Almost Famous: The Stars of Social Media
The YouTube sensation known as Shoenice has proven that shock factor can still get you to the top. He’s achieved Internet fame by filling his channel with eating and drinking stunts that leave viewers with their jaws on the ground.
In his three years on YouTube, Chris Schewe has uploaded more than 550 videos, the vast majority of which showcase his outrageous stunts that could be fatal for others. The most popular videos are his alcohol “slams,” wherein he downs entire bottles of liquor in seconds. From the comfort of his own home, he’s slammed a bottle of Patrón (14 seconds), a bottle of Everclear (15 seconds), a small bottle of Bacardi 151 (6 six seconds) and four Jegar bombs (33 seconds) among many, many more. He’s also eaten condoms, a tube of painter’s caulk and Kim Kardashian.
When asked about bitcoin on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Friday, billionaire investing tycoon Warren Buffett had his answer ready to go.
“Stay away from it,” Mr. Buffett said, “it’s a mirage, basically.”
Mr. Buffett’s conclusion about bitcoin seems to be that bitcoin is just a system for “transmitting money.” He gave Read More
During a recent morning rush on the subway, something new happened.
At about quarter to nine on a jam-packed D train, as the doors opened at Rockefeller Center, my cell phone rang.
I was mortified.
First, I didn’t even know it was possible for phones to ring in the subway. Second, it seemed like the height of bad manners to be getting a call in such a crowded space.
All Paws On Deck
The next time you’re refreshing Twitter, remember that somewhere French President François Hollande is floating on his magic croissant carpet and judging you.
A French newspaper asked him yesterday about his social media habits and after presumably giving the reporter a stink eye he pooh-poohed the notion that he would waste anytime on those things
“I look when they show me,” Mr. Hollande said to Le Parisien about the idea of even glancing over at an app. “There’s an addictive side to all that stuff that you need to defend against.”
“I’m wearing a tail,” a tall man in a dark jacket said into his phone, trying to locate a friend.
He didn’t appear to be actively wearing the tail as we walked by. But Tamara Bennett, an ASPCA volunteer I met outside the Nassau G station, reminded me that all we really knew was that he wasn’t wearing it “outside his pants.”
Internet Is the International Language
Do you ever draft a tweet but wonder to yourself “Oh, I don’t know about this one, but I wish Katy Perry was here to help me?” Well, if that’s keeping you wide awake, you can now rest easy because the singer-cum-social media ninja has released her guidelines on proper Internet usage.
In a something (guess we’ll call it an interview?) with USA Today the sparkly bb said her millions of followers have taught her to the proper way to “tame that social media dragon” that comes roaring out of all of us.
People living in the Highlands and Islands of rural Scotland are fleeing toward more populated areas because the Internet is not fast enough for them. Although they aren’t saddled with Time Warner, nearly a fifth of homes in the region don’t have access to broadband connection and won’t get it for a while.
According to McAfee
Someone alert Mark Zuckerberg, because there are still a few Americans that don’t use the Internet and aren’t particularly interested in starting now. The latest survey from Pew’s Internet and American Life Project reveals that 15 percent of American adults don’t use the Internet. 92 percent of them say they just aren’t interested in getting online or using email.
Living person John McAfee is ready for his next act. His first, creating a ubiquitous antivirus software, is a distant memory, and his follow-up, sneaking around the globe like a Hollywood bad boy after being named a “person of interest” in a fatal shooting of a neighbor in Belize, is rather mundane.
You’re going to want to stab another few pins into your Time Warner voodoo doll after hearing this one. For years, the cable conglomerate has been offering discounted (or even free) service to buildings’ supers in exchange for easier access to its repair technicians.