Earlier this year, Facebook and Twitter played a crucial role in mobilizing protestors in Iran, Cairo and Tunisia. Now Tumblr has been uniquely appropriated for a U.S.-based protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, which has been coalescing in New York, Boston and Chicago to challenge the influence of corporate money on government and the growth of social and economic inequality….
Duy Linh Tu, director of Digital Media at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, said that Tumblr “hits a unique sweet spot.” Whereas Twitter only allows 140 characters and conventional blogging sites only allow the writer to interact, Tumblr combines the two.
If there’s one thing to be said for the Kepler mission, it’s certainly turning up some very strange new worlds.
Now, a sun-like star — called Kepler-18 — has been spotted with a super-Earth and two Neptune-like worlds orbiting it.
the best decision i ever made was to follow the discovery news blog.
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Sure, the iPhone is the best smart phone ever made, and sure the new phone will be awesome (A5 processor, 64GB model, 8MP camera, better antenna, iOS 5, twitter integration, iCloud, the list goes on and on) but the real star of the announcement is Siri.
Check out this video:
The voice commands are taken to an all new extreme level of awesomeness. “Commands” is the wrong word. “Conversation” seems to be more appropriate.
Semantics aside, this phone is sweet.
“…then we ended up in neighboring cells at the 90th precinct house in Williamsburg.” Love or hate the protests, you must admit that this is the most hipster fucking thing you’ve ever read.
#OccupyWallStreet and missed connections. Over at Gawker, Adrian Chen stumbled across a “missed connection” post on Craigslist for Saturday’s demonstration, titled “Cute anarchist(?) protester arrested at Occupy Wall Street.” He’s looking for the girl in the red handkerchief and blue shoes pictured above, in a photo taken by Reuters’ Jessica Rinaldi.
I thought you crushingly attractive but things got moving and I lost track of you before I was able to work up the nerve to say hello. I saw you again a couple hours later when we got arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, and then we ended up in neighboring cells at the 90th precinct house in Williamsburg. I’m the tall guy with glasses and short, dark hair wearing jeans and a tan t-shirt. I had a gray hoodie with black stripes on the bridge. You made fun of my shoes’ tongues falling out because they’d confiscated our shoelaces! Unfortunately you were released in the first group and I in the last, so I couldn’t find you by the time I got out. Curses!
Aw, what an adorable little potential protest romance…
In the words of the now defunct LATFH: Look at this fuckin’ love connection.
A death in Ireland was ruled “spontaneous combustion” by a “baffled coroner,” according to the Daily Mail.
Hundreds, or even thousands, of spontaneous combustion cases have been reported throughout history, though only about a dozen cases have been investigated.