AMC and RockYou are teaming up for an interactive Facebook game based on the TV series The Walking Dead, according to a joint press release. The story-based game “allows players to have their own, unique adventures with opportunities to encounter show characters at key moments suggested by the show’s rich narrative. The goal of the game is to survive the apocalypse by fighting walkers (zombies) to keep yourself and your fellow survivors alive, while scavenging resources and establishing camps on settings from the show.” READ FULL STORY
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If for some reason AMC ever offers you money or stock options for your Mad Men ad tagging, word to the wise: Take the stock. Yesterday we asked how the staggering $5 billion Facebook IPO could affect you, but there’s no question on how well it will work out for famous muralist and graffiti artist David Choe (pictured.) According to The New York Times, Choe, who was hired back in 2005 by the social networking site to paint murals for the company’s first corporate headquarters, “will reportedly be worth some $200 million when Facebook begins trading publicly later this year.”
In 2005 Choe was offered the choice between cash and shares of Facebook stock as payment for his services. Choe ultimately chose stock options, which he recalled thinking was “ridiculous and pointless” at the time. That choice will certainly pay off handsomely for the artist, though will any and all street cred be lost now that the defiant 35-year-old creative anarchist will soon become a multimillionaire?
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If you need to find something on Wikipedia, you’d better do it today. Beginning Wednesday, the free online encyclopedia behemoth, along with websites such as Reddit and Boing Boing will go dark to protest two Congressional bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA.)
According to The New York Times, the controversial bills “have attracted fierce opposition from many corners of the technology industry. Opponents say several of the provisions in the legislation, including those that may force search engines and Internet service providers to block access to Web sites that offer or link to copyrighted material, would stifle innovation, enable censorship, and tamper with the livelihood of businesses on the Internet.”
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In the latest issue of People magazine, the President and First Lady sit down to take a serious look back at 2011 and lightheartedly remind us that they’re just like us. The big news (for pop culture fans): President Obama watches Boardwalk Empire and Homeland, while wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, prefer Modern Family. There, now you know what to talk to them about should you ever meet them. According to People.com, the Obamas only recently got a DVR installed in their second-floor family quarters in the White House. Reason I will never be asked to interview the Obamas: I would have wasted valuable time having them go through all their season passes.
Also of note: The girls aren’t allowed on Facebook, but they don’t want to be on it anyway: “Their theory is, ‘Why would we want to have a whole bunch of people who we don’t know knowing our business?’” the president says. “We’ll see how they feel in four years.” (Somehow, it hits home when children say it, right?)
P.S. My favorite line of the People White House interview is, “He kissed his wife, Michelle, and rolled his eyes at the jingle-bell collar she’d put on their dog Bo.”
Though Facebook Timeline has been furtively collecting your data since July, the new profile look — which accounts for your whole life (or at least the events you care to share) in reverse chronology — has only been accessed by somewhere in the ballpark of a million enthusiastic users up to this point. Since Facebook will be rolling it out progressively throughout the next week, I took Timeline for a spin today. A few thoughts… READ FULL STORY
For as much information as we share about ourselves, or our friends share (or, if we’re being honest here, often times overshare) about themselves on Facebook, users also use the site as a forum to share information about the world around them.
So which stories were most likely to appear on your News Feed over the past year? Facebook has just released its list of the Most Shared Articles in 2011, compiling the 40 articles that range from tragic news (including the most-shared of the year, the stunning before and after satellite photos of Japan from the New York Times) to the amusing. (Remember when everybody freaked out about the “new” Zodiac signs? Three of the top-40 shared stories were astrology related, including the reassuring CNN.com article “No, your Zodiac sign hasn’t changed” which took the No. 3 spot.)
Some of the other big stories to get passed around on Facebook included the death of Steve Jobs, parental advice (namely, “Parents, don’t dress your girls like tramps”) and Facebook itself. Here’s the complete list: READ FULL STORY
Mark Zuckerberg has already successfully outlived John Keats by two years, and now he can add another achievement to his resumé. Fortune just put him on top of their “40 Under 40″ list, the second annual celebration of brilliant twenty- and thirtysomethings whose relentless innovation and business savvy have transformed our world. Zuckerberg beat out his fellow Silicon Valley youngsters Larry Page (Google CEO, No. 2) and Jack Dorsey (Twitter co-founder, No. 9), although Google has the most spots on the list — besides Page, there’s also co-Founder Sergey Brin (No. 11) and VP Marissa Mayer (No. 20). (Ah, but Facebook has been the subject of a brilliantly, controversially fictionalized film masterpiece*, while Google was merely the subject of the 2007 film Google Me, a film none of us knew existed until two seconds ago.) READ FULL STORY
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