The stereotype of your typical Pinterest user is that she’s into four things: mason jars, recipes, inspirational quotes and — above all — weddings. We’ve always known that Pinterest obsessives had a soft spot for planning their nuptials, but we had no idea how intense it was.
By Molly Mulshine 7/23 3:39pm
An active YouTuber is convinced that NBC used video footage he’d posted on his popular account without his permission.
YouTube user Taofledermaus was relaxing at home on Friday, July 18 when messages started rolling in from other users, he says in his video explaining the situation. He then turned on the TV and, sure enough, saw his own footage of rat traps being used as B roll on Dateline.
“The producers for this show never contacted me and got my permission to use my content,” he said. “In the past I’ve had several of my video clips on different media including television and the producers have always contacted me and gotten permission to use my content.” Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/23 10:43am
Facebook recently released an app called Facebook Mentions that’s supposed to help public figures interact online with the pack of drooling ninnies they call their fan base. Mainly, it will help them compete with Twitter in the celebrity realm.
There’s just one problem: William Shatner is not impressed. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/22 9:47am
Parents love to gripe about how often kids these days are staring at screens — but new research from the UK shows that a lot of kids have the same complaint about their Facebook-obsessed parents.
Almost 70 percent of kids surveyed said their parents spend too much time on their phone, iPad or other devices, the Telegraph reports. At the same time, slightly fewer parents — 60 percent — had the same worry about their children. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/21 5:06pm
We often wonder how famous people live without normal Facebook accounts. When all you have is a fan page, or worse, no account at all, how do you keep up with the engagements, weddings and the various #blessed events of your frenemies?
Well, if you’re Prince Harry, you just use Facebook under an assumed name. The British royal and hot red-haired man confirmed recently that he used to use Facebook under the pseudonym Spike Wells, the Daily Mail reports. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/21 11:59am
Rap Genius cofounder Mahbod Moghadam might not be working at the startup he helped create (which was recently rechristened Genius) anymore. But he’s not going quietly — he recently revealed he’s working on a book about his time with the startup formerly known as Rap Genius.
We had to get some more details, so we emailed Mr. Moghadam some questions about his new project and his past experiences. Also check out this book teaser Mr. Moghadam shared with us from his upcoming tome, Genius Inc. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/20 10:00am
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Limp Bizkit is probably more on the Mike’s-Hard-Lemonade-fueled-gross-high-school-hookup end of the relationship spectrum, rather than the respectable-online-date side.
But that hasn’t stopped eHarmony from recruiting former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst to help them rebrand. Mr. Durst (it feels funny writing that) has directed three commercials for the online dating also-ran, the Daily Dot reports.
eHarmony is most popular with 25-to-40-year-olds, and they’re banking on Mr. Durst to bring in the under-25s, the Dot says. We’re not sure people under 25 have even heard of Limp Bizkit, per se, but whatever. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/18 2:50pm
We first got word that Blake Lively was working on something that is not a lifestyle website last December. Now, the site, called Preserve, is ready to launch. Ms. Lively had a few casual sit-downs with a Vogue writer to discuss the site and her life. Here are the facts. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/18 12:05pm
The human race has taken time off from ending hunger and achieving world peace to create a new invention that helps you hold your hand at a slightly lower altitude when making a phone call.
Dubbed the Fonhandle, this truly revolutionary instrument costs about $13. It was created by some Israelis who clearly didn’t have any bigger fish to fry that day. Read More
By Molly Mulshine 7/17 12:20pm