Dennis Crowley Is Live-Tweeting the Aftermath of the Boston Marathon Explosions

(Photo: Dan Lampariello, via Twitter)

Earlier this afternoon, two huge explosions ripped through downtown Boston near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, injuring spectators and athletes alike. It’s still very unclear what’s going on, but there’s a familiar face reporting in from the scene. Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley was running the marathon today–you might have seen his automatic check-ins from every milepost, interspersed with the occasional mid-stride misspelled tweet.

But the auto-updates suddenly stopped. After reassuring everyone he was fine, Mr. Crowley began tweeting dispatches from the middle of the race: Read More


Michael Arrington’s Ex-Girlfriend Alleges That He Physically Abused Her via Public Facebook Post

Arrington. (Photo via Flickr.)

Jenn Allen, a startup founder and ex-girlfriend of Michael Arrington, revealed on Facebook that her relationship with the TechCrunch founder and investor was so wrought by physical and emotional abuse that she can’t get out of bed.

The public Facebook post, first reported by Gawker, was published late Thursday night to Ms. Allen’s 4,500 followers. Ms. Allen said that Mr. Arrington cheated on her several times during their eight year long relationship and threatened to murder her. She described the emotional abuse as “equally bad,” claiming that she is “completely over” him.  Read More


Last Night, a Child Pornography Video Spread Across Facebook

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Are you ready to burn the Internet to the ground, yet? If not, this ought to cinch it: Yesterday, a child pornography video started spreading like wildfire on Facebook. The Independent reported that it managed to garner 4,000 likes and 16,000 shares before engineers managed to scrub it completely from the site. Gawker puts the number even higher, at 32,000 shares and 5,000 likes.

Horrified users immediately began raising hell on Twitter: Read More