Happy Friday, ladies and gents! The weekend is here at last and we’re celebrating with a roundup of some of the funniest videos of the week. This week’s Friday Morning Laughs is inspired by The Oscars so it’s made up almost entirely of videos related to the movies—with the exception of an adorable baby video, a scare prank and one awesome video of Michelle Obama dancing! Enjoy!
Facebook To Remove Exploitative Sandy Hook Tribute Pages (AllFacebook)
Not long after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., several people set up tribute pages on Facebook to encourage donations to help affected families. Some did so out of the kindness of their hearts, while some were just trying to cash in. Facebook has agreed to take down Sandy Hook tribute pages that people feel exist solely to exploit the tragedy.
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane might have rubbed a few critics the wrong way while hosting the 2013 Academy Awards, but most viewers didn’t think he was the worst host they’d ever seen. Social media research firm Fizziology analyzed Twitter and Facebook posts about the Oscars to find out what viewers thought of MacFarlane while he was on stage joking about Lincoln’s assassination and singing about actresses’ boobs.
Oscars Recap: Best Moments and Winners (Mashable)
From host Seth MacFarlane singing about actress’ bare chests to Jennifer Lawrence’s major fall while accepting her award, the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night did not disappoint. Sure, the event honored the very best talent in film today, but viewers were also treated to some unexpected moments, including quirky pictures taken backstage.
It’s that time again: the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony will air on February 25. While members of the Academy have already cast their votes, moviegoers are turning to social media to talk about which stars deserve an Oscar the most. Can they predict the outcome?
Mark Zuckerberg Helps Launch The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation (AllFacebook)
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg teamed up with Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Apple chairman Art Levinson, technology investor Yuri Milner and 23andMe Founder Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife) to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation.
It’s been over a year since Zach Galifianakis graced the Internet with his presence in the last episode of Between Two Ferns, an interview with Will Ferrell. But brace yourself for the best news ever—Zach’s back, and he’s interviewing more stars than ever in two special Oscar Buzz Editions of his ridiculously hilarious talk show.
Last week, the photo-sharing site Pinterest unveiled a “do not pin” button to protect copyrighted works from piracy. This weekend, Hollywood actors got dressed up for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Did the media care if viewers pinned highlights from the awards show? Not really.
Didn’t turn your TV on last night but still caught all of the 83rd Academy Awards? Welcome to the future of major television events. From Twitter to apps to the Web, social media sites certainly kept viewers rapt and, perhaps, away from their TV sets. So here are our top four ways social media stole the show.
When I heard that Hulu had opened up their site to viewers’ Oscar predictions I was extremely intrigued. During the Super Bowl they invited viewers to rate the commercials and the results were right on. I wondered how accurate their Oscar predictions would be. Turns out, Hulu viewers did a pretty good job of predicting the selections of The Academy.