Friday, hey, what’s up, hello! It’s time to look back and discuss the prominent post-its we’ve compiled from the past week – what stood out, what made us laugh, what struck a nerve. Read on to get our unique take in this week’s Prominent Post-its!
Trumping the Competition
On Wednesday, the GOP’s second debate was three hours of pretty hard shots – mostly aimed at Donald Trump (surprise, surprise). At least Tom Brady thinks “it would be great” if Trump were president. Is he sexist, even though he thinks Carly Fiorina has a beautiful face? And, can he be trusted with nuclear codes? It’s still early, and Paul, Huckabee, Rubio, Cruz, Carson, Bush, Walker, Fiorina, Kasich, and Christie are still all in it to win it. 2 Heads Are Better Than 1
Also on Wednesday, a big ol’ beer brand merger created a global super brewer. Busch + Miller = billions of annual revenue and an inevitable takeover of the market. You go, brew lords. Giant cable companies seem to be on the same wavelength because Altice (European cable company) is buying Cablevision (American cable company), which will make them the fourth largest cable company in the U.S. It’s all about teamwork, am I right?
Uber Upset Right Now
Uber caught feelings this week when it’s two biggest rivals, Lyft and Didi (big in China) announced that they’ll jointly be letting people use their apps interchangeably while traveling. For example, if you’re visiting China, you can use the Lyft app to hail a Didi car. Ouch, especially since Uber’s been trying to make it big in China. Remember to play nice, Uber, and keep your eyes on the road.
Must Love Bacon
Thank you, bacon gods – there is now a dating app dedicated to BACON LOVERS. Smells delicious. Maybe this Oscar Meyer innovation is a hipster dating app in disguise, or maybe people are finally embracing their carnal (fat kid) urges and putting them on the table… literally… for potential mates. The app uses GPS to find other app users locally or nationwide, and similar to the way Tinder works, users “like” photos they find attractive, and if both “like” each other’s profiles, they are directed to a messaging platform where they can get to know one another. Will they end up having more in common than merely loving bacon? Maybe! What we do know for sure is: there’s nothing like bacon-wrapped dates (had to).
Express Your Social Self
Everyone’s been wanting this extremely important means of emotional expression for a while now – I’m talking about the Facebook “dislike.” And on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he’s now giving the thumbs down a thumbs up. He said that Facebook is close to unveiling a button or buttons, but it's unlikely to be called "dislike." Since the giant social network encourages civil interactions among its 1.5 billion users, Facebook will likely unveil a "sympathize" button or a series of buttons that convey support or solidarity or express other similarly positive emotions. People have more to express than a lowly “like,” right humans of Facebook? Serious issues.
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