The news that’s been taking over social media feeds this week.
NBA player Lamar Odom was rushed to hospital this week after he was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel.
Odom remains in a critical condition in hospital and is widely reported to be clinically brain dead. If his condition continues to deteriorate, estranged wife Khloe Kardashian may have the final say on withdrawing life support.
Social media users have front row seats, watching Odom’s family and friends grieve through their posts.
Fellow NBA players Lebron James, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant also sent Odom their support on the net.
Facebook virus had everyone bugging out
Facebook had accidentally turned on a feature for a short period of time that counted and displayed the views of each post, meaning users could see just how popular they are.
The bug was swiftly stamped out this morning.
The mishap only applied to Facebook’s mobile site – the desktop and mobile version were not affected.
Post views had appeared below-shared links, status, and sometimes alongside photos.
But with some counts soaring into the tens of thousands, it appeared digits may have referred to the number of people who have viewed the link, rather than the individual post.
Either way the reaction on social media was not positive:
Jennifer Lawrence weighs in on pay gap
Jennifer Lawrence, arguably one of the biggest stars in Hollywood at the moment, recently made some hard-hitting comments about the movie industry.
Lawrence wrote an essay for fellow Hollywood star Lena Dunham’s website Lenny Letter about Hollywood’s gender pay gap, a message that resonated with women in the workforce across the globe.
Celebrities such as female rights activist Emma Watson sent their support to Lawrence via Twitter.
In a day and age where the internet has the ability to take hold of any mistake, big or small, and make it into one giant joke, VG247’s Uncharted 4 mix up will most certainly haunt them for quite some time.
VG247, a well-known and well-established video game website, was caught in the fire after one of its writers mistook the remaster of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (which originally launched in 2009) for an imminent sequel Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Having realised their mistake after the preview was published, the editor offered an open apology to fans and developers alike, but that didn’t stop the internet going into overdrive to make things that much worse for the site.
Here are some examples of what followed:
Respect to them for owning up to their mistake, though!
Real Madrid legend Raul, who scored 323 goals in 741 appearances and won 16 trophies with the team, has announced that he’ll officially retire from the game in November.
The striker was a vital part of Real Madrid’s dream team, a dominant force on both the European and domestic stage for quite some time.
The Twitter world went on to offer its respect to one of the greatest football players of our time,
Report compiled from net sources — Toby Berger and Daniel Stringer
Top photo: Lamar Odom’s twitter profile picture.