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Tumblr Founder Goes From High School Dropout To $250 Million

Tumblr Founder Rich

Tumblr has made David Karp a very rich young man. The 26-year-old founder of the blogging platform never finished high school but now has sold his creation for a fortune. Karp recently sold Tumblr to Yahoo! for $1.1 billion, leaving him with a pretty nice sum. Forbes estimates that Karp, who owns a 25 percent… Read more »

Survey Reveals ‘Pinterest Stress’ Affects Nearly Half Of Moms

pinterest stress

Do you suffer from “Pinterest stress,” a condition involving the feelings of inadequacy women experience when browsing the perfectly color-coordinated gluten-free meals and explicitly detailed seasonal crafts pinned and repinned to the site? If you’re a user, the idea of Pinterest stress probably doesn’t even need to be explained — any of the site’s mostly… Read more »

YouTube Paid Subscriptions Begin

YouTube begins paid subscriptions

YouTube paid subscriptions have begun. It seems paid video feed has gone a step further today. Movie and TV hosting is nothing new to the internet, with Netflix and Amazon Video, and now YouTube has taken a leap into seeing how it can make more money off its services. YouTube won’t be taking on the… Read more »

Facebook Friend Worth $174.17, Says New Study

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How much is a Facebook friend worth? According to a new study a Facebook friend is worth about $174.17. That doesn’t really apply to your aunt Sally or uncle Joe. The new study, which was conducted by the social intelligence company Syncapse, focuses on companies on Facebook and the value of their social media fans…. Read more »

Fourth Grader Calmly Explains Gay Marriage: ‘Get Over It’

fourth grader gay marriage essay

The gay marriage debate took an interesting turn this week when an essay penned by a fourth-grader went viral, sparking debate again over the issue of marriage equality. A frequently-lamented tenet from the anti-equality side is “the children” and whether gay marriage morally poses a risk to kids in America. Many who oppose marriage equality… Read more »

Facebook Video Ads Coming To News Feeds

Facebook Video Ads

Are you ready for Facebook video ads to start appearing in your news feed? We have known for months that the social giant was prepping the ads, and a new report now suggests they are almost ready for primetime. According to the report, Facebook is in talks with various agencies who would become responsible for… Read more »

YouTube VHS Mode Celebrates The Videocassette

57th Anniversary Of The VCR

YouTube is celebrating the 57th anniversary of the videocassette recorder with VHS mode. For many people who use the video sharing site on a regular basis, the idea of recording a video using analog equipment is probably archaic. In addition to providing severely downgraded picture quality, videotapes were also prone to break at the drop… Read more »