Racist tweet, Facebook toys with your emotions + Let It Go for the umpteenth time

Dutch airline KLM is under a lot of fire this for a racist Tweet... Holland defeated Mexico in a tense World Cup match yesterday. After the game, the airline tweeted 'Adios Amigos' with an image of a yellow Departures sign at an airport - with a small icon of a stick figure with a sombrero and a mustache. This is a crude Mexican stereotype. The backlash came fast and hard, and the Tweet was quickly deleted. AeroMexico responded with a classy comeback - a similar arrivals sign (with NO icon) welcoming its players home.

Also on the Buzz Report today:

Social sites frequently tinker with their users' data for analysis. But did Facebook cross a line recently with a recent study? The network has admitted that it conducted a study with over a half a million users' newsfeeds. The aim was to look at how emotions can spread online. Some got saw positive posts, others got more negative ones. The former responded by posting positive things, and the latter did in kind. The researcher who led the study apologized (on Facebook) on Sunday afternoon, writing, "I can understand why some people have concerns about it, and my co-authors and I are very sorry for the way the paper described the research and any anxiety it caused." No, Facebook did not break any laws, and they did not violate their Terms of Service. But critics say they did cross a line. (New York Times)


You've probably seen a bajillion covers of Frozen's Let It Go - but this is kinda cute.

Dad Billy sings along with his three-year-old, Blakely, for the umpteenth time in the car:

The video has racked up 4.4 million views in the past week.

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