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]

Facebook gets into mobile messaging

Facebook has launched an all-in-one messaging app that blurs the line between social networking and texting. The standalone app, available for both iPhone and Android handsets, is set-up to be logged into a Facebook account. Users can then send a message to one friend or multiple people at once. To select recipients, the user simply […]

The Atlantic’s Google Earth Puzzle

The Atlantic’s In Focus with Alan Taylor is running a fun thing — the Google Earth Puzzle. You get 25 really spectacular images with vague clues (the one for the image above reads “This community lies near the intersection of seven rivers.”) to their location. The challenge is to figure out where each one is […]

Facebook Profile Dress Fail [Pic]

This Facebook profile dress comes from Romanian designer Lana Dumitru. Now that you’ve seen this, here’s how you too can become a world famous designer in 4 easy steps: 1: Print your Facebook profile over a large sheet. 2: Wrap yourself in it! 3: ??? 4: ART! As far as I’m concerned, I much prefer […]

Media May Have Failed IQ Test

A widely reported “study” showing Internet Explorer users had lower IQs than users of other browsers is looking suspiciously like a hoax. The story originated with a press release from what apparently is “a Vancouver based Psychometric Consulting company” named AptiQuant. The story received widespread coverage as fact, with accompanying comment from writers. (For the […]