Humboldt State University students recently combed through 150,000 geo-coded tweets to determine where America's 140-character racism and homophobia are concentrated.The researchers put together Google maps compiling their findings. You can zoom in or zoom out to focus on a particular region and sor ... More >>
Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>
Congressman Keith Ellison has come out against SOPA.
Rep. Ellison joins Wikipedia, Google, and millions of Americans across the country who are against SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act introduced by Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas). A number of websites around the world have created an Internet "black ... More >>
Google announces purchase of ZagatGoogle has just announced the purchase of Zagat, the longtime publisher
of restaurant ratings, bringing the search giant into the food sector and threatening nascent rival Yelp.
So, today, I'm thrilled that Google has acquired Zagat. Moving forward,
Zagat wil ... More >>
After rejecting a $6 billion purchase offer from Google, GoogleGroupon plans to IPO with a $30 billion valuation. Word on the street--from its SEC filing, actually--is that Groupon owes $681 million in current liabilities and has just $376 million in assets.
But how can Groupon possibly lo ... More >>
An arachnid with robustitude.Sheila Terry bought a bunch of bananas at the Wal-Mart in Superior the other day, unpacked them along with the rest of the groceries, and then put up her feet on the sofa.
Next thing she knows, she's damned near caused her husband Dan to have a heart attack.
Photo by Steve Cohen for City PagesThe Doggfather gets down in MPLSFor Twin Cities rap-loving stoners, Snoop Dogg's sporadic local gigs must bring about a feeling like that of a kid on Christmas (both occasions when the tree's at the center of the party). For those dedicated fans of the slick-tal ... More >>
Driving into Boston is a real mess. The streets change names all the time and change directions all the time. So, just when you think you have it figured out, and you turn off a street to turn around, you end up in a whole other mess. Luckily my dad Google-mapped the venue and g ... More >>
Cheese curds and smart phones mix at the State FairHere's a fun way to get your geek on this year at the Minnesota State Fair: Navigate your way to the fair's smart phone web application.
Let's say you want to find cheese curds -- not that this much of a problem at the fair, but stay with us ... More >>