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Digital News Editor — Columbus Dispatch
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Writer. Digital news editor for The Columbus Dispatch and Former farmgirl. Big-time scuba diver.

Columbus artist uses Starbucks cups to draw now-famous cartoons — Like many Americans, Josh Hara needs his fix of Starbucks every day. But where most people see a white coffee cup full of warm goodness, Hara sees a blank canvas. So the Columbus marketing director fills that white space with cartoons.

Facebook offers you a way to say thanks — Facebook wants to help you say thank you to a friend. The social media giant launched a new tool last week called Say Thanks. It lets you choose a Facebook friend, then generates a video of photos that you're both tagged in. Facebook users can edit the photos and posts to best represent your friendship.

Ohio State student writes note to his attacker, and gets worldwide support — An Ohio State student said he was punched in the face because he kissed his boyfriend. The tweet he posted later that night, addressing his attacker, has been retweeted and favorited more than 100,000 times and has put Cole Ledford in the national spotlight.

How is the McRib really made? McDonald's wants to show you — A McDonald's ad that tries to dispel the rumors behind the company's McRib sandwich is getting a lot of attention on YouTube this week. The ad, released Monday, featured Charlottesville, Va. high school teacher Wes Bellamy .

National Cat Day: Celebrate with these viral YouTube videos — It's National Cat Day. Sorry, dogs. National Cat Day is an unofficial holiday to recognize furry felines everywhere. The website set up to honor the day recommends celebrating by buying your cat a new toy or treat, offering extra cuddles (if your cats like that sort of thing) and donating to a local animal shelter.

All Abuzz: Supreme Court justices replaced with dogs in comedy sketch — Do you think Supreme Court arguments sound boring? You might think twice after watching a viral video, released this week, that portrays the Supreme Court justices as dogs. On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which aired Sunday on HBO, Oliver talked about the U. S.

All Abuzz: BBC’s ‘God Only Knows’ remake features dozens of famous artists — BBC released a remake of the Beach Boys' God Only Knows yesterday and nearly a million people have already watched it on YouTube. The video is also trending on Facebook today. The remake features 27 well-known artists as "The Impossible Orchestra," including Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Lorde and Stevie Wonder.

All Abuzz: Miss Ohio’s ventriloquist act causes a stir — Twitter users were hard on Miss Ohio last night. People criticized her dress. They made fun of her talent routine -- a ventriloquism act. But MacKenzie Bart had the last laugh. She won the talent competition with her ventriloquist act, which featured a puppet named Roxy that looked a lot like Dolly Parton.

All Abuzz: Facebook wants you to click here for change — You might be surprised to learn what Facebook is doing to your news feed. The social-media giant announced this week that it is cracking down on "click-baiting headlines." If you're a Facebook user, you've seen them. They're the headlines that promise big payoffs if you click on them.

All Abuzz: Actor Michael Cera pokes fun of Longaberger building — Actor Michael Cera and David Letterman had some fun Tuesday night at the expense of the Longaberger headquarters. Cera was talking on The Late Show with David Letterman about a road trip he took with his new girlfriend to Chicago.
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Nov 19, 2014

I'm not sure how this much snow didn't crush the car, but it's a great photo from New York. via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 19, 2014

RT @DispatchAlerts: You see a Starbucks cup. He sees a canvas. Check out these cool cartoons #100CoffeeCups. via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 12, 2014

OSU student tweets to his attacker: I'm not sorry for being gay. Support flows in worldwide via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 07, 2014

Parents hit Facebook and YouTube to raise research money for a terrible disease that is killing their kids.

Nov 02, 2014

What an inspiration. Ohio student with brain tumor plays first college basketball game, via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 30, 2014

Trick-or-treat starts soon in most communities. See when the ghosts and zombies will show up at your door.

Oct 30, 2014

The inventor of Operation was only paid $500 for the game. Now he needs money for an operation of his own.

Oct 29, 2014

@RandyLudlow Lies! Ok, well maybe he has munched on a foot or two.

Oct 29, 2014

Happy National Cat Day. I'm more of a dog person, but I have to admit cats make pretty great YouTube videos:

Oct 20, 2014

Wouldn't you love to have the perfect family moments shown in stock photos? @Liketheyknowus has fun with the idea.

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