Online Speak: As if it isn’t bad enough that the “words” OMG and LOL are being legitimated by the Oxford English Dictionary, but so is ♥. Yes that’s right, a symbol standing for the “verb” “to heart”; as in “I heart Justin Bieber.” Come on OED, don’t condone this kind of bastardization of the English language. HuffPo
Video of the Day: Like or unlike? Stars on Facebook, The Altoids Curiously Strong Awards. One quibble: Why no award for the people who replace their profile photos with their children? The agency behind the effort, EVB, says it will add that in phase two.
Drop it Like It’s Hot: Snoop Dogg recently released all 21 tracks from his new album Doggumentary on his MySpace page. I guess MySpace is still ok for music, but still, Snoop. Really? Mashable
Special Offer: If you want dish network and you want a gun, no problem, move to Hamilton, Montana. The Radio Shack there is offering a special: “PROTECT YOURSELF WITH DISH NETWORK SIGN UP NOW GET FREE GUN.” Makes sense. CNET
Photo of the Day: Hi from the Digital Publishing Summit Park City at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. Wish you were here!
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