Twitter Breaks News of Whitney Houston Death 27 Minutes Before Press

Twenty-seven minutes before mainstream media broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death on Saturday night, the story was on Twitter, reported by a man who tweeted the news out to his 14 followers.

A tweet — sent at 4:57 p.m. PT — from the Associated Press that confirmed Houston’s death by citing her publicist was retweeted more than 10,000 times, according to data from Topsy Labs. However, the first tweet to reveal the news was sent at 4:15 p.m. PT [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]

The ugly side of Angry Birds

Did you know that? I had no idea! Fuck, I feel like I missed out on something…


A Wall Street Journal post from two years ago shows a list of apps that gather your data and what they do with them. Angry Birds not only collects your contacts — it transfers them to third parties.

Snooki Launches New Facebook Dating Game

Jersey Shore star Zucki … uh, I mean Snooki, has just unleashed her first Facebook game.

Dubbed Snooki’s Match Game, it bears a striking resemblance to Facemash, Mark Zuckerberg‘s site from 2003 that challenged users to pick the hotter person pictured in two separate photographs.

The new game is simple and has two parts. First, [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]

Paul McCartney’s Next Performance: Live, and for Free, on iTunes

Ever since The Beatles and Apple kissed and made up in 2007, Apple products and its fans can’t seem to get enough of the fab four and its surviving members. The service already has the legendary group’s 13 studio albums (added to iTunes in 2010) and now Apple is helping former Beatle Paul McCartney [CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING]…

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