The brainchild of Marc Zuckerberg, a website designed mainly to meet chicks, Facebook was born on this day 10 years ago. Like so many tech projects of the last 30 years, it started as a kid with an idea and some programming skills. Now, it is a multi billion dollar company and the most visited websi ... More >>
This weekend, I'll be attending the 3rd Annual Friendster. While it may sound like the name of a defunct social network, it's actually an Easter potluck with my degenerate group of friends. Last year's bounty was quite interesting -- from my homemade spinach bread and raspberry French macarons to a ... More >>
Being a juror for a long, high-profile trial can be a burden, as you're forced to severely limit your news-reading habits so as not to be influenced by stories. The judge in the Roger Clemens lawsuit has issued the standard warning for potential jurors, but he specifically included what might be th ... More >>
Earlier this week, we brought you a Homemade Spinach Bread recipe for an Easter potluck. For my second annual Friendster (Easter w/ degenerates friends, not the defunct social network), I'll also be making an adorably pink dessert: Raspberry French Macarons. Trendy, light, sweet, and oh-so-pretty, ... More >>
This year, I'm attending my second annual Friendster. While it sounds like it is named after a defunct social network, it's actually an Easter potluck with my degenerate group of friends. This year, I'll be making one of my family's favorite holiday treats: Homemade Spinach Bread. The hot and crisp ... More >>
It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>
Who needs Classmates.com when we have Facebook?Social networking today is a foregone conclusion. Many of us wake up and check Twitter on our smart phones or pull up Facebook on our laptops. We surf YouTube videos in our spare time, find dates on Match.com and spend hours reading music, politi ... More >>
David Fincher commented on Mark Zuckerberg's status. With The Social Network, he invites you to join him.
More than just cyberspace, the tweet life inspires people to make friends and adopt causes in person. It has a few problems, too.
Oh, 2006. Long lost 2006. The Golden Age of MySpace. Remember MySpace? That social networking site you logged into obsessively before the advent of Facebook and after Friendster's demise? Where Microsoft Paint made a fourth-quarter comeback in the image editing (and annotating) arena? Where b ... More >>
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