The speed at which that story by The Onion savagely ridiculing CNN dot com's decision to put the "news" of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance on its front page yesterday was astounding. It filled Facebook and Twitter feeds--currently sitting at an astounding 243.5k FB likes and 13.4k Tweets. (Even more as ... More >>
"Once you're calling yourself a chef, no one is really telling you what to do anymore," Danny Bowien said a few weeks back at a Culinatro panel on branding and restaurant expansion. The company spoke with the Mission Chinese owner, along with Pok Pok Ny's Andy Ricker and Osteria Morini's Michael Whi ... More >>
It took a lot of serious excavation and crack detective work to unearth this photo of the topless Bieb. I had to go all the way to his Twitter page, where he'd sent it out to millions of people! Anyway, what do you think?
Last week, as a self-assigned endurance test (and out of an occasional true interest in the subject matter), I attended as many CMJ panels as I possibly could -- the good, the bad, the sparsely attended, and the boring -- with a tape recorder, a cup of iced coffee (not quite willing to submit to the ... More >>
With Facebook's stock and growth rates skydiving, it's time to say something that should have been said a long time ago: Myspace was better. Maybe not when it came to its coding or those garish "personalized" pages, but definitely when it came to music. Back in the day -- say, about 2004 or so -- ... More >>
OK, so there seem to be two things going on here, both of them strange (and brought to our attention by the Voice's Steven Thrasher.) The first: People post photos of their debit cards online, for all the world to see. And we're talking detailed pics -- with identifying info like their names, acco ... More >>
"Try it...or not. We don't care." In true Honey Badger fashion, that's the motto of Red Mango's new flavor -- named after the Honey Badger video that went viral to draw nearly 46 million views since January 2011. The Honey Badger flavor is made with nonfat frozen yogurt and honey.
Have you ever really nailed a tweet? After typing your message, you know you used those 140 characters to the best of your ability? Then you just wait for the RTs to start pouring in (if you don't use Twitter, we apologize in advance for this entire post).Well, the commander-in-chief has a new term ... More >>
Lil B takes NYU to school
‚ÄčTake a knee, New York -- it's Tebow time!It's officially Twitter official: Tim Tebow is coming to the Big Apple to hold the clipboard for Mark "The Sanch-ize" Sanchez as the New York Jets' B-squad QB (for now, anyway) -- which apparently is much to the dismay of Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. ... More >>
The Huffington Post Twitter account was hacked this afternoon. The tweets, which including homophobic and racist slurs, have since been deleted, but the New York Observer caught them on a screengrab.
"On Nov. 26, 2010, MAC introduced Ms. Minaj's Pink Friday lipstick, selling all 3,000 in stock in 15 minutes, in addition to an eye-popping 27,000 in the next three weeks. The company spent little on advertising, Mr. Demsey said, with sales driven mostly by Ms. Minaj's voluminous postings to fans vi ... More >>
Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. Giving the Best Local Music Twitter award in our Best of NYC issue to @tanlines was pretty much a no-brainer. The account, which is run by the duo's Jesse Cohen, is heavy on the wry observational humor and light on the "come see our band" or "here's someb ... More >>
The fastest race on three wheels
Arthur Avenue, the Real Little Italy of New York/FacebookJoe LiberatoreToday marks the sad end of another era: Joe Liberatore, the last of the original Arthur Avenue Retail Market vendors, has died.
Here's what happened over the weekend with the gay-marriage bill, which the Assembly has already approved: Publicly, the bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs for passage. Though he was considered "leaning no," GOP senator Greg Ball (who represents all of Putnam County, northern ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanDuring a question and answer session at Internet Week New York this morning, Senator Chuck Schumer quipped that he was of "the older generation." And even as Schumer looked forward in his keynote speech, which kicked off IWNY at its headquarters in the Metropolitan Pavilion, h ... More >>
According to information collected from the Facebook walls of more than 30,000 users by social media monitoring service Reppler, Facebookers are largely kind of a profane bunch. That is to say, nearly half of them have some obscenity or another on their walls, and 80 percent have at least one ... More >>
"Marry The Night," the first song from Lady Gaga's Born This Way released via the uber-annoying "social game" FarmVille, is, like many of the album's other tracks that have been previewed so far, a throwback to a different time. Its minor-key stomp is accompanied by Gaga singing about how sur ... More >>
We've been watching the Bronx Zoo's press conference concerning the capture of the Egyptian cobra that has been missing for the past week. Below are minute-by-minute updates of this monumental media event.
Foursquare 3.0's new "Explore" capability, which recommends places to try based on users' check-in history, is just another example of how social media has become the go-to marketing tool for restaurants. [Nation's Restaurant News] Tropicana has announced it will raise its prices on certain ... More >>
via ForbesFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend have a new pooch you can man's-best-friend! [Christ, these words are going to be recorded for posterity.] Forbes reports that his name is "Beast," and the precocious Puli has his very own Facebook page. He's the most adorable on-li ... More >>
A little more than a month after he helped open Dean Street, Nate Smith has parted ways with the restaurant.
bravotv.comAngelo Sosa, the second time around.The first time we sat down with Angelo Sosa, he had just debuted his now-defunct Asian sandwich shop, Xie Xie, amid the thick of the banh mi craze. Now, nearly two years later, we chat with him again as he prepares to debut Social Eatz, an Asian- ... More >>
So, Barbie and Ken are back together. On Valentine's Day. Perfect. Is anyone else a little bit suspicious about this joyous reunion? Anyone else wondering why now, after 7 years, after a grueling and tear-filled breakup between the two blonde plastic lovers (who started dating way back in the ... More >>
Better than a Girl Scout badge.Exciting news from the Department of Choice Eats: The Village Voice is partnering with Foursquare and introducing a special Choice Eats badge for this year's culinary tasting event.
Facebook, which the Wall Street Journal calls "one of the world's hottest technology companies" (have you heard?), will likely go public this year as its shareholders surpass 500 in number, forcing the company to either disclose its financial information "or go public by April 2012." This com ... More >>
Kimchi Taco Truck/Facebook Back in October, we spoke with Phil Lee, the proprietor of the nascent Kimchi Taco Truck. At the time, Lee predicted that the truck, with Chef Youngsun Lee at its helm, would hit the roads in "two to three weeks' time." As is so often the case in the restaurant ind ... More >>
cuculinary.comSo many trucks, so little time The plight of food trucks might be in jeopardy, but one thing helping keep business alive is Zagat's Food Truck Finder.
Public Service Announcement for the Internet: if you didn't already know, the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, has changed his Twitter username to @MedvedevRussiaE. That is all. Previously: In Soviet Russia, DOG Name YOU! [FK]
We know that Andrea Peyser has little to no sense of humor, let alone irony. But we hope that even she can see the irony in this. This week Peyser opened a segment of her New York Post column with the thought "It's gone too far. My heart breaks for Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, victimized ... More >>
That's what I was accused of by a Facebook friend. He wrote, "So I hear you're going to be in an anti-bullying video. But aren't you the one who bullied and maligned Carrie Prejean?"
Wayne's caption for this photo: "The trees in Lisbon are old and wicked."Lost in the shuffle of a certain mega-celebrity joining the increasingly indispensable social networking site that is Twitter was the fact that Wayne Coyne, weirdo crown prince of the Flaming Lips, had also finally caved ... More >>
BKs brightest tropicalia electro
Yes, the fabulous apple-cheeked singer/star of '50s movie musicals and '60s rom coms has joined the blogsopshere, instantly making it a whole lot nicer. I'm hearing that "Dodo" will give her blessing to dorisday.com by pitching in an occasional blog and some recorded messages for the site.
Goods hopes to deliver the goods soon.Prospect Heights residents have for several months been awaiting the opening of Goods at 115 Underhill, a specialty foods market and cafe that has been taunting passersby with its promise of "grocery, food, and drink" since the fall. According to co-owner ... More >>
On the Bloomberg campaign website, the staff announces that -- as he did one magical day in August -- the Mayor will be personally using Twitter throughout Election Day. "Mike will personally take over our campaign's twitter account," the ad says. So far, we've hardly had any tweets from Mi ... More >>
From the White House Flickr stream. Thanks, Camille! Oh crap: Sarah Palin has a Twitter feed. Couple caught having sex on lawn of Windsor Castle. It is not known whether the Queen was in residence. "It was going on for about 10 or 15 minutes," says a witness, "which is quite a long time, conside ... More >>
I've enjoyed assuming the role of a bitter Luddite and screeching stuff out my window like "Fuck Facebook!" and "Screw you, Twitter!" It's fun to play the part of a crusty Yosemite Sam type who hates any kind of technological advance that messes with the status quo of communications and entertainmen ... More >>
You already know that we're all going to die of swine flu. But! Did you know that the World Health Organization -- sponsored by the U.N., which patriots normally deride and ignore unless they need to be scared -- has upgraded the pandemic threat level from 3 to 4? That means "sustained human to hu ... More >>
Meet Dodge Landesman, who at eighteen is challenging Rosie Mendez for the city council seat in District 2. "I may be the youngest city council candidate in New York City history," he says, "but I want to transform our political system so it can involve New Yorkers of every generation." (Don't they t ... More >>
A Rolling Stone reporter charts the doomed path from Thriller to Internet-based horror
It might be fun, but isn't the Web more than a market?