Resentment of the Day: On Fake Geek Girls

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YouTuber ALB speaks out against the Idiot Nerd Girl meme in response to the recent buzz surrounding the "fake geek girls" phenomenon.

Casey Anthony's Google Search History Went Overlooked During Trial

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Casey Anthony's Google Search History Went Overlooked During Trial
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Casey Anthony's murder trial is back in the news circuit again after an Orlando-based news station reported that detectives had overlooked a Google search for "foolproof suffocation" that was likely made by the now acquitted suspect and the mother of the victim. According to WKMG, the search query took place on the day of Caylee's disappearance, specifically an hour after her grandfather George had left the house for work, leaving the 26-year-old mother as the likely suspect behind the Google search. Even during the trial in 2011, the prosecutors' put forth several suspicious Google search terms that may have been input by Casey Anthony, including "how to make chloroform," "chest trauma," and "neck breaking."

Meanwhile in China of the Day

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Meanwhile in China of the Day
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An online classified ad offering Shanghai women as much as 3,000 yuan ($588) per day to "test condoms" while having sexual activity with men was removed from Baixing.com, the Chinese equivalent of Craigslist, after netizens on Weibo began speculating that it could be a recruiting advertisement for prostitution. According to the Youth Daily's interview with an employee of the condom manufacturing company, normally machines are used to test condoms but the firm can't afford to buy as many as they would need. On a side note, human condom testing has been offered as a job in other parts of the world.



Meanwhile in (X) of the Day is a feature series bringing you the latest buzz from all over the continents with a special focus on non-English speaking parts of the world.

Hashtag of the Day: #SoftwarePirateConfession

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Hashtag of the Day: #SoftwarePirateConfession
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If you search Twitter for the hashtag #SoftwarePirateConfession, you'll find pages after pages of tweets calling on people to stop using pirated iOS apps. The automated spam campaign was launched by Enfour, a mobile app developer offering a variety of dictionary apps, to shame those who illegally downloaded its apps without paying, but the plan backfired when the feature kicked in for legitimate users earlier this month. According to Enfour's VP of Communications, the app has been since updated to fix the auto-tweet problem, but the debate continues on Twitter with Pocketables editor Andreas Ødegård's recent blog post on the issue.

Resentment of the Day: Papa John's Boycott Campaign

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Resentment of the Day: Papa John's Boycott Campaign
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American pizza restaurant chain Papa John's has become the latest target of an online boycott campaign after its CEO John Schnatter publicly revealed that employee hours may have to be cut in order to avoid paying for their medical insurance under President Obama's new health care reform laws. Head over to Know Your Meme for more deets!

Uganda's Parliament Speaker Says "Kill the Gays" Bill Will Pass Before 2013

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Uganda's Parliament Speaker Says "Kill the Gays" Bill Will Pass Before 2013
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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a legislative proposal that was introduced in 2009 to prosecute the gay population across the country, will be put to vote before the end of this year, according to the Speaker of the Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. If passed, all same-sex relations will be categorized into two classes of offense: "aggravated homosexuality," in which an offender would receive the death penalty, or "the offense of homosexuality" in which an offender would receive life imprisonment.

You Saw This Coming of the Day

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You Saw This Coming of the Day
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Mark Basseley Youssef, the filmmaker who wrote and produced the anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims that has been tied to the U.S. missionary attacks in Benghazi, was sentenced to one year in federal prison yesterday for violating several of his probation orders. Back in June 2011, Nakoula was released on probation after serving a 21-month sentence in federal prison on charges of bank fraud and he began working on the film, but in the recent wake of its controversy, Nakoula was arrested again in September on charges of using false names, using the Internet without prior approval and obtaining a fraudulent driver's license, all of which were in direct violation of his probation conditions.



You Saw This Coming of the Day is a feature series following the latest news in current events that have been on the ticking clock, as well as news and social media commentaries that are predictable or cyclical in nature.