Archive for May, 2009

Is Bing worth a fling?

Early reviews for Microsoft’s latest sea–err, decision engine are surprisingly positive. Is Bing the real thing?

Twitter TV: A sign of the coming apocalypse?

Yes, you heard right: Somebody in Hollywood is cooking up a TV show based on Twitter. The Apocalypse is indeed upon us.

Microsoft: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Bing

Microsoft is about to unveil yet another attempt to beat Google at the All Things D conference. Please reserve your smirking until after Mr. Ballmer has finished his presentation. Thank you.

Craigslist: No ho’s, just Bozos

The battle between craigslist and state attorneys general over adult ads is getting whackier by the minute. Pull up a seat and grab some popcorn.

If Google can fail, what chance do the rest of us have?

When the mighty fall, the peons get crushed. Google’s massive outages raise two questions: Has it gotten too big, and are we too dependent on it?

Should you book your next voyage on Voyij?

Voyij is a new search engine that lets you find you the best travel deals at any one time. Is it better than Priceline, Kayak, and all the rest?

Craigslist: It’s hard to be a pimp in 570 cities

The Web’s biggest source of classified ads is cleaning up its act — or, at least, making a show of it – bry dropping “erotic” ads for “adult” ones. But will anything really change?

Not that there’s anything wrong with that

NPR is in hot water after censoring a movie review that named allegedly gay politicians. So why is it OK to call people alleged murderers, but not homosexuals?

Facing the haters at Facebook

Should Facebook deny Holocaust deniers on its site? Where should the lines be drawn? It’s a question with no easy answer.

Has Twitter replaced sex?

Social media madness has overtaken everyone, from adult stars to our elected officials. Is it time to pt down our keyboards and start talking to each other again?

Apple + Twitter = My Ass

Rumors can spread like tumors on the Web. Mostly they’ve been benign, but malignant ones may soon be coming.

I got yer privacy right here, pal

Is data privacy silly? Certain Supreme Court justices seem to think so — until it comes to their own data, at least.

Swedes, creeds, and dirty deeds

Got an opinion on Google profiles, Swedish pirates, our antiquated legal system or Twitter’s swine flu obsession? You’re not alone. Here’s the best of what Cringesters had to say on these and other topics.