Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Every year, the Village Voice hosts Choice Eats, our annual tasting event, in which we provide delicious dishes from all of our favorite restaurants. And now with that in mind, we've announced a partnership with Foursquare.
It took Mile End Sandwich almost a month to get smoked meat back on their menu after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Red Hook commissary. But after raising the sandwich price from $12 to $14, a heated discourse between owner Noah Bernamoff and unhappy patrons hit Twitter and Facebook.
Here's some sports trivia you probably didn't know: when legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach Jim Valvano courageously told the world "don't give up...don't ever give up," he was actually just paraphrasing billionaire wordsmith Donald Trump.That, of course, is according to hist ... More >>
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Laura Murray, an FIT student by day and live music photographer by night, has a fascination with exposure: "Being able to show people things that are going on all over the world sounds incredible." She admits on her website that she has a "slight case of wanderlust" and her dream job would be a band ... More >>
I used to think you'd have to be psychotic to waste your time on Facebook, but now I'm so hooked on it, it almost feels like you'd have to be mentally ill to not be on it. And some media agree. In fact, as this blog points out: A German magazine took pains to note that Dark Knight killer James Ho ... More >>
For New York's educators, to Facebook friend students or not to Facebook friend students is no longer the question. That's because the Education Department just released "guidelines" for K-12 instructors, which make very clear that teachers should not be part of students' social media networks. Th ... More >>
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 >>
Twitter messages, obviously, are public. That's the point of social media: to share, to broadcast. But one of the reasons people continue to tweet -- and to post incriminating photographs of their youthful kegstands on Facebook -- is the illusion that they have some measure of control over what they ... More >>
Eddie Murphy announced that he was bowing out of hosting duties for next year's Oscars today. This came on the heels of Brett Ratner's resignation as the show's producer following an unfortunate gay slur. Oscar hosting duties are now up in the air. Who will take the reins?! Maybe the Muppet ... More >>
New York State senator Diane Savino, a Democrat representing Staten Island and Brooklyn, had some important breaking news to share with the media today. Her personal Facebook page has hit the 5,000-friend mark (a "social media milestone," it seems), which is where Facebook cuts you off. Follo ... More >>
Collecting your data to serve you better.If you're on Facebook, you've likely seen the panicky message that's been circulating, warning that the social networking behemoth has started publishing all your phone contacts for everybody to see: "ALL THE PHONE NUMBERS IN YOUR PHONE are now PUBLIS ... More >>
Levi Aron has been named as the suspect, not yet charged, in the brutal murder of Leiby Kletzky, the Brooklyn boy missing since Monday who was found chopped up in a suitcase, left in a Dumpster in Park Slope. It has also been reported that some of the boy's remains were found in Aron's refrig ... More >>
The makings of scintillating dinner conversation CBS News has discovered Foursquare, a "mobile application that allows its 10 million users to virtually check in from their smart phone when they visit a local business."
Do you hate your friends and would rather eat with a bunch of strangers instead of them? Would you like to shell out thirty dollars to do so? There's a new application called Grubwithus which is built just for you. Basically, it lists a bunch of meals organized by people using the service, for wh ... More >>
Self-explanatory. (Via Twitter user Tina Fallon)
Turn that smile upside down!Remember Friendster? One time we met someone on Friendster, a date, in fact, and we went to a vegan restaurant in the West Village (not that we were vegan), and we ate something that looked like meat but wasn't, and was really weirdly chewy, and then we never spoke ... More >>
Bloomberg looks at Foursquare, bikes [via]Michael Bloomberg is in the building. The mayor of New York City is not in the Village Voice offices, unfortunately, but he is in the historic building with our name on the front, a few floors above us, at the office of location check-in service Fours ... More >>
There's an adage about intelligent people changing their minds, so maybe anti-gay activist Louis J. Marinelli is smarter than we thought. He formerly served as the National Organization For Marriage's tour organizer and social media expert, and writes that he "spent the last five years puttin ... More >>
Being on Facebook can be an exercise in self-punishment, whether that means obsessively spying on your friends' baby pictures and envying their "perfect life" or constantly monitoring your ex's wall. We all know this, and yet no one really talks about it. Until now. There's a survey that has ... More >>
Just a week ago Newark Mayor and "social media darling" Cory Booker was digging out his own citizens a tweet at a time, subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil, and becoming the hands-down hero of Snow-pocalypse 2010. Now he's taken to Facebook and Twitter with another cause: He plans to hit 240 ( ... More >>
Not a Columbia gradThe School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University sent out an email warning students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the internet if they hope to ever work in the State Department. The school, which aims to construct new diplomats from scraps of old diplo ... More >>
Some readers see articles like this from Fox News, about the "burglary ring" who found their victims using Facebook Places' geolocation tagging and uncritically mourn the loss of privacy and dangers of the internet. Others see articles like that one and mourn the loss of basic reporting chops ... More >>
If you're in Germany, you may soon get a job even with Facebook photos like this.Tuesday, the German government proposed a law that places restrictions on employers' uses of Facebook to protect workplace privacy. But the law, a nice gesture of respect for future employees, ignores Facebook's exis ... More >>
This may be a little disturbing to those of us who simply refuse to break down and get a Facebook account like any normal human, but in times of disaster, those people will probably be evolutionarily dismissed from our social construct anyway. Because it turns out that a whole 35 percent of u ... More >>
First of all, it's remarkable that anyone old enough to have been a teacher in the 1970s is also tech-savvy enough to use Facebook -- times they are a-changin' (and I'm sure the same folks get that reference). But it's also very sweet that former students are on Facebook seeking out teachers ... More >>
The New York-bred phenomenon known as Foursquare -- which is basically the Bros Icing Bros of Social Media -- has made its way across the Atlantic, where British people who clearly don't "get it" are currently being scared out of their "knickers" or whatever by it.
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 >>
That sound you heard was a few thousand reporters shitting bricks of varying volumes, and it gets louder by the day with each Tweet. Literalized, it would sound something like a someone throwing a boulder the size of a small child into a calm river. The Tweets and Twitterers are coming for yo ... More >>
A few things about Harold Ford's twitter feed: 937 is a perfectly respectable number of followers for a feed with 15 tweets on it, particularly one which doesn't follow anyone It's just a hair indiscreet to list an "unofficial blog supporting Harold Ford, Jr. and his vision for New York an ... More >>
Having gotten MySpace and Facebook to remove 3,533 members with a record of sexual predation in 2009, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has facilitated another sweep of other social networking sites and gotten 803 other registered sex offenders removed from their buddy lists. The newly-scrubbed sites ... More >>
Forget all this crap about Twitter being the new Tom Paine, revolution and evolution and all that hippie crap -- it's really about making microfortunes with the Twitter Traffic Machine! Here's some dude named Gabe in a t-shirt and a frickin' lei on the internet (signifier of wealth, not poverty! W ... More >>
Actual seduction not depicted, but you should be grateful, trust me. If you've not had the pleasure of one of the Roots' jam sessions at Highline Ballroom, know first of all that "jam" is taken very literally: They're more or less just fucking around, learning how to play Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" ... More >>
What looks to be the Facebook page of New York City resident and masseuse Julissa Brisman, who was murdered Tuesday in a Boston hotel room where she was meeting either a massage client or a john (people are still speculating), is still up and running. On the friend list of the profile that bear ... More >>
Well, as the Governor says in A Clockwork Orange, these new ridiculous ideas have come at last. We wanted to go backward, and issue Runnin' Scared posts (or as we like to call them, dispatches) on parchment sheets, rolled up and delivered by carrier pigeons. But, like the Chief Guard, our boss told ... More >>
I don't even know what Twitter is, but I say to hell with it! I'm just recovering from the organized movement of people begging me to drink the Kool-Aid and join Facebook, and now THIS has become the hot communal cult activity--a "social networking service" of "tweets" and "microblogging". As cert ... More >>
The words "Facebook" and "forever" appeared together in a lot of news stories this week, but not as an endearment. On Sunday Consumerist revealed that Facebook had changed its terms of service so that, essentially, anything that anyone put on Facebook belonged to Facebook in a "irrevocable, perpetu ... More >>
It was maaaaaaayyyybe cute for a while. But now you just look like a fool. Are you still guffawing about riffs on Tom's MySpace picture too?
A gang of Facebook fanatics--led by my soon to be EX friend Susan Anton, lol--are determined to see me get more fake friends, find greater chances for people to tell me they're at the ballet, and welcome increased opportunities to plug the fact that I'm judging jockstrap sniffing contests in New J ... More >>
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