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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Controversy’

Jeffrey Dahmer Tours On Groupon Don’t Go Over Too Well

This week, Groupon ran a deal for its Milwaukee customers for a tour of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s crime scenes. This reportedly resulted in protests from local residents, including family members of some of Dahmer’s victims. Groupon has pulled the deal, but you can still see it, courtesy of Google’s caching. (image) Groupon’s description for the deal said: Things …

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Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing

Just in case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is currently one of the hottest startups. In fact, based on data from ratings firm comScore, it is the third fastest growing site in the U.S. So, apparently if you haven’t jumped on board with it, you should. However, as with so many startups, Pinterest‘s blissful beginning was slightly interrupted earlier this month …

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Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos

Another day, another set of breastfeeding images removed from Facebook. This time, the affected group of breastfeeding activists hail from the Respect The Breast Facebook page. The page’s founder, Heather Stultz, told the Huffington Post that in the last few month, 38 breastfeeding photos have been removed from the group’s photo section – 4 in the last week. A landing …

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Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated]

Update: It sounds like this didn’t actually happen, and that WBC is using Twitter to manipulate the media. NJ.com reports: Star-Ledger reporters on the scene said access to that area had been restricted all day, and confirmed no active protests were occurring in the place depicted in the photograph. Westboro Baptist Church threatened to Whitney Houston’s funeral today. Shocker. You …

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Want To Cancel Your Cable In Favor Of The Web? How Cable Companies Aim To Stop You

The FCC has a fight on its hands between cable companies and Internet streaming set-top box companies such as Boxee. The cable companies are pushing the FCC to make a change to current regulation in order to allow them to encrypt basic cable programming.

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Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial

Today’s animated Google Doodle is simple, heartwarming, and slightly controversial? Let’s start with the un-controversial part, which is basically 99% of the Doodle. A young lad sees the love of his young life playfully jumping rope, completely oblivious to his existence. Of course, he thinks – what about searching Google for tips on how to woo her? He tried flowers, …

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Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors

Reddit has made an announcement concerning a topic that has hounded the online community for some time now – as of Sunday, they are adding a new overarching rule concerning sexually suggestive content featuring young girls. “Today we are adding another rule,” they said in a blog post. “No suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” This might make some of …

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Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous

Full disclosure: I’m much, much more socially liberal than the average bear. I won’t get into specifics about certain policy positions – but let’s just say that I fail to see how a little lightening up could do anything but help a society. Having said that, I believe that you can be pretty socially conservative and still see that Facebook …

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Controversial Obama Trampling The Constitution Painting Sees Huge Spike In Interest, Sales

A painting by artist John McNaughton caused quite of bit of controversy last week, and now he’s saying that sales of the much-talked-about work are through the roof. You might have seen the painting, entitled “The Forgotten Man,” circulating around Facebook and other social networks. And the commentary provided was probably either laudatory or derisive, depending on the sharer’s political …

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Racist Super Bowl Commercial Lands Michigan Politician In Hot Water

It appears that M.I.A.’s middle finger wasn’t the most offensive thing to happen during Sunday night’s Super Bowl. During a Super Bowl where the ads failed to impress (for the most part), one regional commercial is sparking claims of blatant racism. The political ad, put out by the campaign of Michigan’s Pete Hoekstra, aims to use the issue of government …

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Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices

Facebook has always been a little prudish when it comes to breasts. Although Facebook’s policy strictly prohibits the sharing of images with nudity, the line regarding what constitutes nudity is oftentimes a bit blurry. Just in personal experience, I’ve had my account blocked and was reprimanded by Facebook for posting an article that sported a lead image of a scantily …

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M.I.A.’s Middle Finger Gets The Lame NBC Apology You Expected

This morning, parents everywhere are being forced to have tough conversations with their children after they were exposed to something so incredibly lewd during last night’s Super Bowl Halftime show that it’s downright un-American. If you watched the big game, you probably already know that I’m talking about our national nightmare – witnessing M.I.A. flip everyone the bird on (semi) …

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