Today, Warner Bros. announced a potentially landmark deal to stream complete films through Facebook, kicking off the plan with The Dark Knight. Facebook users pay $3, or “30 Facebook Credits,” to rent the film for 48 hours, and you watch it on Facebook. Warner Bros. is promising an interactive movie experience. How does streaming a film on the social network compare to your other online streaming options? We checked out The Dark Knight on Facebook and compared it to Amazon, Hulu, and, of course, Netflix, and asked a question: Are any of these streaming options better than just paying for the films on iTunes? READ FULL STORY
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T-Pain got a Facebook tattoo, which he tweeted about last night. Hey, a sentence that would have been completely meaningless just a few years ago! Anyway, yeah, T-Pain totally got a Facebook tat, writing “I think this ones pretty sweet, unless facebook shuts down soon 0_o.”
Look, everyone’s tattoo seems dumb to someone, and the whole point of this ink is, ostensibly, to show off T-Pain’s imperviousness to outside opinion. So even if I were to give it a big thumbs down, or :( times infinity, it wouldn’t really matter. Plus it has nothing on Gucci Mane’s ice cream cone face tattoo.
So go ahead, PopWatchers. Thumbs up?
new law in California that prohibits impersonating another individual online for the purposes of “harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding a person.” Interesting. So your plan to create a phony Justin Bieber account and accumulate a few million screeching Twitter followers could get you tossed in the slammer?! And what about fake celeb tweeters like @ChuckNorris_ and @Nick_Nolte? Are the authorities coming after them? Not necessarily, says L.A. entertainment lawyer Alonzo Wickers. “If someone online is doing an impersonation that’s clearly humorous and designed to mock or ridicule the celebrity, I don’t think that’s going to be made illegal by this new bill,” he explains. READ FULL STORYThe authorities are cracking down on social media, folks! There’s a
TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year, and the 26-year-old billionaire talked to the magazine about himself, his company’s future, and that blockbuster movie about his life. “I found it funny what details they focused on getting right in [The Social Network],” Zuckerberg told TIME. “I think I owned every single T-shirt that they had me wearing. But the biggest thing that thematically they missed is the concept that you would have to want to do something — date someone or get into some final club — in order to be motivated to do something like this. It just like completely misses the actual motivation for what we’re doing, which is, we think it’s an awesome thing to do.”Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named
Zuckerberg edged out the Tea Party, Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai, and the Chilean miners for the annual honor.
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TechCrunch has a report that a Facebook special event on Monday will take place to announce a full-on webmail service with @facebook email addresses for users. Facebook hasn’t confirmed anything yet, but it would be an interesting move into Google’s Gmail territory. Here’s a quick poll: Do we like? Would you switch to a facebook email given the chance?
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