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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 …

Ambient Dial-Up Modem Music Is Terrifying, Awesome Ambient Dial-Up Modem Music Is Terrifying, Awesome
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The internet loves to slow stuff down. Sure, people have been speeding up songs for years, and yes the chipmunked versions of songs are quite funny (for 30 seconds). But the real beauty of messing with a track’s length comes …

Google Adds +1 Button Data to Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools Google Adds +1 Button Data to Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools
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Google announced the addition of +1 button data to Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools. These new metrics can show you how the +1 button actually affects the traffic to your site. In WMT, there is a Search Impact report, which …

Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders
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Google has decided to start showing more information to Gmail users about who email is actually coming from. It’s that you’re getting new information exactly, but more that it’s just more readily visible. When you get a message from someone …

Greenpeace Lampoons Volkswagen With YouTube Videos Greenpeace Lampoons Volkswagen With YouTube Videos

Remember the Star Wars/Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial? The one with the cute kid dressed as Darth Vader trying to Force-start the Passat? Sure you do, but if not, check out the lead video. The commercial was quite popular, so much …

Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha) Today in Alternative Search Engines (Blekko, Wolfram Alpha)
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Blekko announced today that it has teamed up with Foodily on recipe search. Foodily, a social recipe network, will curate Blekko’s search results for recipes, which the company calls “a cluttered and spam rich environment on most search engines”. “Search …

Yahoo Updates Search Trends Tool Yahoo Clues Yahoo Updates Search Trends Tool Yahoo Clues

Yahoo announced some updaters to its Yahoo Clues beta today. Yahoo Clues is its search trends service,w hich shows you how people are searching, popular terms, etc. The update includes a new key feature called Top Trends, which as Yahoo …

N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School N.J. Sexting Bill Would Send Teens to Sexting School
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We all know that technology has made it so much easier these days for kids. I’m not even that old and I remember when I had to leave a message with my friend’s mom and wait for them to call …

Myspace Finds A Specific Buyer, Justin Timberlake Joins In Myspace Finds A Specific Buyer, Justin Timberlake Joins In
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Updated at 5:23 pm Someone should really put Myspace out of its misery. It’s almost sad watching it crumble apart, if, for nothing else, the memories of the era it provides. True, aside from the support for musicians, Myspace was …