Articles tagged with: News
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting september the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children,”
– President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001
See September 11 quotes & statistic infographic here.
What are your thoughts on the fact that three R Rated, raunchy comedies earned multiple nominations at the TEEN choice awards?
The three R rated movie in question are “The Hangover Part II”, “Bridesmaids” and “Bad Teacher”. The Hangover Part II earned a six nominations, while Bridesmaid and Bad teacher were nominated for best comedy. Remember this is the TEEN choice awards for 13-19 year-olds voting for what they consider the best movies, shows, and music of the year.
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Social Networks all Consuming: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & More
Time spent on social networking has doubled since 2007. Facebook, Twitter leads the way in the ever growing social media presence. ComScore released their latest figures on this social media growth.
The average U.S. online user spends 1 out of every 6 minutes on a social networking site!…
Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Preview Video
Peter Jackson posted a 10-minutes production video with tons of behind-the-scenes footage for the Hobbit. In this video he revisits some of the locations of the footage as well as gives us a chance to see some of the cast members interacting with one another. See Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop in action. [That is Ian McKellen aka Gandalf in the picture above with Peter Jackson]
The Lord of the Ring series, though contains a lot of violence, is a …
Best April Fools Day Jokes Online
It’s that time of the year again. April Fools Day. More and more, you can’t believe a single thing you read on the web. I love it. Last year we summarized the Best April Fools Jokes in History. The year before we actually posted a fake april fools post. This year we’ll just be adding a few more recent online april fool jokes of note. We only included the latest. See last year’s post to see a fuller list. Enjoy!
Find a Home for Japanese Tsunami Victims
Sparkrelief, a new non-profit that provides disaster relief released a special page where Japanese residence can offer up their homes as temporary shelters for those who affected by the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami. It is a very smart and clever idea worth sharing to the masses…
Forbes came out with 2011 Most Toxic Cities List.
What would be your first guess for #1?
Los Angeles maybe? Good guess. That is where I grew up and I miss those orange sunsets, sunrises, and… daily sky color… but LA only comes 6th on the list.
Good Ol’ Philadelphia comes in on #1, but California will not be out done as it holds 4 of the top 10…
The Daily – The New Digital Magazine
Couple days ago, News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch revealed “The Daily”, a newspaper specifically created just for the iPad. This is not a newspaper or magazine modified to show on an iPad, it is a completely new magazine created just for the iPad.
Check out a video after the jump!
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Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto, CA.) introduced a bill that calls for “all video games with an Electronics Software Ratings Board rating of Teen or higher” must include a health warning label stating:
“WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.”
See more info after the jump!
Homeless Ted William’s Second Chance
Check out this clip. It speaks for itself. You’ll see what I mean. This homeless man was discovered by the Columbus Dispatch along Ohio’s I-71 HWY. With a small sign that says he has a “God-given gift of voice” this homeless man started this year as a panhandler but now has been given a second chance at life.
Everyone knows the story. Some kid found a blade in his snickers bar. Some other kid found a needle in his 3 musketeers. Now every mother and father is called to check all the candy a child receives before allowing them to eat it. Check for open packages. Check for sketchy pieces of candy. Your child’s life might depend on it!
But are these stories true? Or is Media Hype?
Should we be scared? Or is it an Urban Myth?
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Facebook Video Surpasses Yahoo! Video
Facebook has officially passed up Yahoo! to become the second largest video viewing site in the United States behind Google. Google owns YouTube & Google Videos.
Facebook Photos gets a Huge Upgrade
Facebook announced several upgrades to their photo product. As Facebook already has more internet traffic then Google and with 500 million active users they have tons and tons of potential in the photo space. With these new changes, Facebook is slowly positioning themselves to be a bigger player.