UNICEF: Likes Don’t Save Lives

A biting new video from UNICEF Sweden takes a poke at “clicktivism,” the Internet Age’s no fuss, no muss activism that can be done from the comfort of your couch. With just a few keystrokes and a mouse click, hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people every day feel like they’re making a difference for whatever…



Wikileaks tosses a virtual pie into Bill Keller’s face but who gets last laugh?

Bill Keller, presumably the real Bill Keller, was angry. How angry? Apparently, all-caps angry.




Twitter and Instagram are no longer ‘friends’

When it comes to the social media/tech world, there are super powers, established brands, up-and-comers and a whole bunch of wannabes. What we often forget is that the super powers — the Googles, Facebooks, Apples and Microsofts were all, at one time, wannabes. Every one of them.




Rise of the Twitter bots

I was working on a post tying together Twitter bots, Mitt Romney’s recent surge in Twitter followers and Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics when I came across Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes’ smart article on the rise of “tweeting robots.”




Zynga, Facebook having some tough times down on the farm

It’s been a tough year in Farmville. Make-believe fields are sitting fallow and make-believe cows aren’t getting fed. I’m sure if there was a make-believe John Mellencamp, he’d be in Farmville right now organizing a benefit concert.




Stunning time-lapse video is best NASA mashup ever

Knate Myers, a photographer/cinematographer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, made this incredible time-lapse video using photos taken by the International Space Station.