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Google on Duplicate Content Concerns Regarding Blog Posts on the Home Page Google on Duplicate Content Concerns Regarding Blog Posts on the Home Page
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As you may know, Google’s Matt Cutts often posts videos on the company’s Webmaster Help YouTube channel, answering user questions. He linked to one today about duplicate content concerns and having blog posts on your home page. The question was, …

Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype Google Looks to the Crowd to Take On Microsoft and Skype

Google was already starting to compete with Skype a little, by releasing things like video chat within Gmail, but Gmail is only a small segment of people in the broader landscape of web users. Now Google is thinking bigger, and …

Lindsay Lohan Lands Her First Acting Job Since House Arrest Lindsay Lohan Lands Her First Acting Job Since House Arrest
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Who said a little court-ordered downtime would stop Lindsay Lohan from acting? Today she unveiled to the world her new role – as a spokesperson for online penny auction site Beezid.com. Lohan (or, LiLo as the kids call her) has …

iPhone 5 Rumors: Coming in August, New Design iPhone 5 Rumors: Coming in August, New Design
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Oh, the iPhone 5 rumors. How they capture the hearts and minds of us all. Rumor has it now that the device, which is supposedly back to being an actual new device, as opposed to an upgraded iPhone 4, will …

UK Police Claim LulzSec Arrest, LulzSec Says “You Got the Wrong Guy” UK Police Claim LulzSec Arrest, LulzSec Says “You Got the Wrong Guy”

Not to self, when arresting somebody, make sure they are who you think they are before you go bragging about it. Just ask the Metropolitan Police, who are housed in the United Kingdom. After claiming they made an arrest of …

Is There Room for Another Social Network? Zenergo Thinks So. Is There Room for Another Social Network? Zenergo Thinks So.

Although reports show that Facebook’s growth has slowed recently, it’s doubtful that the social network is going away. After all, it has nearly 700 million users. For this reason, many developers want the same success that it has had and are trying to create the next big social network. However, whether or not they can do this is still up in the air.

Did Kenny Britt Fail At Social Media? Did Kenny Britt Fail At Social Media?

There have been far too many incidents of athletes failing at various social media outlets, so much so, in fact, it’s almost impossible to keep up with. Names like Santonio Holmes, Stephon Marbury, Carmelo Anthony and Kat Stacks (Miss Stacks …

Jon Huntsman Announces Candidacy, Creates Obligatory Twitter Account Jon Huntsman Announces Candidacy, Creates Obligatory Twitter Account
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It looks like the Republican Party has another candidate to consider this primary season, as Jon Huntsman has officially thrown his name in the mix and announced his candidacy. The former Governor of Utah and U.S. Ambassador to China under …

LinkedIn Today Launched for Android LinkedIn Today Launched for Android

LinkedIn has launched its LinkedIn Today product for Android, via an update to its previously available Android app. LinkedIn Today was launched in March, touted as a way to get access to what your connections and coworkers are sharing, what …

Court Issues Blow to Hot News Doctrine, AP Calls it a Win Court Issues Blow to Hot News Doctrine, AP Calls it a Win

An interesting debate about the “Hot News” doctrine has arisen from a court ruling, or the overturning of a ruling rather, that says TheFlyOnTheWall.com can get away with reporting financial stock ratings as originally reported by Wall Street firms. The …

Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users

The last time Foursquare released a pretty new infographic detailing their growth and statistics, it was January of this year and they had just hit 6 million users. At that time, they reported 381,576,305 total check-ins and the fun fact …

Vancouver Healing Begins With Apologies That Go Viral Vancouver Healing Begins With Apologies That Go Viral

The post-Stanley Cup Finals riots in Vancouver, among other things, has made for some really good web content, giving the audience a closer look at the chaos that went on. Now, that the childish acting out has subsided, the city …

To Righthaven’s Dismay, Judge Rules Copying of Entire Article Fair Use To Righthaven’s Dismay, Judge Rules Copying of Entire Article Fair Use

Righthaven was dealt another blow in court this week when a judge ruled that one of the defendants it was suing over copyright infringement had fairly reposted an entire article from client/partner Las Vegas Review-Journal. If you’re unfamiliar with Righthaven, …

Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks
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UPDATE: It appears that Ebert’s Facebook page is back up and running. Even though the page was only down for about an hour, it looks like the story here remains the relative ease at which upset parties can take down …

Lost’s Doug Hutchison, 51, Marries 16-Year-Old Aspiring Pop Singer Lost’s Doug Hutchison, 51, Marries 16-Year-Old Aspiring Pop Singer
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There are two sure things about the internet. First, it loves a good piece of gossip. And second, the community holds no punches. When a 51 year-old actor marries a 16-year-old with some questionable music on YouTube, you can be …

Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete) Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete)

Business Insider has overtaken Mashable in unique visitors according to Compete. It seemed noteworthy when competing blog Mashable overtook TechCrunch as the more popular tech blog, and now Business Insider (whose tech section is technically Silicon Alley Insider) appears to …

Potential Employers May Have Access to 7 Years of Your Status Updates Potential Employers May Have Access to 7 Years of Your Status Updates
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The Federal Trade Commission has decided to stop investigating the practices of Social Intelligence, which offers employers a service that does social media-related background checking. In other words, its methods have been approved. That doesn’t mean said methods won’t be …

Jackass’ Ryan Dunn Dies, Roger Ebert Slams Him On Twitter Jackass’ Ryan Dunn Dies, Roger Ebert Slams Him On Twitter
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Too soon, or a harsh dose of truth? Just hours after the news broke about the untimely death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, legendary film critic Roger Ebert called him and his friends out for drunk driving. Dunn, who was …

The Voice: On The Cutting Edge of Social Media Engagement The Voice: On The Cutting Edge of Social Media Engagement
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For some, the argument can be made that NBC’s new hit The Voice is a little too much like American Idol to differentiate itself and remain a true primetime player. Sure, the rules are different. Contestants are broken down into …

Father’s Day Reminder Leads To Misguided Google Attacks Father’s Day Reminder Leads To Misguided Google Attacks
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Apparently, Google is now filling the void of punching bag, a place companies like Microsoft, most famously, has resided for some time. Now, it seems that label has fallen to Google. If Google does something that’s even remotely misconstrued, an …

Facebook To Make Music More Social Than Ever Facebook To Make Music More Social Than Ever

The rumors about Facebook partnering with music services have been swirling for a while now. Last month, the New York Times reported that the company was in talks with several services on the development of a tab/widget that would display …

Google Shows Gay Pride With Search Rainbow Google Shows Gay Pride With Search Rainbow
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If you didn’t know the history, you might think that Google was trying to be funny today. When you search the word “gay” or “lesbian,” your search results are adorned with a curved rainbow right around the search button. June …

Google Panda 2.2 Goes Live Google Panda 2.2 Goes Live
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Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’re continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the roughly 500 changes we make to …

User-Generated Video Creates Tension With Airport Administrators User-Generated Video Creates Tension With Airport Administrators

There aren’t very many actions more tedious than being stuck in an airport, waiting on a flight. Expensive food courts, generic newsstands and gift shops wear out their welcomes quickly, especially if you don’t want to increase your family’s debt …