Everything you need to know about the web, right now.
Everything you need to know about the web, right now.
What’s that, you’re still printing your business card on paper? That is so last year. These days, business cards are going all virtual and that’s a good thing. Not only are paperless business cards good for the environment, and easier to carry, they’re also unlimited.
Yesterday, we noted that “Web 2.0” had been recognized as the “one millionth English word” by The Global Language Monitor. Today, the AP Stylebook, which you might remember from journalism classes, has officially added Twitter.
Reluctant congratulations are due to the English language, which celebrated its 1,000,000th word yesterday. That word is “Web 2.0”. Here are a few reasons why I am upset about this. View List ›
Oprah has her own “web widget”………. View Media ›
New stats from Nielsen Online show that by the end of 2008, social networking had overtaken email in terms of worldwide reach. Cue old person rant: don’t people even have the time to write emails anymore? I remember when you had to go to the post office and buy a stamp to mail the letter you had written with a typewriter! None of this “poking” nonsense!
A comprehensive collection detailing where to go to watch TV shows on teh webz. Gabe Kaplan on demand, you say? The future is now!
A step-by-step guide to flirting in the 2.0 world we live in. I feel like they missed the all-important naked webcam chat, which often gets squeezed in there just after talking on AIM and before you ever pick up the phone. View Image ›
The former Reading Rainbow host (and star of Star Trek and Roots) has taken back his Twitter after an impostor set up a fake account in his name, consequently turning Burton into somewhat of a new media junkie. See what happens when one proudly waves his nerd flag? Celebrity reborn, y’all. Read More ›
A profile of the NY Times’ digital team. Is this the “only happy story in journalism?”
TechCrunch has uncovered a listing looking for Britney Spears’ 2.0 Media Manager. The Pop Princess already has a Twitter, but it seems as though this is only the beginning of her (actually, this new manager’s) online presence. Chris Crocker, this is the job for you. View Image ›
The CSM is closing its doors as a daily paper to become primarily a web publication (a weekly print edition will still be available for subscribers). Headline 2012: Christian Science Monitor shuts down website to become a Twitter feed only (subscribers can still get a weekly HTML digest). Read More ›
CBS launched a mobile photo upload app for the iPhone yesterday, and it quickly become a repository of NSFW images. The app lets users send photos like the one below directly to CBSeyemobile.com — they’ve since been trying to clean up the site, but a recent visit turned up photos of a dead horse and a cover shot of Rough Riders magazine. View Image ›
A new site lets you turn readers of your site into copy editors. This happens pretty much all the time already (turst me!) because readers love nothing more than to point out your errors. But it’s nice to see they’re trying to get the word about GooseGrade out in synch with National Punctuation Day. Read More ›
A new site that aggregates blog comments. This looks cool, but do we really need another tool that lets the blogosphere increase its self-analysis? Read More ›
A command line for the internet. It’s only available for Firefox and only tech geeks will love it, but Ubiquity looks like a handy tool for doing things on the web. Read More ›
Finally, a social networking feature that mirrors the half-attention of real life. FriendFeed now lets you tell people you’re following them when, in fact, you’re ignoring their feed. Sort of like a cocktail party or family gathering, minus the face-to-face. Read More ›
This Palo Alto start-up thinks you’d have an easier time sorting through your inbox if all correspondence was “paid for” in a system of currency — called “Serios” — that attaches different levels of priority to each e-mail. But, much like the eternal “if a tree falls in the forest” question, will your mom consider her political blooper forward as urgent as a direct memo from your boss? (Answer: Uh, yeah.) Read More ›
A new micro-blogging service, like Twitter with a timeline. The buzz seems to point to Plurk being a service aimed directly at teens. It’s got more visual appeal than Twitter, but are we getting tired of signing up for new services? Read More ›
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, the notorious couple from The Hills, have announced the launch of their own social networking website Speidiweb. Watch out, Mark Zuckerberg! Heidi and Spencer claim their site does everything Facebook and Myspace does, and more. The site’s been down for the past few hours (hax0rs??) so we can’t verify if this claim is actually true or not. Read More ›
CollegeHumor was all set to take on Facebook staffers in a beer pong tournament until the social networking site pulled out at the last minute, blaming the forfeit on “legal and PR reasons.” Some might be surprised to learn that web developers would so enthusiastically partake in actual real life competition, but then again, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Steve Jobs in a cage match. Read More ›
Imagine if your life worked just like it does on the mammoth social network. Scary, right? Because, really, if someone ever actually claimed aloud to be looking for “random play,” you’d probably suggest they immediately get tested for “random STD’s.” Watch Video ›
Initially having found success as a video blogger - his wine show attracts 80,000 viewers daily - the “social media sommelier” is out to conquer the world with TV appearances, a Hollywood agent, and a book already in sixth place on Amazon’s Cooking, Food & Wine section. In keeping his fans constantly abreast via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and countless other social networks, Vaynerchuk has developed as ubiquitous a presence online as Jamie Lee Curtis has in those commercials for the yogurt that makes you poop. Read More ›
The mother and businesswoman from Missouri was indicted today by a federal grand jury in California for creating a fake profile on MySpace specifically to bully 13-year-old Megan Meier, who killed herself as a result. She could face up to 20 years in prison, where we assume that - at best - she’ll only have access to dial-up. Now that’s what we call karma. Read More ›
An attempt to gauge what people really think about brands via the power of tagging. Users are presented with a wide variety of brand logos — from ABC and Absolut to YouTube and Zune — and asked to tag them with the first word that pops into their heads. You can then see the user-generated tag cloud and see what other people think about the same brands. Read More ›
Jessica takes part in an online staring contest in order to promote Cash Warren’s new social networking site. This makes me feel dirty, either because this is the second Jessica Alba thing I’ve posted within 24 hours, or because I can’t help comparing Jessica Alba to Magibon with bigger boobs. Read More ›
For ten bucks (shipping included), this site will send you something, although you won’t know what. Past gifts have included duct tape wallets, flying alarm clocks, and belly dance costumes. In a world where birthdays can often result in getting homemade soap and gift certificates to chain restaurants, why not reach into this virtual grab bag of awesomeness? (Thanks to Hurty Elbow for the tip!) Read More ›
A popular search engine for video that uses speech-recognition software to enhance results. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and Google are both rumored to be looking into buying the company before it goes public. Read More ›