Fast Friday: Twitter Feuds, Deformed Daisies + More

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.


One Million Minutes of Historical Footage Add to YouTube

This one is for you, Throwback Thursday and History buff lovers. The Associated Press and British Movietone released more than a million minutes of archived newsreel to YouTube. The oldest clip dates from 1895, the newest from 2015. Watch Twiggy model the fashions of the 1960s, Nelson Mandela walk free, even Queen Elizabeth open the London Bridge. See those and 550,000 more clips on the  AP and British Movietone YouTube channels.

More Bad Blood

The Internet erupted Wednesday after Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift exchanged blows on Twitter. It started when MTV announced the nominees for Video of the Year, and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” didn’t make the cut. She lashed out, tweeting: “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it. If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year.” Swift took it personally and tweeted: “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot” and away the Twittersphere went with a debate on feminism and race in society. Of course, it isn’t a true story unless a Kardashian gets involved (why is that, anyway?), but don’t worry, Kim took care of that with a photo that appeared to reference husband Kanye West’s infamous stage rush when Swift was accepting a VMA in 2009. She swears it was just poorly timed. Wanting to be trendy, Bruno Mars started fake beef with fellow nominee Ed Sheerhan because why not?

The Daisy Photos Everyone is Talking About

Twitter may have blown up over the Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift fight but it was photos of daisies posted back in May that blew up the Internet this week. Japanese Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of a patch of daisies reportedly discovered near the site of the 2011 Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant meltdown. Freaky or strangely beautiful?

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beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.