

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