Oh man, I think the recent bugs at Facebook are all part of their rolling out of a shit-ton of contextual updates. Small additions that increase usability while increasing required bandwidth are good? Eh?Continue Reading

Virb is dead. Long live Virb! The social networking site that I fell in love with way back when is official closing—kind of. It’s no longer going to be a sexy alternative to MySpace. It’s no longer going to be a decent alternative to Tumblr and Posterous. Instead of beingContinue Reading

According to wired.com, federal lawmaker’s latest attempt to invade our internet privacy is in the name of curbing child pornography. The “SAFETY Act” would basically require all everyone to keep logs of internet activity for individuals for two years. “While the Internet has generated many positive changes in the wayContinue Reading

This has not been a good week for internet rights and privacy. First, the infamous but fortunately revoked changes to Facebook’s TOS, then Tumblr deleted five “anonyblogger” accounts that had been used to insult other users, leaving many users concerned about censorship on the platform. The latest cause for concernContinue Reading

This may sound like a joke, but it’s not: researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have found that too much Facebook usage can leave you more prone to anxiety and depression…that is, if you’re a teenage girl. In a study, a group of 13-year old girls were evaluatedContinue Reading

Scott Merrill has a great new post on CruchGear about early adoption and “Alpha Geeks.” He inspects why and how most people don’t really care about most sites. It’s well worth the read and his in-depth analysis/example of Google’s Grand Central is spot on. Here’s an excerpt: There are aContinue Reading

Google earth will begin showing parts of the sea-bed and underwater views of the earth. I loved the Oceanic portions of planet earth and I really hope that this lets users explore the depths in a similar fashion in our own free time. Google has already conquered the land withContinue Reading

Everyone loves Twitter. And the biggest political users of twitter so far have been members of the GOP in Congress. But, is it OK to Twitter comments while in a “private” meeting with President Obama? I think that it’s great and I want to see more of it. “Audiences usuallyContinue Reading

So, the internet is for porn. Apparently, according to certain cable companies, the Super Bowl is also for porn! Yeah, apparently after one big score, the viewing audience was treated to another. Links and more info after the jump.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

A new way to blog about things. Almost everyone has a blog. And almost everyone goes weeks or months at a time where they post nothing on their personal blog out of sheer lack of ideas. That’s where Plinky comes into play. Plinky is a simple concept: A question isContinue Reading