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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 »

Reddit PUA Kickstarter Raises $16K+ For Rape Tips Book

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A Reddit inspired Kickstarter to publish a “PUA” book titled Above The Game has come in for huge backlash after it was revealed that much of the tome’s expected content involved advocating behavior that walks a scary line between “seduction” and “sexual assault.” Reddit’s misogyny and big PUA (pick-up artist) culture is often lambasted on the… Read more »

Facebook RSS Reader: Graph API Code Points To Future Feature

Facebook RSS Reader

A new Facebook RSS reader may soon become a reality. Facebook on Friday began delivering press event notices to various publications, and the letter claims a “big idea” is on the way from the world’s largest social network. Facebook Reader talk began surfacing after developer Tom Waddington discovered new code inside the Facebook Graph API…. Read more »

Bill Gates Joins LinkedIn, Instantly Becomes Super Influencer

Bill Gates Joins LinkedIn

Bill Gates has joined LinkedIn, and his influence was felt almost the moment he signed into his business-centric social account. As expected, Gates’ involvement on LinkedIn has immediately tagged him as a super influencer. A super influencer at LinkedIn requires the user to be a successful business mogul who contributes blog posts for the platform…. Read more »

Facebook Hashtag Feature Debuting Soon

Facebook announced that hashtags will be available in the coming weeks

The Facebook hashtag will be rolling out in the coming weeks, seeking to deepen the competition with rival social media site Twitter. The feature was first hinted at in March, with Facebook exploring how it could implement the popular function. Facebook acknowledged that, while Twitter has been the go to social media source for self… Read more »

HGTV Apologizes After American Flag Tablecloth Outrage

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HGTV’s American flag tablecloth suggestion ruffled a lot of feathers, and the home improvement network has apologized for offending a large number of Facebook and Twitter users with its website suggestion that the American flag be used as a “table runner” for July 4 barbecues before it is displayed on a flagpole. The HGTV American… Read more »

Twitter: Chewbacca Gets His Cane Back

Twitter gets Chewbacca his cane back

Chewbacca recently got his cane back thanks to Twitter. The actor known for his role as the Wookiee from Star Wars had his cane confiscated by airport security on his way back from a Sci-Fi convention. Seven-plus-foot-tall Peter Mayhew had his lightsaber cane seized when TSA thought it was an actual weapon, but thanks to… Read more »

‘Welcome Home Cheater’ Sign Spotted In Washington

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A sign reading “Welcome Home Cheater” was allegedly spotted by a Reddit user’s pals in Washington State, but, as is often the case with these enticing public embarrassment revenge stories, we only have a small bit of the tale. Less than a small bit, in the case of the “Welcome Home Cheater” banner, neatly painted… Read more »

Facebook Taking Down Post-Mastectomy Photos, Cancer Survivors Upset

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Breast cancer is a scary topic for anyone, and sometimes finding help and support from others can prove to be a challenging experience. For some, like Scorchy Barrington of New York, inspiration comes from online programs/groups. Programs such as the SCAR Project bring a lot of men and women who suffer with breast cancer hope… Read more »

Snoopy Makes His Vine Debut, 11 More Clips To Soon Follow

Snoopy Makes Vine Debut

Khoa Phan has made a name for himself on Vine by creating some really cool and inventive stop-motion animations. This week, Phan took his talents to the world of Charles Shultz and his Peanuts characters. Phan inked a 12-Vine deal with Peanuts Worldwide to create a group of inventive Vine’s that would bring us back… Read more »