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2008-08-04 06:00:18

By Mattathias Schwartz One afternoon in the spring of 2006, for reasons unknown to those who knew him, Mitchell Henderson, a seventh grader from Rochester, Minnesota, took a .22-caliber rifle down from a shelf in his parents' bedroom closet and shot himself in the head. The next morning, Mitchell's school assembled in the gym to begin mourning. His classmates created a virtual memorial on MySpace and garlanded it with remembrances. One wrote that Mitchell was a "hero to take that shot, to...

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By William Keck LOS ANGELES -- There are the divas who demand that their lighting and makeup be perfect during photo shoots, and then there is Andy Samberg. During a shoot on the Fox Studios lot, the Saturday Night Live star contorts his face into bizarre positions for a series of shots that other actors would insist be destroyed. "If someone wants to think I'm good-looking, then great, but I certainly don't," Samberg explains. "I know that's not my biggest strength -- and not the...

2008-07-02 12:00:39

MIAMI _ They're not just rocking the vote _ they're salseando, perreando and mariachi-ando it. Latino musicians, actors and celebrities are getting involved in the U.S. presidential campaign to an unprecedented degree this year, from voter-registration campaigns to online music videos for Barack Obama, the candidate drawing the most support from young Latinos. Such star action could play a significant role in influencing the 18.2 million Hispanics who the Pew Hispanic Center reports are...

2008-06-30 06:02:20

By Maria Puente / USA TODAY On YouTube, anyone can be a famous chef. Actually, on YouTube anyone can be famous for doing almost anything. But cooking seems to be one of the most popular ways for amateurs and would-be Rachael Rays to become online personalities with their own "cooking shows." Call it Me TV. Depending on how you receive them, these productions also can be called webcasts or video blogs, diaries or podcasts. Whatever they're called, they're not just on YouTube (slogan:...

2008-03-22 07:25:00

YouTube announced Friday the winners of its second annual video awards, with a puppet show version of "Harry Potter" and a rhythmic song called  "Chocolate Rain" among the videos taking top honors.   Winners were chosen from among six nominees in 12 different categories, including music, commentary, politics, eyewitness, instructional, short film, comedy, creative, inspirational, music, series, sports and "adorable". Tay Zonday, a 25-year-old PhD student in Minnesota, took...

2008-03-22 00:00:00

Part of the allure of the Internet is the way seemingly obscure photos, videos and Web pages gain momentum and begin to invade pop culture. Before the advent of sites such as YouTube and Flickr, these Internet memes clogged our e-mail inboxes. Now they're also on blogs, prime-time television and nightly newscasts. Last year's most notable meme was Chris Crocker's infamous "Leave Britney Alone" video. Even today, people make references to the video. Another began circulating last year based...

2008-03-21 09:00:34

YouTube(TM), the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, is turning on the spotlights to celebrate the announcement of the 2007 YouTube Video Awards winners (http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07winners). The awards recognize the achievements of the YouTube community and encourage the creation of outstanding online videos. "In 2007 the YouTube community showed the world that there's something for everyone on the site," said Mia...

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2007-09-18 03:00:00

By DANIEL LOVERING PITTSBURGH - It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-) Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes - a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis - as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message. To mark the anniversary Wednesday, Fahlman and his colleagues are starting an annual student contest for innovation in technology-assisted, person-to-person communication....

2006-11-04 06:00:12

By Ana Veciana-Suarez, The Miami Herald Nov. 4--I've never been fast enough on the trigger, and in the world of modern-day communications, where Instant and Immediate are the new buzzwords, that lack of speed is, like, so last millennium. It's taken me a few years to get up to snuff with "killer apps." Not because I'm a Luddite, but because I cherish my alone space and find its boundaries constantly threatened. Nonetheless, I've dragged myself into the virtual world of faceless contact...

2006-09-05 13:26:21

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy defender Marco Materazzi has revealed the content of the verbal exchange he had with Zinedine Zidane which led to the headbutt from the Frenchman and his sending off in July's World Cup final. Materazzi said it was mention of Zidane's sister which prompted the butt from the France midfielder which left Italy's opponents down to 10 men before their defeat on penalties. "I did not provoke him, I responded verbally to a provocation," Materazzi told the daily...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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