At its regular Wednesday night potluck and meeting last week, Occupy MN announced that it was cutting ties with its high-profile spin-off group, Occupy Homes MN. The decision, which was made by the protest organization's seven-person media arm, came with an explanation."While it is laudable to work ... More >>
Earlier today, Michele Bachmann addressed an adoring throng at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland -- an event she no doubt falsely characterized as "the best party of the year!"At the conclusion of her speech, Bachmann presented the award for "Blogger of the Year." It disappoin ... More >>
You didn't think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be able to get through a Reddit AMA without Chris Kluwe showing up, did you?SEE ALSO: Packers screwed by replacement refs: 'NFL needs to come to GB and apologize for fucking us' [VIDEO] And not only did Kluwe make an appearance yesterday during G ... More >>
Cat-meme lovers unite for a meowing—or wowing—first-ever event
A national roving blogger conference has selected Minneapolis for its next meeting. The conference, called TECHmunch, Includes a panel of such local food writing celebrities like Rachel Hutton, Jason DeRusha, Zoe Francois, Andrew Zimmern, and more. With a meal from food trucks and a reception ( ... More >>
Food bloggers from around the Twin Cities are banding together this Saturday, April 28, at Midtown Global Market for the third-annual Blogger Bake Sale, which benefits a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The bloggers will be selling bread, cookies, cake pops, and even jams and mu ... More >>
Phil Mackey must've woke up on the wrong side of the bed Tuesday morning. What else explains his Twitter bitterness later that evening?Mackey, who self-describes himself as "that punk-ish kid you hear on [1500 ESPN]," is a Twins reporter and columnist. He actually began his sports journalism care ... More >>
After Republicans took control of the Minnesota Senate and made Michael Brodkorb communications director for the caucus, Brodkorb sent out a memo laying out the rules of social media. Addressed to "all staff," the memo begins by explaining that caucus members have a stake in the Minnesota Senat ... More >>
There are plenty of sappy, romantic things to do in the Twin Cities over the weekend before Valentine's Day, but more than likely there isn't anything as interesting and decidedly off-the-wall happening as Ice Rod's Chatroulette show Saturday night at the Turf Club. Michael Gaughan will once ... More >>
The Internet is abuzz with the news that Spotify is coming to the United States. But what does that mean for us, exactly? Their website lists an excited an announcement that the music service is coming to the U.S. (no date in mind), along with a few choice quotes from Mark Zuckerberg and Dem ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
Late last week, Reddit broke the news of Bon Iver's sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, leaking (flooding) to the internet. A snafu somewhere along the many-linked chain of digital distribution ultimately caused Apple to make the entirety of the record available for purchase instead ... More >>
RIAA fines Brainerd woman $220,000 for 24 songs
Photo by Margaret AndrewsIf you've been following Twin Cities music over the past several years, the phrase "more cowbell" means more than Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell acting ridiculous. Blogger Kyle Matteson started More Cowbell with humble intentions: sharing the music he loved with his ... More >>
Image by William Hook If you're a regular commenter on a website, from Gawker to Livejournal to Secrets of the City, then you probably have some cyberspace friends. You know, those people that make you laugh when they comment, the ones who make the point you wanted to more succinctly, and whos ... More >>
So a federal judge shut peer-to-peer service LimeWire down. So fucking what? Suck it up. Join eMusic. Spring for an iTunes gift card. Patronize your local mom 'n' pops while you still can, or cruise the shrinking Best Buy/Wal-Mart music sections.
Sounds good on paper, anyway.There are now 117 free WiFi hotspots around Minneapolis, the final phase of the "Wireless Minneapolis" program the city launched in 2006 with USI Wireless. Look for signs reading, "Free Minneapolis Wireless Hotspot: Courtesy: City of Minneapolis and USI Wireless." ... More >>
Via Al Franken's Facebook pageIt sounds reasonable enough: Facebook ought to keep your personal information private by default. But that's not what happens anymore. Facebook now shares your personal information with third-party vendors by default. And it now stores some data indefinitely. ( ... More >>
Here's the list, organized in alphabetical order by party affiliation. It's a work in progress.
Black is white. Peace is war. Up is down. Michele Bachmann is now asserting that the issue of Internet network neutrality, known as "net neutrality," is an evil Obama administration plot to censor the Internet. But it's exactly the opposite: Network neutrality (also net neutrality, Inter ... More >>
Three Minnesota bloggers filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Michele Bachmann this week, claiming the Republican violated House franking rules in an email to constituents.
If you are a sexual predator in Minnesota, good luck making any online friends. You'll have to save the "poking" for in-person interaction. Wait, scratch that.
Trip Lava, Coalesce & new videos from Haley Bonar and Koo Koo Kanga Roo.
The Minnesota Historical Society is tweeting about Americans that came of age in the mid-20th century.
The Germs, Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Creed (not even kidding) add local dates.
Just when you wish Facebook and all social media would disappear forever, in struts Bob the 20-pound Facebook Feline.
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
TCF Bank pulls advertising from the Star Tribune over the Nick Coleman/Power Line shouting match
Chuck Olsen takes the first-person doc into the blogosphere
New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio
Online retailing giant eToys.com plays legal hardball with a similarly named group of digital artists
While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way
Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web