Have we lost the plot on social networking?

I’m on Facebook. And I don’t want to be. If I had my choice, I’d completely and utterly scourge my Facebook account from the web, with its horrible user interface, problems with privacy, and extremely annoying “gifts,” “pokes,” and “scams.” (Oh, wait, that last one didn’t need the irony quotes.) But I’m on it because […]

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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 […]

2010 Comic Con Coverage

[Special Comic Con Coverage provided by Mike Templeton, for those of you who aren’t able to make it out this year, or have never been able to take part.  This is a breakdown of the first day of the San Diego Comic Con 2010.] Getting Started The day began by camping out in line for […]

The Circle of No Life – Blogger Edition

So you’ve seen the Circle of No Life, which may apply to a few of you, but for us professional bloggers, the circle is a little different. Check it out: For a few people, the items on the circle may be positioned a little differently, and there may even be one or two things missing, […]

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 […]

Eight Ways to Be A Better Tweet Geek

Twitter is my preferred social network for a number of reasons. But more than anything I love it because it’s simple and, with the help of various clients and lists, easy to organize and keep track of. It’s far easier to spend twenty minutes a day catching up on tweets, in my opinion, than the […]

Up Close and Personal with One of Google’s Street View Cars

My pal Korben (who runs the most awesome French blog on the web, seriously) recently got his hands on a few close-up shots of a Google Street View vehicle, and when he sent me his link to the shots, I knew some of you guys would be interested in seeing them. Unfortunately, the 360° objective […]