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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] One thing I’ve noticed about Twitter is that a lot of people seem very interested in letting the world know what they’re eating. And thanks to the new obsession with celebrity tweeting, I can now have the inside scoop on what Ryan Seacrest, MC Hammer, and Steve Jobs had […]
In this engaging and hilarious talk from the EG’08 conference, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy mobile phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).
A group of British village dwellers have forced a Google camera-car to abandon attempts to photograph their homes for the site’s Street View feature. But if locals wanted to keep their area quiet, they may have blundered spectacularly. Street View, which provides the type of images you could see by standing in a location, is […]