Much of the news, events, happenings and gossip got their buzz via social media this year. Here are a few local and international items that created online frenzies.
1. New Mobile App helps fight crime in Jamaica
Jamaica is a beautiful country with an ugly problem. Crime. Now CrimeBot, a mobile app, will help alert Jamaicans of crime areas and report incidents. The app maps crime hot spots so users can view crime directly around them, report crimes and search other location for crimes. CrimeBot can produce useful data that might inform real estate purchases, for example, according to the Jamaica Observer.
1. Try Some Brain Orgasm
The noise of the Internet is deafening, apparently, so users are now tuning into videos of people whispering for relief. For some reason, the whispering triggers Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), which is defined as 'a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.'
The Chik-V Meme Attack
Chikungunya is serious and scary, and has taking down dozens of Jamaicans in the past few weeks. But, Jamaicans tek serious ting mek joke! Out came the songs, and of course, the memes. From Chixkungunya to The chicken gunman, this virus is getting star treatment!
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