Published on November 10th, 2014 | by Paul Schulze

Should I ask my community for their opinion? – Facebook Top Posts Week 45

How big is the impact of questions? Content is published in all sorts of forms. Some pages simply post a picture with a funny comment. Others specifically ask their fans for feedback and want to know more about their opinions.

There are different ways to do this. The most commonly used method is asking rhetorical questions. The page doesn’t expect an honest response because it’s a question that doesnt require one.

Where can we play this?? Looks fun!

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Take this an example. The place where you can play this is given in the youtube video. The question is  redundant and it’s impact minor. This can generally be said as soon as the comments are clustered in people linking their friends. It didn’t matter that they asked a question since it wasnt worth taking serious. However, look at this post.

Church Of God In Christ, Inc. shared a picture  11/4/14

I believe. Do you?Share if you believe. #TeamCOGIC

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Especially when it comes to religious believes people tend to be pretty involved as soon as you specifically ask them something. This post didn’t have much to it, but the feedback it received is incredible. The reason for it is the subtle way this post makes you want to be part of a community. If you’re proud about being religious, you might want to show it. Asking these sort of questions has a way more personal touch and will net you more serious responses, therefore strengthen the relationship between you and your fans.

Controversial questions do have a similar effect on the way the post is received.

WTEN shared a video  11/8/14

Yesterday police were contacted after this video went viral on the internet. The footage appears to show inappropriate interaction between a member of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and a civilian in the Town of Halfmoon. As a result, the police officer has been suspended without pay. What do you think about this?#WARNING: Video contains explicit language.STORY: http://bit.ly/1tpFC6t

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WFTV Channel 9 shared a link  11/6/14

Publix is among stores refusing to open on Thanksgiving so employees can be home with their families. http://at.wftv.com/1zyatpP #wftvShould more stores follow suit or will you be part of the shopping crowds?

Publix leads charge of stores staying closed for Thanksgivingat.wftv.com

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Both of these posts specifically ask the user what he or she thinks about a certain topic. This can’t be answered with a simple yes/no, but actually requires you to invest a bit more time to take part in the debate. Especially in the USA these posts usually receive more feedback than anything else. User posts end up having dozens of replies with people explaining their reasoning, arguing with individuals who disagree. This is something news- or radio-stations should try to do more often. It helps establishing a community. People will come back if they know that there are always decent conversation on a page. Initiating these arguments while specifically asking them for their opinion is the way to go.

Questions also have a rather big impact on cat-content (or should we call it dog-content in this case?)

American Kennel Club shared a picture  11/6/14

How many likes for this aDOGable pup? 🙂

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Phishing for likes is not always a bad thing to do. I think we all agree that this post doesn’t have a purpose. Yet, english speaking fans tend to react way more often to this sort of content than other people. While this post would have received barely any comments in Germany, it’s completely different in the USA. More than 2,000 replies. Most people posted their own puppies.

So how big is the impact of questions really? If your page tends to post a lot of funny content, then it doesn’t really matter whether you ask a question or simply post a statement. However, as soon as the question is of a more personal nature or about a controversial topic, we can only encourage you to ask your fans for their opinion as often as possible. Users feel more involved and are bound to your page for longer than they usually would be. This will end up increasing the reach of your posts by a significant amount. And all it takes is asking them what they think. From that point on they will start to entertain themselves.

Calculated by Likes, Comments and Shares per fan by Fanpage Karma.

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Have fun with the Top Posts of week 45.

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Mocha Moms, Inc. shared a picture  11/3/14

The sweetest Tootsie Roll EVER!

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ABC 4 Utah shared a video  11/4/14

For the past three years we’ve challenged parents to pretend they ate all their kids’ Halloween Candy, shoot video of it, and upload that video to YouTube. We did it again this year and got more videos than ever before. We sifted through more than a thousand and whittled it down to our favorites. #YouTubeChallengeIf you got too much candy and want to do something other than bring it to the of…

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USA.gov shared a picture  11/5/14

Happy 37th anniversary to President George W. Bush and Laura Bush! Married today in 1977. http://go.usa.gov/wQKPPhoto from the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

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KARE 11 News shared a picture  11/9/14

Garth Brooks spotted fan Teresa Shaw at last night’s concert holding a sign that read “Chemo this morning, Garth tonight. Enjoying the dance.”He stopped mid-performance and gave her his guitar. We talked to Teresa about this special moment: http://kare11.tv/1qwsCfd(Photo: Al Kibby Kibler Jr.)

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ABC 7 Chicago shared a picture  11/7/14

Join the movement underway to honor and remember a 3-year-old boy who was tortured and killed.Scotty McMillan was tied upside down by his feet and beaten to death. Wherever you are – go outside and light a candle in honor of Scotty.LIKE or SHARE to spread the word!FULL STORY: http://abc7.ws/10AikEb

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Animals Australia shared a picture  11/4/14

The ‘race that stops a nation’ is over … as are the lives of two of its ‘athletes’. Today, as the crowds cheered and the champagne flowed, Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti collapsed and died in his stall from a suspected massive heart attack or internal bleeding. Later in the day, another horse Araldo was euthanised after becoming frightened and crashing through a gate, shattering a bone …

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WIAT 42 shared a link  11/6/14

Breaking news out of UAB Thursday morning. Researchers have cured diabetes in lab mice using a commonly prescribed blood pressure medication, Verapamil. “We found that we could reverse the disease completely,” said Dr. Anath Shalev, director of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

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Polycom shared a picture  11/6/14

Meet one HERO that’s truly drivenThe car industry in China is exploding and dealerships like #PolycomHero Hui Tong Jia Hua Group is clearly in the driver’s seat. See the full story: http://bit.ly/1pqALXV

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Country Living shared a picture  11/7/14

My dream bedroom!!

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Africa is A Country shared a picture  11/3/14

This is at least better than CNN’s efforts. They should just fill the screen with this map & mute the sound during the parts where they try to “discuss” ebola. (map by @ebolaphone)

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Kenshoo shared a link  11/6/14

12 Search + Social tips to make this festive season merry & bright — time to unwrap these virtual gifts!

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KSWO7News shared a picture  11/9/14

AMBER ALERT: A child abduction was witnessed in the city of Ardmore, Oklahoma. The child, Lacy Steudeman, was seen being pulled into the vehicle by the suspect.Lacy is a 7-year-old white female. Her date of birth is 08/09/2007. She was last seen wearing blue jean capri pants, light blue shirt with a lighter blue tie dye over it, navy blue hoodie that zips in the front with “Old Navy” across…

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John Lewis shared a video  11/6/14

Here it is, our 2014 Christmas ad. Say hello to #MontyThePenguin

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WTEN shared a video  11/8/14

Yesterday police were contacted after this video went viral on the internet. The footage appears to show inappropriate interaction between a member of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and a civilian in the Town of Halfmoon. As a result, the police officer has been suspended without pay. What do you think about this?#WARNING: Video contains explicit language.STORY: http://bit.ly/1tpFC6t

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WHAM ABC 13 News, Rochester shared a picture  11/5/14

This one is for all of the women voters!In the last 36 hours, Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Mt. Hope Cemetery has been visited by people adorning it with “I Voted” stickers to honor the icon of women’s suffrage.(Photo courtesy: Deborah Ketchum)

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New York Army National Guard shared a picture  11/7/14

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Freshpet shared a picture  11/4/14

Time to take a cue from our pets and dance with them around mealtime. Take the #FreshDance Challenge for wellness and for a chance to win a custom fridge + other great prizes: http://freshpet.co/1vCQpvy

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Isme shared a picture  11/4/14

We have 2 of the fab AM05 Dyson Hot + Cool™ fan heaters in white to giveaway. Not only do they look fantastic, but they have dual functionality – to provide fast, even room heating as well as powerful cooling. For your chance to win one of these great prizes, just like and share this post and then comment telling us one of the other colours they also come in. The winner will be drawn at rand…

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KBTX Media shared a picture  11/5/14

An amazing sight on this rainy Wednesday. Gas under $2/gallon. This is at Woodys Smokehouse in Centerville.(Courtesy: Jimmy Carrigan)

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6abc Action News shared a picture  11/7/14

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR SCOTTYIt has been a moving night as people everywhere honored and remembered a 3-year-old Chester County boy, who was tortured and killed this week. At 7:00 tonight, the candles were lit for Scotty McMillan. It’s still not too late to LIKE and SHARE this story to spread the word about this moving tribute to a little boy and all young victims of abuse. Vigil details…

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Woman In The Jungle shared a picture  11/6/14

Awwwww check out these little munchkins via @creativesoulphotoWe’re are Instagram @witjonline www.instagram.com/witjonline check us out for more pictures. www.womaninthejungle.com for articles on maintaining healthy hair

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Waggin’ Train Dog Treats shared a picture  11/7/14

Only 20 days until #JerkyDay! We couldn’t be more excited to count down with our awesome fans! How are you and your best friend getting ready for the big day?

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FOX 4 News Kansas City shared a link  11/3/14

Father invites daughter’s alleged rapist to dinner, and then he tortures and strangles him to death.

Father invites daughter’s alleged rapist to dinner, tortures, kills himlink.fox4kc.com

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RSPCA NSW shared a picture  11/6/14

SHARE your furry friend for life in the comments and show everyone how much you love your pet.We have plenty of furry friends just waiting to be there for you. Adopt a friend worth holding onto: http://rspcansw.org/1omssLT

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FOX19 shared a video  11/6/14

How sweet – Devon Still’s daughter Leah ran to greet her dad last night after landing at CVG. Welcome to Cincinnati, Leah!Check out the special reason she’s in town: http://bit.ly/1qr1n5N

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WLOS ABC 13 shared a picture  11/7/14

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Today marks BILLY GRAHAM’S 96th birthday! We want to wish him well as he spends the day with family and friends.ADD your birthday wishes below and we’ll SHARE some later on News 13 This Morning!

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WSVN-TV shared a picture  11/5/14

BREAKING: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dem, elected U.S. House, District 23, Florida.

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JUST IN & HAPPENING NOW: Have you seen this little girl? Michigan State Police say the Tawas City 2 year old is missing, last seen today around 2pm. Brooklyn Lynn Lilly was reported missing by her family. Call Iosco County Central Dispatch at (989) 362-1430 if you have any helpful information. http://www.abc12.com/story/27296254/police-helping-family-search-for-missing-tawas-city-toddler

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The Cornucopia Institute shared a picture  11/3/14

We love farmers. Share if you agree! Get to know your local farmer and thank them for the hard work they do. www.cornucopia.org #food #farmers #truth #gratitude

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Society & Religion

Church Of God In Christ, Inc. shared a picture  11/4/14

I believe. Do you?Share if you believe. #TeamCOGIC

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The morning commute is a little different at Yellowstone National Park. Cameron Patrick captured this photo on a cold morning — just after the bison herd had waded through a river along side the road. The bisons’ body heat caused the water to turn to steam in the cold air, creating the mist around the bison

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The Scottish Parliament shared a picture  11/5/14

Aged 16-24 and interested in working at the Scottish Parliament? Or do you know someone who would be?Today we’ve launched an apprenticeship scheme which will give 20 young people the chance to work at Holyrood. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to gain experience in a range of areas, including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT.Interested in finding out more? Come…

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Britain First shared a picture  11/6/14

BIG RESPECT TO OUR SIKH BROTHERSSOME BURN POPPIES, OTHERS RESPECT IT!

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Occupy Wall St. shared a picture  11/8/14

There is something very wrong. (via Brave New Films) Give the Fort Lauderdale Mayor a phone call or an email to let him know what you think about criminalizing kindness: 954-828-5003 or via e-mail at jack.seiler@fortlauderdale.gov.

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Nature Rocks shared a picture  11/4/14

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Outdoor Nation shared a picture  11/6/14

Truth.

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UK Independence Party (UKIP) shared a picture  11/3/14

MPs to escape expenses investigations after paperwork destroyed by Parliament.Share if you think it is an outrage.

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Australian Labor Party shared a picture  11/3/14

Our troops deserve fair pay and conditions for their service. Tony Abbott has just halved their annual pay increase to a level lower than inflation. SHARE and support our troops.

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The Modern American Revolution shared a video  11/4/14

Suspect takes an elderly woman hostage at a 7-11 and is promptly shot by a sharpshooter from the Denver SWAT team. (y)

Taking Hostages At 7-11! Score: Suspect – 0 | SWAT – 1facebook.com

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People

Jerry Seinfeld shared a picture  11/6/14

Kevin Hart, you and I had coffee at a café in Venice Beach, laughed endlessly, bought each other matching sneakers, and drove around in a convertible.How is this not a date? http://bit.ly/1qrt7Y4#CCCseason5premiere-Jerry

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Charlie Robison shared a picture  11/6/14

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Alyssa Milano shared a picture  11/7/14

First day back at work! Shooting for @marieclairemag with @linhhair and @collierstrong and wearing my @marissawebb! #blessed

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Seth Moulton for Congress shared a picture  11/5/14

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Wow! In case you missed it, here’s video of the intense #Nascar brawl tonight in Texas: https://t.co/bJE1jhBBUX

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Leslie Rutledge for Arkansas shared a picture  11/5/14

Thank you for electing me as your next Attorney General! I look forward to proudly serving you every single day for the next four years!

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Michael Fiore shared a picture  11/8/14

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Doreen Virtue shared a picture  11/5/14

Don’t let a temporary setback throw you off your path. Keep going! ❤️

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Where can we play this?? Looks fun!

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Lizzy the Lezzy shared a picture  11/7/14

let kids be kids!

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News & Media

BuzzFeed Violet shared a video  11/6/14

Thoughts When You Get Your Eyebrows WaxedWith Ashley Perez

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WFTV Channel 9 shared a link  11/6/14

Publix is among stores refusing to open on Thanksgiving so employees can be home with their families. http://at.wftv.com/1zyatpP #wftvShould more stores follow suit or will you be part of the shopping crowds?

Publix leads charge of stores staying closed for Thanksgivingat.wftv.com

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Philadelphia Magazine shared a link  11/7/14

Pennsylvania hasn’t executed anyone since Gary Heidnik. Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tait deserve to be next.

Here Are Two People Who Need to Diephillymag.com

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BuzzFeed Books shared a link  11/4/14

“My momma always said, ‘life was like a box of book deals.'”

Tom Hanks Will Publish A Collection Of Short Storiesbuzzfeed.com

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Daily Life shared a link  11/7/14

Good job Australia. Next up: kicking him out of America. #TakeDownJulienBlanc

Julien Blanc leaves Australia with his tail between his legsbit.ly

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KTVU Channel 2 shared a picture  11/7/14

LEAH STRONG: Last night was an emotional one for a little girl battling cancer and her dad, NFL player Devon Still. Devon’s 4-year-old daughter, Leah, was well enough to attend the game and watch her dad play pro football live for the very first time. Even though Devon’s team is the Bengals, the Cleveland Browns honored Leah at halftime and where the entire stadium spontaneously decided to chan…

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Mpora shared a video  11/5/14

So this guy passed out halfway through a tandem skydive… Scary!Full video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_OXL0qvek

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Mandatory shared a picture  11/6/14

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The Kansas City Star shared a link  11/8/14

Royals fans could be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year?

Royals fans are candidates for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year awardkansascity.com

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Teton Gravity Research shared a link  11/5/14

If this doesn’t go viral, we’re not sure what will…

Insane Video: RZR Car Goes “Mountain Biking”bit.ly

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Sport & Hobby

Interracial Dating shared a picture  11/4/14

Yesterday my husband returned home safe, sound and back in our children’s little arms! Thank you all for your prayers, support and encouragement! #interracialcoupleLove,Sanford Family

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Brady to GRONK for SIX!! Patriots go up 43-21

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DayTripFinder shared a picture  11/3/14

WIN a family ticket to LaplandUK including 4 star hotel with breakfast and dinner! To ENTER share this post and go here ► http://daytrips.to/1ttWSehGet 3 BONUS entries for each friend that enters, so do spread the word!!!The family ticket is valid on the 17th, 18th 19th, 22nd or 23rd of December. Good luck all! xOn entering every family enjoys three hours of festive fun, helping the elves, d…

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For the first time since 2003, Colorado State was ranked in both the USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll at No. 25, and the AP Top 25 poll coming in at No. 23! See what Coach McElwain had to say here: http://col.st/LzE7C

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The LAD Bible shared a video  11/8/14

When you think you’re home alone cleaning the house…

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Codeblack Life shared a picture  11/6/14

#ThrowbackThursday of President Barack Obama and the gorgeous First Lady Michelle Obama! #younglove

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Street FX Motorsport & Graphics shared a video  11/7/14

Damn I need me one of these! Car jack with built in jack stands! :O

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Yahoo Movies shared a link  11/4/14

“Life is amazing. Life is f–king messy. Life is what you make of it.” – Dwayne The Rock Johnson

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The SPORT Bible shared a video  11/6/14

Before ‘tiki-taka’ was invented, Manchester United did this …

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American Kennel Club shared a picture  11/6/14

How many likes for this aDOGable pup? 🙂

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Fun

Vulture shared a link  11/3/14

Say hello to your new Gambit.

Channing Tatum Will Star As Gambit in X-Men Spinoff vult.re

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BabyGaga shared a picture  11/3/14

Oh this is too adorable!

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Tickld shared a picture  11/4/14

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CollegeHumor shared a video  11/3/14

“Anaconda: The Educational Version.” If Nicki Minaj took a different approach…

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indieWIRE shared a link  11/4/14

“It’s been a while since somebody has come out with such a big vision.” Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino Compares ‘Interstellar’ To Tarkovsky & Malickblogs.indiewire.com

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ComingSoon.net shared a link  11/5/14

Channing Tatum is targeting a role in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, #TheHatefulEight!

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Hollywood Life shared a link  11/8/14

Uh oh! Justin Bieber will be releasing a new album in early 2015. Unfortunately, that will put him in direct competition with his ex — Selena Gomez also released a new song — for Grammy awards.

Justin Bieber Releasing New Album In 2015: Competing With Selena Gomez For Grammyshollywoodlife.com

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Joey Graceffa shared a picture  11/7/14

Happy Puppy!

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YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com shared a picture  11/6/14

I found a fun game to play with Laalaa (who we are dog sitting). I keep meowing at him because this is the look I get and it’s too cute 🙂

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I Love My Boston Terrier shared a picture  11/6/14

Cuteness overload! :)▬▬► Thousands of Boston Terrier owners have already joined, have you? Signup FREE here: http://ilovedogs.ws/-BostonTerrierEmail

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