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Obama Returns To The Spotlight To Talk Politics While Expertly Avoiding Donald Trump's Name — Get The Best Twitter Reactions!

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On Monday, Barack Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office in January!

The former President visited University of Chicago to speak to the students about community involvement of the next generation, and we could only imagine what else.

It's no wonder he had the institution AND "President Obama" trending on Twitter, as he told the crowd:

"The single most important thing I can do is prepare next generation to take their crack at changing the world."

Preach!

Obviously, we hoped the 55-year-old would make any remarks about Donald Trump as it comes the same week POTUS hits his 100-day mark in office… and well, he expertly avoided it!

Related: Here Are Trump's Most Confusing Quotes From His AP Interview

There were some hints though as he brought up getting news from social media (as in possible fake news), immigration, and the "cutthroat" business of having a clothing line (cough cough, Ivanka Trump).

Watch video from his opening (below), and take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions!

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Mobile Phone Users Are Getting Their BUMP On!

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bump app gaining popularity

Have you gotten bumped lately???

While in school at the University of Chicago, business students David Lieb and Jake Mintz came up with the iPhone app Bump, which has totally blown up!

For those of you out there who are virgins to the Bump, it's an app that allows iPhone and Android users to exchange contact information, photos, music, videos, and apps by "bumping" two phones together.

By now, the app created by the two former Chicago students has now been downloaded thirty million times, and it's been banked by $20 million from venture firms! Wowsa!

Here's what co-founder Jake Mintz had to say about the evolution of BUMP:

“We expected Bump to be used in formal situations, like replacing business cards, but when we looked at how people were actually using it, it was for fun, after five. It became a nights and weekends app, people using it in social situations. So once we saw that, we shifted to trying to emphasize fun over serious, like sharing music and photos.”

Given the fact that it's a free download, the next step will be for the Bump guys to figure out a way to make money off of their app. We're sure they'll figure something out.

Best of luck, guys! Keep on bumpin'!

[Image via Bump.]

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