Trending today: Teen live tweets Gaza under attack, OkCupid experiments with users & Peyton Manning breaks it down to 'Rocky Top'

Published: Jul. 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM EDT
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A teenage girl living in Gaza has been using Twitter to document bombings near her home....
A teenage girl living in Gaza has been using Twitter to document bombings near her home. (Photo: Twitter/Farah Baker)

(FOX19) - While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.

Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.

16-year-old girl live tweets Gaza attack

A teenage girl living in Gaza is apparently using Twitter to show bombings near her home, Buzzfeed reports.

Farah Baker, 16, has gained thousands of followers overnight as she live-tweeted Israel's most recent attack on Gaza. The teen has been blogging about her life in Gaza since 2012.

In one tweet posted Monday, "@Farah_Gazan: This is in my area. I can't stop crying. I might die tonight #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #ICC4Israel #AJAGAZA"

In another she mentioned her little sister, "@Farah_Gazan: Whenever my 6 yrs old sis hear the rocket falling she covers her ears and shout while crying in order not to hear the bomb #Gaza #AJAGAZA"

In addition to updates and photos, she also posted multiple Vine videos showing the scene outside her home.

"I'm 16yrs old and have witnessed 3 wars, as I see, this is the hardest one #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #GazaUnderFire #AJAGAZA #ICC4Israel," she posted at 6:55 p.m. local time.

Plenty offered their support to Baker on Twitter and tweeted to find out if she was alright.

On Tuesday morning, she posted: "@Farah_Gazan: I wannn thank all of u 4 supporting me, and I'm really sorry 4 not answering but I was really so nervous and unable 2 talk 2 anybody. #Gaza"

OkCupid conducts experiments on users: 'that's how websites work'

In June, Facebook came under fire after revealing it had tested to see if emotions were contagious by deliberately manipulating the content of news feeds for 700,000 users.

Now the popular dating site OkCupid admits they removed text from users' profiles, hid people's photos, and even told some users they were exceptionally good for each other when in fact they were in fact an awful match.

Admittedly, the company did it as an experiment to see what would happen.

OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote in a blog post, "If you use the Internet, you're the subject of hundreds of experiments. ...That's how websites work."

One of the experiments called "Love is Blind" consisted of removing pictures from user profiles. The company found that people are generally shallow and overemphasize the importance of a potential partner's good looks.

By removing text in profiles and leaving the pictures, they also discovered that, "essentially, the text is less than 10% of what people think of you."

Peyton Manning breaks it down to "Rocky Top"

You can take Peyton Manning out of Tennessee, but you can't take the Tennessee out of Peyton.

The University of Tennessee alumni and Denver Broncos QB put on his dancing shoes before Monday's practice as "Rocky Top Tennessee" blasted out of the speakers.

Receiver Wes Welker broke it down too.

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