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Odd Future's Tyler Sets Internet to Find His Own Missed Connection

Odd Future, the group of relatively unknown teens from So-Cal who suddenly got the entire music world buzzing, are now known for many things. Eating and regurgitating roaches, hating on cops and storming out of shows are a few new trademarks, but member Tyler the Creator can now add romantic human flesh searches to his weird resume. This weekend, he tweeted, "Back In October I Met The Girl i...

Reddit Users Call Children's Cancer Fundraiser a Fraud -- But She's Legit

Well, you dun goofed, Internet. When 21-year-old St. Lawrence University student Maya Gilsey took to Reddit to solicit donations for Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, New York, the hive mind immediately branded her a fraud. A Redditor named Beertime led the pack against a user named mtcame07, who pledged to shave her head in solidarity with cancer-stricken children at Golisano, while also...

Google Docs Gets Drag and Drop Images, 'Thomas was alone.' Puzzle Game

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Google just unveiled drag and drop functionality for images to docs. Yes, now you can drag illustrations directly from your desktop directly into documents in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. [From: Docs blog] The 'Thomas was alone.' flash game seems simple enough: move blocks...

Jennifer Petkov Apologizes for Taunting Dying Girl Online, Web Responds with Donations

In case you didn't see the story of the Detroit-area woman who inexplicably felt the need to taunt a dying 7-year-old girl on Facebook, let us simultaneously ruin and brighten your day. It begins with Jennifer Petkov and her husband Scott, of Trenton, Michigan, who decided to bring a feud with their neighbors to the social networking site. Jennifer targeted the young Kathleen Edward, who is in...

Digg Swallows Its Own Tail: 'Top News' Turns Mediocre as Reddit 'Games the System'

Even if you don't use Digg or Reddit yourself, you may understand that these massive, online communities of news junkies have just as much influence as, if not more than, the major news outlets when it comes to promoting the stories you find in your daily e-mail digests and blogs. The link-happy users have constituted the Long Tail of news, bringing local and fringe stories to the mainstream with...

YouTube Eyeing Pay-Per-View Service, Ben Huh Offers to Buy Reddit

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines.... According to a Financial Times report, Google has been in talks with major studios about a pay-per-view YouTube movie service. [From: Financial Times] Funny cat photo entrepreneur Ben Huh offered to purchase Reddit from Condé Nast following last week's Prop 19 ad brouhaha. [From: The Next Web] Foursquare just passed the 3...

Pot Smoking Comes to the Social Web, Neuroscience Battle Between The Atlantic and NYTimes

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. What was that media truism about everything that's fringe eventually moving toward the center? Perhaps we're too baked to remember. Which reminds us, there's now a...

'Hipmunk' Travel Site Streamlines Reservations, We Go Hands On

Sometimes, planning a flight can be more stressful than actually waiting in the security lines or sitting next to a crying baby on the transatlantic. Sure, there are plenty of travel sites out there, each claiming to deliver the cheapest, easiest flights in the skies. But sifting through the layovers and comparing costs often takes some extensive research, simply due to the confusing way most...

Reddit Asks Users for Donations to Stay Afloat, Despite Success

Reddit needs help. And it's asking its readers to provide it. In a recent, doleful blog post, programmer Mike Schiraldi implored the Reddit community to donate resources to the site in an effort to ease the workload of the four engineers who work around the clock "just to keep things going." Even as its traffic has ballooned to about 280 million page views per month, the site continues to function...

Eric Leebow Claims He Invented Social Networking, Has a Killer Jump Shot

So there's this guy named Eric Leebow -- and he invented social networking. Don't believe us? Just ask Eric Leebow. Leebow is the delusional CEO and founder of something called Freezecrowd, a site that he describes as a "college yearbook," replete with photo tagging and friends lists. It may sound a lot like Facebook, but the difference is, Leebow thought of it first -- in 1999, to be precise....