Articles By: Kim LaCapria

Reddit’s Got Another Super PAC, Devoted to Nebulous Political Interests of Reddit

Reddit’s Got Another Super PAC, Devoted to Nebulous Political Interests of Reddit

3 January 24, 2012 8:53 am

Reddit has been emerging as a pretty powerful political influence ahead of election 2012, relatively, and the social aggregation site is getting in on the Super PAC party- as BetaBeat points out, yet another PAC has emerged from Reddit’s diverse […]

Swizz Beats NOT MegaUpload CEO, Forbes Reports

Swizz Beats NOT MegaUpload CEO, Forbes Reports

3 January 20, 2012 8:54 am

This afternoon and evening brought a flurry of stories one on top of another about the shutdown of download site MegaUpload, the massive investigation into its owners, operators and practices and the subsequent Anonymous attacks on several government sites as […]

Disney Leaps on “Social Commerce” Trend With DisneyBaby.com

Disney Leaps on “Social Commerce” Trend With DisneyBaby.com

3 January 19, 2012 8:48 am

Oh, please, if there is a God and you are listening to me, do not incorporate Facebook into the new DisneyBaby.com venture. I love babies. And I’m a mom, myself. But interest in children seems to be inversely proportional to […]

National Enquirer to Launch App, ‘Reinvent’ Gossip

National Enquirer to Launch App, ‘Reinvent’ Gossip

2 January 18, 2012 9:46 am

For a publication basically synonymous with ‘spurious tales,’ the National Enquirer has still fared well into the digital era of media. The upcoming app is planned for iPad, and is called “Enquirer Plus.” David J. Pecker, chairman and chief executive […]

Wikipedia is Now Down, Google Censors Logo, Blackouts Begin Across Web

Wikipedia is Now Down, Google Censors Logo, Blackouts Begin Across Web

3 January 18, 2012 1:15 am

As of 12 PM Eastern Standard Time, Wikipedia has taken its articles offline in protest of proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation, an eight-hour long Reddit outage is imminent, and Google has censored its logo to show support for opposition to […]

Wikipedia Issues Press Release on Anti-PIPA/SOPA Blackout

Wikipedia Issues Press Release on Anti-PIPA/SOPA Blackout

2 January 16, 2012 11:10 pm

Earlier today, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales told Twitter that Wikipedia would be backing up Reddit in a big way, going dark on Wednesday to drive home to users the significance of internet-killing anti-piracy bills. The news came as the Stop Online […]

Michelle Obama Becomes the First First Lady on Twitter

Michelle Obama Becomes the First First Lady on Twitter

1 January 14, 2012 12:07 pm

In some ways, it seems the Obama presidency is really the first fully social media-enabled presidency, with the executive branch embracing the leverage it has on social networks like Twitter and Facebook more fully than any administration that preceded it. […]

GetGlue Secures $15M in Financing

GetGlue Secures $15M in Financing

2 January 14, 2012 11:11 am

You may have seen GetGlue check-ins on Facebook, but if you haven’t, it’s essentially like the Foursquare of television. So if you want to get in on all the badge-earning action, but don’t have much of a social life, GetGlue […]

College Humor to Make Jump From Web to Big Screen

College Humor to Make Jump From Web to Big Screen

2 January 14, 2012 10:06 am

Even if you don’t know College Humor, you probably have seen some of its often viral content bounced around the web. College Humor is known for its funny images, but more commonly, original video, and now the web property is jumping […]

Huffington Post Announces Good News Channel

Huffington Post Announces Good News Channel

3 January 13, 2012 9:44 am

Well, this all looks a bit froofy from leading purveyor of side-boob pics, Arianna Huffington. The exotically accented blogging magnate has been busting out verticals left and right for her content churning machine, HuffPo. The site has been working hard at […]

Facebook Gives Politico Access to Raw User Comments

Facebook Gives Politico Access to Raw User Comments

1 January 13, 2012 8:36 am

Although your Facebook account may be locked to friends only, that doesn’t mean ostensibly anonymized comments you make won’t be provided to the blog Politico by the social network for analysis in the lead up to the 2012 election. Yes, […]

Facebook: It’s Coming To Your Car

Facebook: It’s Coming To Your Car

3 January 11, 2012 10:43 am

Okay, I really do love Facebook as much as any of you- it’s my social media crack of choice, and I engage in any number of Facebook-related activities throughout the day despite my advanced age of mumblety-two, my ostensible tech […]

Dish to Unleash 2TB Kangaroo-Themed Hopper/Joey Boxes, Can Store 8 Days of Primetime

Dish to Unleash 2TB Kangaroo-Themed Hopper/Joey Boxes, Can Store 8 Days of Primetime

5 January 11, 2012 9:33 am

Dish Networks (which is, incidentally, dropping the “Networks” and just going by “Dish”) unveiled a new multi-room DVR system at CES, called Hopper. The Hopper system has a cool feature, which is additional boxes called Joeys, which can go in […]

Hearst, Angelina Jolie Teaming Up For Live Web Chat Thursday

Hearst, Angelina Jolie Teaming Up For Live Web Chat Thursday

2 January 11, 2012 12:20 am

Angelina Jolie- who has graced the titles of plenty of publisher Hearst’s mags, like Cosmopolitan and Elle– is hooking up with the company for a live web chat across several of the conglomerate’s brands Thursday night. Angie isn’t just stopping […]