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The Late Movies: Facebook Songs and Parodies

Facebook celebrated 8 years this February, and in that time it has become a household name. As with any cultural phenomenon, it’s the subject of songs and parodies. While some of these scenarios are now out-dated (Facebook has changed a lot in 8 years!), these are still some of our favorite videos about the social [...]

The Late Movies: Facebook

Facebook celebrated 8 years this February, and in that time it has become a household name. As with any cultural phenomenon, it’s the subject of songs and parodies. While some of these scenarios are now out-dated (Facebook has changed a lot in 8 years!), these are still some of our favorite videos about the social [...]

Gender Balance on Social Networking Sites

Oh boy, what does it say about me that I am a member of reddit, Digg, del.icio.us, and G+, but not Pinterest? I don’t know if you can actually say that “chicks rule” just because there are more of them on social networking sites. I don’t even know if there actually ARE more females on [...]

The Most Powerful Animals on Twitter

Animals have invaded your favorite social networking site -and what’s worse, they have more followers than you do! So what’s all the buzz about? ShortList will introduce you to cats, dogs, birds, and even snakes that Tweet. Maybe you’ll find a Twitter critter you want to follow yourself! Link

France Bans Mention of Facebook and Twitter

France has finally gotten around to banning the something truly offensive to its populace. No longer will French television and radio broadcasters be allowed to mention the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” on air. In a move based on legislation from 1992 that decrees mentioning services by name is a form of advertising, use of the words [...]

Happy Birthday, Twitter!

Today is the fifth anniversary of the first non-automated Tweet ever sent over the new Twitter social networking site. On March 21st, 2006, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sent this Tweet: inviting co-workers Exciting, huh? Dorsey had been working on what would become Twitter for five years by then -it was first called Twttr. As the story goes, Dorsey [...]

The Late Movies: Fun Facts

Tonight for The Late Movies, we have a collection of fact clips to boost your trivia knowledge and tease and tantalize your mind. Enjoy! Think you know the relative distance between the Earth and moon? It may be farther away than you think. Are you one of the 35% of young people who wake up and immediately [...]

I Love Nerds – The Smurfs Tote Bag

I love Nerds – The Smurfs Tote Bag – $49.95 The bad news is you can’t seem to find your first love on that social networking site you frequent. The good news is he is waiting for you at the NeatoShop. What woman doesn’t love a man with a big brain and pointy hat. Valentine’s Day is [...]

Looxcie

You knew this was coming, and now its available to everyone. It’s a camera that records everything you see. Loop the Looxcie over your ear and go about your day. If you see anything you think may be worth saving, hit the button and the previous 30 seconds are saved, and even uploaded to your [...]

10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are used for more than just useful stuff like science and demographics. Diagrams just for fun are still useful in that they make the concept of graphic sorting and labeling of relationships easy to understand and appreciate. A true Venn shows all possible overlaps between sets. 1. Venn Diagram This one can be an introduction, [...]