Track the Swine Flu Outbreaks on Google Maps

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Want to track the swine flu outbreaks on your desktop?  A chap named “niman” has created a nifty Google Map of all the swine flu activity…ON EARTH! View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map Key: Pink markers are suspect Purple markers are confirmed Deaths lack a dot in marker […]

Does MySpace see the writing on the wall?

Oh, wait – writing on the Wall is a Facebook thing.  But increasingly, so is MySpace’s business.  The erstwhile king of social media sites has been deposed by Facebook, which now has over 200 million profiles.  Everybody has a Facebook page – but who do you know who is still on MySpace but who isn’t […]

Social Media Blues

The video ain’t much, but the song made me laugh! Finding love in the world of social media isn’t any easier than it is in the real world. [via Neatorama’s Upcoming Queue]

Busted! The sneaky moves of anti-social smartphone users

In this funny (and actually poignant) 3-minute talk, social strategist Renny Gleeson breaks down our always-on social world — where the experience we’re having right now is less interesting than what we’ll tweet about it later.

Were You Here Before Oprah?

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Seeing Oprah start “tweeting” made me realize a few things: Celebrities who are not comedians or geeks twittering is just a bad, bad idea. I realize that this probably just makes me a snob, but Oprah’s credibility goes down once I learn that she can’t use apostrophes correctly. My […]

They Hang Pirates, Don’t They?

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Swedish trial of the four members of Pirate Bay is now over, and the pirates are going to jail.  Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty and were sentenced to a year in the slammer for violating copyright and running the most notorious […]

Courtroom webcasting ban a “disagreeable” outcome

The good news for lovers of webcasting is that a federal appeals court has ruled that the medium is a form of broadcasting with equal status to that of television. The bad news is that that ruling was made to ban webcams from covering a music filesharing case. The defendant, Boston University student Joel Tennenbaum, […]

Oprah to Tweet on Friday’s Show

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] What’s the big news that Evan Williams, CEO of Twitter, hinted at earlier today?  Oprah Winfrey will tweet for the first time on tomorrow’s Oprah show, which will feature famed tweeter Ashton Kutcher.  Her account is already active, and as of this writing she has 32,607 followers – […]

‘Facebook = low college grades’ study hardly an A+

A study by Ohio State University claims Facebook users spend less time studying and get lower grades than classmates who don’t use the site. But there are some serious flaws in the study’s logic. A survey of 219 students found that 85% of undergraduates use Facebook. Those who do have grade-point averages between 3.0 and […]

Only one in 40 e-mails is NOT spam

Microsoft has revealed that almost all e-mails sent today are spam – though the figure fell slightly with the disconnection of a hosting provider which numbered a major spam network among its customers. The figures only relate to e-mails sent to customers of the Microsoft Forefront Online Security for Exchange service (FOSE) rather than the […]

AP Eats Itself

The Associated Press is seriously trying to corner the market in news, and making sure that no one sees it. AP is going after anyone and everyone that uses content they’ve sucked up from their affiliates -and that includes their affiliates! WTNQ-FM received a cease-and-desist notice from AP for embedding a video from the AP’s […]

Facebook books 200 millionth face

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today Mark Zuckerberg, the lucky stiff visionary entrepreneur who started Facebook, announced that his social media brainchild will log its 200 millionth user today. That’s a lot of people.  As stated in the accompanying video, a country of 200 million would be the fifth most populous in the […]