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The Changing Media Landscape – Is There a Solution? The Changing Media Landscape – Is There a Solution?
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New media has completely transformed the way consumers gather news and information. While it has created many new opportunities, it has also brought about numerous challenges to traditional media and even contributed to, what some consider, dying business models.

Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling
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The internet has been buzzing about the recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to restrict the sale of graphically violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 vote, the SCOTUS struck down a California State law that …

NBA Player Retweets Could Cost $1 Million NBA Player Retweets Could Cost $1 Million
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The NBA has ceased operations with the expiration of the then-current collective bargaining agreement. Essentially, until a new CBA is agreed upon, the NBA is dead. There is no NBA. Sure, there may be again at some point, but as …

Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email” Hotmail Introduces “Instant Email”
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You don’t much hear about Hotmail, or, well, email as a whole much anymore — unless, of course, there’s some kind of virus running rampant. That being said, even news on that particular front is pretty quiet. The fact is, …

Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response
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It looks like the battle of the budget has claimed the state of Minnesota, or the government at least. But many on Twitter are quick to point out that although state parks are now shut down over the holiday weekend, …

Twitter Boasts 200 Million Tweets Per Day Twitter Boasts 200 Million Tweets Per Day

Twitter has just released an impressive statistic on their blog, one that shows the company on a massive upswing. As of June, halfway through the year, Twitter is reporting 200 million tweets per day. 200 million. That’s a staggering figure, …

API Coming Soon For Google Plus API Coming Soon For Google Plus
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We’re only a few days into the era of Google Plus and already, folks want to add stuff to it, much like Facebook did with Farmville, and whatever other application you’d care to consider. While that may be the beginning …

Ashton Kutcher In Twitter War Over Human Trafficking Ashton Kutcher In Twitter War Over Human Trafficking

No, Ashton Kutcher isn’t guilty of human trafficking, but he and his wife Demi Moore know that some people are. And this is the basis behind one of their most passionate causes. As part of their Demi and Ashton charitable …

Did Mark Zuckerberg Join Google Plus? Did Mark Zuckerberg Join Google Plus?
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As the world scrambles around, trying to get a Google Plus invitation — what, are you above eBay or something? — a rumor broke about perhaps the most famous social media person in the United States joining Google’s currently-exclusive social …

Should the Internet be Taxed? Should the Internet be Taxed?
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On Friday, a new California state law goes into effect that will tax Internet sales through affiliate advertising. Rather than pay such taxes, online retailers like Amazon will instead shut down their affiliate programs in the state. For Amazon, that …

NBA Lockout Happens Tonight, Twitter Gives Its Take NBA Lockout Happens Tonight, Twitter Gives Its Take
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The countdown is now upon us, as the NBA owners plan to lock out the players tonight at midnight EDT. Collective bargaining negotiations have been going on for over two years, but after a three hour meeting this afternoon, owners …

FTC Eyeing Twitter, According to Report, Others Question Validity FTC Eyeing Twitter, According to Report, Others Question Validity
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Business Insider is running a report claiming “Twitter is under federal investigation” from the Federal Trade Commission. This is related to how the company has dealt with third-party apps: acquiring things like Tweetie and TweetDeck turning them into proprietary apps, …

Google Plus: The Positive Feedback Google Plus: The Positive Feedback
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Google is used to getting criticism. No question about that. There has so far been plenty about the company’s latest attempt at social media: Google+. Of course it’s not even fully launched yet. There is also some good feedback about …

Mark Halperin Calls Obama A Dick, Apologizes, Suspended Anyway
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Today on Joe Scarborough’s daily program “Morning Joe,” MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin did something that only the most vile, wicked, morally bankrupt person could do. Hide your kids, hide you wife – Halperin called President Obama a “dick” …

The Doug Hutchison-Courtney Stodden Drama Continues The Doug Hutchison-Courtney Stodden Drama Continues
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A little over a week ago, the internet was set ablaze with a story of love, glamor, and incredibly creepy undertones. Apparently people find it strange when a 51-year-old actor marries a 16-year-old model, who woulda thunk it? When the …

A Google Plus Privacy Flaw Already? A Google Plus Privacy Flaw Already?
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That’s why it’s in beta format, right? Apparently, the sharing/contact issue that plagued Google Buzz is also apart of the Google Plus experience, at least according to reports. We can’t rely verify whether or not the issue exists or was …

White House Announces First Twitter Town Hall With Obama
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The White House has just announced via their official Twitter account that the first Twitter Town Hall with President Obama is starting today. Twitter users are being asked to submit questions to the President from now until July 6th. Just …

Glenn Beck’s Final Show on Fox Marks Transition to the Internet Glenn Beck’s Final Show on Fox Marks Transition to the Internet

At 5 p.m. EST today, controversial commentator Glenn Beck will host his final episode of The Glenn Beck Show on Fox News. For Beck, this not only signals and end to an era, but also the beginning of a new …

Google Plus Invites Appearing on eBay Google Plus Invites Appearing on eBay
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Honestly, we really shouldn’t be surprised by this by now, but yet, here we are. Google Plus (or “+”, depending on your propensity to spell things out) is Google’s newest venture into the social media world, and currently, the service …

Is Advertising the Best Option for a Business Model? Is Advertising the Best Option for a Business Model?
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It’s no secret that many businesses today, especially in the tech industry, create great services but wait until after their service has taken off to come up with a revenue model. Twitter, for instance, is one very useful company that began this way.

Skype Launches Video Calling for Android Skype Launches Video Calling for Android
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Skype announced the launch of Skype video calling for Android devices. Users can make video calls with other Skype users on Android, iPhone, Mac, Windows, and TVs via 3G and/or Wi-Fi. For the first phase of the launch, Skype for …

Is The Twitter Focus Helping TV? Is The Twitter Focus Helping TV?

It really does seem like a match made in heaven, right? Twitter and Television. Are people sitting on their couches, watching their favorite shows, and feeling the urge to discuss it with the online community? The simple answer is yes, …

Visualizing Twitter Use During the Japanese Earthquakes Visualizing Twitter Use During the Japanese Earthquakes

Twitter’s role during, well, anything worth talking about has been pretty well defined. Whether it’s the Vancouver riots, natural weather disasters in Missouri and Alabama, discussing Dirk Nowitzki’s NBA Finals performance, or simply responding to a popular hashtag (rise & …

Lady Gaga Starts Amen Fashion, A New Tumblr Blog Lady Gaga Starts Amen Fashion, A New Tumblr Blog
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It appears as though Lady Gaga has grown tired of the microblogging world of Twitter and decided to take her influence to a slightly different format – Tumblr. Her new Tumblr blog, Amen Fashion, has just popped up and contains …