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Trending today: Met Gala, #AmazonCart on Twitter & Match.com offers scholarship to 'match' babies

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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.

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery victim of home invasion

Country music singer Scotty McCreery was the victim of an early morning home invasion near the campus of North Carolina State University, where he is a student.

Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said officers were called shortly before 2 a.m. Monday to an apartment about a mile from campus. People at the apartment told police that three suspects armed with guns robbed them of wallets, cash and electronic items.

Police said the 20-year-old McCreery was at the apartment visiting friends. No one was injured.

McCreery won "American Idol" in 2011. He was named best new artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards the next year. In addition to being a recording star and a pitchman for Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits, McCreery is wrapping up his sophomore year of college.

On his Facebook page Monday, McCreery thanked the Raleigh police for "their quick response and hard work" in investigating the case.

Met Costume Institute Gala brings out the stars

Celebrities walked the red carpet Monday at the Costume Institute Gala.

Jay Z and Beyonce were there, as well as Sarah Jessica Parker, Bradley Cooper and John Legend. The annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute is a blend of the arts, fashion and entertainment.

Taylor Swift sent a tweet that put it all into perspective, "That moment when your cat casually walks up,then abruptly ATTACKS your custom satin Oscar de la Renta gown during your fitting for Met Ball."

Read more of the #MetGala conversation on Twitter.

#AmazonCart: Add products to your cart on Twitter

Amazon rolled out a new feature called #AmazonCart, which lets you add Amazon products to your shopping cart without leaving Twitter.

You first have to connect your Twitter and Amazon accounts in your social media settings. Once your accounts are synced, all you have to do is reply with the hashtag #AmazonCart to any tweet that contains an Amazon product link and it will be added to your cart.

This new feature is all about the convenience factor.

"No more switching apps, typing passwords or trying to remember items you saw onTwitter," an Amazon YouTube video explains.

It's win-win for bother companies. Twitter has found a savvy way to fulfill its e-commerce aspirations, which has been under pressure to monetize its social network activity, and Amazon is the default retailer for these transactions.

Match.com wants to send 'made' babies to college

The dating website Match.com is celebrating its upcoming 20th anniversary with a college scholarship program for the kids "made" by its services.

Match CEO Sam Yagan said when the site launched nearly 20 years ago, couples were embarrassed to reveal they met online.

"They were making up stories: ‘We met at the park,' or a conference. Now people are pretty open about it," he told BuzzFeed Business.

More than one million babies have reportedly been born via match connections over the years.

A grand prize winner of the site's #MatchMade contest will receive $50,000 in scholarship money, and their parents will win a bonus $5,000 for a getaway.

According to MatchMade.com, students must:
  • Be between the ages of 13-20
  • Be born to parents who met or remarried through Match.com
  • Submit a 1-2 minute video that tells their parent's love story
  • Make 'em laugh and cry! Only the most creative and heartfelt video will win.

The general public will choose the best of 10 finalists through Facebook and Twitter.

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