YouTube’s “Fair Use Massacre”

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Thanks to a breakdown in a previous licensing agreement between YouTube and Warner Music, last month there was something of a witch hunt for any videos containing any songs from Warner’s library. However, whereas most of the time when YouTube deletes videos due to a DMCA takedown notice, these […]

A Blogging Experiment

It takes real guts to work several years to build a top 50 blog, then turn it over to anyone and everyone, but that’s what’s happened at Neatorama. Alex has instituted a new feature called the Upcoming Queue. It’s like a submission, only the submitter writes the post with links and graphics. Then the public […]

I Can Has Cookie?

The problem with the little candy message hearts you see around Valentines Day is that they are tiny. And they don’t particularly taste good. And they don’t say what you really want to say. Sometimes you can’t even decipher what they are supposed to say! So …make your own! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories baked up […] user data stolen — again

You’d think that a Monster once bitten would be twice shy.  But even though user information has been stolen from on at least two prior occasions, it has happened yet again.  This time, the data includes user IDs and passwords, as well  as contact information.  Monster does not store Social Security numbers, thankfully.  The […]

Monty Python YouTube channel results in 23,000% jump in sales?

By Johnny Daniels Contributing Writer, [GAS] It’s being claimed that the Monty Python YouTube channel, which shows various clips from the Monty Python sketches, has resulted in a staggering 23,000% jump in Python DVD sales. Is there a bit of serious number massaging going on here or is it total vindication on the part of those […]

Britannica 2.0, you’re no Wikipedia

Encyclopaedia Britannica president Jorge Cauz announced today that new features will be rolled out on in what looks like an effort to get hip with the Web 2.0 crowd.  This includes the ability for users to correct articles, one of the more powerful and controversial features of Britannica’s biggest online competitor for serving up encyclopedic information: […]

Teenormous: The cheapest place to get your geek shirts online

As most geeks, I love t-shirts, especially geeky-looking ones. There are a lot of great online t-shirt shops on the world wide web, but going through them all to find what you really want can be a hassle. Enter Teenormous, an awesome t-shirt search engine that not only searches all the coolest tee sites on […]

The Inauguration – Digital Style

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since the last national swearing-in ceremony, America has become a much more net-centric country.  Obama’s inauguration was not only watched by a large portion of the US, but by millions (perhaps billions?) in countries all over the world.  For this reason, the people on the scene wielding the tech were […]

Let Historical Tweets Take You Back in Time!

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Don’t worry, this isn’t some archival service that will tell you what some user said two years ago.  Historical Tweets is a blog that displays one historically important (and ficticious) tweet every day!  According to the site:  “Books have been ruining history. So many unnecessary words.  Now, with Historical Tweets, history’s most […]

US Congress featured on two new YouTube channels

Are you getting tired of watching skateboarding dogs, self-absorbed teenagers, or worse-than-Karaoke covers of washed up hits?  Well, get ready for some really exciting content on YouTube:  channels covering your favorite US Senators and Representatives. The YouTube blog says, “These YouTube channels have the potential to make Congress more transparent and accessible than ever before.”  Heh, […]

Has Tower Defense Evolved?

By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’ve ever explored the world of Flash games for any period of time, you’ve probably run across Tower Defense, or “TD” as it’s commonly called.  The premise of the game is to kill all the “creeps” (or monsters) before they get through your maze.  You have towers that shoot […]

The History of the Internet

The “History of the Internet” is an animated documentary explaining all the events and technologies that led to the invention of the Internet. A fascinating watch!