Category: Twitter

Lucky travelers got to view the total eclipse from an airplane

While millions of Americans were busy staking out prime eclipse-watching spots on the ground, a few lucky travelers were getting ready to view it from the air.  Whether the routes were planned out in advance or simply happened to cross the path of totality, those who were able to witness the rare phenomenon through the windows of an aircraft are sharing captivating photos and video on social media. SEE ALSO: 20 questions you're too embarrassed to ask about the solar eclipse A NASA live feed was able to capture footage from a plane as totality hit over the Pacific Ocean, and Alaska Airlines even planned a special charter flight so dedicated eclipse chasers could witness totality from over 35,000 feet.  Read more...More about Twitter, Space, Travel, Science, and Transportation

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Here’s what people across the U.S. saw during the solar eclipse

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The moon literally blocked the sun on Twitter

In case you don't know by now, America is currently experiencing a total solar eclipse, and the internet is full of jokes.  So it should come as no surprise that @NASAMoon and @NASASun, two of NASA's Twitter accounts, are also getting in on the fun on this monumental day.  SEE ALSO: A space nerd's guide to the Great American Eclipse The national space agency threw shade the best way it knows how: by blocking the sun. Yep, you read that right.  HA HA HA I’ve blocked the Sun! Make way for the Moon#SolarEclipse2017 — NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) August 21, 2017 Let's just say @NASASun was a little offended.  Read more...More about Twitter, Nasa, Science, Eclipse, and Eclipse 2017

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Yes, Donald Trump just retweeted a bot to rant about the ‘fake news media’

Oops, he did it again.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump thanked a black entrepreneur on Twitter, but she might not be real After thanking an entrepreneur who turned out to be a bot, it seems that Donald Trump has just retweeted another fake fan account — either an advanced bot or linked to a bot network.  On Monday morning, the US president thanked @Aroliso for slamming the #FakeNews media. "You never falter, you always stand strong," Aroliso tweeted as part of a thread. This is what Trump posted: Thank you, the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2017 Read more... More about Twitter, Donald Trump, Twitter Bots, Fake News, and Bot

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Man builds doggo his own little bedroom and it’s too pure

Just when you think dog owners couldn't be more obsessive, the internet proves you wrong. But is there really such thing as being too obsessed with your pup? We think not. This dog owner took his love for his pooch to the next level with this incredibly sweet home renovation. SEE ALSO: Spoiled doggo with 5 dog beds prefers the floor A Twitter user named Al tweeted a series of pictures with the caption: "My brother built his dog a separate room in his house!" My brother built his dog a separate room in his house ! — Al (@Al_Chris16) August 18, 2017 This room is nothing like Harry Potter's cupboard under the stairs. On the contrary, it's the product of design genius and some serious dog owner love. Read more...More about Watercooler, Twitter, Uk, Cute Dogs, and Culture

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Here’s all the cool stuff you can do on social media to celebrate the eclipse

The total solar eclipse will be streamed, grammed, snapped, and shared.  Monday's event is one of the biggest planetary events to take place during the social media age, and social networks are celebrating with new features.  SEE ALSO: 20 questions you're too embarrassed to ask about the solar eclipse So when you're not looking at the sun with solar eclipse glasses on, here's what to look at on a computer screen or smartphone:  Facebook Ahead of the eclipse, Facebook has been the place for sharing articles. On Monday, it's about video.  Facebook users will be greeted with a reminder that it's eclipse day on the top of the Facebook app and will be directed to NASA's livestream.  Read more...More about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Science, and Snapchat

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