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Facebook event today

Nov 3, 2010
Scheduled for 10:30am pacific at the company headquarters. The invitation says to "please join us for a mobile event" and has an illustration of...
Posted In: business, Facebook, social media, whatever

Chatbot takes on critics of climate change

Nov 3, 2010
Nigel Leck was sick of all the people on Twitter arguing that global warming isn't real. So, he made a program that would scan Twitter every five...
Posted In: climate change, robots, Science, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Twitter inserts ads into your tweetstream

Nov 2, 2010
And really, it's pretty painful anytime anyone inserts ANYTHING into your tweetstream....
Posted In: business, social media, Twitter, Web Culture

Send an Amazon gift card to someone's Facebook wall because you love sadness

Nov 2, 2010
Now you can buy someone a gift card that isn't really a card, just a credit at Amazon, really, and have it sent straight to their Facebook. It...
Posted In: Amazon, business, Entertainment, Facebook, sadness, social media, Web Culture

Microsoft allows Gmail in Hotmail

Nov 2, 2010
Which is weird. So now if you're on Hotmail, you can import the contents of your Gmail account or your Yahoo account into your Hotmail interface....
Posted In: business, Google, hotmail. gmail, Microsoft, social media, Web Culture, Yahoo

Boing Boing hacked

Oct 28, 2010
Malicious hackers tend to leave the widely read quasi-tech website BoingBoing.net alone. It has kind of a cheeky approach and has never been anti...
Posted In: boing boing, social media, Web Culture

Sheep on fire

Oct 27, 2010
Sounds like the worst Kings of Leon song ever, right? But Firesheep is a big threat to your privacy, not your musical taste. We talked about it on...
Posted In: firesheep, privacy, security, social media

Most NBA players, it seems, are now on Twitter

Oct 25, 2010
The New York Times says that 11 out of 14 Knicks players are on Twitter, a number matched by two other teams. Two additional teams have ten players...
Posted In: games, NBA, social media

Here's a new word that will freak you out: Firesheep

Oct 25, 2010
It's a Firefox extension that lets you easily eavesdrop on people. It reads/steals cookies from users on unsecure connections and masquerades as...
Posted In: firesheep, gadgets, privacy, social media

Checking in from Space

Oct 22, 2010
Commander Douglas Wheelock became the first person to use a location-based service in space. Wheelock checked in on Foursquare, from the...
Posted In: social media, space

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