Time’s Person of The Year 2010

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Mark Zuckerberg. I actually don't have a problem with Time's choice.  You got to give props to someone who comes up with something that 1 out of every 12 people in the world subscribe to.  550 million.  Yes, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism (but not any other religion) are each larger, but on the other hand, they've been around for thousands of … Read More

Cartoon Character Facebook Meme

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It started a couple of weeks ago on by Facebook users from Greece, who started posting pictures of their favorite childhood cartoon characters, simply wanting to remove all humans form Facebook profile pictures. It spread pretty quickly and Cartoon Network created a Facebook page called "Choose a Cartoon Character as Your Profile Picture for a Week" (Nov. 21 – Nov. 28). Since … Read More

Today Is Unfriend Day

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Today has been designated by … uh…. Jimmy Kimmel… as the day when you unfriend people from your Facebook friends. WHY should you do this? Because you have too many friends, and you miss the statuses of friends you actually care about, because they get lost in a sea of Farmville updates from the kid who sat two rwos behind … Read More

Facebook Before Facebook

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I'm really enjoying the series over at Mental Floss entitled "Talking Pictures".  The author, Ransom Riggs, has been collecting old photographs with writing on them, and now he's sharing his collection. Today's installment is Glamor Shots and includes photos like: Peggy Ruth was feeling purtty good that day. More Talking Pictures include…. Times of TroubleHaunting Pictures of the DeadLove and … Read More

Breakup Season Coming

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You've probably seen this before, but I haven't posted it, so I'm here to fix that. It's an informal study conducted by two guys at Information is Beautiful.  They basically did Facebook status searches for the phrase "We broke up because…", cataloged them, and plotted them out over a timeline, resulting in this graph: You will note: A big peak right before … Read More

Speaking Of Death….

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It's going to be awesome in the future…. Continue your life after death: instead of just simply visitng you at the graveyard, your freinds and relatives can upload photos, videos and stories to your tombstone and visit your personal webspace via bluetooth.  Yeah, it's real.

“The Social Network” Update

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If you saw the movie "The Social Network" — also known informally as "The Facebook Movie" — you'll know that the world's most popular thing evah has been the subject of many lawsuits since its inception in 2003. And the end of the movie, you are left with the impression that the lawsuits were over — i.e., that Eduardo Saverin received … Read More