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Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their Hate Anti-Gay “LGBT Facts” Group Sees Twitter Make Humor Out Of Their Hate

Normally, I wouldn’t give vile, hate-spewing, bigoted jackasses like @LGBTFacts the time of day, but this is simply too funny to pass up. @LGBTFacts is a Twitter account solely devoted to “spreading the truth about the abhorrent homosexual lifestyle.” In …

ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature” ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature”
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On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.

Google Vs. Twitter: Is “Search Plus Your World” Bad For The Internet? Google Vs. Twitter: Is “Search Plus Your World” Bad For The Internet?
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This week, Google launched Search Plus Your World (SPYW), a set of features to personalize search results for users, which also happen to give Google+ content a lot more play in search results. The whole thing has sparked a great …

Twitter: Google Should Be Ranking Us Better For @username Twitter: Google Should Be Ranking Us Better For @username
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Twitter made it clear that it was not thrilled with Google’s new “Search Plus Your World” set of personalization features very shortly after it was announced. Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray tweeted: @amacAlex MacgillivrayBad day for the Internet. http://t.co/Az4rdNVQ Having …

Google “Search, Plus Your World”: Twitter Not Happy [Updated] Google “Search, Plus Your World”: Twitter Not Happy [Updated]
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Update: Google has responded to Twitter’s comments via Google+: “We are a bit surprised by Twitter’s comments about Search plus Your World, because they chose not to renew their agreement with us last summer (http://goo.gl/chKwi), and since then we have …

Google ‘Gives Back’ To Some Dubious NGOs Google ‘Gives Back’ To Some Dubious NGOs
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Google’s been funneling a laudable amount of money ($11.5 million) into organizations that strive to end modern day slavery in developing parts of the world as a part of the Google Gives Back initiative.The decision to give money to a …

Tebowing Prank Results In Suspensions At A New York High School Tebowing Prank Results In Suspensions At A New York High School
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Everyone’s familiar with Tebowing, right? It’s kind of like planking, or owling, except a lot more ridiculous. Inspired by Denver Bronco quarterback and controversial sports figure Tim Tebow, Tebowing is described as “getting down on a knee and praying, even …

Apple: Siri Abortion Answers “Not Intentional Omissions” Apple: Siri Abortion Answers “Not Intentional Omissions”
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Earlier this week, we told you about the growing number of people who were discovering that Apple’s iPhone 4S voice assistant Siri might not be the best place to turn if you’re looking for help with pregnancy issues. Specifically, Siri …

Teen’s Political Tweet Sparks Free Speech Discussion
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A Kansas teen who was asked to apologize for a politically charged tweet has made a stand of sorts, and hopes her tweet will do something even larger for free speech in social media. Last week, 18-year-old Emma Sullivan was …

Climategate Finds Its Way Back Into The Headlines
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You may recall a couple years ago when there was some controversy to erupt around some leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit. Over 1,000 email exchanges between scientists from the institution were published, and many …

Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus Feel The Twitter Backlash
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Today is the second Monday in October, which means that it is Columbus Day in the United States. The day became a federal holiday in 1937 and to many it honors explorer Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. …

Reddit Shuts Down Controversial /r/jailbait Subreddit Reddit Shuts Down Controversial /r/jailbait Subreddit
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If you aren’t familiar with Reddit, let me attempt to explain it to you in the simplest of terms: Reddit is an online community built around the aggregation of all things internet. This includes news, photos, user-generated content and more, …

Westboro Baptist Church Continues Their Assault on Steve Jobs Westboro Baptist Church Continues Their Assault on Steve Jobs
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If you aren’t familiar with Westboro Baptist Church, they are a fringe organization from Topeka, Kansas that travel around the country protesting high profile funerals of fallen American soldiers and celebrities. The membership is small – 71 members as reported …

Facebook Faces A Whole New Round of Privacy Concerns Facebook Faces A Whole New Round of Privacy Concerns
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Last year at f8, Facebook revealed its Open Graph and social plugins. Shortly thereafter, privacy concerns became a major point of discussion throughout the media and around the water coolers. We all watched CEO Mark Zuckerberg sweat through interrogations over …

Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes Surprise, People Loathe The New Facebook Changes
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If Facebook rolled out a new feature that spit gold coins out of your USB port every time you liked a status, people would bitch about it. Many of the changes Facebook has made over the years that initially drew …

Charlie Sheen Roast Dredges Up Ryan Dunn Twitter Controversy Charlie Sheen Roast Dredges Up Ryan Dunn Twitter Controversy
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From a night filled with off-color jokes about drug use, domestic violence, prostitution, mental retardation, and child custody, one particular joke is commanding the most internet chatter. On last night’s Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, roaster Amy Schumer used …

App Depicting Dark Side of Smartphone Production Banned From App Store App Depicting Dark Side of Smartphone Production Banned From App Store

Yesterday, an iOS app was pulled from the Apple App Store just days after its release and only hours after its official announcement. Phone Story, billed as an “educational game about the dark side of your favorite smartphone,” was banned …

Paul Krugman Sparks Controversy With 9/11 Post Paul Krugman Sparks Controversy With 9/11 Post
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The latest blogger to find himself in an internet shitstorm is New York Time’s opinion columnist Paul Krugman. Yesterday morning he posted a short article to his NYT blog, “The Conscience of a Liberal,” that has sparked quite the controversy. …

9/11 As-It-Happened Twitter Account Sparks Controversy 9/11 As-It-Happened Twitter Account Sparks Controversy
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At what point does history and remembrance cross the line into strange territory? For some, tweeting the events of 9/11, as they happened, would qualify as going too far. A particular Twitter account, set up by The Guardian, sparked some …

Tea Party Zombies Must Die Lets You Explode Conservative Icons With an AK47 Tea Party Zombies Must Die Lets You Explode Conservative Icons With an AK47
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File this under the “I’m conflicted” folder. A new online game is causing quite a stir, as its gameplay involves destroying the zombified versions of various conservative and Tea Party icons with a slew of different weaponry – from AKs …

“TSA Rape” Blog Post A Matter of Free Speech? “TSA Rape” Blog Post A Matter of Free Speech?
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As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many will take the time to not only reflect upon the day itself, but also the decade following the WTC attacks. American life has changed dramatically since that day, but it’s not always …