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VIDEO: The Social Network Reimagined as YouTube Movie

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Videos,


We already know that 500 million people are now members of Facebook, but what about that other site? You know the one that is based on dancing kids, idiots falling down and lonely people talking to themselves? Where is the big screen film about YouTube?

Well, here it is.

Want to know more about the guys responsible for “wasting everyone’s time with pointless videos”? Then check out this trailer for The Video Website, an hilarious parody of The Social Network.

Read More | Twitter

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100 Million Facebook Profiles Captured In Single Torrent

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: News, Social Media,

It seems that the social networking site is a lot more social than previously thought. That is, thanks to Ron Bowes of Skull Security, who created a 2.8GB torrent file containing the personal information of about 1/5th the total number of users on Facebook (500 million for those who haven’t heard.)

Ron accomplished this by crawling Facebook’s open access directory with a program that stored and filed each users data. The victims come in the form of FB users who have not changed their privacy settings to avoid search engine detection. The torrent contains the profile information of each stalked users most intimate details, such as addresses, phone numbers, and the URL to each of their profiles. Also, searching a logged user’s Facebook profile will allow you to search their friends list and find people despite their unique privacy settings.

Ron is under legal authority in how he obtained the information, so nothing illegal has been committed. But you may want to think twice about what you are sharing with others in your social network, before your entire life becomes public domain for some creep browsing torrents.

Read More | Thinq

Facebook begins testing permanent account delete option

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: News, Social Media,

The grips of social networking can prove dominating over every waking moment. Especially if you happen to make a living from behind the lucid glow of a computer monitor. Each moment of “let me check Facebook to see what’s new” can cost valuable minutes of time that add up to decreased productivity. Up until now Facebook has only given its users looking for a way out the option to deactivate their account, leaving each and every digital footprint left intact if they ever choose to sign in again. The temptation to “check Facebook really quick” still lingers.

However, the social networking giant has now implemented a new delete account option that allows users to completely free themselves of the addicting clutches of Facebooking at last! The thing is, it’s only available to a few select users as a test group. No word on whether or not this ‘nuclear option’ will become available to all users at some point. Our guess - not a chance.

Meantime, you can add a dash of Gear Live to your Facebook.

Read More | The Next Web via Engadget


Facebook Reaches 500 Million Users

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: News, Social Media,

Mark Zuckerberg announced on the official Facebook blog that the social network has reached 500 million users world wide. An incredible feat indeed, but If you think that 500 million is a lot now, then imagine just how many more will sign up after The Social Network hits theaters. Also announced was the new application “Facebook Stories”. This app allows the 500 million Facebook users to share stories of how Facebook has helped them to do something significant. “Stories” is meant to tell of the miraculous feats that can be accomplished through the open, ever changing social network that is Facebook. For instance “Ben, the 17 year old high school student”, used Facebook to get his network involved in a movement to save an old town theater in Kentucky. Now if only we can get the other 499,999,999 to stop posting meaningless drivel, and start taking advantage of using it as a source of grassroots empowerment. Perhaps Facebook Stories will spark this, but methinks it will become overrun with stories such as “Jake the 22 year old college student used Facebook to organize a fart.”

You can follow us on Facebook.

Read More | Facebook Blog

No Facebook Marketing for Facebook Movie


If you’ve seen of the ads for the upcoming movie, it probably wasn’t while you were commenting on your friend’s status update.

That’s because Sony has decided not to promote - an unflattering tale about the creation of Facebook - on the popular site at all.

Click to continue reading No Facebook Marketing for Facebook Movie

Read More | All Things Digital via MTV


VIDEO: Old Spice Guy Continues to Entertain with Personalized Clips

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Commercials, Video,


He’s made diamonds fall out of oysters, climbed seamlessly onto a horse and swan dived into a hot tub. Now, is mastering social media.

Over the past two days, the Old Spice personality has been cranking out a series of YouTube videos addressing comments/questions posted on such sites as Twitter and Facebook. Although he’s given hilarious shout-outs to actors (e.g. Ashton Kutcher, Alyssa Milano), companies (e.g. Starbucks, VH1) and sports figures (e.g. Chicago Blackhawks, Apolo Ohno), I personally have enjoyed the clips he’s created for the non-personalities the best.

In addition to fighting, romance and bathing advice, Mustafa has even helped deliver a marriage proposal. (She said yes!) Although there are way too many videos to highlight, you can view some of my favorites after the jump. (You can also find other clips on Old Spice’s YouTube channel.)

Click to continue reading VIDEO: Old Spice Guy Continues to Entertain with Personalized Clips

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Fortune names their 50 smartest people in tech

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Microsoft, Misc. Tech,

Steve JobsFortune has gone all tech on us this week, compiling a list of who they think are the fifty smartest people in tech. We found it interesting because most lists focus on the richest CEOs, or straight up performance on the job rather than things like intelligence, and the vision and impact they have on the tech world. The way they did it was to break the list down into ten categories (smartest CEO, smartest founder, etc.) and then list five names in each, listing a top choice for each category in the process. Here’s a peek at what they came up with:

  • Smartest CEO: Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple
  • Smartest Founder: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
  • Smartest Designer: Jonathan Ive, Senior VP of Industrial Design, Apple
  • Smartest Academic: Danah Boyd, Social Media Researcher, Microsoft Research

Hi the read link below to head to Fortune for the full list.

Read More | Fortune

Listen to The Social Network’s First Teaser Trailer


Last week, Columbia Pictures offered up a portrait of a serial killer as a teaser for its upcoming movie about Facebook. Now, we at least have some voices - and only voices - to go with the film.

In this new trailer for , we get a better feel for where director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin are going with the poster’s tagline: “You Don’t Get to 500 Million Friends Without Making a Few Enemies.” (Give the ominous tone of the music, I think I’m going to be perfectly happy with the 300+ friends I have right now.)

Want to know more about the guys responsible for creating the timesuck we’re addicted to today? Then schedule your next event for October 1.

Read More | Mashable

Google Me set to take on Facebook?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Internet, Rumors,

Is getting set to take on Facebook? If Digg founder Kevin Rose is to be believed, he has heard from a “credible source” that Google has a service called Google Me in the works that will aim to go head-to-head with Facebook in the social network space. If anyone can take on Facebook, it would likely be Google. After all, they’ve got the services (Google Talk, Gmail, Docs, Buzz, etc.) and the search power to pull all your information into one account pretty much immediately. Consider us intrigued.

Read More | Kevin Rose

TV Talk: Reunion for Pavelka and Girardi, CNN Job for Spitzer

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, ABC, Bravo, Cable, Ratings,

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi-Expect Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi to talk about their recent split on the July 5 episode of The Bachelorette. According to reports, many people thought an angry Jake would strike his ex at one point.

-According to a source, Lindsay Lohan really wasn’t eight hours late to a photo shoot like Bravo’s Double Exposure claimed. She was actually ten hours late.

-A prostitution scandal won’t keep Eliot Spitzer down. New York’s former governor has just been given a new co-hosting gig on CNN. The program will start this fall.

-Want to see gay couple Cam & Mitchell finally kiss on Modern Family? Join the 13,500+ fans on Facebook and maybe you’ll get your wish next season.

-Tuesday’s Deadliest Catch episode earned the program its largest audience to date. The hour was the first of several to address Captain Phil Harris’ health.


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