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Sarah Silverman Tweets Abortion Joke, Stirs The Twitter Pot
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Sarah Silverman making edgy jokes is like Tim Tebow praying on the field at an NFL game. You might not agree with it, you might think that it’s an over the top display, but you can’t really be surprised when …

Pinterest Users Combat Thinspo With Anti-Thinspo Pins Pinterest Users Combat Thinspo With Anti-Thinspo Pins

To be completely honest and upfront about my feeling on “thinspo” (Thin+ inspirational), I actually have mixed feelings. On one hand, I feel like social media users should be able to share pictures, motivational images, etc. that promotes a lifestyle …

Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors
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If recent reports prove accurate, the biggest internet IPO in history is coming in May. We’re talking about Facebook, of course, and since the social media king filed its S-1 back at the beginning of February, the company’s public image …

Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED] Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]
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There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some …

“Bully” Asks Twitter Users To Tweet To Stop Bullying “Bully” Asks Twitter Users To Tweet To Stop Bullying

Yesterday, we received some big news from The Weinstein Company regarding the upcoming documentary Bully. Today, TWC has declared today “Twitter Tuesday” for the film, and they want everyone to show support by making it a trend. On Monday, TWC …

Will BioWare Change The Mass Effect 3 Ending?
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Mass Effect 3 developer BioWare has been taking a lot of flak over the last couple of weeks, and it all focuses on the highly controversial ending to the much-anticipated game. Without going into too much detail and hitting everyone …

SXSW’s Homeless Hotspots Draw Jon Stewart’s Ire SXSW’s Homeless Hotspots Draw Jon Stewart’s Ire
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You might have heard about a recent “experiment” that took place at this year’s SXSW festival, as it sparked quite the controversy earlier this week. A marketing company called BBH Labs launched what they called a “charitable innovation experiment,” that …

Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe? Mark Cuban Asks Twitter: Am I A Homophobe?
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At last weekend’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban sat down with sports columnist and Grantland.com’s Bill Simmons. During their discussion, which was part of Simmons’ B.S. Report podcast, Cuban made a joke that …

Bill Maher Has Rush Limbaugh’s Back Bill Maher Has Rush Limbaugh’s Back
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Controversies make for strange bedfellows, and the biggest controversy gripping the nation for the past week seems to be Rush Limbaugh making ill-advised comments on his radio show. Rush Limbaugh? Saying something controversial? I know, the news came as a …

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 …

Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing Interview: Skimlinks CEO on Pinterest Relationship and Affiliate Marketing
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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 …

Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos
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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 …

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

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

Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Is Heartwarming, Controversial
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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 …

Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors
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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 …

Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous
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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 …

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

Racist Super Bowl Commercial Lands Michigan Politician In Hot Water
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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 …

Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices 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 …

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