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11 Reasons Email Is the Worst

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Email is one of those things that's just a part of your life, period. Most of us know someone who has closed their Facebook account or refused to join in the first place in a little foot-stomping stand by their ego, and you might even know someone who is thrilled with themselves for not owning a smartphone. Read more...

Debating Politics On Facebook, Where Silence Implies Dissent

When created, he designed it to be a nicer place than the real world. People you barely know are “friends”; people you have drinks with now and then, “close friends.” You get a notification if someone deems you a friend, but if they later think better of it and delete you, you’ll never know [...]

Ex-Con Wanted by Police Caught after Posting Ice Bucket Challenge Video

6 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Well, his heart was in the right place. Jesean Morris wanted to help ALS fund research to cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. So he took the ice bucket challenge and posted the video on Facebook to spread awareness about the cause. He also spread awareness about his whereabouts, which was of interest to police in Omaha, Nebraska. Show More Summary

Way back in the day

6 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Back before Facebook even thought of existing, I was part of an online community called Aetheri. It was an amazing place, filled with people from all around the country being whomever they wanted to be. It was my first foray into all...Show More Summary

The Real SocialMedia Battleground

Much has been made of the contests for credibility that take place on social media during conflict. In the ongoing Gaza war, Facebook, Twitter and other online forums have featured the claims of Hamas versus those of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Show More Summary

Turns Out Facebook Isn’t a Good Place for Discovering News After All

Twitter has long been noted as a great source of breaking news. Mainstream outlets like CNN have been mining the service for breaking news. Despite being a source of news for almost 50 percent of Internet users in the U.S., Facebook doesn’t do nearly as well at surfacing news as Twitter. Show More Summary

Plywood Report: Genies Cafe Taking Over the Space Room Lounge

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Photo of Space Room Lounge courtesy Facebook Justin Johnson, the man behind the impossibly crunchy breakfast potatoes at Hosford-­Abernethy's Genies Cafe, has plans in place to take over the Space Room Lounge and the adjacent Brite Spot Diner located...

Attack on Kiska: Untouched Relics from a Baffling WWII Battle

Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura. Kiska Island, in the Aleutians far west of Alaska, is not a hospitable place. It's cold. It's topped with a volcano. Show More Summary

Facebook’s plan for the Emmys: ask celebrities to shake a glorified Magic 8-Ball

Facebook is placing its hopes on a glorified Magic 8-Ball. The company plans to introduce the Mentions Box, a device that selects questions from Facebook users and prompts a celebrity to answer one with a video response, during tonight’s Emmy Awards. Show More Summary

Drone Beat: Amazon Drones in India, National Parks Bans and More

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of incorporating them into their businesses, and now they're a photographer's secret weapon Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Show More Summary

What Small Non-Profits Can Learn from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s all over the place. From celebrities to your Facebook friends, newscasters to rock bands, it seems like everybody is taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And, as a result, the ALS Association has raised over $62 million in the past month alone, compared to just $2.5 million in the same period last year. The […]

Bill Kartalopoulos Puts Out Word That They're Accepting Submissions For Best American Comics 2015

The Best American Comics series editor Bill Kartalopoulos put out word via at least Facebook -- there might be other places -- that they're accepting submissions for the next Best American Comics. He put it thusly:We are currently accepting...Show More Summary

A Glitchy Game That's Designed To Break As You Play

Glitch Dungeon places you into the dark depths, only to break the code all around you. Everyone has, at some point, encountered a software glitch. Maybe someone's Facebook page was all messed up. Maybe your word processor just crashed. Glitches are usually a pain, but sometimes, that pain can be fun. Read Full Story

508 Friday Blog Roundup

Perhaps I only posted about this on Facebook (because I can’t find a post on my blog mentioning it even though I know some type of social media discussion took place when I first stated it) but many months ago, I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency.  As in, my body makes pretty much […]

Kevin Sorbo Apologizes For His Ferguson Comments: ‘I Am An Idiot’

As The Inquisitr previously reported, actor Kevin Sorbo issued a statement on his Facebook page in regards to the riots taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. In the statement, Sorbo said that the riots taking place “have very little to do with the shooting” of Michael Brown. “It is an excuse to be the losers these

#MakeupTransformation – A Popular Hashtag on Social Networks

#MakeupTransformation has become one of the most popular hashtags on almost every other social network. Be it Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Imgur, Flickr and many more places can be seen with this recent trend. Even Google+ is showing some fab results, all of this because by applying simple makeup you can look like a celebrity […]

Simplifyd centralizes client management, boosts productivity

(Tech News) Simplifyd is a web app that manages your clients, invoicing, and estimates, by centralizing everything in one place seamlessly. Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Why brave journalists like James Foley go to such dangerous places

The mother of James Foley, the kidnapped photographer apparently beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria, has paid tribute to her son via a Facebook page set up to campaign for his freedom. Brief and to the point, Diane Foley's statement said that her boy "gave his life trying to expose the world to the [...]

Vanessa Place and Felix Bernstein Convo Via Facebook at The Believer

At The Believer, Felix Bernstein doesn’t shy away from the dark in this conversation with Vanessa Place that originated over Facebook. Bernstein opens the interview describing their first meeting: I first met Vanessa Place a year ago, when I performed alongside her and Cecilia Corrigan at a reading. The grouping couldn’t be odder: Corrigan started [...]

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