Quirky News of the Web — August 2010

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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.

Twitter: The Latest Crime Fighting Tool


A flasher started getting intimate with himself on a Boston Subway earlier on this month. Nay Khun, a fellow passenger was horrified by the sight and wanted to illicit a reaction from the police so he snapped a photo of this moment of passion and posted it on Twitter with the message “pervert on the 2nd car of the red line … help me report him“.

With the help of that photo, the offender was arrested a couple of days later and charged with open and gross lewdness. Thanks to Nay Khun, Boston Subway passengers have no in-cart entertainment.

Justin Bieber is a Bunny That Can Bite!

Teen Heartthrob and Twitter’s malignant trending topic showed the world that behind his demure the boy got spunk! After someone hacked the Twitter account of one his childhood friend, Justin sprang to the rescue and sought retribution by sending the following Tweet..

So Innocent

That number actually belongs to one Kevin Kristopik of Michigan, who in frustration deleted his Twitter account, and posted the following video of his phone going nuts after receiving more than 10,000 messages and thousands of calls for the beibermaniacs. Way to go Beav..ber!

South Vs. North, Again!

The DPRK Does NOT Follow People, they Follow the DPRK!

The honorable Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has blessed Twitter by establishing a Twitter account a few weeks ago, allowing the world to get an insight into what the DPRK is up to these days, you know “plotting to take over the world, tomorrow“.

Most people could care less about that piece of news except for their neighbors to the south who felt threatened and outraged to the extent that they blocked access to the Twitter account to shield their population from harmful Northern propaganda.

So which one had the oppressive regime again?

Hey Dude –> Next!

Sesh Roulette, the quickest way to catch a case

Are you a lonely stoner?

Sick of not being able to share you most intimate moments with others?

Would you like to be able to share those moments with other people that share the same interests from the comfort of your home?

Well you should catch a case at Seshroulette, a random video chatting in the spirit of Chatrollete, a site dedicated to stoners getting high for medicinal purpose (don’t we all). Well, as expected of true die-hard stoners, they didn’t think about the risk involved if the police decided to get their hands into this honey pot.

Meet Your New Twitter Jockey

In another small blip of news, MTV has picked their TJ, Twitter Jockey, to be 23-year-old Gabi Gregg from Detroit. The fashion blogger won the Follow Me competition will be earning a $100,000 a year salary to be a TJ.

She’ll be tweeting as @mtvtj !

So are there any pieces of news this month that you would like to share? An item you liked? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    LOL! Loved the piece of news about the flasher! Twitter ruined entertainment for the masses!

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