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Rebecca Black’s Friday Gone From YouTube Rebecca Black’s Friday Gone From YouTube
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Say it ain’t so! It looks like, at least for right now, you are going to have to rely on parody videos to get your “Friday” fix, as the official video has been pulled from YouTube. The much loved, much …

Netflix Makes More Changes, More User Outrage Ensues Netflix Makes More Changes, More User Outrage Ensues
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Today, on the Official Netflix blog, Tom Willerer from the product team wrote, “We’re removing avatars, nicknames and bios associated with reviews, as very few Netflix members use them. We’re constantly working to improve the Netflix experience, and by removing …

JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Site Pottermore Boasts Upcoming Announcement JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Site Pottermore Boasts Upcoming Announcement
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Harry Potter-mania has to be the the most long-lived hysteria that I’ve ever lived through. Since the publication of the first book, through the movies, and up till now, fans of the series remain thrilled with any new development in …

The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection
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Wow, this makes two feel good internet stories to come along today. First, Redditors help a man crowd-plan his derailed wedding and now we have this speech about the way the internet connects us all and helps us achieve great …

Facebook Launches Send Dialog Facebook Launches Send Dialog

Facebook has announced the launch of the Send Dialog, building off the momentum of the Send Button, which has been added to over 100,000 sites in the first 30 days of its launch, according to the company. “It resembles the …

Kinect Comes to Windows Kinect Comes to Windows
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Today, Microsoft released a software developer kit (SDK) in beta for its Kinect product for the Windows 7 operating system, effectively meaning that software developers will be able to harness the capabilities of Kinect for use with personal computers running …

Budweiser To Sponsor FA Cup, UK Twitter Users Clown Decision Budweiser To Sponsor FA Cup, UK Twitter Users Clown Decision
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There aren’t many brands that are more “American” than Budweiser. It’s synonymous with with everything to do with modern American culture, especially in sports. With that in mind, there aren’t many things more “British” than the FA Cup, a tournament …

Google Launches “Me on the Web” Google Launches “Me on the Web”
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Google has released a new feature called “Me on the Web.” It’s a reputation management tool accessible from the Google Dashboard, underneath the Account details. Google says the tool makes it easier to set up Google Alerts, and suggests search …

LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment

The hacker group LulzSec, famous for their gaming community hacks, is moving on to bigger targets. While the group has claimed responsibility for hacks and data dumps against Sony, Bethesda, and Nintendo in the past, they recently went after the …

Panda Victim Xomba “Dances on the Bones of Content Farms” Panda Victim Xomba “Dances on the Bones of Content Farms”
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Earlier this year, we had a conversation with John Citrone, editor of the online writing community Xomba.com, which fell victim to Google’s Panda update. He gave us a preview of a redesign of the site, which had been in the …

Samuel L. Jackson, Werner Herzog Read Viral Hit Go The F*ck To Sleep Samuel L. Jackson, Werner Herzog Read Viral Hit Go The F*ck To Sleep
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NSFW Warning – If you’re offended by the f-bomb, I must warn you that this article will contain it, as it is part of the title and verses of the subject matter. A book that began as a viral PDF …

Apple Wants To Stop Concert Filming With iPhones Apple Wants To Stop Concert Filming With iPhones
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Cell phones are popular items at concerts as mobile users take pictures and videos of their favorite entertainers, or, well, whatever entertainer they happen to be watching at the time. The technology is also considered something of a menace by …

US Open Golf Tourney Underway, PGA Tour Players Go Viral For Charity US Open Golf Tourney Underway, PGA Tour Players Go Viral For Charity
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The second Major of the year and undoubtedly the toughest, The U.S. Open, kicked off today at the famed Blue Course at the Congressional Club in Bethesda, Maryland. As Tiger Woods news tends to be the star of any PGA …

Is Dave Chappelle Coming To Netflix? Is Dave Chappelle Coming To Netflix?

“Haters wanna hate, lovers wanna love. I don’t even want, none of the above. I wanna see Dave Chappelle back on my television screen by any means necessary.” Yes, I’ve altered the lyrics to Chappelle’s epic R Kelly spoof, “Piss …

Facebook Users Have More Intimate Friendships, Are More Trusting Facebook Users Have More Intimate Friendships, Are More Trusting

Remember that old line about Facebook allowing you to have a thousand friends that you’ve never met? Turns out that’s not really the case at all. According to a new Pew Internet study called “Social Networking Site and Our Lives,” …

How Will These New Developments Impact Facebook’s Dominance? How Will These New Developments Impact Facebook’s Dominance?
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Last week, we ran an article about the future of Facebook, discussing what we might be using Facebook for in five years, including things like search, e-commerce, travel, identity, payments, movies, music, etc. This week, we followed that up with …

How WhosHere Is Helping Users Connect and Law Enforcement Fight Crime How WhosHere Is Helping Users Connect and Law Enforcement Fight Crime
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With so many deals, coupons, and social activity revolving around location, it’s not really surprising that popular location-aware app WhosHere recently exceeded 3 million downloads. According to Stephen Smith, the co-founder of myRete, which is the maker of WhosHere, the downloads have increased 53 percent since the first of the year.

Reddit Users Help Save Man’s Wedding Reddit Users Help Save Man’s Wedding

Who said the interwebs were only for trolling, stalking and porn? The Reddit community has rallied around one of their own and helped him make this best of a bad situation. About a month ago a Reddit user, BigPapiC-Dog, posted …

Vancouver Riots Make For Compelling Social Media Content Vancouver Riots Make For Compelling Social Media Content
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Normally, wanton destruction in the face of a major championship comes from the winning city. In Vancouver, however, fans were obviously unhappy with the way the Canucks lost Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals at the hands of the …

Yahoo Does App Search Yahoo Does App Search

Who says Yahoo doesn’t care about search anymore? The company has introduced two new ways to search for mobile apps: Yahoo App Search for the PC and the AppSpot mobile app for iPhone and Android. On Yahoo’s Yodel Anecdotal blog, …

It’s Official: Streaming Video Consumers Watching Less TV It’s Official: Streaming Video Consumers Watching Less TV
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Until recently, Nielsen’s data suggested that the heaviest media consumers were the heaviest across every type of media – streaming, mobile, standard TV, etc. Basically, that meant that if you watched a lot of streaming content online, then you also …

User-Generated Video Demonstrates Mass Chaos at Manhattan Intersection User-Generated Video Demonstrates Mass Chaos at Manhattan Intersection

While we like to focus on the humorous cat videos that threaten to consume regular Internet users, user-generated content has tons other obvious uses, like protesting laws that make life difficult for urban bicycle riders, or protesting misguided funding repeals …

Pandora Launches IPO, Market Cap: 2.87 Billion Pandora Launches IPO, Market Cap: 2.87 Billion

It wasn’t that long ago that Pandora was on the verge of going under thanks to royalty issues, but the company survived and went on to become the premier Internet radio service, giving users free music based on the artists …

Google City Pages – Company Continues Cranking Out Local Features Google City Pages – Company Continues Cranking Out Local Features

Google has launched new city pages for Portland, Austin, San Diego, and Madison, but will continue to add to the list. City Pages are essentially a place users can go and see information about the best places to go in …