[GAS] Site Redesign: What do you guys think?

Hey Everyone! We’ve just finished implementing our new custom WordPress template. We’ve increase the site’s font size to improve its readability and increased the width of the content section so that we can now put bigger pictures and videos. We’ve also added a featured section on top to showcase the current featured posts. And no, […]

Beware the Tumbeasts! They will eat your Tumblr!

You might have noticed that Tumblr has been going down with some greater frequency lately – and their “we’ll be back shortly” page certainly wasn’t anything to write home about, especially compared to Twitter’s adorable fail whale. Well, The Oatmeal had a suggestion for a new Tumblr downtime mascot, and it looks like Tumblr has […]

That Buzz you heard was Google zapping your posts

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Leo Laporte, the famed technogeek personality and self-proclaimed web whore, has shuttered his Google Buzz account after Buzz mysteriously dropped fifteen of his posts over about two weeks. Laporte considers this event a wake-up call to the transitory nature of social media content that’s hosted by someone else, […]

GAS Featured on Discovery’s Friday News Feedbag!

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Those crazy guys over at the Discovery News Friday Feedbag, a podcast that summarizes the most interesting science stories of the week, invited me to chat on the show once again.  If you missed my first appearance, they asked me to share three GAS stories to add a little […]

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Lingo of Social Media and the New York Times

The New York Times—or more specifically their standards editor Phil Corbett—has decreed that the use of the word “tweet” is no longer welcome in the pages of the famed newspaper. His reasoning? Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English […]