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From Alerts to Apologies: Tracking a Meteorologist's Tough Night on Twitter When NYC's blizzard fizzled, one man boldly owned up to it

For ages, when a dire weather prediction came up lacking, there was little the average person could do beyond shaking a fist at the TV. But now we have Twitter,…

January 27, 2015, 12:38 PM EST

This Heartbreaking Puppy GIF Is the Perfect Teaser for Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad Brewer aims to get America all weepy again

Budweiser pretty much won the Super Bowl, advertising-wise, with last year's "Puppy Love," a success the brewer hopes to reclaim with this year's sequel. "Lost Dog" continues the story of last…

January 22, 2015, 12:27 PM EST

The New York Times Accidentally Invented a New Country, and the Internet's in Love Visit scenic Kyrzbekistan!

Sometimes a mistake is so embarrassing, it cycles all the away around the shame circle and becomes kind of awesome. Today's case in point: Kyrzbekistan, a country accidentally invented by a…

January 8, 2015, 10:48 AM EST

Finally, There's a Twitter Feed to Track Brands Saying 'Bae' The inevitable backlash to corporate social slang

Brands getting sassy and slangy with their tweets definitely created one of 2014's more dubious digital marketing trends, but the cuteness seems to be fading fast. For evidence, look no further…

December 29, 2014, 4:54 PM EST

This Beautifully Simple Site Makes It Easy to Create the Right Digital Color Palette Made for app designers, it's handy for all

For the most talented designers, creating a palette of complementary colors comes easy. For the rest of us, not so much. Enter Material Palette, a site launched this week by European…

December 18, 2014, 12:32 PM EST

Sarah Koenig Buckles Under the Pressure of Serial's Final Episode in This Outstanding Parody Funny or Die prepares us for the worst

Fans are already preparing themselves to be disappointed when Serial releases its final episode tomorrow, a fact that Funny or Die has captured masterfully in its new parody. In "The Last…

December 17, 2014, 12:28 PM EST

Airbnb for Gingerbread Houses? Fully Baked Parody Is a Sweet Fundraiser for Homeless McKinney turns bookings into donations

Well, this is adorable.  For its pro-bono holiday project, agency McKinney created Gingerbreadbnb.com, a site that mimics Airbnb but lets you book virtual stays at confectionary cabins instead. All "bookings" become contributions…

December 16, 2014, 1:21 PM EST

Netflix Sure Picked an Interesting Time for This Tweet About Above-the-Law Cops Went live amid backlash over officer's fatal chokehold

As Twitter was erupting this afternoon with outrage over a grand jury's decision not to indict the NYPD officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner, Netflix made a rather odd marketing…

December 3, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

A Globe-Spanning Gift Was Secretly in Store for This London Bar Packed With Canadians Air Canada buys everyone a round to remember

Wherever you travel around the world, you'll always find Canadians gathering together, sharing stories and racking up an impressive bar tab. But this batch was especially lucky. Last week, Air Canada…

December 3, 2014, 5:21 PM EST

The New Star Wars Trailer Has Arrived, and the Year-Long Wait Has Begun Episode VII: The Force Awakens brightens your Black Friday

What will the next Star Wars film look like, feel like and sound like? We've had no idea ... until now. The trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens…

November 28, 2014, 10:40 AM EST

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