There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.
Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.
Where to look for spies and deserters?
You know you have a bad case of sloppy when people who operate in the shadow, like spies, are befriending you on Facebook, but that’s exactly how the young 20-something spies do it nowadays.
Mikhail Semenko and Anna Chapman are not only present on Facebook you can also find them on LinkedIn and Twitter. Was it just a slip or was the plan to mine these sites for leads and information? And they are not alone in gaffe of being too loyal to Facebook, 11 of the 17 Afghanistan soldiers who went AWOL were tracked down on Facebook where they shared their current locations and interests with the world.
Children: Are You experienced?
You have surely seen the 2 year-old smoker video and read about the smoking baby issue on Facebook and now welcome the Bong baby. A 19 year old mother posted a photo of her child holding – and what seems like – smoking a bong, after child protection agency investigated the parents and the mother had this to say:
“If u look at the picture u can see that there is no bowl in the TABACCO (sic) pipe. And i took a pic to show one (expletive) person and it was a mistake. I would never ever ever let him get high.”
Good Job MOM -_-‘ I think Smokers anonymous should consider forming a juniors club soon.
Meet the next Oprah
Oprah was running the “Your Own Show” contest in which they are searching for the next TV star and encouraging people to upload their audition tapes to Youtube. One of the contest’s most unlikely submissions became a viral hit: Meet Zach Anner who submitted his tape hoping to get a chance to achieve his dream of having his own travel show on TV, Zach has cerebral palsy – he calls it “the sexiest of the palsies”- and describes himself as a “wheelchair-bound lady magnet,” he is currently leading with more than 9 million votes. For more of his videos be sure to check out his Youtube channel.
When Face is Not Enough?
Are you sick of how stuffy and clothed people are on Facebook? Do you think there should be more people sharing their private parts on it? Then we have the perfect social media site for you to join, welcome to Skinbook. The UK based site, Europeans and their damn liberalism, touts itself as the web’s only true nudist social network. Don’t get too excited yet, the website is even more strict in who they admit than that beauties only website, only 10% of the people that sign-up end up being accepted.
Wanna be a TJ?
MTV who revolutionized the music world by inventing the job designation of Video Jockey are attempting to do it again, they are on the look out for the world’s first TJ – Twitter Jockey – a TJ will be the link between the audience and the execs at MTV and will be the voice of MTV in social networks, and the incentive to join the fray is a finger watering $100,000 prize! to join check out MTV’s website.
Let us know if you enjoyed this post, or if we missed any pieces of news that deserved to be mentioned.