Introducing Google TV — Be Careful What You Wish For! [video]

When I first heard about Google TV, my initial reaction was: “Wow! Everything I need in my living room or even bedroom… A dream that is actually materializing into something tangible!”

I played around with the different possibilities and solutions this “awesome” creation will bring about and just before I planned to research more about its price and purchasing points, it hit me: “Wait a second, there is so much more to think about… Nothing as sophisticated as that would not come with a price, a high one may I add!”

Power of Annonymous: Wikileaks

One of the pillars of the internet’s success has been the anonymity of interactions. The ability to take on a secret identity and go forth saying things and doing deeds that won’t be tied to your real life identity was the stuff of comics, but with the internet, everyone could be a superhero. While this sense of anonymity is being consistently chipped at by companies like Facebook and Google, yet, it still exists on the web. Anonymity is still prominent on the web, and there is no better example of that than the site Wikileaks.com.

Ever since its debut in 2006, it has been the bastion of whistle blowers, and the group behind it, the Sunshine Press,  has been mostly shrouded in mystery. In December 2009, and due to funding issues, they had to suspend the website, close its wiki and limit the site’s functionality to only accepting submissions. But its Director, the eccentric Julian Assange, seems to have had just the right kind of expose to generate publicity for the site and guarantee that they would be able to secure the maximum amount of funding possible.

Wikileaks!

Wikileaks!

On April 3 2010, they released a video entitled “Collateral Damage” which caused quite the controversy for the US armed forces and incited Robert Gates to be driven into an unenviable corner. The video has been viewed more than 6.5 million times on Youtube alone, and certainly got wikileaks a good amount of exposure and hopefully made their fundraiser a success so that they would keep on doing what they do best: be the go-to guys for whistle-blowers around the world.

This is not the only notable leak for them, and they have a long history of breaking some of the most critical documents and stories since their inception. Here are some of their most notable leaks in the past:

35 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons April 2010

We are still attempting to bring a smile to your face and brighten up your day! Therefore, the Thoughtpick team would like to invite you to enjoy our eighth fun collection of social media and networking related cartoons, jokes and clips!

Little Chubby Lin Yu Chun – The Newest Meme on Youtube!

First, it was Justin Bieber, and now the chubby Taiwanese Lin Yu Chun: Is social media becoming the new star attraction and lift off? I am inclined to say I believe so!

How to Plan the Perfect Trip – Where & When to Go On It

How to Plan the Perfect Trip – Where & When to Go On It

What do you feel like doing?

Take a look at how social media changed the way we travel and our out of country experiences, through tools and sites such as Facebook, Trip Adviser, Voyji, Seat Guru and Couch Surfing.

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Don’t Piss on Youtube Because Google TV Might Just Piss on You!

Don’t Piss on Youtube Because Google TV Might Just Piss on You!

Google Ads On Your MF TV

More and more people are watching TV on the web on Youtube and Hulu. Those people proved everyone in the television industry wrong because they believed people will not sit and watch an hour long show on their computer screens. This instinct to fight change comes naturally to all industries, they are just too slow to react to revolutions...

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How to Celebrate This Easter À la Social Media Style!

How to Celebrate This Easter À la Social Media Style!

Gourmet Gift Basket's Sweepstakes

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha Inspired by these beautiful words of love, sharing and wisdom, the Thoughtpick team brings you a compilation of various ways in which you can share the joy of [...]

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Apple iPhone 3GS Ad – On Hold: Now That’s an Ad!

The social iPhone is here and it's fully equipped to overshadow any phone you have ever used or owned!

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Google: The Infograph — Interesting Facts & Figures

Google: The Infograph — Interesting Facts & Figures

A pixel is worth a thousand byte and we at the Thoughtpick blog have a soft spot for infographs. We are always on the lookout for great infographs and are eager to share them with our readers. So Pingdom went through the effort of going through the stockpiles of data about Google and created this awesome illustration of what...

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Is Google Falling into the Privacy Invasion Pit?

Is Google Falling into the Privacy Invasion Pit?

Google Joke

Less than a month ago, Google started getting smacked in the face about its new yet flawed Buzz service and its privacy concerns. Now, just a few weeks after, Google faces storm over the naked child on Street View followed by criticism for showing images of the secret SAS headquarters! By now, we are more than [...]

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