What can Pinterest do that Facebook can’t?


Pinterest had nearly 12 million unique visitors in January, 2012.

When you walk into a teenage girl’s bedroom what would you see on the walls?  Probably pictures torn from magazines, drawings, maybe inspirational quotes.  If you transform that visual collage into a social media site, and you have Pinterest.  The site launched in 2011 and has really taken off with nearly 12 million unique visitors in January, 2012, and its membership has been accelerated by Facebook tie-ins that show your friends’ Pinterest activity.

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83% of American adults own cell phones

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A third of American adults own smartphones.

83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone.  Cell phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information seeking and communicating and these devices have an impact on many aspects of their owners’ daily lives. In a nationally representative telephone survey, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that, during the 30 days preceding the interview:


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People Blaming Facebook for Divorces


Facebook is a source of evidence in divorce cases.

Divorces can get really ugly and social media can paly a large part in that.  More and more of divorce cases include incriminating evidence captured on social media sites, at least for one Florida lawyer who says she sees “some type of Facebook involvement” in 90 percent of her divorce cases.


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The Greatest Roller Coaster Pictures Ever

One too many tacos!
The fine folks over at Anorak have posted a series of outrageous roller coaster photos.
ANORAK presents a gallery of the greatest, weirdest, stupidest roller coaster ride pictures ever. What Jimmy Savile did with cubs (picture 10), we have done with a cast of hundreds. You know how it is – you wait for hours in the sun and then at the moment of release pull a face Justin Bieber would be proud to call his own.
(More after the jump…)

Vote For The Strangest Guinness World Records Photo

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American Dennis Avner, aka Cat Man, underwent 14 surgical procedures to transform his face,
ears and teeth into feline features, as verified in Madrid, Spain, February, 2008.
It often seems like every week there is news of someone setting, or breaking, the Guinness World Record for some dubious achievement on which you never even believed people would have thought it fit to bestow commendation.
And so, in honor of the Guinness World Records’ tireless support of novelty achievements, Huffington Post rounded up 13 of the strangest, and occasionally pointless, records (so many to choose from!) for your amusement.
These are our favorites…

Armless Woman Earns Pilot’s License

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Yup. She can fly thanks to her fancy footwork.

Jessica Cox was born without arms, but that hasn’t prevented her from becoming the first licensed pilot to fly with only her feet:

With one foot manning the controls and the other delicately guiding the steering column, Cox, 25, soared to achieve a Sport Pilot certificate. Her certificate qualifies her to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet.

“She’s a good pilot. She’s rock solid,” said Parrish Traweek, 42, the flying instructor at San Manuel’s Ray Blair Airport.

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Google ‘Image Swirl’ Organizes Online Picture Search More Naturally


A first search with Google Swirl turns up stacks of image thumbnails that users can click on to explore

Look for images of “Washington” online, and Google’s search engine may turn up a random sea of pictures showing the Washington monument, the White House, George Washington, and actor Denzel Washington. Now Google’s new “Image Swirl” feature could eliminate that hit-or-miss frustration by organizing images in neat, expandable thumbnail stacks for users to explore.


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