This morning, the Central Park Conservancy announced a new fundraising campaign called “Central Park for Sale.” But by the afternoon, the site had been taken down.
The campaign is supposed to allow anyone to purchase a plot of land on a “virtual Great Lawn.” This virtual Great Lawn has no connection to the real Great Lawn in Central Park, save for the name. It’s just an online social networking game, the Central Park equivalent of Farmville, if you will.
Ladies’ blog The Gloss is conducting an interesting experiment: Editor-in-chief Jennifer Wright has decreed that for the entire day she and deputy editor Ashley Cardiff will not make eye contact with each other.
“It’s just an experiment in trying to live like a movie star,” Ms. Wright tells us over Gchat, which is how most normal people communicate while sharing office space. Right?
Taxi Commissioner David Yassky and Assemblyman Micah Kellner mix it up, on Facebook.
Kellner chided the city’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” for being “the delivery van of yesterday.”
Yassky – a bookish, former law school professor with a dry sense of humor – wrote “And can we please schedule Read More
Imagine the A-Team, but for tech-savvy networking, and you’ve got a good picture of the Hashable Evangelists headed down to SXSW Interactive this year.
The festival has been the launching pad for some of the biggest mobile/social apps in the game, helping to put Twitter and Foursquare on the national stage. The deluge of parties Read More
Sorry, Lady Gaga: It looks like people can survive without your 140-character bursts that you post to Twitter. And though your 7.2 million followers have only been neglected for a day so far, they may be kept in the dark for much longer.
The global pop phenomenon was just one Read More
Today, the The Times interviews Andrey Ternovskiy, the Russian 17-year-old who founded Chatroulette.
According to The Times, he is “effervescent,” “inquisitive,” “polite, excited, and eager.”
He is anti-naked-person (“I want a clean site”), pro-Chatroulette-map (“I enjoy it”), and anti-selling-the-site, despite numerous offers (“I think that some of them are not serious, they Read More