Bwoglines: Censorship Edition
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The aftermath of the murder of Boris Nemstov in Russia continues, which brings uncomfortable culture-profiling validity to House of Cards’ Putin-counterpart and the Pussy-Riot-like band he invited to dine (and dash) with President Underwood. (Reuters)

There’s no comfort of hiding behind a computer screen for 6,000 Chinese Internet users after the government removed and disabled their pseudonym usernames from entry into portals this weekend. The impetus for real names to replace nonsensical letter and character combinations is, most importantly, stripping Chinese teens from the rite of passage of having pubescent, semi-sexual conversations in chat rooms. (The Tech Portal)

Bloggers who use Google Blogger as their internet platform of expression will now have their unlimited venting rights taken away if their blogs sport any “sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video.”  (ZD Net)

The local police of a small Western Mass town deleted a Facebook page that promoted a fundraising event called the “Polar Plunge,” where a canine-resident of Wilbraham, Massachusetts entered freezing cold water with a spectator following. Bottom line, no consent for this dog’s long-delayed ice bucket challenge makes this reek of animal cruelty. (WTKR News)

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Bwoglines: The Dress Edition

"Was this the [dress] that launch'd a thousand ships / And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?"

Either way the dress is ugly

After blowing up Tumblr late Thursday night, this dress made its way onto almost every other social media site and news outlet, quickly becoming one of the biggest topics of controversy 2015 has seen. Here’s what everyone’s saying about #TheDress:

The New York Times was of course one of the first major news sources to hop on the dress band wagon, giving us curious fashion analysts the background behind the Dressgate scandal. (New York Times)

Wired busted out it’s old copy of Photoshop to use the watercolor tool in order to let us know that the dress is in fact light blue, not white. They then offered readers “the science” behind why some people see blue and black or white and gold. (Wired)

Yahoo is turning this in to a horoscope-like feature so that readers can learn “what the dress says about them.” (Yahoo)

Finally, and arguably most importantly, Buzzfeed compiled a list of what our favorite celebrities thought the colors of the dress were. Enjoy. (Buzzfeed)

Photo courtesy of every news outlet ever