Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’


Posted by    |    August 3rd, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Paramount Pictures announces the Paranormal Activity 4 “Want It” Facebook Campaign.  Fans of the Paranormal Activity film series have been given the power to bring the movie to their city first.  Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., will release the fourth installment of the popular horror franchise in only 25 cities around the world based on the turn out of the voting from the new “Want It” application on Facebook.

The “Want It” application uses technology which gives fans the chance to vote for their city to ensure they are one of the top viewing locations. The app uses Facebook users’ location and profile to determine which city gets the vote.  The idea is for votes to be shared on a fan’s page, encouraging friends to join in on the campaign.  A leader board will show the rankings of each city and fans can track the top cities as well as their own. (more…)

“Take this Lollipop”: A Funny Yet A Real Potential Threat In Today’s World

Posted by    |    October 25th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

The Internet is an open form that allows anyone and everyone to access information from sites dedicated to all areas of interest.

However, there are ways of “hiding” information from those outside our social groups.

Facebook, Twitter, and many other social media and blog sites provide users with an option to allow their sites to be viewed privately or publicly.

Despite what many people may think, privacy settings online don’t necessarily ensure you full privacy from the public.

There are ways that the private information you post on the Internet could still be reached by other Internet users. Not only could they find out your friends names, but your location, phone number, and some times bank information.

Nothing is really ever private with concern to the World Wide Web.

Take This Lollipop…for example.

Watch this video and see how information posted on social sites could easily fall into the hands of someone with bad intentions. (And, also, enjoy the reaction from Anthony while he watches. Good stuff.)

Regardless of how public or private you make your content; everything you post will forever be on the Internet, whether you like it or not. Unfortunately, that is a reality we all have to face in today’s technological world.

Word to the wise: If it’s information that you wouldn’t want your mom knowing, it’s best not to publish it online for chance it might just come back to haunt you in the future.

The Land Before Facebook

Posted by    |    February 15th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Although Mark Zuckerberg will probably disagree with me, there was once a time when Facebook didn’t exist and Myspace was the dominant social network. Teenagers invented self-absorbed usernames, boasted their star sign, and listed their “Top Friends” in order for all to see. The Myspace profile was never fully completed until you chose a song to be docked in the upper left hand corner of your page. This song accurately described your entire life story in three minutes and thirty-five seconds.

The high school that I attended was so incredibly emo that a skinny jeans, hoodie, and converse sneakers combo was the wardrobe adorned by both sexes. Complete with anarchy symbols and Black Flag lyrics drawn on the inside soles of one Mr. Chuck Taylor footwear; this was how we collectively chose to be individuals. (more…)

The Trickery of Ryan Bingham

Posted by    |    January 26th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Facebook is a labyrinth of untruths. A tip off from a friend suggested that Academy Award winner and sexpot, Ryan Bingham, would be performing at The Green Elephant Tuesday night. What? You ask. Why is he not performing at a bigger venue? We riddled ourselves the same question.

The Green Elephant is a vacuous wasteland, aside from Thursday nights between the hours of 11pm-2am respectively, depending on what time they kick the college kids out.

My friends and I checked the Facebook invite that seemingly professed a fact: we would be hearing The Weary Kind about 10 feet away from our eardrums in mere hours. We headed to our former college party scene with hopes of hearing the acclaimed 29-year-old’s whiskey drenched vocals.

While opening band Marc Ford’s Fuzz Machine was actually quite good, come 11pm, we were wondering where Mr. Bingham was. (more…)