Tumblr of the Day: First world problems: Unhappy Hipsters.
There’s an App for That: The app we’ve all been waiting for! Now you can get all the information you could possibly want about next month’s royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton all in one place: 2 For Life’s “Royal Wedding 2011” app. Features include a history about the duo’s courtship, a live feed with photos of the couple, and royal etiquette tips. You have to have an iPad, and oh yeah, you probably have to be a weirdo. Reuters
Helping Japan: YouTube is lending a helping hand to those in Japan who are trying to find friends and family. The video site has launched a special channel for displaced victims to post videos trying to reach loved ones. Gizmodo
Sexy Hacking: Don’t send nudie pics of yourself through your Gmail or your iPhone if you are a female celebrity. (Actually, this is a good general rule of thumb for everyone.) A ring of hackers has been stealing nude photos of young actresses like Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez (Justin Bieber’s gf!), and Scarlett Johanson and posting them for free on the web. Don’t worry, the FBI is looking into it. The Daily
Start Bidding: Check out the very persuasive eBay listing for a used (urine-free) wet suit that launched a thousand comments (and a charity auction and an offshoot website BearsDontWearWetsuits.com). AdFreak highlights some of the best parts. AdFreak
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