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Congratulations! Your new book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On, is really catching on.Thanks. The Today Show just called and wants me for an interview.You’re the only person I ever heard say you watch TV for the commercials, not the shows.It’s true. I was watching with my family recently, and they had the commercials muted so they could talk. I asked them to turn them back on. When I was in college, I used to duct-tape ads I liked all over my dorm room’s walls.
The Winklevoss twins are back! (You may know them as Tyler and Cameron. Or just the Winklevii.) And this time they're not just peddling some silly plan to create a virtual "Face Book"--they're investing in play money! Bitcoin, the investment flavor of the last month, is a virtual currency that's supposed to be more reliable than fiat money. Here's what's happened to the virtual currency since January, when it was trading at about $10.Prices quickly doubled, then tripled, and finally quadrupled in early 2013 as more and more companies began accepting Bitcoin payments....[then] the botched Cypriot bank bail-in scared so many
At a dramatic unveiling in Silicon Valley today, Newark Public Schools activist Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the Facebook news feed is getting an overhaul. (One tech reported called it the "venerable news feed.") It will be: more mobile friendly, more picture friendly, and feature some niche feeds where you can check out what music or photos your friends are ingesting, rather than having all genres of information dumped in one place. In this sense, the updated news feed is closer to the "personalized newspaper" Zuck said he envisioned for the news feed; now it has sections.Unlike a traditional
Councilman Bill Greenlee, whom we can't imagine is a big social media guy (he averages about a tweet per month), is fighting to protect you against your own embarrassing party pics, among other things. He's introduced a bill that would ban employers from requesting the social media passwords of employees or prospective employees, in the name of privacy. He cited sexual orientation as the sorts of factor employers might be able to use to discriminate against employees, if allowed access into a person's Facebook account.Apparently, this is a very real phenomenon. (The U.S. House voted down a bill last year that would have
After an intense period of Facebook voting, the people have chosen. And they've chosen terribly. Monopoly, for the first time ever, decided to let the silly people have a say in how the game is played, letting them trade one piece for another. So the schlubby, wrinkled-pants-wearing cat-lady Monopoly fans of the world chimed in and replaced the almighty IRON with a whiny, irritable CAT. Here's the cat being unveiled on the TODAY Show, looking super creepy.And here are some sample Facebook comments from all the hard-core Monopoly fans following this.
Last weekend saw the publication of one of the worst story leads in the history of newspaper journalism. In a column for the Toronto Star, writing about the trial in a horrific case in which a woman was sexually assaulted by her own doctor during a hysterectomy, columnist Rosie DiManno began with this charming description:
She lost a womb but gained a penis.The former was being removed surgically—full hysterectomy—while the latter was forcibly shoved into her slack mouth.
There is a place on Facebook—beyond the endless photos of newborn babies and your annoying friend from high school who updates her status exclusively in ALL CAPS—where something quite interesting is happening.