This week in YouTube: racist rants, hilarious rebuttals & Rebecca Black (it’s FRIE-DAY!)

It’s been a banner week for YouTube and viral videos! First some dumb chick at UCLA posted a racist rant against Asians in the library (and in general), then the world learned that Friday comes after Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday after that. That’s right: Rebecca Black, and her viral video “Friday.” Better yet, both … Continue reading

Internet induced OCD: Formspring.me will either be hopelessly boring, or unrelentingly evil

Gawker has written quite the “review” of the latest in micro-blogging/over sharing/social networking: Formspring.me. Honestly, Gawker says it best… full attribution: “The newest sweet, cracklike, habit-forming oversharing platform combines the powers of Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, and mainlines them right to your face.” Quite the endorsement! And of course, like a giddy little lemming, I … Continue reading

Internet Induced OCD: Cafe World

Oh, Zynga. You are determined to be the death of me. So, yeah, new game from the creators of FarmVille (and Roller Coaster Kingdom, so they’re not all created equal!)… Cafe World. Zynga advertised this game, which seems to have just gone into large-scale beta testing stage on Friday. And I jumped in, baited hook … Continue reading

Internet Induced OCD: FarmVille & Rollercoaster Kingdom 2.0

Both FarmVille and Rollercoaster Kingdom, Facebook-based games in beta testing mode, on which I’ve written before, have undergone significant changes and, as such, I thought it might be worth recording my thoughts on the changes. I’ll start with Roller Coaster Kingdom because, notably, I gave up playing it about a month ago. Let me outline … Continue reading

Why I’m starting to hate Facebook, part 1

So, I’m really starting to hate Facebook. Technically, I started to really hate Facebook somewhere 8-10 months ago. It came on slowly, and at first I largely wrote off my decreasing visits to the site as my just being “too busy,” but am now pin-pointing the many reasons. I read a great editorial on the … Continue reading

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