Nothing brings the various tribes of the internet together like creating a meme. Around midnight on May 31, the account of US President Donald Trump tweeted Despite the constant negative press covfefe and the Twittersphere lit up. In less than 10 minutes a newly created @covfefe Twitter account responded to him, it received 6200 retweets, the domain name covfefe.com was purchased and it spawned its own hashtags with tens of thousands of mentions.
Jun 1, 2017
Ivanka Trump stepped in for her father on Sunday (21 May) as host for a Twitter forum for young people in Saudi Arabia where she spoke about the power of social media and its ability to promote peace. Speaking to a crowd of about 400 people, she said: Social media is an incredibly powerful tool. It empowers the people, particularly the next generation. Your generation.
May 22, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg released video on 18 May of the moment he learned of his acceptance into Harvard University, where he later developed and founded Facebook. Zuckerberg said he released the video, filmed by his dad, ahead of his return to Harvard to receive his honorary degree. In the footage, he is seen in his bedroom opening an email from Harvard while dressed in his pyjamas.Yay, I got accepted, a teenage Zuckerberg says softly, before his father Edward Zuckerberg begins cheering.In the comments section on the Facebook post Zuckerberg provided some insight into the video.Before I went to college, my mom bet me Id drop out and my younger sister bet me shed finish college before me. I bet them Id get a degree. Now I suppose the cycle is complete, he wrote.
May 19, 2017
The US House of Representatives approved a bill on 4 May to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan, handing President Donald Trump his biggest legislative victory but setting up a tough fight in the Senate. With the 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. No Democrats voted for the bill. But the effort now faces new hurdles in the Senate, where the Republicans have only a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat chamber and where just a few Republican defections could sink the bill.
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