Friday, February 22, 2019

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Before Times Square became a G-Rated theme-park for Midwestern tourists in khaki shorts it was the one-stop-shop for all things shady. Everywhere you turned there were Technicolor-jacket wearing pimps, drug slingers with syringes in one pocket and hard dope in the other, shady topcoat types wearing gold-watch sleeves, and skimped out skag-slaves turning tricks for the price of a cup of coffee. Now the most skin you’ll find on 42nd street is that of a borderline-insane guitarist whose mom forgot to pack his fig-leaf. This isnâ't a bad thing of course. I was too young to have been around when... Read More

I have now written more than 100 articles for BrooWaha San Francisco and all I can say is that I'm just getting started. I'm hooked on the Broo. I find myself thinking day and night about what I want to write next for the site. I'm obsessed. My friends think I'm doing crank. My fiance thinks I'm cheating on her. "What are you doing in front of that damn computer day and night?" she says. "Are you downloading porn?" In late February, I saw a posting for the new SF BrooWaha on Craigslist and it instantly caught my eye. I had never even heard of such a thing as a citizen newspaper. Already... Read More

This holiday season, locals can celebrate the launch of ',' a dating site designed to emulate the real-life, organic process of falling in love. FlirtySomething offers visitors an Icebreaker Lounge in which personalities on subjects ranging from surfing to politics host online discussions. These discussions make FlirtySomething a compelling place to meet others with similar interests, much as individuals discover each other offline. FlirtySomething was designed for Southern California-style individuals who want their virtual world to be as active as their geographic one.... Read More

The California Supreme Court ruled today that bloggers were not responsible for defamatory content that they did not create, overturning a previous ruling by an appeals court. The court stated in its ruling that only the original author of the comments could be sued for libel: Any person who reposted the comments could not be held liable. "The prospect of blanket immunity for those who intentionally redistribute defamatory statements on the Internet has disturbing implications," said Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan. "Nevertheless ... statutory immunity serves to protect online freedom... Read More

After public apologies from Mark Zuckerberg about the News Feed feature of Facebook, now announce that they are going to open the website to everyone, hence dropping the admission policy that made the website so popular: students, and students only. And once again, the users are growling. It's the second time in about 2 weeks that Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, faces fierce criticism from the 9 million users of his social directory. On September 5th, Facebook users logging in to their favorite website were welcome by a strange page showing the latest activity of all... Read More
MySpace - "the place for friends" - has quickly become a huge phenomenon in the Internet landscape. This website launched in 2003 by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe has welcomed its 100 millionth user in August 2006. This humongous user base makes it one of the largest community ever on the Internet. It is usually very interesting to browse through all these users, your friends, and your friends' friends, and read a little about their lives. You will sometimes learn from their MySpace things never actually told you in real life. These pages live with their authors, they are a mirror of their... Read More
This is the story of a man who wanted to get sued. Jason Fortuny, a 30 year old network administrator, defines himself as a man who knows how "to push people's buttons". He unfortunately probably pressed a bunch of wrong ones in his latest experiment which results he posted on Encyclopedia Dramatica, a spin-off of Wikipedia. He posted on Seattle's craigslist a fake ad pretending to be a woman interested in BDSM sex. He received tons of answers, with pictures, cell phone numbers and all sorts of personal information. Interestingly, several of the individuals who contacted him were pretty high... Read More

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