Romance novel expert Sarah Wendell was perusing some romance ebooks rendered by running old romance novels through OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, when she noticed something unusual. Lines such as “Mrs. Tipton went over to him and put her anus around his neck,” and “When she spotted me, she flung her anus high in the air.”
An innocent LinkedIn invitation request to connect from Diana Mekota got her far more than she bargained for from Kelly Blazek. “We have never met. We have never worked together….your invite to connect is inappropriate..and tacky,” responded Blazek, head of the Cleveland Job Bank, and the IABC Communicator of the Year(!)
Saying that perhaps she should have shown “better judgement”, Russian Olympian and official Irina Rodnina (@IRodnina) downplayed the response to her racist Obama tweet – a picture of the Obamas, with someone offering President Obama a banana in the foreground.
Nicholas Emond – the heavily-tattooed fugitive who went by the Facebook name “Sin Demon” – was apprehended in Somersworth, New Hampshire following a lengthy exchange on Facebook, during which Nick Emond commented extensively on his WMUR “Most Wanted Wednesday” wanted poster (or, rather posting).
If they are to be believed, Tumbledown Trails golf course was trying to do the right thing when they offered a special 9/11 discount to their golf course in Verona, Wisconsin. But, they clearly went about it in the wrong way, and the wrath they incurred has apparenty led to their taking their Facebook page down.
Another person, this time Reece Elliot from England, has found themselves in jail over things they have said, and specifically threats they have made, on Facebook.
In a move that has concerned as many as it has surprised, Yahoo has announced that come July 15th they will be recycling email addresses, meaning that previously dead, inactive or dormant email addresses will be up for grabs.
Wouldn’t you think that a business that made money selling postage would make it really obvious how to purchase postage on their site? And yet, when we needed to reload postage on our Stamps.com account, it was so completely not obvious how to top off the postage in our account, that we felt moved to write a “how to add postage on Stamps.com” article. Here it is.
Facebook has proven to be a time again, but this time Facebook has risen to the occasion. Well, its users have. Facebook users banded together and have saved a gay dog from certain death, at least, a dog that was surrendered to animal control by his owners, on the basis that he is gay.
A story by the popular food section of Houston food blog 29-25, Whine + Dine, is sweeping the Internet and quickly earning Houston food server Michael Garcia, of Laurenzo’s Prime Rib, the title of “Hero,” after refusing to serve a group of Lorenzo’s regulars who heckled a special needs child with Down’s syndrome.
We’ve all had days where we didn’t want to work, but according to Andrew Valentine, a principal for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, a man he calls “Bob” took it to a new level by by outsourcing his own six-figure-salaried job to China for $50,000/year, while he surfed Reddit and looked at cat videos.
Yesterday we reported a few fixes for the bug affecting the “Do Not Disturb” feature on iOS 6, which resulted in the feature to not turn off once it was set, causing the users of iOS6 devices to miss appointments, phone calls, and alerts. But it appears that Apple is promising an automatic fix by January 8th.
Donald Trump has yet again managed to create controversy just by opening his mouth, or rather, updating his Twitter account. This time he got his behind handed to him by Chrysler Veep Ralph Gilles for perpetuating false claims stated by Romney, when Giles told Trum – very publicly – that he was, and we qoute, “full of shit.”