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Mayor On Food Stamps Alone For A Week
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When a Twitter user challenged Mayor Cory Booker on why the government should be responsible for helping Americans feed themselves and their children, Booker saw it as a chance to open people’s eyes about the plight of those living hand-to-mouth. …

Fred Savage: Baby Gets Announcement On Twitter
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Fred Savage, the actor perhaps best known for the hit ’80s show “Wonder Years”, is now a father three times over; his son was announced on twitter on November 26th with a photo of a tiny, wrinkled hand with the …

Colonel Mustard, iTunes 11, and Lindsay Lohan
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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 …

Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs Redskins Take to Reddit as First NFL Team to Schedule Series of AMAs

Reddit AMAs: They’re so hot right now. Everybody’s doing them – Al Gore, the President, Congressmen. Once reserved for brave internet denizens, the reddit Q&A sessions have gone mainstream. Gasp. Figures from the sports world have participated in AMAs before, …

The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company
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Graphic Designer Mari Sheibley, who has been with Foursquare since 2008, has just announced that she’s leaving the company to “tackle new problems and help other entrepreneurs bring their vision to life.” “In early December, 2008 I got an email …

NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully controlled an educational rover from the International Space Station (ISS) using the “interplanetary internet.” In late October, ISS Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams used a laptop on the space station to …

Facebook Groups Glitch Continues to Plague Users Facebook Groups Glitch Continues to Plague Users
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Did you wake up to a bunch of random notifications and soon found that you’re now a member of a bunch of long-forgotten groups? You’re not alone. A glitch within Facebook Groups has re-enrolled many users in groups that they …

CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013 CCI Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Alert System Delayed Until Early 2013

Well, this was unexpected. After CCI had been working since late 2011 to get its ambitious anti-piracy alert system off the ground, it looked like the program was finally going to launch this year. Things rarely ever work out as …

Bobbi Kristina Brown Crashes Car, Compares Self To Jesus
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Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, has been in the headlines a few times since her mother passed away; most notably, for her alleged engagement to a young man who has been considered her “brother” …

Lohan Charged With Assault After Nightclub Fight
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Oh, Lindsay. One more arrest to add to the long list of legal problems the young actress has faced this year: assault. The 26-year old was arrested early this morning after an argument with a woman at Club Avenue–a club …

Michael Jordan Banned From Golf Course
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Michael Jordan is probably not used to being turned away from anything, so it must have come as a shock when the basketball icon was kicked out of a posh country club recently for violating the dress code. The club, …

Steve Buscemi, Werther’s Original, and the Lottery
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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 …

Zig Ziglar Dies at 86, the “King of Motivation”
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U.S. motivational speaker Zig Ziglar died today at the age of 86. The Associated Press cites Zigler’s executive assistant as stating he succumbed pneumonia in a hospital in Plano, Texas, where his company was based. Zigler, the self-styled “King of …

Google Acquires Incentive Targeting, As Both Companies Point Out Google Acquires Incentive Targeting, As Both Companies Point Out

Google has acquired Incentive Targeting, and no the source is not a bogus press release. This one appears legit. The news was even tweeted by Googler Mike Dudas (h/t: TechCrunch): Follow @mdudas Mike Dudas @mdudas Google acquires Incentive Targeting to …

Adam Levine Slams The Roxy, Venue Takes To Twitter

Adam Levine has apparently been harboring a grudge against iconic L.A. club The Roxy, and a performance on “The Voice” brought up so many bad memories that he went on an odd rant about it during the show. A cover …

Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past Facebook Glitch Brings Up the Ghosts of Groups Past

If you woke up this morning, logged onto Facebook, and saw some long-forgotten remnants of the past – you’re not alone. Many users have complained that they are now seeing old groups on their accounts, and even receiving notifications from …

Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant Again, Twitter Explodes
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Yes, Jessica Simpson, who only recently debuted a slim new body after being slammed for months for the baby weight she put on with daughter Maxwell, is with child again. The singer/actress has used Weight Watchers to lose the more …

Powerball Jackpot Up To $500 Million
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The Powerball Jackpot is now up to $500 million, which is the largest it has ever been. The next drawing is scheduled for Wednesday night. As you may know, drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday. Last Saturday’s winning numbers …

Donald Trump’s Embarrassed Progeny Told Him to “Tone it Down”
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The New York Daily News this week published a report of a political intervention Donald Trump’s children staged to try and protect their famous father’s reputation. According to the report, Eric, Donald Jr., and Ivanka met with their father less …

Chris Brown Feud Escalates To Death Threats
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Chris Brown, who is perhaps more famous for his violent altercation with ex-girlfriend (or not so ex?) Rihanna in 2009–which left her battered and bloody–has now deleted his Twitter account after posting several nasty comments in reply to comedian Jenny …

Podcasts, Lindsay Lohan, and Cyber Monday

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 …

“Liz And Dick”: Movie Reviews, Twitter Style
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Lifetime had what was probably one of its most anticipated movie premieres ever last night, and Twitter users were keeping a running play-by-play as the turbulent story of Liz Taylor and her true love spun out. Whether it was the …

John McAfee Is Now Tweeting In Addition To Blogging John McAfee Is Now Tweeting In Addition To Blogging
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Now that we’re back from the holiday break, it’s time to check in with John McAfee, who, as you may know, has been in hiding in Belize, as he’s wanted for questioning by authorities, in connection to the murder of …

Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals Following Huge Black Friday, Amazon Begins A Whole Week Of Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon was the top retail site on a record breaking Black Friday. Not exactly a surprise, but we can also expect similar results for Cyber Monday, which Amazon began participating in at midnight. That’s when Amazon opened its Cyber Monday …