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McDonald’s flipped its arch in celebration of International Women’s Day—and the internet is not “lovin’ it.” For one day, one California McDonald’s location turned its “M” to a “W” “in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere,” according to Chief Diversity Officer Wendy Lewis. The strategy was also extended to the chain’s digital channels and on the uniforms of employees. However, if you ask the internet, the effort fell short. Trending responses on Twitter include: “I bet all the money you'd spend on doing that being used for women's charities or scholarships would be a better one,” “If @McDonalds actually cares about women—how bout: Paying a livable wage, Providing healthcare to your employees, Hiring Women/minorities in leadership,” and “women: raise your minimum wage to $15/hour
mcdonalds: what if we make the arch a W for women”
An Alexa glitch turned into a Twitter trending moment this week after a swarm of users started reporting acts of defiance and unprompted laughter from their devices. @CaptHandlebar was one of the first to tweet about the strange occurrence, posting a video of his Alexa randomly laughing and saying how he was “freaked” because he “thought a kid was laughing behind [him].” The tweet garnered over 14,000 likes and now many users are reporting similar experiences, as well as new glitches, including Alexa listing off funeral homes and whistling without being asked to. Amazon has since responded with the statement, “We’re aware of this and working to fix it,” and says they will be changing the commands Alexa…