Pulse Fast Friday is a feature of commentary from the week that was. We scour the digital world to show you the things that caught our eyes recently on the web; trending topics you may have missed, the hottest gadgets, new apps and more. What’s recently caught your eye? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.
The White House Gets Social
You can now take a selfie in the White House, just leave the selfie stick at home. First Lady Michelle Obama appropriately took to Instagram to make the announcement, tearing up a sign that said, “No Photos or Social Media Allowed.” The move makes sense. Thanks to that fifth-limb known as the iPhone, we’re all photographers these days. There are a few rules, of course: Lenses must be no more than three inches, and you can’t interfere with anyone’s good time on the tour. Flash photography and live streaming are no-nos as are video cameras, cameras with detachable lenses, tablets, tripods, monopods and camera sticks. Enough about the rules. Get your crew together for a road trip and try to top Ellen. For the Love of Lloyd
Don’t Get Out of the Water
We’re not sure about this one, even if it is Shark Week. The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Texas (you know, the one with the strict no-texting policy) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jaws by hosting an outdoor screening on a man-made lake on Texas Ski Ranch Saturday, July 11. Isn’t that the opposite of what you’re supposed to do? If you’re not feeling the whole you’re-going-to-need-a-bigger-float vibe, there will be ample lounge chairs for people to sit on. You can buy food and drink on-site, including beer, which you might need during certain scenes.
Pin of the Week
Summer is in full swing and that means we’re all looking for utterly refreshing cocktails to mix up. Our top pin of the week was a recipe for for a gin and honey concoction. Get a buzz without the sting.
Instagram Post of the Week
Not a bad view to start the day. #morningwalk #beach #beachlife #ocean #howissummer
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