Picpedant: battling copyright infringement, twitter spam and false info with snarky corrections

Picpedant is twitter's photo superhero, swooping down on the countless "Funnypix" "Amazingpix" ""Historyinpix" and similar spammy twitter accounts, that everyone and their aunt can't help but retweet. Please don't retweet that crud, you are only helping spammers get a foothold. The pic-bots bother me, not just for their lazy scraping and copyright infringement, but also for "polluting" otherwise sensible streams with (often false) junk.

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Audi Q3 "Tight parking" (2014) :45 (Canada)

Audi Q3 "Tight parking" (2014) :45 (Canada)

Not sure how it is in other countries but in North America, Audi seems to be the advertising vehicle of choice. I'm not sure why except for the fact that it is expensive and advertising people like to conform.

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Healthy Cat: ökocat litter "Meet Rufus" (2014) 3:00 (USA)

Healthy Cat: ökocat litter "Meet Rufus" (2014) 3:00 (USA)

Healthy Cat's ökocat litter is the cat litter that cats prefer. Or at least what people dressed like cats prefer?

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VogueEmpower - Start with the boys / Boys don't cry - (2014) 2:00 (India)

VogueEmpower - Start with the boys / Boys don't cry - (2014) 2:00 (India)

This film by Vinil Mathew starring Madhuri Dixit for VogueEmpower #StartWithTheBoys tackles the issue of domestic violence from a different perspective. We watch baby boys, raised all their lives to not cry with the phrase "boys don't cry".

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Radio Aalto "Let The Music Do The Talking" (2014) 2:17 (Finland)

Radio Aalto "Let The Music Do The Talking" (2014) 2:17 (Finland)

Finally someone has done what we've always done--namely taking lyrics from songs and saying them as if it were regular communication. Very weird and very funny.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha creates cover shoot with Ronja Furrer

Now you can see what it's like to capture a real supermodel thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Supermodel Ronja Furrer. This interactive site called Alpha Cover is from Zurich based Serranetga so you should probably speak a language other than English to understand it.
Either way though it looks nice. What's even cooler is if you play photographer, your photo has a chance of actually ending up on Swiss fashion magazine 20 Minuten Friday and published during Zurich Fashion Week.

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Waze gets scary for Halloween

Waze is a community-based traffic app that I use quite a lot in L.A. They have a special initiative going on just in time for Halloween and that's a haunted maze map. Basically anywhere that hasn't been scoped out by users is "haunted." Now help de-haunt the map by taking photos and basically helping them flesh out the map.

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President's Choice "Colorful" (2014) :30 (Canada)

President's Choice "Colorful" (2014) :30 (Canada)

Food's already colorful without having to add colors. That's why Canadian brand President's Choice is removing artificial flavors and colors from all of its products.

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Director Mark Andrew Joins Madheart

LOS ANGELES—Madheart has signed director Mark Andrew for exclusive national representation. Andrew is a specialist in fashion and lifestyle advertising who turned his attention to live action direction after a 20-year career as a top commercial photographer. His live action work includes projects for American Eagle, Aeropostale, Target, 7th Generation, Oil of Olay, Lane Bryant and the American Cancer Society. He has also directed music videos, fine art films and narrative shorts.

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Whole Foods "Values Matter Anthem" (2014) 1:00 (USA)

Whole Foods "Values Matter Anthem" (2014) 1:00 (USA)

Have you guys heard about this new grocery store called Whole Foods Market? They're all organic n' stuff. They want you to know that they understand us demanding consumers.

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