Facebook outage conspiracy tweets Video
Facebook outage conspiracy tweets Video Transcript
It's Friday, September 24th. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Wikipedia is letting users rate the quality of an article. The article feedback tool lets readers rate a page based on sources, completeness, neutrality, and readability. Each section has a 5-point scale that users can click on to rate if they chose. This test feature will run on a small number of articles through December. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon is expanding their V CAST store and will open it up to developers. The company plans to put its V CAST music and App store on Android devices, which would pit them against Google's Android market. I can't see V CAST getting attention from developers like Android and iOS; but if Verizon sees a future in the App store market, good for them. And Verizon may end their unlimited data plans. Pricing details haven't been released yet. But talk is that third is coming. The Wall Street Journal says the company will most likely mention the new service in conjunction with the launch of some of their fourth-gen wireless services. Verizon currently charges $30 per month for unlimited data. And apparently, there was a lot of wining because Facebook was down for a few hours yesterday and people couldn't log in of use Facebook features in third-party websites, the end of the world. So rather than do something constructive, people went to Twitter to wind in the open. Some good twits suggested that the site outage was just viral marketing for the social network movie and a twit from Lord Voldemort saying, "He shut down the site to avoid the social network from stealing thunder from the Deathly Hallows trailer that leaked yesterday." Awesome! Those were your headlines for today and that does it for this week. I'm Mark Licea for cnet.com and you've just been loaded.
Researchers in the Asian Journal of Andrology are reporting that the size ratio between your ring and index fingers has a direct correlation to the size of...another body part. In other news, Verizon is introducing new tiered-based data plans and eliminating the unlimited model, Facebook is about to launch "something awesome," and the slacker generation gets a new King on today's episode of The 404!
This week on Dialed In, CNET's cell phone team debates Verizon's new tiered data plans, iPhone rumors, Samsung Nexus S troubles and the name for Bonnie's new column.
Twitter shines in another moment for citizen journalism and the internet. And then there's that guy who live-tweeted the whole raid, without knowing about it. Sony officially apologizes for the PSN outage and they're giving back to the users, but is it enough? And we "Like" what the BOL Menu is serving.
Verizon's $30 a month unlimited data plan is too good to be permanently true, Facebook will compete with Groupon via Buy With Friends, and the DOJ's proposed data retention plan is quite vague.
First, apologies for the song that will be stuck in your head for at least a week. Blame the chat room. In the news today, the T-Mobile Sidekick outage, the ongoing Facebook outage, the IBM outage that briefly crippled Air New Zealand, and the unbelievable failure that is the PSP Go launch. It's a fun show.
Amazon offers unlimited cloud music storage for a limited time, Motorola's Droid 3 gets an official price and release date from Verizon, and Facebook launches video calling and a host of chat improvements.
The Kindle could be coming to Germany, Google releases a slew of new products and features, and Twitter files for a trademark for the word "tweet."
Today's stories include a quick review of Spotify and the new Sonos small network speaker, a California ruling that makes Facebook trolling a crime, and a Web site that reveals previously deleted tweets of any Twitter user.
Polycom dives into videoconferencing on tablets, Asus unveils a new line of Ultrabooks, Twitter to get "tweet" trademark, and Facebook launches an iPad app--finally.
We think, because of the magic of search-engine optimization, that this episode is about to become our highest-rated ever. P.S. Attention, visitors from Google: this is not the Facebook login page. Sorry about that. In other news today, we tear down Google Buzz's privacy options, Bill Gates can barely be bothered to diss the iPad, and some guy plans to be pooping in a box for 30 days. Sometimes we hate the Internet. --Molly