Reality Bytes

Online Series @SummerBreak is ‘Laguna Beach’ Told Through Twitter

World, meet Trevis. Trevis, world. (Screengrab: Instagram)

Just in case “Laguna Beach” didn’t GO THERE enough to satisfy you, Hollywood producer Peter Chernin has created a reality show that you can follow through the Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts of nine teens.

That’s 27 accounts. Seems excessive, but when we were teens, 27 official platforms dedicated to “Laguna” or “The O.C.” would have induced tears of joy. Read More


Booting Up: Media Mogul Board Member Edition

Future Twitterer? (Photo:

Twitter is reportedly hunting in Hollywood for new board members, with an eye to installing a “media player.” A leading contender: former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin. [AllThingsD]

Eric Schmidt, on iOS 6 mapageddon: “We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?” [Reuters]

Production has resumed at the Foxconn factory temporarily closed down due to a riot. [Washington Post]

There’s now an app that’ll afford you the chance to look at pictures of Albert Einstein’s brain. However, the $9.99 price point suggests the creators don’t think much of your brains. [AP]

If you’re going to send a sext, make sure you’ve got the right number–unlike this elderly man. [CNN]