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How the fastest-growing media site could help Democrats win the next election

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Upworthy, a viral media site, is less than a year old but already has more than 9 million monthly viewers. That outpaces the early days of other viral sites like BuzzFeed and Business Insider, and makes Upworthy the fastest-growing media company on the internet. It’s also one of the most...
How the fastest-growing media site could help Democrats win the next election

Our columnists' predictions for 2013 | The panel

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We asked writers what to watch for in the year ahead. From the UK economy to the Middle East, here are their thoughtsSimon Jenkins: Prepare for tedium and lurchesJournalists are terrible forecasters. They see disaster everywhere, and greet it with hyperbole. In 2013 I pledge to avoid it. Therefore, I...
Our columnists' predictions for 2013 | The panel

AD OF THE DAY: Microsoft Endorses Gay Marriage (MSFT)

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Microsoft's new commercial for its Outlook app features a lesbian marriage. But unlike Amazon's recent pro-gay Kindle spot, the Microsoft ad doesn't hinge on the political statement. The lesbian marriage sequence, which comprises only nine seconds of the 30-second video, is sandwiched between an effects-laden car crash and a flashy...
AD OF THE DAY: Microsoft Endorses Gay Marriage (MSFT)

Obama: American investment in the Internet allowed Facebook, Google and Microsoft to thrive

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President Barack Obama cruised into Seattle Thursday as part of his 2012 campaign, touting everything from jobs to foreign policy to immigration reform to his stance on gay marriage. Obama presented himself as a unifier at a time that the country is deeply divided. To make his point, the...
Obama: American investment in the Internet allowed Facebook, Google and Microsoft to thrive

Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

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If you’re a certain kind of person, with a certain kind of circle of friends, you are completely aware that a whole lot of Facebook users changed their profile picture this week. That’s the result of a very effective viral campaign, kicked off by the Human Rights Campaign, to show...
Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

How we visualised gay rights in America

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Visualisign gay rights across US states needed more than a map. Guardian in America interactive designer Feilding Cage talks through how he did it• Check out the interactive guide to gay rights, state by stateWhen the idea of doing a gay marriage interactive was mentioned I had two initial thoughts....
How we visualised gay rights in America

Google's Legalise Love campaign rocks, right? Let's Ask Jeeves | Emer O'Toole

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Google's gay rights campaign is awesome for many reasons, but we should be wary of powerful corporations with opinionsGoogle's recently launched Legalise Love campaign works towards decriminalising homosexuality and eliminating homophobia in all countries in which the company operates. By supporting grassroots movements and mobilising other organisations, Google is using...
Google's Legalise Love campaign rocks, right? Let's Ask Jeeves | Emer O'Toole

The Obama Effect: There Were 1.6 Million Tweets About Gay Marriage Yesterday

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At exactly 3:01 yesterday afternoon, I looked over at TweetDeck and saw this:Well, good for Barack Obama. This is what leadership is about RT @emilybazelon: He did it!-- James Fallows (@JamesFallows) May 9, 2012 For the next half hour or so, I was glued to Twitter, watching this moment explode...
The Obama Effect: There Were 1.6 Million Tweets About Gay Marriage Yesterday

Man wins gay wedding comment case

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A Christian demoted over a comment he wrote on Facebook about gay marriage wins a legal fight against his employer....
Man wins gay wedding comment case

How The Internet Is Erasing The Religious Right's Political Power

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The religious right isn’t having a good year: the new Republican National Committee roadmap almost entirely excludes religious issues, a majority of young conservatives support same-sex marriage, and hard-line libertarians are dominating the conservative agenda with small government policies. As the Internet becomes the hub of political dialogue, religious issues...
How The Internet Is Erasing The Religious Right's Political Power

Vkontakte is in hot water over its refusal to introduce same-sex relationship status options

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Vkontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook, is being heavily criticised by LGBT groups over its refusal to add relationship marker options for same-sex relationships. According to the Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty site, the problem was highlighted when a male user wrote to administrators for the site requesting an option to...
Vkontakte is in hot water over its refusal to introduce same-sex relationship status options

Number of US extremist groups ‘exploded’ in 2009: report

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Glenn Beck, Rep. Michele Bachmann singled out for popularizing militia movement ideasExtremist groups surged in the United States in 2009, with anti-government "Patriot" militias leading the way, says a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center."The radical right caught fire last year, as broad-based populist anger at political, demographic...
Number of US extremist groups ‘exploded’ in 2009: report

Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

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Bathhouse. (Photo: Kotaku) Pray for Nintendo’s PR department, as it’s undoubtedly going to face the wrath of some very angry gaymers. Last week, the company released a life-simulation game that let male characters to marry the same sex. But an update released yesterday removed that supposedly unintended feature…OF HAPPINESS. In the new,...
Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

Laura Bush supports abortion rights and gay marriage: Are you as shocked as I am? - Healthy Living on Shine

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Laura Bush supports abortion rights and gay marriage: Are you as shocked as I am? - Healthy Living on Shine

Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals

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(Screencap: Twitter) The Westboro Baptist Church, widely reviled for their homophobic beliefs and protests of veteran funerals, announced on Saturday that they would picket at Sandy Hook Elementary School following the tragic shooting there Friday that took the lives of 27 people. Anonymous, which has seemingly ordained itself as the Internet’s police...
Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Taking the number one spot in voting (by a decent margin) for "most insightful comment" this week was from That Anonymous Coward in response to filmmaker David Newhoff trying to compare "copyleft" folks who are seeking more reasonable copyright laws and who are fighting against needless and dangerous expansion... to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
Fast Chat: Biden’s Gay Marriage Maneuver, Twitter as International News Source

Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

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Once upon a time, Facebook could be used simply to share your interests and information with a select small community of your own choosing. As Facebook's privacy policy once promised, "No personal information that you submit to Facebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does...
Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

D.C. Allows Gay Marriage

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D.C. Allows Gay Marriage

RT @Mike_FTW: LOVE THIS. Consequences of gay marriage: http://twitpic.com/1ugb2g (via one of my moms; @halvorson)

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RT @Mike_FTW: LOVE THIS. Consequences of gay marriage: http://twitpic.com/1ugb2g (via one of my moms; @halvorson)

Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) Nowadays Facebook is very cautious around the third rail that is sexual orientation. Sure, there's a timeline icon just for gay marriage, but the company won't serve up ladies seeking ladies to advertisers. But that wasn't always the case. Digiday has gotten its hands on an interesting...
Way Back in 2004, TheFacebook.com Offered to Out You to Advertisers

Chick-fil-A Is Actually Popular: How Social Media Distorts Your View of The World

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Despite an inescapable torrent of opposition from popular tech blogs, Twitter users, and city mayors against Chick-fil-A, the self-avowed anti-gay marriage restaurant enjoyed record-breaking sales yesterday. Had I just gazed the world through my Twitter feed, I would think Chick-fil-A was on the verge of bankruptcy…and also that Ron Paul...
Chick-fil-A Is Actually Popular: How Social Media Distorts Your View of The World
Why Google Customizes Results When You Search for 'Obama,' But Not for 'Romney'

Facebook users changed their profile pictures in favor of gay marriage at 120% the normal update rate

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The United States Supreme Court this week held arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the country. On the docket were two laws that perhaps affects someone you know: California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. As battles waged on inside the hallowed halls the nation’s highest court,...
Facebook users changed their profile pictures in favor of gay marriage at 120% the normal update rate

Russian Activists Aren't Going to Stand Idly By While Facebook 'Corrupts' the Youth

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Too cute, right? As skeptical as we are of Facebook’s every move, those gay marriage icons are pretty cute, right? Well, there’s at least one angry mob ready to set you straight. RT reports (via the Daily Dot): “In response, an Orthodox community in the city of Saratov, southern Russia, issued...
Russian Activists Aren't Going to Stand Idly By While Facebook 'Corrupts' the Youth

Confronting the next taboo: Single

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Elena Kagen is not gay, she's single. We've decided that gay people are okay. Maybe now we'll decide that single people are too. A related issue comes up from time to time, esp in the Village -- where people make a wide variety of lifestyle choices. Should gay people have...
Confronting the next taboo: Single

Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

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Murray Lipp was unable to access service and received notification that photograph of a gay couple was 'offensive'Facebook has apologised after it blocked the operator of one of America's leading same-sex marriage campaigns from accessing the service when he posted a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple online.Murray Lipp, the...
Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

People Are Loving HP On LinkedIn (HPQ, LNKD)

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HP today became the first company on LinkedIn to get 1 million followers, LinkedIn announced today. "Our 1 million followers are connected to over 43 million people on LinkedIn, roughly one-quarter of the entire LinkedIn population," says Natalie Malaszenko, vice president of digital marketing for HP. HP grew its LinkedIn followers...
People Are Loving HP On LinkedIn (HPQ, LNKD)
5 Great Viral Variations On The Marriage Equality Meme

The politics of shit and semen

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From gay marriage to Occupy, why is it that ideological disagreements are so often expressed as revulsion?'The ways were foul and narrow; the shops and houses wretched; the people half-naked, drunken, slipshod, ugly. Alleys and archways, like so many cesspools, disgorged their offences of smell, and dirt, and life, upon...
The politics of shit and semen
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