Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – July 21
NAICCON Co-Founder Brian Barasa Passes On
Brian Barasa, co-founder of Nairobi Comic Convention (NAICCON), passed on Monday following a road accident. “It is with such heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Co-Founder @esportevangelst,” announced NAICCON via their official Twitter handle.
“A son, a brother, a best friend, a colleague, a confidant, the eSports evangelist and an unapologetic Superman groupie,” read the statement. “A champion for the nerd culture to the heart and dreamt of a day we’d see our creatives succeed on the global stage. He was a believer in God and a follower of Christ. Left having touched many and established a mark in our lives. we can confidently say, ‘Till we meet again’”.
We will keep you updated on further developments regarding his untimely death and funeral arrangements. Our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Barasa.
I’m devastated by this terrible news. My condolences to the Naiccon, PSG team and all his family and friends. He was a good friend and a pioneer in Kenyan society and culture. RIP Brian Barasa Wafula https://t.co/DzuLM7OOxG
— Ben Roberts (@benliquidkenya) July 20, 2021
A great visionary has left us to join the League of Immortals.
Kenya’s comic & E-Sports scene has suffered a great loss.
Brian Barasa it was an honour to serve with you.
RIP @esportevangelst pic.twitter.com/PeBnzjP4pC
— Sarah Ochwada (@SnoLegal) July 20, 2021
The microblogging platform will now analyze data from Spaces to provide audio transcriptions, review for potential violations of the Twitter Rules, and to make improvements to the way the feature works.
In addition, when you make a payment to Twitter or send money using Twitter, including through an intermediary, they may receive information about your transaction, such as when it was made or when it is set to expire or auto-renew.
Twitter has also assured that they do not sell personal data. The new changes will go into effect starting August 19, 2021.
We’ve been busy over the last few months launching brand new features that help take your Twitter experience to the next level.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) July 20, 2021
Netflix Releases Clickbait Series Trailer
Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming series, Clickbait. The eight-episode limited series is a compelling, high stakes thriller that explores the ways in which our most dangerous and uncontrolled impulses are fueled in the age of social media, revealing the ever-widening fractures we find between our virtual and real-life personas.
Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) is a loving father, husband, and brother, who one day suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A video appears on the internet of the badly beaten Nick holding a card that says “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”. Whether this is a threat or confession is unknown. As his sister (Zoe Kazan) and wife (Betty Gabriel) rush to find and save him, they uncover a side of Nick they didn’t know existed.
Clickbait debuts on the streaming platform August 25. Watch the trailer below.
— LetsOTT GLOBAL (@LetsOTT) July 20, 2021