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Facebook Experiments With Trending Topics

Facebook Announces Experiments With Trending Topics

As Facebook continues to work to stay prevalent in the ever growing world of social media, it has now started experimenting with trending topics. According to AllThingsD Facebook is acting more like Twitter. This can be seen through the introduction of Facebook Hashtags, which was introduced about two months ago, and now with Facebook Trending… Read more »

Are White People Boycotting Ebony For Trayvon Cover?

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Are white people boycotting Ebony magazine over a moving series of covers that honor slain teen Trayvon Martin this month? The Ebony Trayvon cover has been heavily circulated on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But soon after, a hashtag was also widely shared, #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY. As it stands, there is no evidence white people… Read more »

Food Truck Employee Fired After Tweet Shaming Financial Firm

food truck employee fired for tweet over tip.

A food truck employee who was not happy about a tip-less order and spoke up on Twitter was fired over the incident. The fact that someone loses his job, is nothing new, but the way in which Brendan O’Connor lost his had social media up in arms. Employees fired over social media comments is nothing… Read more »

Twitter Troll Outed When Someone Threatens To Tell Mom

Twitter hires former Google executive to handle entertainment business.

Twitter trolls, we all know them. One of them learned a hard lesson when someone threatened to tell his mom. If you use Twitter regularly, chances are you know one or two trolls. I know I do. The nasty language full of insults when they feel you are talking about them, even if you are… Read more »

Chipotle Twitter Hack Faked In Lame Media Stunt

Chipotle Twitter hack

The Chipotle Twitter hack attack wasn’t just stupid, lame, and boring. The Sunday hack was faked by the Chipotle company itself, according to multiple media sources on Thursday morning. This month Chipotle has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fast food chain with a 20-day long treasure hunt. Apparently, nobody much cared. So to… Read more »

Twitter Symbols And Abbreviations Make New Lingo

Twitter hires former Google executive to handle entertainment business.

As Twitter becomes more and more popular and users try to learn the ins and outs of using it, they might come across different symbols, some of which might be unknown to them. We all know the # stands for a hashtag and is used when something is trending or has the potential to trend…. Read more »

We Are Not Trayvon Martin, White Social Web Chants

Trayvon Martin Protests Widespread, But Mostly Peaceful

A new meme following the Zimmerman trial, “We Are Not Trayvon Martin,” has been gaining steam — taking a popular protest cry, “I Am Trayvon Martin,” and flipping it to state the obvious. After Martin was gunned down at the age of barely 17, armed with just Skittles and a can of iced tea, the… Read more »

The Trayvon Martin Riots Video They Don’t Want You To See [Video]

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As a verdict neared, the specter of Trayvon Martin riots loomed large on Twitter, Facebook, and even in old media, and many comments were made regarding the perceived potential for unrest after what appeared to be an unpopular impending verdict in the case. Soon after George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict, Trayvon Martin riots footage began… Read more »

Reddit Pizza Blitz Drowns Cancer-Stricken Girl In 20 Pies

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A Reddit pizza bombing delighted a sick toddler, who has been battling cancer in a Los Angeles children’s hospital, and just wanted some of the popular treat. The Reddit pizza shower came after Lauren Hammersley, mom to 2-year-old Hazel, made a simple sign out of boredom for her ailing daughter Saturday. Sitting with Hazel, who… Read more »

JusticeForTrayvon: Twitter’s Most Poignant Zimmerman Verdict Tweets

Angry Trayvon App Removed

As the hashtag #JusticeForTrayvon trends on Twitter and rallies are organized across the nation in response to the George Zimmerman verdict, it seems fitting that social media is the litmus test for popular opinion on the case. It is probably accurate to say we all learned of Trayvon Martin through sites like Facebook, where his… Read more »

Injured Kitty In Japan Instant Internet Sensation [Photos]

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The Internet is a sucker for cute cats, and this injured kitty in Japan is no exception. Millions of hearts went “awwwwww” when photos of this little guy appeared online. The photos show the tiny little thing wrapped up in what appears to be a hand made crochet cast, for lack of a better word…. Read more »

Reddit Permission Slip Warns Parents Kids Might ‘Touch Mud’

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A Reddit permission slip gone viral is the sort of thing many parents are increasingly becoming annoyed with, a kind of ambient fearmongering embrace of all possible dangers, however remote, keeping kids off playgrounds and out of trees. Over on r/WTF, a subreddit whose name is self explanatory, the Reddit permission slip seems to encompass… Read more »

NSA-Proof App ‘Heml.is’ From Pirate Bay Founder Protects Private Communication

Pirate Bay Founder Blocks NSA With 'Heml.is' App

The NSA-proof app Heml.is from a Pirate Bay founder guarantees protection for private communications from those pesky creeps at the National Security Administration the federal government, according to an article on The Hollywood Reporter. The THR website reported that Peter Sunde, one of the founding members of Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, has launched Heml.is as… Read more »

Golden Corral Dumpster Story Highlights Power Of Social Media [Video, Update]

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The Golden Corral dumpster drama that kicked off this week when a Reddit thread highlighting an older YouTube video that appeared to depict questionable food handling practices is a growing issue for large chains, who often learn of adulteration claims through social media buzz. (Update: After the Golden Corral dumpster story broke this morning, the manager… Read more »

Timebomb Tweet At Pink Concert Lands Teen In Jail

Timebomb Tweet

A 16-year-old boy was thrown out of a Pink concert after their “Timebomb tweet” caused a panic at Rod Laver Arena. The teen was making a reference to Pink’s song “Timebomb” when they tweeted the following message: “@Pink I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blow up #RodLaverArena. Bitch.” Staff members worried about the tweet used… Read more »

Djokovic Vs. Murray On Social Media, Who’s Winning?

Djokovic vs. Murray on social media

The men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray is underway at Wimbledon, but who is winning on social media? The match has just started on the field and the clear favorite is Scottish player Andy Murray, he is after all the local. On paper the No. 1 seed Djokovic appears to have the edge… Read more »

YouTube And Vevo Sign New Multi-Year Agreement

YouTube and Vevo New Contract

Google controlled YouTube and music video provider Vevo have agreed to a new multi-year deal. According to reports, the new deal is worth somewhere north of $40 to $50 million. The new agreement will also see Google investing more money in the actual Vevo platform. By signing a new multi-year deal, Google ensures that Vevo… Read more »

Andrew Cain Commits Suicide After Police Mock Him On Facebook

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Andrew Cain, a 19-year-old from Idaho, took his own life this week — after local police mocked him on their Facebook page. While Andrew Cain’s situation was not uncommon (police are increasingly using social media to shame suspects), the suicide aspect is a new one — and the teen’s family member say that while they… Read more »

Mike Patterson Dies After Heroic Rescue, Family Issues Statement

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Mike Patterson has died after initially becoming paralyzed in the rescue of a 4-year-old girl, and now good samaritan has is being remembered not only for his sacrifice, but for his life. The story of Mike Patterson’s heroic rescue at great cost to himself was one that moved many on the web even prior to… Read more »

Chick-Fil-A Founder’s Gay Marriage Tweet Deleted

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Chick-Fil-A’s gay marriage stance was briefly at the fore again this week when founder Dan Cathy tweeted a message of disdain following the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA, the Defense Of Marriage Act. Last summer, Chick-Fil-A became an unlikely flashpoint in the gay marriage debate when Cathy extolled “the biblical definition of a marriage” in… Read more »

Google Street View Lets You Stand On World’s Tallest Building

Google Street View lets you stand on top of the world's tallest building

Google Street View lets you stand on top of the world’s tallest building. Google Maps has given us the ability to see things we wouldn’t ordinarily be able to, like landmarks in London while you live in Southern California, for instance. As time goes by, we continue to find little Easter Eggs using the navigation… Read more »