Would you believe it if I told you that 78 percent of all Twitter accounts are fake? You shouldn’t, because I just made that up. But I can point out at least two fake Twitter handles. From the creators of @FakeAPStylebook
comes the new @FakePewResearch
, a satire of those Pew Research stats
we all love so very much.
Unfortunately for eBay, people believe in its new commercial about as much as they would if I told you four out of five dentists recommended chewing on pieces of copper to strengthen your teeth and gums. Just check out the likes vs. dislikes on the video—230 vs. 7070 (at last check), respectively. Do you buy it? (via Copyranter
For anything people actually want to buy, they probably shouldn’t reach for their Google Wallet
just yet to pay for it. As Mashable
notes, it’s probably a few more years before the new technological payment service is adopted everywhere.
That’s too bad for travelers. Thanks to services like FLYSmart
, navigating the terminal
to the nearest Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop has never been easier.
And while you could wonder aimlessly and blindly through a rainforest while being chased by a band of banjo-playing Amazon killer bees, you’d still have no trouble finding yourself in the middle of a flash mob. But a flash mob protesting Michele Bachmann
at the California Republican Convention … now that’s hard to believe:
Something a little harder to come across—a showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Wrigley Stadium
to mark the Chicago-based movie’s 25th anniversary. Don’t worry; Groupon
has it sponsored. The event will take place Oct. 1.
However, deals from all that extreme couponing seem to be causing extreme fatigue
If only there were an easy button to figure it all out for us. Facebook’s at least trying. TechCrunch
reports the social network is readying the launch of Read, Listened, Watched, and Want buttons
as part of a “major” redesign
As for another big redesign, there is alas a happy medium in the squeeze/dip debacle of french-fry-loving commuters who have long desired a ketchup solution
they can use without hitting the unhappy median of the highway. Thank you, Heinz.
Remains to be seen whether the redesigns are a good idea are not. Perhaps they’d be a sure hit if one of these 22 geniuses had come up with it. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation provided 22 “genius” grants to recipients that include a radio journalist. Find out more about him and the other 21
As for nerds of another kind, Ragan.com
shares the 10 signs
you’re a social media nerd.