If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you. The filmmaker, artist, and author launched Somebody today, a messaging service that enlists strangers to verbally deliver your messages.
When 16 Handles opened a location in Williamsburg it could have meant the end of Williamsburg or the beginning of the chain's complete total fro-yo domination. The new flagship store at 240 Lafayette opens tomorrow, and they're celebrating with free froyo for 16 social media savvy customers.
If you're on the Internet you might have heard of Klout, a pseudo-scientific way for measuring the slippery ideal of "online influence." Taking into consideration a variety of factors, it has (despite its often being utterly gameable and as a result off the mark) turned into a way for people online ... More >>
Mister PeePee is the delightful Twitter handle of a delightful fellow, a guy with big dreams, those dreams being to masturbate in the bathroom of every single New York City Starbucks. Aim high, PeePee -- but not that high, you might damage something. After PeePee's efforts were discussed in v ... More >>
Fux The Noise feat. Samantha Ronson Gawker Media Roof Deck Thursday, October 6 Better than: Doing ketamine by yourself, I'd guess. Standing on the Gawker Media roof deck, a bunch of pencil-necks swung drinks and stood around, cold. Signs had been hung, reminding "Fux The Noise" silent disco attend ... More >>
Our friends at BuzzFeed have created a map for nerds -- "The Ultimate Nerd Guide To New York City" -- drawing on the combined knowledge of the nerd collaborative, a/k/a, the Internet. They're calling it "a guide to New York City that's actually useful for once," and, truly, it is kind of special. We ... More >>
In the run-up to yesterday's release of Watch The Throne, the project's first official single, the Otis Redding-sampling "Otis," was re-done and freestyled over by many a rapper. So to tide you over until the physical version of Watch The Throne (packaged with a bonus CD-ROM containing a vec ... More >>
Did you miss our party last night? It was fun. More importantly, people won stuff, like giant foam fingers and real, live cans of Four Loko! Herewith, a recap of the deserving winners of the very first ever First Annual Village Voice Web Awards! Also, our apologies to Best Neighborhood Blog, ... More >>
Here is an award. Ours will be better.You have questions? We have answers! Tonight's first annual Village Voice Web Awards are, in fact, tonight, December 7. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street between Walker and White). The party will go until about 10, or wheneve ... More >>
Have you heard? Today is our 55th Birthday! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! As such, we've made a list of things you can buy us for it. After all, you know how much all of this costs you, the reader? Nothing. So you've obviously got the extra scratch lying around. Without further ado, here is what you should ge ... More >>
Frankie and the Outs Hey, look, it's another Kickstarter campaign! Local bikini-bashers Frankie and the Outs would like your aid in acquiring a tour van for their fall tour. Not just any van, but more specifically, one of the following: a "sweet" van, a "mini-van," or an "Astrovan." To illustrate h ... More >>
New York's week long gathering of techies and cyberlebrities known as Internet Week had its biggest event this past Tuesday, NY Tech Meetup, with over 800 attendees. The event allowed eight people to demo their fresh tech product to the tech community, and while a few of them were a little ov ... More >>
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
Don't worry, your connectivity is fine. We're talking "out" as in "side" -- away from the warm laptop glow and into the drizzly, drunken night. That's what Fridays are for and on this particular one, the real world was especially welcoming to members of the internet community, offering multip ... More >>
Smithfield Foods has posted its first quarterly profit since the swine flu outbreak more than a year ago led to a steep decline in sales. The Chinese and Russian ban on pork product imports may also soon be lifted. [Wall Street Journal] Marines can finally satisfy their hankering for the Ara ... More >>