Facebook Wants You to Share Your Story
Facebook Feature du Jour: As you are probably aware by now, Facebook has announced yet another startling feature that many are not happy about having to get used to (which is the usual response to Facebook changes): “timeline.” Facebook has presented timeline as a fond catalogue of your whole Facebook past, a place to “tell your story.” It’s like a personal scrapbook of your (Facebook) life: you choose a cover photo, mark life events like marriage and moving to a new place. You can add apps to your timeline that let you interact with friends through the activities you post. For example, you can listen to a song your friend has put on their timeline. But is this really necessary? Well, of course not. Nothing that Facebook enables us to do is really necessary. So the real question is, is this a good thing?
Cell Service on Subways?: Cell phone service is coming to several subway platforms in New York City. Finally! Right? Or will this make subway platforms loud and annoying? Talk amongst yourselves. AM New York
Unlikely Twitter Trends: Yesterday one of the top-trending topics on Twitter in the U.S. was #replacefilmnameswithdildo. Yes, that’s right. It comes from the popular Twitter pastime of replacing one word for another. Good job everyone. The Daily Dot
Tumblr of the Day: Here’s one for the foodies. Eataku
Video of the Day: Andy Samberg as the Zuck during the opening the f8 conference.
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