TwitchCon Europe is happening in Berlin this weekend, bringing together streamers and fans for two days of activities and meet-ups. But what exactly is TwitchCon and why is it so popular? The main TwitchCon is a convention held in America, but also has a European version so that fans on this side of the pond get to experience some of the fun. The event is made possible by online streaming service Twitch , which lets people broadcast themselves playing games , doing 'in real life' (IRL) activities and a whole array of content to viewers no matter of their location. Twitch is owned by Amazon and since the global giants bought Twitch in 2014 the platform has grown astronomically with people like Harry Kane, Dele Ali and other world superstars joining streamers to help promote games and the platform. With all this new found fame Twitch has been promoting the platform and its users with conventions in America. TwitchCon is a celebration of the Twitch community, creators, fans, … [Read more...] about What is TwitchCon Europe and why is it so popular with gamers?
Fast food lovers in the UK should head to Manchester and Glasgow if they want to curb their hunger, as it’s revealed the cities have 48 drive-thrus each for peckish passengers and drivers. Manchester has 17 McDonald’s drive-thrus, three Starbucks, one Costa, 22 KFC's, one Subway, one Burger King and even a Greggs. Further north and residents in Glasgow can indulge in 19 McDonald’s, four Starbucks, two Costa's, 20 KFC's and one Burger King. Birmingham was found to have the third most drive-thrus in the country, followed by Liverpool and Sheffield. The map above shows how many fast food drive-thrus cities in the UK have as well as where they rank on a country-wide scale The graphic above shows the best and worst rated McDonald's drive-thrus as well as the best and worst KFC The data was compiled by car company Zuto. It analysed 63 cities and found that out of the top five with the most - only Manchester offered a Greggs. The data also revealed that out of … [Read more...] about UK’s fast food drive-thru hotspots are revealed: Manchester and Glasgow top the table with McDonald’s and KFC most popular among hungry motorists
Researchers have analysed exactly what makes a tweet get attention. Cornell researchers say a combination of language, positive and negative words and even asking people to retweet help. They say the results of the study, which was partly funded by Google, could not only improve your twitter performance, but also improve your chances in business meetings. Click here for the site where you can test your own tweets Researchers say a combination of language, positive and negative words and even asking people to retweet help. 'You want to say something about it to make people look at it,' said Lillian Lee, who read the research. The results might even be applied to longer forms of discourse, from essays to getting your idea accepted in a committee meeting. 'We're looking at persuasion everywhere,' said Lee, professor of computer science and information science. The team reported their results in the June issue of the Proceedings of the Association for … [Read more...] about The nine secrets of Twitter: Researchers reveal what makes a tweet popular
While mum jeans might be all the rage, many of us still prefer to style our t-shirts and jumpers with a pair of skinny jeans. But it turns out you really shouldn't be wearing these kind of tight trousers too often. Despite the fact that they make your legs look incredible, they are likely to be doing more damage than good. This is according to a medical professional, who has explained how items of clothing, such as skinny jeans, can actually harm your vagina. Kent-based aesthetic physician, Dr Shirin Lakhani has revealed the simple everyday things that could be irritating your private parts. She says that wearing tight or synthetic clothing can restrict the flow and circulation of air around the area and stop your vagina from 'breathing'. Speaking to MailOnline, she said: "It's important to give that area room to breathe. "Wearing tight or synthetic clothing such as leggings, skinny jeans, gym clothing and swimming costumes, can create an environment where problems are much more … [Read more...] about Doctor warns popular item of clothing could be harming your vagina
If you control public communication you can control the way people think and how they behave. That's what Xi Jinping's government is counting on.And it is never more true than at the time of major political gatherings.The Communist Party Congress, held every five years, is set to begin next week: an event which will culminate in the revelation of the new leadership team behind General Secretary Xi.So the censors here are poised to restrict with one hand and disseminate with the other.What they're looking out for are key words and expressions popping up in social media. Anything signalling an intention to protest or ridiculing the country's senior political figures will be blocked and potentially see a user reported to the authorities.For example, a message featuring the name of this country's ever-more powerful leader and his sometimes-used nickname "Winnie the Pooh" (小熊维尼) will simply not go through to group discussions on the messaging app WeChat.Funny … [Read more...] about China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts