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NYC Gas Lines Cause Traffic Disruption, Violence NYC Gas Lines Cause Traffic Disruption, Violence
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The lines for gasoline are long and nerve-wracking in New York today as customers queue up in breakdown lanes for miles outside of the few gas stations that are open, disrupting the flow of traffic and causing fights. Because Hurricane …

Model: Sandy Photo Shoot Was Not Disrespectful Model: Sandy Photo Shoot Was Not Disrespectful
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A Brazilian model who turned the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy into her own photo shoot is defending the pictures, saying they aren’t disrespectful. Nana Gouvea has garnered quite a bit of heat and attention for the photos and, as soon …

Facebook Gifts Now Allows for Gifts to Charity, Still Rolling Out to Users Facebook Gifts Now Allows for Gifts to Charity, Still Rolling Out to Users

Those of you who already have access to the Facebook Gifts platform now have another type of gift you can give your friends. Instead of buying them a t-shirt, box of cookies, or gift card, why not make a charitable …

How Hurricane Sandy Affected U.S. Air Travel [VIDEO] How Hurricane Sandy Affected U.S. Air Travel [VIDEO]

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on much of the east coast and various locations inland earlier this week, and her destruction left millions without power, caused widespread flooding and property damage, and halted ground transportation in many cities. It also disrupted …

You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal

As the Americans hit hardest by this week’s superstorm begin the long, arduous cleanup process – they’re going to need all the help they can get. Since most of us can’t physically help them pick up the pieces, monetary donations …

Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief While Using iTunes Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief While Using iTunes
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Apple and the American Red Cross have partnered to help superstorm Sandy survivors by adding a donation page to iTunes this morning. From the iTunes homepage, you can access the donation page via a new button just under the new …

Foursquare CEO Shares Hurricane Sandy Adventures Foursquare CEO Shares Hurricane Sandy Adventures

New York-based Foursquare has had to temporarily move its operations thanks to Hurricane Sandy. CEO Dennis Crowley has been sharing frequent tweets about his Frankenstorm adventure: Follow @dens Dennis Crowley @dens IT’S STARTING. I’ve never seen wind like this. Just …

Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media
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As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures …

Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election Presidential Polls: Hurricane Sandy Could Impact Election
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President Obama has consistently had at least a slight lead in most of the polls so far, but that could change with the effects of Hurricane Sandy charging down the Eastern seaboard, which holds several key states for him in …

“We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy “We Are Ok” Is Facebook’s Top Term Following Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, as the east coast was preparing for Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, FEMA sent out a few tweets suggesting that those affected by the storm refrain from making voice calls on their cellphones. Instead, FEMA suggested that people text or better …

Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy Gawker And BuzzFeed Turn To Tumblr After Being Taken Down By Hurricane Sandy

Update: BuzzFeed Director of Communications Alice Suh tells WebProNews, “BuzzFeed is up and running after the hard work of our team who worked all night bring our servers back to life. We are no longer operating off the compromised data …

Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy) Google Launches New Public Alerts (Early Thanks To Hurricane Sandy)
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Google announced that it has added Public Alerts to Google Search and Maps from the browser, Google Maps For Android and via Google Now for android devices running Jellybean. We talked about the Google Now feature (and other new Google …

Man In Horse Mask Braves Hurricane Sandy Man In Horse Mask Braves Hurricane Sandy
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A man in a horse mask would be funny regardless of the situation, but a recent stunt on live news has given us some laughter during what’s becoming a terrible natural disaster. Our heroic horse mask wearing jogger was spotted …

Weather Channel on YouTube Still Streaming Hurricane Sandy Coverage Weather Channel on YouTube Still Streaming Hurricane Sandy Coverage

Hurricane Sandy, the “superstorm” of 2012 hit the East coast of the U.S. yesterday, causing flooding and power outages in highly populated areas such as New York City. The storm is still sitting over the Northeast U.S., dropping rain and …

People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter …

Crane Dangles From High-Rise, Donald Trump Shares Photo Crane Dangles From High-Rise, Donald Trump Shares Photo
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A crane was found hanging from the side of a high-rise luxury apartment building in Manhattan today, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. Donald Trump shared the following image on Facebook (and tweeted a link to it): (image) “Direct view of crane …

Stock Markets Closed With Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Closing In Stock Markets Closed With Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Closing In
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As previously reported, major stock trading has halted today thanks to Hurricane Sandy (aka: Frankenstorm). Fears related to the storm have shut down the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ. Both announced that they would be closed today, and …

Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk Hurricane Sandy Request from FEMA: Text and Facebook, Don’t Talk

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy is set to begin its assault on the east coast, millions of people are preparing for what is likely to be a huge weather event with far-reaching consequences. Of course, this involves the basic emergency prep …

Facebook Cancels NYC Gifts Event Ahead of Hurricane Sandy Facebook Cancels NYC Gifts Event Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

In light of the imminent landfall of “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy in New York City, Facebook has become the next company to postpone scheduled events in the city. Earlier this month, Facebook sent out invitations for a November 1st event set …

Stocks Halted as Hurricane Sandy Hurtles Toward New York Stocks Halted as Hurricane Sandy Hurtles Toward New York

Major stock trading is halted today as fears about Hurricane Sandy continue to shut down nearly the entire Northeastern U.S. Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ have announced their U.S. stock exchanges will be closed today, and …

Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is …