The Twitter Apologies

Say You’re Sorry, Now!: A Malaysian social activist was forced to tweet 100 apologies as a court-ordered punishment for having tweeted back in January about one of his friends who was pregnant and had been poorly treated by her employers at a magazine run by BluInc Media. His apology tweets must say, “I’ve DEFAMED Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine. My tweets on their HR Policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologize.” Thank God for copy and paste, right? England, you may want to consider implementing this kind of punishment since you seem to be getting your knickers in a twist over Twitter gossip and super injunctions. The Next Web

Celeb Oversharing: The day has finally come. Gwyneth Paltrow was not satisfied with just having her obnoxious lifestyle site Goop; now she wants to share even more invaluable insight with you through across other platforms, so she’s getting Twitter and Facebook! Everyone wins! Dlisted

Facebook Vanity: A profile picture is worth a thousand words, or comments rather. Looks like people are getting vainer by the second when it comes to Facebook. Here are some infographics that Photofeed and Pixable’s Director of Analytics came up with about FB profile photos. Pixable

Tweet of the Day: Weinergate continues, at least on Stephen Colbert’s Twitter.


Tumblr of the Day: Looking for some pretty/cool/weird things to look at? Look no farther. FFFFOUND!

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