Things That Are Not Chill
The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
Things That Are Not Chill
Earlier today, we reported on a conversation a tipster saw on Facebook: a new Facebook app called Chill—where you watch videos together with your friends, basically—had inserted an automated message into former Facebook staffer Dave Morin’s newsfeed after he installed it. The message read: “I just got into Chill and it’s awesome” and telling all of Dave Morin’s friends to join him. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg saw it, and was not chill over it, noting of the automated message: That’s lame. Well, after hearing what Facebook’s founder had to say about it through the Observer, the people behind Chill decided they agreed, and scrapped the automated feature.
Downside of having a technology company once completely beloved but now that everyone’s more than ready to delete their account from? Watching it grow large enough to actually find yourself surprisingly irritated with some of its components at times. Welcome to Mark Zuckerberg’s life, or at least fifteen minutes of it.
It would almost seem that the stars had finally aligned. After weeks of stalled talks and contentious meetings between House Republicans and Democrats that escalated into a public spat between Speaker John Boehner and President Obama, a bill finally made it through the House and into the Senate, where it was speedily approved Tuesday morning Read More
Last weekend in the Bronx, Derek Jeter made Yankee history by becoming the first player in the franchise to reach 3,000 hits. His dramatic homer deep into left field in the third inning of Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays thrilled fans—especially Christian Lopez, who caught Read More
A Social Network
The fireworks have died down (hope you enjoyed the show, Jersey … better luck next year, Brooklyn and Queens) and all that’s left of this year’s patriotic festivities are the tiny flags littering the West Side Highway, the distended abdomens of the contestants in Nathan’s annual hot dog-eating contest and the sobering knowledge that, according to Read More
“I don’t touch Facebook,” declared Michael Romanowicz, 29, a freelance web designer who nixed his profile and more than 300 friends on the social network last year after he decided it was making him unproductive. (Worse, it was showing him too many pictures of his ex-girlfriend.) “I’m a digital professional and I fundamentally disagree with the philosophy of how Facebook has structured their product.”
It’s not that he and the social network didn’t have some great times. “What was really cool was that one of my friends was one of the first few hundred Facebook users, and for some reason he had a super admin access,” he said. They used the account to snoop through strangers’ photos.
But Facebook became “annoying” and “inundating” as it grew, and at some point, it stopped being fun.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a serious stalker, the kind that writes letters and follows the billionaire home.
“I thought Mark would be able to give me advice,” the man heartbreakingly told TMZ. Nope, Zuck indicated today, filing a restraining order.
But 31-year old Pradeep Manukonda is just one of many internetizens seeking Read More
The Social Networth
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently swung by the mayor’s office while in town for his Saturday Night Live appearance alongside pretender Jesse Eisenberg, the Daily News reports.
“I met with Mark Zuckerberg the other day to see if we can get some help from Facebook,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. “Having a site for Read More
Goldman Sachs giveth, and Goldman Sachs taketh away. The firm made waves last week by offering its wealthiest U.S. clients a crack at shares of web superstar Facebook. The $1.5 billion private sale of stock valued the social network at $50 billion.
But now, in an embarrassing reversal, Goldman has decided not to offer the shares to Read More