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Teen’s Political Tweet Sparks Free Speech Discussion
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A Kansas teen who was asked to apologize for a politically charged tweet has made a stand of sorts, and hopes her tweet will do something even larger for free speech in social media. Last week, 18-year-old Emma Sullivan was …

Google’s “Not Provided” Referrals Growing In Percentage? Google’s “Not Provided” Referrals Growing In Percentage?
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Last month, Google announced that it would begin encrypting search queries with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) as the default experience at Google.com for users who are logged in to their Google accounts. As a result, there is a lot data …

Facebook’s 40 Most Shared Articles for 2011 Facebook’s 40 Most Shared Articles for 2011
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It’s nearing the end of 2011 and so it’s time for every American media outlet to once again contribute to their annual national birthright: compiling lists! One of the better compilations to be released today is Facebook’s Most Shared Articles …

Office for iPad in 2012? Office for iPad in 2012?

The rumor mill has been thrown into high gear today on reports from The Daily that Microsoft is at long last preparing a version of its flagship Office software for Apple’s iPad. The Daily, citing internal sources, reports that Microsoft …

Urban Meyer, Potatoes Au Gratin, and Lice Urban Meyer, Potatoes Au Gratin, and Lice

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Foursquare Deals Now Include Scoutmob for 13 Cities Foursquare Deals Now Include Scoutmob for 13 Cities

Foursquare announced today that it has partnered with Scoutmob to add 500 new deals throughout 13 cities in the U.S. “The best part about Scoutmob Specials? They’re free, don’t require a credit card or up-front purchase, and the deals are …

Google, YouTube Usage & The Media Diet Google, YouTube Usage & The Media Diet

Today’s infographic round-up looks under Google’s hood, how people use YouTube, and the media diet, as illustrated by Wired. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Google – Under the Hood by BlogSearchEngine.com (via Search Engine Journal): YouTube usage: via Balancing …

Peruse Through The Home of the Skyrim Serial Killer

It looks as though there is a serial killer running rampant in the world of Skyrim. Some collect horses, armor, books… you know normal everyday items. This guy on the other hand collects the bodies of decapitated female companion characters, …

Lieberman Urges Google To Ban Terrorist Content Lieberman Urges Google To Ban Terrorist Content

Following the arrest of Jose Pimentel earlier this month for plotting a bomb attack in New York City, Sen. Joe Lieberman is now calling upon Google to ban all terrorist material. Citing Google’s prior crack-down on terrorist content on YouTube, …

Relationship Marketing: A Long Term Strategy for Social Media Relationship Marketing: A Long Term Strategy for Social Media
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When social media really began to come on the scene, the entire basis of social networks was built upon interactions and connections. However, as it grew in popularity, marketers began to see its value and started embracing it. Although many businesses have seen great success with integrating social media into their marketing campaigns, it seems that the level of real social interactions has decreased.

Blackberry Mobile Fusion brings security software to iOS and Android Blackberry Mobile Fusion brings security software to iOS and Android
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For years Blackberry was the biggest name in mobile business solutions. Some of the first and best smartphones were Blackberry devices, which were once ubiquitous in the business world. When the iPhone came along in 2007, it did not seem …

PageRank, Stephen Hawking & Pizza PageRank, Stephen Hawking & Pizza

Today’s video round-up features some PageRank eduction from Matt Cutts, NMA’s take on the Ndamukong Suh situation, Stephen Hawking dicussing YouTube Space Lab, and much more. View more daily video round-ups here. Matt Cutts talks PageRank split possibilities: NMA does …

Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline Google Has “Exciting” Scraper Related Stuff in the Pipeline
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Google Webmaster Central tweeted out a new Matt Cutts video today, discussing the Panda update and scrapers. The specific question addressed is: “I understand that the recent farmer update (Panda) gives a penalty for poor content. Given the penalty scrapers …

Google Maps The Indoors Google Maps The Indoors

Remember paper maps? The kind that required olympic dexterity to hold and read competently and that never folded up as neatly as it was when it was brand new? Better yet, do you remember the last time you even used …

Pro-Life Siri Really Hates Abortion Pro-Life Siri Really Hates Abortion
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Apple’s talk-of-the-town voice assistant software Siri can help you do a lot of things. I use Siri to text my friends while I’m driving, so I don’t become one of those statistics you hear on commercials. Folks use Siri to …

Follow-Up: Gerloff Chimes in on YaCy Follow-Up: Gerloff Chimes in on YaCy

This morning we ran a story on a new free search engine, YaCy. YaCy has no web portal like that of traditional search engines, instead it relies on users to download a peer-to-peer software client, which crawls the web from …

Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users
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The era of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” is in full swing, and while some are still expressing privacy concerns and lamenting that Facebook is killing the essence of sharing, it appears that some folks are happy to hop on the wave …

Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41: Comedians, Other Celebs React Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41: Comedians, Other Celebs React

Patrice O’Neal, the comedian who caught flak at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, has passed away at the age of 41. O’Neal, a diabetic, suffered a stroke back in October and died from complications. The news came today …

The Sith Who Stole Christmas: Star Wars Holiday Mash-Up The Sith Who Stole Christmas: Star Wars Holiday Mash-Up

I never really thought about it until seeing this video, but Darth Vader’s story really does mirror the Grinch in Dr. Seuss’ ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘. A mean, ornery Sith, who’s whole bag is to just ruin everyone else’s …

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Models, Celebs Prepare On Twitter Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Models, Celebs Prepare On Twitter

In more than 90 countries this evening, TV sets will be tuned to a program that has become not only one of the top fashion shows of the year, but a stage for big musical talent as well. That, and …

Facebook Privacy Settlement Announced by FTC Facebook Privacy Settlement Announced by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission announced today that Facebook has settled charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises. Under the proposed settlement, Facebook is required to give consumers clear and prominent notice and obtain consent before information …

Movember Keeps On Moving Movember Keeps On Moving

In the penultimate day of Movember‘s month-long mission against prostate cancer, Google has released a new video to highlight the success of the movement. The video has enlisted a cast of international supporters offering testimonials (as well as several impressive …

UPDATE: Apple Axes iTether UPDATE: Apple Axes iTether
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In a move that should suprise no one, iTether, an app that allowed people to tether their phones to their computers without purchasing a carrier tethering plan, has been pulled from the Apple App Store. The app became available early …

Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 Years Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 Years
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Weeks after a jury found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter, in the death of Michael Jackson, he was sentenced to 4 years. During the sentencing you could tell Judge Michael Pastor knew he was on live television, as …