Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today -February 21
TikTok’s Viral ‘Skull-Breaker Challenge’ Causes Wide-Spread Concern
Experts are warning TikTok users attempting the now viral “Skull-breaker Challenge” of the dangers involved. According to Refinery29, the challenge involves two people in on the prank standing on either side of a third person who does not know what is about to happen. All three people stand in a straight line and are told to jump in the air. The person in the middle, who is, again, not aware of the challenge, jumps believing the other two will jump as well, but what they actually do is kick inward to knock the middle person off of their feet and onto their head. TikTok responded in a statement terming it as an uninspired TikTok trend, “As we make clear in our Community Guidelines, we do now allow content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies dangerous challenges that might lead to injury, and we remove reported behavior or activity that violates our guidelines.”
WARNING ⚠️: A person dies 💀 during this new #Skull_Breaker challenge.
Warn your kids about it! pic.twitter.com/q73SMvcj1p
— Zahack Tanvir (@zahacktanvir) February 18, 2020
Shocking new ‘skull breaker challenge’ trend on TikTok is leaving children seriously injured as doctors warn that it could be fatal https://t.co/TNIHkAYnjr
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) February 20, 2020
This is the skull breaker challenge. Please please PLEASE don’t do this 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 People have died from this (I cut the video I received from another mum)
Why do kids do these stupid things 😣 pic.twitter.com/WNgn2HcPTp
— ♔ Jennifer ♔ (@britishchickAD) February 14, 2020
Cut, Copy and Paste Function Creator Dies at 74
Larry Tesler, the computer scientist behind the cut, copy and paste function has passed on aged 74. Xerox, the company for which he developed these functions for made the heartbreaking statement on Twitter, “The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler.”
— Lisa V (@LisaV42) February 20, 2020
Larry was my Stanford classmate and my friend. His eclectic mind challenged all around him, while his wicked sense of humor tempered the challenges. His life intersected with so many who have joined him in contributing so much to the world we now know. My deepest condolences.
— Tony Vittal (@LATonyV) February 20, 2020
Really Great Man
10 years ago I have tried to innovate c&p in html documen ts, implementing native JS support for c&p within web browser (Greasemonkey concept)
30 years ago I meet students at MediaMOO, Media Lab, MIT, developing interactive, object programming based objects
— Stuart Highway Open Technology Park, Australia (@OpenTechPark) February 19, 2020
Victoria’s Secret Sold Off
Renowned lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has been sold off to a private firm. The new partner, Sycamore Partners bought 55% of the company’s shares worth $525 million. In addition to making it a fully private firm, Leslie Wexner, who has been the top dog since 1982 will also step down as CEO and chairman as part of the deal.
#VictoriaSecret is being sold to Sycamore Brands
It comes after months of scandal and being accused of outdated, sexist and harmful behavior.
Les Wexner’s relationship with #JeffreyEpstein worsened that.
The sale for $525million gives the private equity firm a 55% stake. pic.twitter.com/rLuh3YqqeH
— Abacus Strategic (@abacustrategic) February 20, 2020
L brands, the parent company of Victoria Secret, announces the sale of 55% of Victoria Secret to a private equity firm, a deal that values the brand a $1.1 billion https://t.co/HowejIbWSG pic.twitter.com/wXJeFN6Kve
— BoxBeauty (@BoxBeautyco) February 20, 2020
Victoria Secret is going private with Les Wexner stepping down.
Hooray mabye they can finally become the diverse and inclusive company we all knew they could be 🎆
Crap Les is still going to be on the Board, still feeling up models and mouthing off like a dinosaur🤦 https://t.co/RsQghhiZan
— Shannon 🏹🖖 (@Hare_Loses) February 20, 2020