Quirky News of the Web — January 2011 #want1million #imafish

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.

Want To Earn 1$ Million? Just Ask For It!

Craig Rowan, some of you might recognize him from his “College Humor” videos, had a simple request of the internet and he had posted it a few weeks back:

A simple straight forward request to give him a million dollars, and not for any grand project or anything, just because you are able to. Lo and behold he was successful; a mysterious Benjamin contacted him and sent him a notarized obligation to provide him with 1$ million on February 2nd at the NYC Comedy Theater. Now, expect to see a flood of people asking for money and starting a new trend of people asking for change online.

Social Media Utilized to Organize Protests in Egypt

The protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize.

“Despite attempts to block Twitter, Facebook and other sites (the government denies it was responsible), a Facebook page devoted to Friday’s planned protests had more than 80,000 followers as of 2 p.m. ET Thursday, compared with some 20,000 the previous day.” ~ CNN

Below are a few videos demonstrating social media’s role with what is going on in Egypt:

Social Media Roles in Egypt’s Unrest

10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week [eps.9]

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself!

Therefore, I invite you to invite you to enjoy our ninth list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

How #FollowFriday is Supposed to Work [COMIC]

#FollowFriday recommendations can be very tricky to those who don’t understand their value and the right way for them to be done! Many people carry on with #FF recommendations as a chore. Some do it only to get recommended in return. Others do it because they find the people actually interesting. However, and which ever […]

The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

The Evolution of The Blogger

It is really amazing how the blogger evolved from the early 90's till now, and it's astounding sometimes looking back the manner people blogged back in the days of having a Geocities page meant making a statement and was a big deal to how now we make a public statement every few minutes. So reading about this in a post on Tomorrow's...

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Zuckerberg: Facebook is Not Shutting Down! [Cartoon]

Zuckerberg: Facebook is Not Shutting Down! [Cartoon]

Facebook is Not Shutting Down

The crowds were in shock: What will happen if Facebook shuts down as the rumor claims? Some were happy, some were sad while others freaked out! Here's how Joy of Tech sees it...

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10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week [eps.7]

10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week [eps.7]

Facebook Award!

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself! Therefore, I invite you to invite you to enjoy our seventh list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

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Blog Action Day Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Blog Action Day Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

#BAD10

Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that invites bloggers from around the world to form a united front by tackling the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global conversation on a topic. This […]

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Abine Launches a Delete Button For the Internet! [video]

This week may mark one of the greatest launches yet made in the history of the Internet: Abine, a US based privacy company, has launched DeleteMe.

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CityVille — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

CityVille — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are. Today’s application is: CityVille.

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