Quirky News of the Web — April 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.

The 1st lady’s 1st tweet

What is this? I don't know how to do this!

What is this? I don't know how to do this!

The first lady was coaxed by CNN’s Ed Henry into posting her first tweet ever. Given her husbands track record of using his Blackberry and spreading his message through social mediums, it is surprising that it too this long for her to test the waters!

@flotus Jay Sucked and wasn't a lot of fun

@flotus Jay Sucked and wasn't a lot of fun

Boobquake Campaign! — Learn Social Media By Example


Super Powere Boobs?

Super Power Boobs?

During Friday prayers, Muslim clerics are required to give sermons, and last week the head honcho of Friday prayer sermon clerics, Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, was quoted in Iranian media saying that  “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.

It’s not like it’s the first time that a religious figure blamed natural disaster on a certain group of people, this is actually quite common. However, in the western side of Indiana, there was a young Purdue senior that had a light bulb flash in her head when she read about this. What if we put that theory to the test ?

What is it about?

Jennifer McCreight a senior at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN decided to put the clerics theory to the test and call for a campaign to women around the world asking them to show off some skin on April 26th and see if this act does really cause a calamity of epic proportions.

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Anything you “Tweet” can & will be used against you!

The Library of Congress announced this week that it will archive the billions of tweets published since Twitter launched in March 2006. Is it a waste of money and time?

An Interview with a Pre-Social Media Dinosaur!

In efforts to lay down the facts for you about the difference between pre-social media times and the times we live in now, we decided to interview someone who witnessed life through less geeky eyes. Someone who was there before the internet grew to become one of life’s necessities.

Be Ware! Top 8 Social Media Scams So Far [videos]

In efforts to keep you safe, at least from social media inflicted scams, here's a mixed list of top 8 scams you should know about and probably take to mind when using social media.

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How Social Media Compromised Our World in 2009 [video]

Social media has twisted our lives: Twitter and its victims, Facebook and its poorly presented new terms, Google's latitude for tracking people, MySpace and its defeat and so much more!

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Top 10 iPhone Applications – Reviewed [video]

Despite the negative talk, and attacks, going around about the iPhone, the iPhone seems to be well and alive with innovative and useful applications being released to its users periodically. Here's a list of the latest top 10 iPhone applications video, plus description, guaranteed to capture your attention. Enjoy!

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How the New CNN.com can be Better – UI Review

How the New CNN.com can be Better – UI Review

News Pulse section needs better navigational structure

CNN has rolled out a major redesign for CNN.com earlier last week in a strategical step to improve their famous online presence. The new layout is much better than their old one with a focus on Video news rather than text news, but yet, we believe that it can be better.

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HOW TO: 10 Ways You Can Contribute to the Climate Change Movement #BAD09

HOW TO: 10 Ways You Can Contribute to the Climate Change Movement #BAD09

350.org

10 ways you can use the Web and social networking sites to make your voice heard and support the Climate Change Movement. This post is published on the 15th of October, Blog Action Day 2009.

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HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

Y! Pipes Screenshot

Thoughtpickers take you on a short "How To" tutorial to collect fresh news, filter and sort it out via Yahoo! pipes in order to be the first to come up with a news scoop.

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