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  • Social sharing site Digg is sold for $500,000...Google offered $200million just four years ago

    07/14/2012 6:26:25 PM PDT · by rawhide · 25 replies
    dailmail.co.uk ^ | 6-13-12 | Eddie Wrenn
    In 2008, Google reportedly offered to purchase the popular Digg service for $200million. But yesterday, the service was picked up for a relatively humble £500,000, a small price for what was once the celebrated internet darling which signalled the start of social sharing and social media. New York tech 'incubator' Betaworks Digg on Thursday in a deal that included the remaining brand assets. Launched in 2004 by then 27-year old Kevin Rose, Digg rose to prominence as an aggregator of online content, becoming at one point one of the more highly-trafficked stops on the Internet.
  • In bra, panties and wheelchair, woman goes through Oklahoma City airport screening this morning

    12/01/2010 7:50:53 AM PST · by cashion · 95 replies · 1+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 12-1-2010 | ROBERT MEDLEY
    A woman who missed her flight at Will Rogers World Airport Tuesday when she showed up in a wheelchair, bra and panties, passed through the airport screening process this morning and has left the city. Tammy Banovac, clad in undergarments and sitting in a wheelchair, failed to pass the Transportation Security Administration screening process Tuesday when security officers detected traces of nitrates on her wheelchair. Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said the issue was resolved this morning and Banovac, 52, caught her flight out of the city at 7 a.m. after going through screening without incident. Banovac did show up at...
  • Tea Party Could Put Record Number of Black Conservatives in Office

    10/31/2010 4:52:23 PM PDT · by kingattax · 69 replies
    New American ^ | 29 October 2010 | Raven Clabough
    Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year. Fox News reports, “The Republican Party is hoping to put a record number of African Americans in Congress after Tuesday’s election; despite the fact the first black president is highly unpopular within the party.”
  • Digg critics allege vast right wing conspiracy [FreeRepublic mentioned]

    08/26/2010 1:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    TG Daily ^ | August 6, 2010 | Starr Keshet
    AlterNet is claiming that it has uncovered a "widespread campaign of censorship" executed by a group of "influential" conservative and right-wing Digg members. The site - which defines itself as a viable "alternative to the commercial media onslaught" - refers to Digg as both a "behemoth" and a "powerhouse." "The [Digg] model [makes] it very susceptible to external gaming whereby users from certain groups attempt to push their viewpoint or articles to the front page to give them traction," claimed senior news editor "Oleoleolson." "But the inverse of this effect is more devastating, as Bury brigades could effectively remove stories...
  • About Sarah Palin: Optical Allusion (excellent read..)

    08/13/2010 12:49:23 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/13/10 | Jay D. Homnick
    The reason they call it the Web is that it catches more flies-by-night than the aluminum siding business. Some image, poignant in its charisma or its grotesquerie, captivates the public imagination and suddenly millions of otherwise productive citizens must stop whatever they are doing and see the kitty trampoline unto the roof or the pea which sprouted in a man's lung. Some of these buzz arts are followed by buzzards, as 30-year careers are crushed by 30 seconds of crassness. This week's target was Sarah Palin, the former governess of Alaska, if that's the correct way to say female governor....
  • The Rigging Of Digg: How A Covert Mob Of Conservatives Hijacked The Web’s Top Social News Site

    08/11/2010 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 77 replies
    http://digg.com/d31YzU4 ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | The Public Record
    If you’re at all web-savvy, you’ve probably heard of Digg.com. Founded in 2006, Digg is the reigning king of the social news ecosystem, cracking the top 50 websites in the U.S. and the top 100 worldwide. Its million-plus users democratically filter the torrent of online media, upvoting or “digging” desired content while “burying” rubbish and spam. The most popular content is promoted to the site’s highly-trafficked front page. The result is a peek into the consciousness of the internet: a mixture of comics, videos, sensationalism, and breaking news that is the growing face of new media.Digg’s popularity makes it...
  • 70 Conservatives Allegedly Censor Digg

    08/07/2010 10:43:36 AM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 9 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 8-7-10 | Matt
    When I saw the headline, I assumed that the liberal members over there were caught, coordinating their efforts. My assumption was based on experience. There have been many times, particularly during the initial ClimateGate stories, that liberal members would come and bury comments. I would comment on a link, and a short time later, my comment would not be visible, as it had been buried dozens of times. One member in particular, is an AGW proponent, and will come to any link against the “established science,” and tell you how stupid you are. That member would usually be followed (in...
  • Obama Places U.S. Under UN's LOST Treaty with Executive Order for "National Council Of Oceans"

    07/30/2010 8:47:20 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 145 replies · 2+ views
    Information Liberation ^ | July 30, 2010 | Cassandra Anderson
    Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama's Executive Order establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America's oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states' coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations' Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America'a oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean.... Because of the decades of difficulty that the collectivists have had trying to ratify the...
  • 4 ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA TRYING TO SELL NUCLEAR DEVICE

    07/11/2010 3:18:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies
    VOA NEWS.com ^ | VOA News 10 July 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "South African police say they have arrested four men in the capital, Pretoria, for attempting to sell what they describe as an industrial nuclear device to undercover officers. The men - all South Africans - were arrested Friday at a Pretoria gas station, where they attempted to sell the device for about $6 million. Police say Interpol was also involved in the operation."
  • Homeless man rescues American flag during storm

    07/06/2010 2:53:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    KVUE-TV ^ | 7/6/10
    An act of patriotism is earning a homeless man in El Paso a great deal of praise. He rescued a fallen American flag during a severe storm.
  • Breaking News: Rockets Fired at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad as Biden Visits Iraq

    07/04/2010 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 198 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/4/2010
  • More bad news for the anti-gun crowd as the Brady Campaign sells its member list to raise cash

    06/11/2010 6:50:34 PM PDT · by archy · 30 replies · 892+ views
    Examiner.com [Indianapolis] ^ | June 11, 12:30 PM | Rob Reed
    As the American public increasingly turns away from the gun control agenda, the leading gun control group has been forced to sell its membership list to raise money. While NRA membership nears 4 million members, the flagship gun control group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has been revealed to have just over 50,000 members. The once-secret Brady Campaign membership numbers were discovered when gun rights activist and blogger Joe Huffman found that the Brady Campaign was selling its membership list for direct mail marketing. As Huffman points out, 50,000 members is far below the "about half a million...
  • Investigation Reveals Numerous Bogus Claims on Obama Resume

    04/03/2010 2:24:28 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 82 replies · 3,917+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/3/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In what is being called 'the biggest hustle in human history,' a special investigation has discovered numerous bogus claims on Barack Obama's resume, including the outright lie that he was a 'Constitutional scholar and professor.' The claim turns out to be false. As investigators delve further into the background of Barack Obama, a disturbing picture is emerging of a man who is not who he claims to be. The information the public has been told concerning Obama is turning out to be false--fabrications and inventions of a man and an unseen force behind him that had clear ulterior motives for...
  • Graham to Obama: scrap New York terror trial, I'll stand with you

    03/07/2010 10:34:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 75 replies · 513+ views
    Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday outlined his plan to help President Obama close Guantánamo if the administration agrees to abandon a civilian New York terror trial for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in favor of a military tribunal. BY MARK SAPPENFIELD On Sunday, two moderate senators defended President Obama’s apparent willingness to reconsider his administration’s decision to use a civilian New York terror trial for the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. The first, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, is seen as the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans. He has promised...
  • Digg/Reddit/Yahoo and Twitter Dominated by Liberals.

    02/19/2010 7:07:44 PM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 8 replies · 336+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 02-19-10 | Robert Ehrenkaufer
    As a conservative trying to spread the word I have posted articles of a conservative nature on most of the popular Social Media Sites. Digg, Reddit, Yahoo Buzz and Twitter to name just a few. What I have found is that these sites are as dominated by liberal activists as the main stream media. That's not to say that there are not conservatives on these sites, there are, what I am saying is their voices are buried. Anyone who has submitted a right leaning story on Digg can attest to the fact that it is quickly buried and the comment...
  • Haiti earthquake: Miracle boy plucked from rubble of his house two days after disaster

    01/16/2010 4:59:21 PM PST · by Semper911 · 28 replies · 1,918+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 15 January 2010 | David Williams
    Amid the horror and devastation in Haiti, there were stories too of hope and joy as the prayers of those hunting for their missing loved ones were answered. For two days Daphnee Plaisin and her husband Reginald Claude had searched with their bare hands among the twisted rubble of their collapsed home for their two-year-old son Redjeson. They could hear his increasingly weak cries but were unable to move the giant concrete and metal sheets that consumed him somewhere below. But then came the moment they had prayed for but feared they would never see as specialist Belgian and Spanish...
  • Congress lets 50 tax breaks expire at end of ’09

    01/01/2010 2:06:26 PM PST · by jan in Colorado · 32 replies · 2,200+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 12-22-2009 | Ashlea Ebeling
    When members of the U.S. Senate finally head home this week, they will be leaving the future of 50 individual and business tax breaks in limbo. All expire at the end of 2009. Among the disappearing breaks are the research tax credit and an annual alternative minimum tax "patch," which keeps 23 million additional middle-income Americans from being forced into calculating and paying the dreaded AMT. (For 2009, with the patch in place, 4 million upper-middle- and high-income families will pay AMT.)
  • 'Underwear Bomber's' Alarming Last Phone Call

    12/31/2009 1:17:20 PM PST · by Perdogg · 196 replies · 12,937+ views
    abc news ^ | 12.31.09
    The accused "underwear bomber" made a dramatic final call to his father that he found so alarming, the father approached Nigerian officials who took him directly to the CIA's station chief in the Nigerian capital, sources told ABC News.
  • Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner, USMC - Bringing Home a Hero (Hanky alert)

    11/21/2009 9:22:52 AM PST · by whatisthetruth · 40 replies · 1,871+ views
    Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner, USMCDec 04, 1986 -Nov 13, 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVWHcObPpDc
  • Republican Scozzafava Suspends New York Congressional Campaign

    10/31/2009 8:09:06 AM PDT · by libstripper · 97 replies · 2,558+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 31, 2009 | Fox ews
    Republican state Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava has suspended her campaign for upstate New York's 23rd Congressional seat, leaving Democratic nominee Bill Owens and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman in the race that will conclude Tuesday. The move comes on the heels of a new poll that showed Scozzafava had fallen behind her two competitors in a race too close. The Siena College poll has Owens picking up 36 percent of the vote, while Hoffman has 35 percent. Scozzafava has 20 percent, with nine percent of voters undecided. It's a turnaround from the first Siena poll on the race in September, which...