Amanda Palmer -- half of the virulently successful Dresden Dolls, equal parts blogger, YouTube-fanatic, and Twitter-community-organizer, and altogether musician extraordinaire -- allowed Switched to pick her brain on technology, music, and Tweeting on Friday nights. Palmer, who is most famous for playing the piano (punk-cabaret style), has a rabid Twitter fan base, pens an exhaustive blog, and...
This Twitter phenomenon is getting out of control. Yesterday afternoon, Senator John McCain conducted an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News via our favorite microblogging service. The results were less than impressive, with McCain's glib answers never actually advancing any sort of constructive dialog, altogether unsurprising for those who follow the Senator on Twitter. The...
We know Robert Englund mostly as the scary guy that traumatized us throughout early childhood in the legendary Freddy Krueger movies. Dude usually gets typecast in creepy horror flicks (keep an eye out for 'Zombie Strippers', coming soon to your mall cineplex!) but he's about to expand his repertoire in 'Red,' a serious small-town drama about a misanthropic war vet whose dog is killed by local...
If you have ever sent a thank you note to an interviewer that read anything like the above headline, you probably didn't get the job. Increasingly, candidates are sending off casual thank you e-mails and even text messages -- unfortunately, we're not joking -- that incorporate IM shorthand and emoticons. The problem is that many younger job-hunters don't realize this may be costing them that...
Google is hot right now. Its stock price may have taken a bit of a hit lately, but new offerings like GrandCentral continue to revolutionize the Internet, and with its Android phone operating system poised to conquer the mobile world, things are looking good for the company. Naturally, then, the brightest tech employees want to get in the door, and Google's interview process is notorious for...
Slash is a busy guy. In fact, we're not sure he's had any down time since recording what may be the greatest debut album in the history of Rock 'n' Roll, the Guns n' Roses classic 'Appetite for Destruction.' After the disintegration of the band and the hijacking of the name by a corn-rowed Axl Rose and a band of impostors ( whose next album 'Chinese Democracy' should be out some time before...
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