Mark Zuckerberg Joins Google+
Winklevoss twins file new lawsuit against Facebook
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who yesterday settled a long-running court case against Facebook for a not-too-shabby payout of £48 million, have filed a new lawsuit against the social network and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
The new case, filed in Boston, suggests that Facebook and Zuckerberg “intentionally or inadvertently suppressed evidence” in the recently-settled lawsuit.
Anyone else think these two should just @£%$* right off? (via TechRadar)
My tweet lord: Pope joins Twitter and launches new Vatican website
Pope Benedict XVI has tweeted for the first time, announcing the launch of a Vatican news information portal.
It’s the latest effort by the Vatican to bring its evangelising message to a greater, internet-savvy audience and follows forays into Facebook and YouTube.
Sent from an iPad; impressive. ‘Hide yo kids’.(via Guardian)
Facebook Helps Nab Boston Crime Boss Whitey Bulger
The Federal Bureau of Investigation captured infamous Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger thanks to a widespread publicity campaign that included Facebook.
Bulger, whose story was made famous by the Martin Scorcese film, The Departed, was nabbed in Santa Monica, Calif. along with his girlfriend Catherine Grieg a day after the communications effort kicked off.
Besides Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the FBI used more traditional media such as billboards in Times Square and public service announcements in 14 cities.
(via All Facebook)
James “Whitey” Bulger’s Neighbors React to FBI Arrest on Twitter
Several area residents living near The Princess Eugenie apartment complex on 3rd Street where Bulger was staying took to Twitter to post their reactions to his capture.
Click through to Mashable for many more examples of tweets and twitpics, each more desperate for attention than the next.
TwitPic founder Noah Everett tweets ‘naked’ arrest photo
TwitPic founder Noah Everett caused a stir early Wednesday morning after posting pictures of himself “getting arrested.”
“Getting arrested…in the back of a cop car now,” Everett tweeted, at about 2AM (EST), to his 2.8 million Twitter followers. This message was followed by, “Proof,” along with a link to a TwitPic photo of, yes, the inside of a police cruiser.
(via Digital Trends)
The White House and Obama to hold the first “Twitter Townhall”
The White House has just announced the 1st “Twitter @townhall” with President Obama to take place next week on Wednesday, July 6th. Followers will be able to #AskObama anything about the economy and jobs at askobama.twitter.com. Follow @Townhall to “listen into the conversation.”
(via The Next Web)
Super-injunction leaks drive over-50s to Twitter
Twitter’s UK audience jumped by a third in May 2011 following the super-injunction leaks about Ryan Giggs, which drove a huge number of female pensioners to the site, according to new data.
(via The Telegraph)
New Service Adds Your Drunken Facebook Photos To Employer Background Checks, For Up To Seven Years
The FTC has given thumbs up to a company, Social Intelligence Corp., selling a new kind of employee background check to employers. This one scours the internet for your posts and pictures to social media sites and creates a file of all the dumb stuff you ever uploaded online.
DNA, Facebook pic lead to robbery suspect
Texas police said an alleged robber was arrested thanks to DNA from clothes abandoned after a crime and a Facebook photo of her in clothes from another robbery.
Possible Prison Sentences For Anyone Campaigning On Twitter In Thailand On Election Day
Any Thai candidate or supporter caught campaigning on Twitter on the evening before the July 3rd election will face up to six months behind bars, according to officials.
Bloomberg reports that a police spokesman confirmed the possibly jail time, adding that campaigning after 6pm on the evening before an election is illegal.
(via All Twitter)
Facebook Hires Hacker George Hotz, IPhone And PlayStation 3 Jailbreaker
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em–or, in Facebook’s case, hire ‘em full time.
(via Huffington Post)