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Chick-fil-A Spokesman Don Perry Passes Amidst Gay Marriage Controversy Chick-fil-A Spokesman Don Perry Passes Amidst Gay Marriage Controversy
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As Chick-fil-A continues to generate controversy over statements company President Dan Cathy made regarding same-sex marriage, they have suffered the loss of their lead spokesman Don Perry. Perry was Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Corporate Public Relations, having been with the …

Man Plays Diablo III For 3 Days Straight, Dies Man Plays Diablo III For 3 Days Straight, Dies
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Blizzard certainly knows how to keep people in their seats and playing games. There have been stories in the past of gamers playing the company’s hit MMO, World of Warcraft, for so long that they have died. Now, a report …

Chaleo Yoovidhya, Red Bull Co-Founder, Dies Chaleo Yoovidhya, Red Bull Co-Founder, Dies
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Chaleo Yoovidhya, the co-founder of Red Bull, who was widely considered one of the wealthiest people in Thailand, has died. There are conflicting reports about how old he was. The Bangkok Post reports that he died of natural causes at …

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 …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Twitter Reaction Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Twitter Reaction
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The funeral service of Whitney Houston, who was found dead a week ago, will begin at 12:00PM Eastern today (Saturday), and it is being streamed live online. If you wish to watch the service itself, go here. It’s also being …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Where To Watch It Whitney Houston Funeral: Where To Watch It

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since Whitney Houston was found dead, but it has, and today is her funeral, which is being streamed live online by the AP. Unfortunately, they haven’t made the player embeddable, but …

RIP Madonna Twitter Trend Appears, Lady Gaga Fans, Will Smith Get Blamed RIP Madonna Twitter Trend Appears, Lady Gaga Fans, Will Smith Get Blamed
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Oh, Twitterverse. Sigh. This morning, RIPMadonna was trending on Twitter. Because Madonna is dead? Of course not. She’s totally alive. But that doesn’t stop the Twitterverse from spreading rumors. Fake death rumors on Twitter are becoming about as common as …

Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo
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As you’ve probably heard by now, singer Whitney Houston died over the weekend. Yahoo emailed us a list of the top Whitney Houston-related search trends from the weekend. On the day of the Grammy’s, “Whitney Houston” was the top search …

Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP

We all know that information travels fast on Twitter. And with the emphasis put on Twitter recently (due in large part to the Arab Spring protests) as the new conduit for real-time news, many argue that the social network is …

Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter
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Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. You may recall when they said they would picket Steve Jobs’ funeral. Now it’s former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s. Paterno, of course, died this morning of lung cancer. Westboro Baptist Church …

Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real) Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)
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Update 2: Penn State has put out the following statement: Legendary Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno passed away today (Jan. 22) after announcing a month ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paterno was 85. The following statement …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet
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If you have a Twitter account, you may have “people” that follow you with what are suspiciously fake accounts. The tell-tale signs are standard: thousands of followers with barely any (if even one) tweets, tweets that contain lots of links …

Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59 Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59
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Sean Collins, who was a famous surfer and the founder of the site Surfline.com, passed away in an Orange County hospital, after suffering a heart attack while playing Tennis. Surfline actually started as a phone hotline in the mid-eighties, that …

Kim Jong-il Was An Internet Troll Kim Jong-il Was An Internet Troll

It’s no secret that North Korea veritable black hole when it comes to Internet access. It’s probably, at least partly, why the world didn’t find out until Monday that Kim Jong-il had suffered a heart attack and died the previous …

2011 Is A Deadly Year For Journalists 2011 Is A Deadly Year For Journalists

In a world dominated by hi-def talking heads speaking from the climate-controlled comforts of high rise office studios, it’s important to remember those who actually risk their lives in order to secure the news. Sometimes the profession of journalism includes …

Joe Frazier Dead At 67: Floyd Mayweather Makes An Offer On Twitter Joe Frazier Dead At 67: Floyd Mayweather Makes An Offer On Twitter
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Boxing legend Smokin’ Joe Frazier passed away late Monday evening shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer. The world famous heavyweight was 67 years old. Frazier, a hero in his hometown of Philadelphia, was known for his aggressive, hard-hitting style. …

New Gaddafi Capture Video Hits The Web New Gaddafi Capture Video Hits The Web
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It’s been four days since the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and a new video of his capture has hit the internet. It’s the clearest video yet of the moments after Libyan rebels took him under their control, …

Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs:  He’s Not Warm and Fuzzy Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs: He’s Not Warm and Fuzzy

The much-anticipated biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hits the shelves today, and 60 Minutes sat down with the author of the book for an exclusive interview, airing on Sunday evening. Walter Isaacson, a former TIME magazine editor, sat …

Muammar Gaddafi Dead According To Reports: Twitter Reacts Muammar Gaddafi Dead According To Reports: Twitter Reacts
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According to the National Transitional Council in Libya, the current de-facto rulers of Libya, former leader Muammar Gaddafi has succumbed to multiple wounds and died. Apparently, Gaddafi was captured and shot in both legs near dawn on Thursday. He was …

Apple’s Steve Jobs Memorial Site Scrolls Fan Messages From All Over The World Apple’s Steve Jobs Memorial Site Scrolls Fan Messages From All Over The World
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When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away earlier this month, there was a massive outpouring of support, condolences, tributes, memories and so on for a man who obviously meant a great deal to a lot of people. From the beginning, …