Once upon a time, children had to rely on the weatherman using satellite technology to know just when to go to bed on Christmas Eve to avoid seeing the big guy delivering their gifts. Since 2012, Google had partnered with NORAD to provide tech savvy tour work real-time updates to the location of Santa’s sleigh. However, this year, NORAD will be partnering with Microsoft to provide this service for all those lucky enough to have made the NICE list.
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Twitter Photo Filters: Now With More Instagram – http://pulse.me/s/3bCWZN
New Twitter photo filters roll out today for iOS and Android.
In the coming days and weeks, Twitter will continue making it easier than ever to report trolls.
As mentioned earlier on this site, President Obama recently crafted a letter in support of net neutrality. This morning, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) sent a response via Twitter, knocking net neutrality, calling it “Obamacare for the internet.”
While Obamacare has proven to be extremely controversial, until now the net neutrality debate has really only had two sides…High Speed Internet providers, and essentially, everyone else. In order to make sure that Senator Cruz was properly informed regarding the actual issues involved with net neutrality, blogger Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal takes the opportunity to welcome him to the net neutrality party. While pointing out that Comcast provided a significant amount of money to the Senator’s recent campaign, and acknowledging that this may have had quite a bit to do with the nature of the tweet in the first place, Mr. Inman shows that, “[n]et neutrality is a bipartisan issue. It’s something liberals, conservatives, sinners and saints, sasquatches, cyborgs, and all the crab-infused-tex-mex-loving men, women, and children of this great country of ours can get behind.”
This quick and entertaining explanation details just what net neutrality is (an equal playing field that has been a tenant of the internet since its inception), why it’s bad for everyone except Internet Service Providers (because charging more for different speeds of service can cripple those with little capital, like start ups, or consumers with little choice in providers, like almost everyone else), and which companies have already began leveraging the issue (Comcast, yes, we’re talking about you). The Oatmeal has crafted a great post that almost anyone can use to help inform our less savvy friends of the dangers of not paying attention to this issue, be they our children, our grandparents, or our less informed public servants.
Each week the Huffington Post takes the time to scour twitter for the funniest content posted by a woman. Despite the tongue in cheek attempt to highlight the often times frustrating tasks women face in their every day lives and showcase the many times overlooked comedic talents of women, some people have taken to bashing the Huffington Post column.
Critics are saying that the weekly article somehow creates a dangerous stereotype and does not do the women being featured any favors. Its important to remember that going out of the way to feature the creative talents of women makes it more acceptable for women to be seen as creative and talented. Female comediannes have a difficult enough time getting their name recognized, and the efforts of these women should be applauded for leveraging social media to publicize their craft.