Barbershop Punk: A Movie About Net Neutrality [Video]

Facebook fan Georgia Archer is one-half of the two-woman team heading up the Barbershop Punk documentary project. The duo is Kickstarting funds for the film, which features interviews with  Damian Kulash of OK Go, Janeane Garofalo, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye and many others. BARBERSHOP PUNK is an independent feature length documentary directed by two women and inspired by the journey of one man who challenged […]


DRAMA: Users Reporting Facebook Blocks of G+ Invite Links

Ruh-roh, Reorge. Though Mark Zuckerberg didn’t waste a second trying out Google+ in the early weeks of beta, it seems his capacity for amicable competition doesn’t extend to letting Facebook users invite their friends to try out G+. YouTuber rss1357 posted this video of his attempts to post an invite link to Google’s social media site, which […]

Free Online AI Course Draws 70,000 Student Hopefuls

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI 101), a course offered through a partnership with the Stanford School of Engineering for free online from October 10 through December 16, has received more than 70,000 pre-registration sign-ups. Participants will be allowed to register in late summer, according to The instructors, Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig are rockstars […]

The Tiniest Little Desktop Ever [Video]

If you’re wondering whether this is real, the answer is yes… technically. If you’re wondering whether or not it really works, the answer is “Who even cares!” It’s awesome and even has a tiny little outlet all its own, which you can see on the right. [source]

NASA’s “Up All Night” Perseids-Watching Party

If you’ve ever dreamed of staying up late chatting with NASA astronomers while watching the Perseids streak across the sky, tonight might be the best of your life. And even if you aren’t all OMGNASA, you can still catch a glimpse of the meteor shower if you’re in the right place (and the moon doesn’t […]

“W00tstock” Song Streaming Free

Good news for Phirm ‘n’ Hard fans from Nerdist recently: Mike Phirman’s “W00tstock” is available on iTunes, and even better, streaming for free online. Mike Phirman. “W00tstock,” a parody (like you wouldn’t be able to figure this out yourself) of Joni Mitchell’s song (or, more precisely, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s cover of Joni Mitchell’s […]

Google+ Games Are a Go

One of the most distinct differences between Facebook and Google+ thus far has been the absence of in-platform games. On Facebook, those who don’t play Farmville and the like can be bombarded with invites and requests faster than they can click Block. For this reason, Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra’s announcement that games for Google+ […]

The Google+ Song [Video]

The Google+ Song by Break is a social media-centric version of “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. And not bad at all. +1 [via]