Darnell Dockett Unveils New ‘Ridiculous’ Facemask

Darnell Dockett Unveils New 'Ridiculous' FacemaskImagine Darnell Dockett was asked how many bars he wanted on his facemask, to which he replied, “All of them.”

‘Design and motivation’

Of course, that kind of design draws comparisons to the other NFL player rocking bars on their facemasks. New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck immediately comes to mind.

If you are wondering why Tuck decided to depart from the wide-open look of conventional helmets, it’s to protect his neck from being twisted by players grabbing at his facemask. The design and motivation behind the facemask was covered in a 2012 Report over at Giants.com. In it, Tuck pretty much foretold the future.


‘Ridiculously over-designed’

“Everybody is like, ‘Can I get that facemask?’ No, it’s exclusive to me, no one else can have it,” Tuck said. “But it’s a copycat league in everything people do so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few of those floating around before we play.”

Yahoo! Sports reports the grill comes by way of Bad-Ass Masks. They call this version the “Freight Train” over at their Facebook page. Brace yourselves—ridiculously over-designed facemasks are coming.

Do you like Darnell Dockett’s “ridiculous” facemask? Do you think he’ll wear it during the season?

Source: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report

Image: Business Insider

Facebook To Finally Add ‘Hashtag’ Feature

Facebook To Finally Add 'Hashtag' FeatureHashtags are coming to Facebook to help users better surface conversations.

‘Functional hashtags’

Support for the all-but-ubiquitous topic organization system was rumored in March and will roll out to a small percentage of users Wednesday. Facebook will roll out hashtags to more users in the coming weeks.

The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook, and functional hashtags are the first step.According to Facebook, many users already post hashtags anyway, so why not make them work? Hashtags will be both clickable and searchable, so, for example, topics like #NSALeaks or #NBAFinals will now exist.


‘Clickable’

Hashtags from other services, such as Instagram, are clickable as well. Users will also be able to compose posts directly from a hashtag feed and search results. That could make adding real-time content to specific streams easier than before.

Twitter user Chris Messina created in 2007 the hashtag as we know it today.

What do you think of Facebook rolling out the hashtag soon — cool or not? Feel free to dish out your opinion via the comment box below!

Source: Christina Warren, Mashable, CNN

Image: Social Ribbit