Welcome to the three-day roundup!! (A long time coming)
I was on vacation, hence the lack of Clicks of the Day. Sorry if you’ve missed it! ;)
Weekend Edition (September 9, 10, 11) of Clicks of the Day!
(I only do one Clicks of the Day post for the weekends so that I can actually have a weekend, lol. And amount of content will fluctuate depending on how much of a weekend I actaully have!)
- FBI probes hacking of NBC News’ Twitter account
- Choppergate: News director resigns and Nine fires three journalists for faking live crosses
- [Infographic]: Internet of Yesterday & Today: 1996 vs. 2011
- Apple And Amazon Break Up E-Books Into Solid-Gold Nuggets
- [Infographic]: How Life Changed Since 9/11
- Woman Jailed Due to Calling Ex-Boyfriend 65,000 Times
- Farm dog suckles piglets in Cuba
- McDonald’s Canada To Spend $1 Billion Renovating Stores: Leather Furniture, Fireplaces Planned
- Goodbye for Now – Thanking You Since 2009
- Limited Registration Begins for .XXX Domains
- Facebook doubles first-half revenue
- Twitter and Bing Renew Social Search Partnership
- Firing Laser Beams Could Make It Rain
- [Photos]: At Ground Zero Site, One Quiet Night Before the Anniversary
- New College Graduates Fare Better In Job Market As Earlier Classes Struggle
- Target Canada: Retailer Plans To Hire ‘Thousands’ Ahead Of Canadian Expansion
- Global Edmonton Morning News
- Adobe Brings Flash-Free Flash To iOS Devices
- Twitter hits 100 million active users
- Majority of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque
- Teaching 9/11: A Decade Later, What Do Textbooks Say?
- Kienan Hebert found safe, returned by suspect: police
- [Video] Cat Watches Cat Watching Cat Watching Nyan Cat
- Today’s Big Thing: The Worst Penalty Kick Ever
- Duck becomes man’s best friend
“The FBI is investigating the NBC News Twitter account hacking committed by perpetrators who posted bogus information about the hijacking of a civilian airliner that supposedly crashed into Ground Zero in New York.”
Craaazy. The fake tweets were retweeted by hundreds of users! Good warning for not believing everything you see on Twitter – even if it’s posted by a credible news source.
“Three journalists involved in faking a live cross to the Nine News chopper have tonight been fired, and the network’s Queensland news director Lee Anderson has resigned.”
What a crazy story! Wow, talk about unethical.
Average web usage for Americans in 1996 = a half hour per month. In 2001 = 27 hours per month. That’s quite the jump lol. Funny infographic too because of how ugly the 1996 fonts and colours are, LOL. Good information though!
“This week Apple introduced a collection of new short-form “books,” called Quick Reads, that are like short stories, long articles or packs of recipes, priced at just a fraction of the cost of what users pay for a full volume. Amazon introduced a similar concept back in January 2011 with Kindle Singles–essays, short stories and other quick reads priced from one to three dollars.”
I don’t know, I am not likely to pay for a short story or a long article, lol.
“You probably never looked good in your passport photo, but since August 2003, you’re also not allowed to look happy.”
“Not only is joking about terrorism in poor taste, it’s also illegal.”
.. etc. Great interactive infographic! Basically the world’s gotten a lot more Big Brothery.
“A 42-year-old woman is being charged by Dutch prosecutors for allegedly phone stalking her ex-boyfriend by calling him 65,000 times!!! To call that many times within one year, she had to have called his phone approximately 178 times a day!”
Wow. What a winner!
“Yeti the dog already had a litter of pups to care for when the piglets adopted her as a second mom. Ever since then, the Cuban farm dog has been pulling double-duty, nursing not just her own young but also the 14 swine.”
That’s a little weird but… cute?
“McDonald’s is spending $1 billion to renovate all its Canadian locations in an effort to make its restaurants look cozier, raising the stakes in Canada’s quick-service wars.”
Fancy! Next big date night spot?
Sad day for Edmonton media! The Edmontonian says goodbye. What a great impact they’ve had on Edmontonians on Edmonton media! I also want to thank Jeff/Sally for crossposting the 3 Feature Stories I did for my website. Very nice of them to do and it always drove up traffic numbers on my site. They rock!
“Hoping to nab a .xxx domain name—or avoid having your trademark show up on the adult-centric network? Now is your chance. The ICM Registry today kicked off a sunrise period that lets trademark holders claim certain domains before .xxx is open to the public.”
“Facebook’s revenue doubled to $1.6 billion in 2011’s first half. Net income in the first half of 2011 came to almost $500 million.”
Raking in the big bucks.
“Twitter and Bing have renewed their real-time search partnership.”
Who even uses Bing?!?!
“Scientists at the University of Geneva have successfully tested out a rainmaking technique triggered by shooting laser beams into the sky.”
Weird. But we shouldn’t try and control weather. STOP PLAYING GOD, PEOPLE.
“2011’s college graduates are finding the job market a bit more welcoming than the class before them did — a trend made possible by high corporate profits this year, one of the few sectors of the economy to perform strongly in recent months.”
“Retailer Target has started a hiring blitz in advance of its 2013 launch in Canada, promising to hire “thousands” of Canadians as the iconic U.S. chain opens stores north of the border.”
Yay, economy boost!
The new micro-site for Global Edmonton Morning News looks great! Looking forward to seeing how the blogging pans out, lol.
Sorry Apple competition, you ain’t got no advantage now, lol.
“Twitter has 100 million active users, the company said in a blog post Thursday, and about 50 million log in every day.”
Woot woot. Growth spurt!
“Most Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque, with 57 per cent saying they would be in dire financial straits if their pay was delayed by as little as one week.”
Sad truth. I’m lumped into that group.
Interesting read and interesting topic. One of the first things I thought when 9/11 was happening was – Wow, this is going to be in textbooks one day. (Seriously, I’m a nerd lol). Interesting now that it’s at the point where it actually would be in textbooks.
How amazing is that?! I was sure the kid was goner… as sad as that sounds, it just wasn’t looking good. So happy this didn’t turn into a terribly sad story.
LOL it’s what it sounds like. Haha!!
Oh my god, lol. Fail.
“Barrie Hayman has a new best friend – an 11 week-old duck that follows him everywhere he goes.”
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