People say cats have nine lives, but we'll always be shocked by what some cats manage to live through. Like Ringer, a cat who somehow survived for two months under the floor of a house that had burned down. Christine Marr, Ringer's owner, posted about the miraculous rescue on Facebook. Two months ago, a fire destroyed Marr's home. While Marr and her dog Chloe were rescued from the flames, Ringer could not be found.
With all the attention on Mark Zuckerberg's visit to DC this week, it can be easy to lose sight of an important detail: Facebook also owns Instagram. Of course, this means it also has access to the photo-sharing app's massive user base. Bloomberg Businessweek has a detailed look at the relationship between the two companies as Instagram approaches 1 billion total users. Mark Zuckerberg says he's not resigning Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic In an interview with The Atlantic, the Facebook CEO admits he's looking for some outside help, but maintains he isn't going anywhere. There are endless reactions to Zuckerberg's testimony this week, but this opinion piece from The New York Times is a solid read even though it was more of a preview to this week's events.
A barrage of political links, ads and other content has filled up your News Feed over the last few months. With each new election, the amount of noise seems to get worse and now that we have two candidates who both have quite a list of shortcomings, the chatter is at an all-time high. The New York Times Magazine takes a deep dive into how Facebook is serving as a massive political media machine and its influence on democracy in the US. Dear Internet: It's Time to Fix This Mess You Made Wired In a week that saw actress Leslie Jones attacked online once more, Wired penned an open letter to the internet to plead for an end online harassment. Will teaming up with The Roots' drummer and DJ Questlove give Pandora a much-needed boost as it preps to launch a streaming service?
Are Hosts, Replicants, and robot clones closer than we think? Black Mirror already uncomfortably aligns with the real world, but we might be even closer to more advanced concepts from that show and others, like Westworld and Altered Carbon, becoming reality. The Ringer offers a look at just how far away we could be from Hosts, Replicants and robotic clones following a new trailer release for Keanu Reeves' long lost Replicas movie. The entire catalog of Prince's creative work, both released and unreleased, is under the care of one man. If you've ever tasted a MRE (Meals, Ready to Eat), you know there's only so much you can do that doesn't require cooking.
In Netflix's Upside Down Reality, 'Stranger Things' Is a Hit Before It Even Premieres Victor Luckerson, The Ringer The excitement around Stranger Things season 2 has been building for months. We've seen soundtracks, merchandise and all kinds of promo tie-ins with other companies along the way. As the show returns this week, the buzz is already so high that reviews probably won't even matter -- people will binge it anyway. It also helps that the first season was both really good and seemed to be really popular, despite the company not releasing any numbers. The Ringer takes a look at how Netflix creates the feeling of must-see TV even though we might not ever find out how popular its shows really are.