All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘happy birthday’

Here Come the Happy Birthday Twitter Messages

Your Twitter profile has long showed other users when you joined Twitter – your Twitter birthday, if you will. But now, for the first time, Twitter is letting you display your actual birthday on your profile. Yes, Twitter has not had an option for listing birthdays until now. But hey, better late than never, right? “To add your birth date …

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Happy Birthday Song: Where Did It Come From?

Happy birthday to you…. Almost everyone knows the “Happy Birthday Song” in one form or another. While this is true of the song, there are some interesting tidbits about this particular melody you may not know. Surprisingly, one of the biggest mysteries to many people who know the song is where it came from. If you didn’t know, the “Happy …

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Curiosity Rover Sings Itself the Loneliest Happy Birthday in History

This week, NASA celebrated the one year anniversary of the Mars Curiosity Rover’s landing on the planet. And they did it with a song, played in an alien land, heard by no one. Or was it? To celebrate one year on Mars, the rover used its onboard soil analysis instrument (SAM) to sing Happy Birthday to itself. “To make the …

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Google Play Turns One, Celebrates with Free Stuff

It’s been exactly one year since Google merged the Android Market, Google Music, and the Google eBookstore into a singular product called Google Play. So, happy first birthday, Google Play! And for a week, Google is offering some free gifts to Play users in celebration. “It was just a year ago today that we launched this amazing shop on the …

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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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Google Doodle Celebrates Google’s 13th Birthday

Google turns 13 years old today, and to celebrate its ascension to the teenage years, the search engine dropped a new doodle for us to help celebrate the occasion. While it’s not as dynamic as Jim Henson’s or their other interactive doodles, anytime Google alters its logo, it doesn’t go unnoticed. Normally, when users click on a celebratory doodle, they …

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Kickstarter Celebrates Birthday, Releases Stats

Kickstarter defines themselves as “the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.”  Today, the site turns two and is releasing some stats on their success. The rules for Kickstarter are simple.  Projects are be submitted through the service for funding.  The funding is raised by ordinary people, all across the world.  Say you want to make open source …

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Facebook’s Like Button Celebrates a Birthday

One year ago, Facebook unleashed the Like Button to the internet community at the f8 conference.  The Like Button, of course, allows people to share third party content that they find interesting, funny or for which they have some sort of affinity. The Like Button sprung out of Facebook’s old “Share” button that pretty much did the same thing but …

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