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Newest Viral Marketing Scheme? Transmitting Tweets to Space

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The Chasing UFOs team. (Photo: National Geographic) It’s one thing to fake intergalactic advertising like the hoaxsters at Rolling Rock did back in 2008 with moonvertising, but actually carrying through with the plan is a whole other thing entirely. When National Geographic heard about Tweets in Space, a program spearheaded...
Newest Viral Marketing Scheme? Transmitting Tweets to Space

'Ecce Homo' Restoration Lady Is Now Selling Art on eBay

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(Photo: Ebay) The amazingly botched restoration of the famous “Ecce Homo” painting, done by a Spanish amateur painter who turned a 19th century portrait of Jesus into that of a ghost monkey, took the Internet by storm this year, quickly becoming what is arguably the best meme of 2012. Now,...
'Ecce Homo' Restoration Lady Is Now Selling Art on eBay
For Just $105,000, the Virginity of This Brazilian Sex Doll Can Be Yours

Trolls Took @YourAnonNews For a Little Joyride Last Night

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Once more into the breach, eh? (Photo: Twitter) The things you miss when you keep regular hours! The Daily Dot reports that late last night, the trolls of Rustle League briefly gained the ability to post whatever they wanted to @YourAnonNews. Naturally, they used the opportunity for bragging and, yes, lulz....
Trolls Took @YourAnonNews For a Little Joyride Last Night

Moderator Makes Controversial 'Creepshots' Subreddit Private After Receiving Anonymous Threats

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(Photo: Reddit) If appealing to one’s sense of decency and morality doesn’t produce the results you were hoping for, what’s the next possible route for netizens seething over the unbearably gross subreddit r/creepshots? Threaten the moderators with a healthy doxing, of course. The Daily Dot reports that moderators from r/creepshots,...
Moderator Makes Controversial 'Creepshots' Subreddit Private After Receiving Anonymous Threats

Angry Sellers Consider Divorcing Etsy Over Wedding Section Redesign

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(etsy.com) Last month, DUMBO-based e-commerce platform Etsy redesigned their popular wedding section, a "combination of wedding items, trends, how-to’s, expert advice and the stories of real couples." The sleek redesign, which was rolled out in conjunction with a wedding registry, was meant to showcase designs from a variety of contributors,...
Angry Sellers Consider Divorcing Etsy Over Wedding Section Redesign

Turns Out You Can Put a Price on Your LinkedIn Account, and It's $0

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(Photo: flickr.com/sheilascarborough) Are you inordinately proud of your thousands of LinkedIn followers? Well, you might want to sit down because here comes a bracing assault on your sense of achievement. The Daily Dot reports that the sad tale of Linda Eagle, who was discharged from her position as CEO then locked out...
Turns Out You Can Put a Price on Your LinkedIn Account, and It's $0

Fake Wikipedia entry on Bicholim Conflict finally deleted after five years

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Consider this another cautionary tale against believing everything you read on Wikipedia, or the Internet in general. Wikipedia's volunteer editors recently removed an elaborate article that purported to describe the "Bicholim Conflict." The 4,500-word article spoke of an undeclared war between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha Empire that eventually...
Fake Wikipedia entry on Bicholim Conflict finally deleted after five years
When You Call the Yankees Box Office, You Get a Sex Phone Hotline

Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

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(Source: Flickr.com/kinopix) Seems like the folks over at Reddit don't take too kindly to spammers. The Daily Dot reports that at least five news source domains, including some media heavyweights like The Atlantic and Businessweek, have been banned from Reddit. That doesn't just mean employees at those companies can't post links--it means...
Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

Treat Yo'self: For Just a $47,000 Hotel Reservation, You Too Can Get a 'Social Media Butler' to Tweet for You

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(Photo: Madisonhoteldc.com) Wondering where to dump that stray $50k you have lying around so that you can spend the presidential inauguration swagging out in some palatial, gold-plated estate? Look no further than D.C.’s Madison Hotel, which is offering an elite “Inaugural Town and Country” package to visitors of the capital...
Treat Yo'self: For Just a $47,000 Hotel Reservation, You Too Can Get a 'Social Media Butler' to Tweet for You

Tweens Now Hoarding Tumblr URLs for 'Status and Power'

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(Photo: KBOsmancorner) Remember the good old days when all you needed to be a powerful and popular tween was a mass of shiny hair, a gaggle of wannabe friends and your dad’s credit card? Times have changed. Now a tween’s sense of importance is derived primarily from the amount of...
Tweens Now Hoarding Tumblr URLs for 'Status and Power'

We Are Already In Love with Beyonce's Instagram, Even Though She Deleted 'Mitches'

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Last night, just as Twitter was celebrating Obama’s victory, Beyonce Knowles posted a photo to her Tumblr that perfectly summed up all of the excitement and inner feelings of booyah, GOP. (Photo: I am Beyonce) It was a deliciously satisfying moment for Obama supporters and Beyhive fans alike. Now, The Daily...
We Are Already In Love with Beyonce's Instagram, Even Though She Deleted 'Mitches'

Anonymous Wants DDoS Considered Free Speech, Hops on the White House Petition Bandwagon

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Once more into the breach, eh? The loosely organized Internet philosophizers of Anonymous have decided to take a brief break from hassling Steubenville, the Westboro Baptist Church and Hunter Moore for a bit of good, old-fashioned soapboxery. The Daily Dot reports that the group has just launched a petition on WhiteHouse.gov titled “Make,...
Anonymous Wants DDoS Considered Free Speech, Hops on the White House Petition Bandwagon
Good Guy Greg Would Not Approve of Pressuring Girls Into Sex
'Copyright cop' anti-piracy ISP system delayed once again

Pony Up: First Ever Brony Commercial Airs Tonight During Primetime

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(Screencap: YouTube) Tonight is a big night for television. Not only is it the series premiere of Bravo’s much-anticipated Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, but the internet’s favorite fandom is finally getting its own primetime TV commercial. Giddy-up! The Daily Dot reports that The Brony Thank You Fund, a nonprofit that encourages fans of My Little Pony...
Pony Up: First Ever Brony Commercial Airs Tonight During Primetime
Here’s an Idea: Let’s Turn Pinterest Into a Massive Graphic Novel
Card Game About Tentacle Rape Porn Pulled from Kickstarter
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