Social Media wRap: Cory Monteith, cronuts, and Maleficent
MANILA, Philippines - Here's what made waves this week on social media, in moods.
Mood meter: Happy
Remember Mali? The elephant held in captivity at the Manila Zoo? She has a new fan! Sir Paul McCartney wrote a letter urging President Aquino to expedite Mali's transfer to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.
This story will warm your heart: over 10,000 shares on Facebook helped Edelberto Guevarra find his way back home after 40 years.
Mood meter: Inspired
This 12-year old from Egypt probably knows more about the world than most of us. He schools a reporter (and everyone else on the Internet) about fascist theocracy and women's rights:
Mood meter: Sad
Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, July 13, 2013. The "Glee" star died of a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol. News of his death made waves on social media.
At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn't seem real to me. I love you Cory.— Harry Shum Jr (@iharryshum) July 14, 2013
This photo, supposedly of Lea Michele, went viral as well. It isn't of the actress but of a widow of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Mood meter: Afraid
Vine videos are new ways to creep you out in six seconds. Check them out (at your own risk).
Mood meter: Angry
Supporters of the Reproductive Health Law expressed disappointment after the Supreme Court extended the status quo ante order, Tuesday, July 16. Here's a comment thread about this controversy:
Mood meter: Amused
Here's something you should never ask the Evil Queen: "Are you still jealous of Snow White?" Check out the Queen's answer (and her catty comments at the princesses) in this video:
Something for you nerds out there:
George R. R. Martin (destroying a guitar), Neil Gaiman, and the San Diego Comic-Con in one lovely video. Cheers.
Mood meter: Don't care
Cronuts. Enough already.
Mood meter: Annoyed
Scratch that. Annoyed isn't the right word. Try furious and shocked. This video, reportedly of Burmese men beating up Filipino women, is making its rounds on Facebook with over 10,000 shares by now.