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Christine Erickson

Brooklyn, NY
Writer, Ecommerce — The Daily Dot
As seen in: The Daily Dot, Yahoo, Mashable
Covers:  web culture, pop culture, cultural trends, twitter
Doesn't Cover: business

Ecommerce @dailydot. Internet enthusiast. Formerly @Mashable @Yahoo. Comes from a line of unicorns.

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My coverage on viral culture has launched careers. I profiled Ben Lashes, which gave him a huge boost in recognition and business.

Cozy up to cashmere sweaters for 65 percent off, today only — When you're bundled up until April, slouchy sweaters are all you have. There aren't many shapeless articles of clothing that work for going out or spending all weekend on the couch. So you might as well get the coziest possible material if you're going to hibernate in it.

Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum Is now on Google Maps — At the end of the day, even Doctor Strange needs to kick it back-and its location will be very familiar to Marvel fans. Unlike DC comics and films, which take place in fictional cities such as Metropolis and Gotham, Marvel's properties (for the most part) are all set in the real world.

Twitter Reportedly Plans to Cut Almost 10 Percent of its Employees — Reports of a Twitter buyout quickly ramped up this summer, only to be completely crushed by further claims that all the potential buyers had seemingly backed off. Now, Bloomberg reports that Twitter is poised to cut roughly 300 people from its ranks, or about 8 percent of its total employees.

Americans Don't Trust Facebook, Twitter to Protect Privacy, Study Finds — Around 256 million Americans use social media on a daily basis, but nearly all of them believe doing so puts their privacy at risk. The Rad Campaign and Lincoln Park Strategies partnered with the Craig Newmark Foundation to conduct nationwide poll, which found that 96 percent of social media users fear that social networks do not protect their personal information.

This best-selling Hoover vacuum is $125 off for a few hours today — Do yourself a favor and head to Amazon now, because Hoover is giving you a reason to clean that filthy carpet. The Hoover FH50150 power scrub deluxe carpet cleaner is normally $220, but you can get one for only $95.79 right now and save yourself 56 percent.

Students Win Free Tuition After Basketball Players Hit Back-to-Back Half-Court Shots — East Tennessee State University's basketball team has serious range this season. At ETSU's annual Bluenanza hoops celebration Monday night to celebrate the start of the men's and women's basketball seasons, two students won free tuition after players made back-to-back half-court shots.

In ultimate dad move, President Obama asks his daughter to explain Snapchat — President Barack Obama is briefed by experts on an assortment of topics everyday, but he's already got a couple of social media experts right in his own home: his daughters. Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, he explained how he learned about Snapchat from his daughter Sasha after reading about its popularity.

AT&T's Project Hemisphere Exposed: For-Profit Spying for Police — If you already thought AT&T's purchase of Time Warner was a bad idea, here's another reason to add to your list: for-profit spying. Documents obtained by the Daily Beast reveal that AT&T secretly developed and operates a surveillance system used by police, without the need of a warrant, for a wide range of investigations.

Get all the Thanksgiving food storage you could possibly need for $10 today — Thanksgiving gets all the glory for being the tastiest holiday, but that's the reward for the amount of time and labor that goes into it. Cooking isn't the only thing you should be prepping for. You should also be ready for weeks of delicious leftovers.

Man Sentenced to Death for Murdering Daughter Who Didn't Make Bread Correctly — A father in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for murdering his daughter because she couldn't make bread correctly. Khalid Mehmood killed his 12-year-old daughter, Aneequa, in 2015, after she failed to make satisfactory gol roti, a type of flatbread.
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