Liz Gannes

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Tech Goes Viral: Frozen Blackberry, Facebook Official, Leaping Chairman (Videos)

Sometimes the world of tech finds its way into viral videos. By that measure, it was a good week!

This hilarious, punny sketch about a frozen BlackBerry — from “The One Ronnie” — got a lot of play in light of this week’s BlackBerry outages.

The first single from a new boy band called Heart2Heart is about making a relationship “Facebook Official.” Their dramatic guyliner is almost as ridiculous as lyrics like “Status update, what/Checking the pics of your butt/Did you see that link on your wall/Girl I don’t wanna play FarmVille, I just wanna play for real.”

A nearly 20-year-old clip that surfaced this week shows off Bill Gates’s impressive ability to leap over an office chair from an (almost) standing position. Too bad his day job distracted him from his true potential!


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald