This really happened: Tuesday evening Justin Timberlake relaunched MySpace at the El Ray Theatre in Hollywood, Ca. This sounds insane because no one’s logged in to MySpace since 2005, let alone used it on a daily basis. So, what’s going on, here? Can Justin bring this site back to life?
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Apparently, being a Photoshop wiz can land you in the upper echelons of Silicon Valley — just not by following the path you might imagine. That was the case with Shirley Hornstein, who climbed her way onto a top-40 list of the most influential women investing in technology in Silicon Valley, by doing little more than dropping names and digitally altering photos.
On Jan. 27, Jenessa Simons, a 21-year-old Utah woman who was adopted more than two decades ago, posted a picture to Facebook asking for help in finding her birth parents. Two days and 124,000 shares later, an old classmate of Simons’ birth mother saw the post and put the two women in touch.
18-year-old Jacob Cox-Brown of Astoria, Oregon was arrested on New Year’s Day after police were tipped off to a post he had made on Facebook bragging about hitting another vehicle while driving drunk on New Year’s Eve. Keep reading for Jacob’s mug shot and the Facebook post that lead to his arrest.
The internet was all in a tizzy yesterday after the popular photo App Instagram (now owned by Facebook) announced their new terms of service, which appear to give the company the right to sell your photos, name, and comments to advertisers without your consent and without notifying you at all. Because of the outcry the company’s co-founder posted a statement addressing users’ concerns in which he says it was never their intention to sell users’ photos and that the wording of the terms would be amended before they go into effect in mid-January. Keep reading for the full statement, which sounds a little like they just plain ol’ got busted!