All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘birthdays’

You Won’t Believe These Facts About Mr. Rogers

Today is the first day of spring. It’s still cold here. Stupid spring. It’s also the birthday of television legend Fred McFeely Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a wonderful and fascinating human being. And as Mental Floss shows, there are plenty of things that you probably didn’t know about him. Did you know his middle name was McFeely? I sure didn’t.

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Kurt Cobain’s Birthday Widely Celebrated In The Twitterverse

Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. The Nirvana frontman was born on this day in 1967, which would would make him 46 years old, had he not committed suicide. He died on April 5, 1994, at the height of his career, and fans have not forgotten the mark he made on music when he was here. He has managed to make …

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Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts Inside Birthday Reminders

Facebook may be getting a little more specific with their suggestions for how to properly celebrate your friend’s birthday. Soon after launching their new ecommerce platform Facebook Gifts, the social network began suggesting that you send friends a gift when it’s their birthday. Suddenly, a cheesy Timeline post ceased to be enough. Facebook wanted to promote the new Gifts platform …

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Firefox Is Now 8 Years Old (Is That All?)

Mozilla is celebrating Firefox’s eighth birthday today. It was November 9, 2004, when Mozilla launched the browser. Frankly, I can’t believe it’s been only eight, but that is a long time in Internet years. “We had the audacity to believe that we could change things. We believed that a community of people who understood the power of the Web, and …

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Facebook Displays Birthdays on Mobile News Feed to Promote Gifts

Last month, Facebook jumped into the ecommerce arean with the launch of “Gifts,” the company’s new gift exchange platform. You may remember a “Facebook Gifts” existing years ago, but that version only dealt with virtual goods. The new Facebook Gifts allows users to buy and ship real presents directly to their friends’ doorsteps – food, clothing, home goods, toys, etc. …

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Google Starts Reminding You of People’s Birthdays, Too

If you’re the type of person who likes to wish friends a “happy birthday” on social networks, there’s a good chance that Facebook’s birthday reminders have saved your tail more than a few times. Now, Google is implementing a similar reminder system that makes sure you never forget one of your Google+ buddies clocks another year. Except it’s debuting on …

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Facebook Updates Events With Impressive New Calendar, List Views

In a move that was a long time coming, Facebook has rolled out an all new events page, complete with two equally useful ways to organize all of your date-specific happenings on the site. The Events redesign was born out of a Facebook hackathon, as Bob Baldwin explains in a Facebook Engineering note: Together, we built a new list and …

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YouTube Celebrates Its Seventh Birthday

YouTube is seven years old. That’s less than a decade. It’s hard to believe something so ubiquitous as YouTube has been around for such a short span of time, and it demonstrates how quickly technology is currently progressing. To celebrate its seventh birthday, YouTube has created a video to commemorate the occasion. The video shows highlights from the company’s seven-year …

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Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users

At 12:50 pm on March 21st, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever tweet. It said “just setting up my twttr.” Now, six years later, Twitter is an indelible part of millions of people’s lives. That’s right, today is Twitters 6th birthday. It’s reading Berenstain Bears books, starting to get a little more coordinated with sports, and …

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Amazon Appstore Turns One, Launches Week Of App Deals

Amazon’s Appstore is turning 1 this week, and their celebration involves a week of staggered app deals. Some of the apps that Amazon will discount this week include Tetris, Monopoly, Fruit Ninja, and Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals. Like I said, the deals will be staggered. Today’s deal is $2.00 (67%) off Plants vs. Zombies. Tomorrow, Amazon says they will …

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Yahoo’s Birthday Is Today

Yahoo turned 17 today. According to Barry Schwartz, the cupcakes pictured below are being given out at Yahoo today (Jennifer Davies posted the image to Flickr): Here’s some Twitter celebration: @YahooForGoodYahoo! For GoodHappy 17th Birthday Yahoo! @YahooInc 1 hour ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto @sidharta_ssidharta sYahoo! : 17 and counting. Working @ Yahoo! : 8.5 and counting. Happy 17th Birthday, …

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Justin Bieber’s Birthday Brings Out The Creepers On Conan

Whatever you think about Justin Bieber, his music, or his enthusiastic fans, you’ve gotta hand it to the guy – he’s pretty much won the internet. Sure, there is plenty of anti-Bieber sentiment out there, but you can’t deny the force of this guy on the interwebs. He’s just a few followers shy of 18 million on Twitter, and every …

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