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Ramifications of Twitter's "Buy" Button for Marketers

Twitter announced on its blog that it is testing a way to discover and buy products directly on Twitter. This shows how social media is taking center stage as a discovery platform, and it follows logically that sometimes users are going to want to buy the things they discover.

Cliff Kincaid on Conservative Commandos Show About Snowden & NSA

Cliff Kincaid, Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, appeared on the Philadelphia, PA Conservative Commandos radio show last week to talk about his recent article, “Media Fret Over the Dangerous World They Helped Create.” At the heart of Kincaid’s argument is that Edward Snowden, and his mouthpiece Glenn Greenwald, have made the world […]

Broadcasters are using Wasington team name a lot less

Plenty of fans, media, and league officials are longing for the good old days, when the NFL’s biggest controversy centered on the inevitability that the Washington franchise will, at some point, have a new name. Until the name changes, plenty of broadcasters have tapped the brakes on using the name.  Via Brad Gagnon of Awful…

Chat Center Goes Freemium As It Passes One Million Downloads

18 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Chat Center, a universal chat application, is taking a page from the social media playbook and now selling premium names on its service. This allows users to create names like “taxi,” “iPhone,” and “folgerscrystalsdontcausecancer…” for a price. The company has collected over 50 million trademarked words and has added them to a list of premium names… Read More

How one Twitter user tracked down Philly hate crime suspects using social media

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Last week, a gay couple was walking in the Center City district of Philadelphia when they were approached by a group of about a dozen men and women—all white, well-dressed, and in their early 20s. “What is this your fucking boyfriend?” said a man in the group. “Yes this is my fucking boyfriend,”...

Beams may come true with new East Harlem cancer treatment center

THIS could be something to beam about. A cancer treatment center which uses rare proton beam technology to heal patients is in talks with the city to move into the soon-to-be-developed East Harlem Media, Entertainment and Cultural Center, officials said.

Decrying "Wishful Science" on NPR(!)

Patrick J. Michaels Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader and more technical perspectives, consult our monthly “Current Wisdom.” — First, a disclaimer. Show More Summary

Alteration to Mets Logo on Twitter and Facebook Draws Attention

2 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Someone mysteriously changed the Mets’ 53-year-old logo on the team’s social media accounts for a few days, replacing the United Nations headquarters with the Citigroup Center.

The Facts Of Life Cast Has A 35th Anniversary Reunion That Brings Back All Your Favorite Memories!

Wow, it totally feels like we're back in Easton School for girls! The cast of The Facts of Life had a reunion at the Paley Center for Media in honor of the show's 35th anniversary! The show began in 1979, and lasted until 1988!  Ch-ch-check out the cast then and now (below)!!! Lisa Welchel! Charlotte Rae! Mindy Cohn! Geri Jewell! Nancy McKeon! [Image via NBC/Brian [...]

Study: Majority of Blacks and Hispanics Think Media Portrays Them Unfairly

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

A new AP-NORC Center study finds that a significant majority of black and Hispanic news consumers do not believe the press at large portrays their communities fairly.

What Media Bias? Part 198

There is a Media Research Center study which shows that from January 1, 2006 to August 31, 2006 the MSM reported on Bush’s crumbling poll numbers 124 times.  Fast forward and between January 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 the MSM has reported on Obama’s equally crumbling poll numbers a total of nine times. This […]

Is it “Moral” to Restrict Fossil Fuel Use to Mitigate Future Sea Level Rise?

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader...Show More Summary

Samsung Is Making Its Own Hour-Long Sitcom Starring A Fictional Employee

Samsung is working on its own sitcom that will center on a fictional employee, which will be released via YouTube and social media, ZDNet Korea reports. The series, which will be called "Best Future," will be written to portray a "young Samsung" that people in their 20s and 30s would want to work for, the reports says. Show More Summary

Networks Reported Bush 2006 Low Approval Numbers 13 Times More Than Obama’s 2014 Numbers

According to a study released by the Media Research Center last week, the network evening newscasts have been reluctant to report on President Barack Obama’s low-approval numbers, particularly compared to the extensive coverage given to then-President George W. Show More Summary

First Trailer Released for Foursaken's "Spelunky Meets Match-3" Game 'Puzzle to the Center of the Earth'

Earlier this month Foursaken media announced that they have a new game in the works called Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, which they described as Spelunky meets match-3. It sounds like an odd pairing, but upon further clarification by Foursaken to the Spelunky influence, it actually sounds like a perfect mix. To quote

Police Officer Gives Homeless Man Boots

Indiana Pacers Center Roy Hibbert was driving in Indianapolis when he took a picture of a local police officer giving a homeless man boots. Hibbert then posted that picture to social media and the picture was retweeted thousands of times. Show More Summary

Andromedia Puts Android On Your TV

Meet Andromedia, an open-source Android media center that gives users the ability to customize their player.

CO2 Going Up. Human Progress Going Up.

Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader and more technical...Show More Summary

The Limits of Political Suicide

According to the media, the 2016 Presidential campaign began here last Thursday with the 7th Clean Energy Summit, an energy gab-fast honchoed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Center for American Progress and the University of...Show More Summary

The next Xbox One update will put your friends front and center

The September update for Xbox One was one of the most substantial updates the console has seen so far, adding the long-awaited media player which had managed to evade both the Xbox One and PS4 since launch. Microsoft plans to keep the...Show More Summary

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