Rolling Stone’s retraction of an incendiary article about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia certainly deserves a place in...
What is Open on Easter Sunday 2015?
Pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade will be open on Easter–some 24 hours. Pharmacies at stores like Walmart and Albertson’s likely may... Read more
Easter Restaurant Hours: Denny’s, Applebee’s, Golden Corral, and Olive Garden
A number of popular restaurants (and many, many food places) will be open on Easter, as it’s one of the biggest holidays of the year... Read more
Why Has TV Storytelling Become So Complex?
If you watch the season finale of The Walking Dead this Sunday, the story will likely evoke events from previous episodes, while making references to... Read more
Olga Syahputra Dies: Comedian Born Yoga Syahputra Mourned on Twitter With ‘RIP’
Comedian Olga Syahputra, born Yoga Syahputra, died in Singapore on Friday as he was battling meningitis, Indonesian media reports say. His manager confirmed his death... Read more
After Zayn Malik Quit, ‘Suicide’ Tweets a Tad bit Alarming
Zayn Malik’s announcement that he is quitting boy band One Direction has prompted a large and unsettling amount of teenage girls to tweet they’ll kill themselves... Read more
Comcast Gets Social to Shake Bad Customer-Service Reputation
NEW YORK—Comcast is adding more social media representatives as it tries to work on its reputation for inefficient, unresponsive, or just plain rude customer service... Read more
Twitch TV Streams Down on Wednesday: #RIPTwitch
Twitch TV, the streaming website, was down for many users on Wednesday. On Twitter, users expressed their dismay over the outage with #RIPTwitch. Users said... Read more
Fred Durst Jokes Pop Up on Twitter After Robert Durst AP Mishap
Following the arrest of real estate magnate Robert Durst, there were continual jokes about Fred Durst–the singer of Limp Bizkit–this week. The Associated Press apparently... Read more
Whistling and Staring at Women in the Street Is Harassment – and It’s Got to Stop
A hidden video camera records the unwelcome advances a woman in Manhattan, New York, over ten hours/Hollaback. You may not have heard the term... Read more
Brian Williams, Herodotus, and Eyewitness Reporting
Brian Williams was born too late. Last month, the realization that the “NBC Nightly News” anchor had misrepresented experiences in Iraq led to a six-month suspension... Read more
Trust May Be Important, but Is It Enough to Rescue Journalism From the Internet?
Last week, prominent tech site Gigaom ceased operations with the terse note “Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time”... Read more
Facebook Scam: ‘Poor Girl Forced by School Friends and She Commit Suicide’
There’s a Facebook scam going around that users shouldn’t click on or share. It reads: “Poor Girl Forced by School Friends and She Commit Suicide... Read more
Richard Dawkins Isn’t Dead, but Odd New Twitter Meme
Richard Dawkins, the noted author, hasn’t died. However, Twitter users are making fun of him en masse, poking fun of his beliefs. A Twitter user,... Read more
Fox Most Trusted News Network, Poll Says. Or Does It?
Fox News is the most trusted network and cable news source in the United States, according to pollsters from Quinnipiac University. But closer look at... Read more
August Alsina Isn’t Dead; So You Might Want to Stop Tweeting About it
August Alsina hasn’t died, but a bogus rumor is going around saying he’s dead. He’s alive and well. The origin of the bunk report is from... Read more
#WhiteOutDay Follows #BlackOutDay on Twitter: What Does it All Mean?
Two hashtags #WhiteOutDay and #BlackOutDay were both trending on Twitter on Friday, but what do they mean exactly? #BlackOutDay is a social media campaign that... Read more