Cat videos or U.S. election coverage? You choose on YouTube.

YouTube proved it is good for more than just cat videos. The company recently announced the presence of its new political hub for the 2012 U.S. election. It will live stream speeches at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, host Google+ hangouts with political power players, and broadcast the presidential and vice presidential debates. In … Continue reading Cat videos or U.S. election coverage? You choose on YouTube.

The power of crowdfunding: Facebook fans rally ’round The Oatmeal

You know about crowdfunding, right? In a digital sense, crowdfunding is when someone raises money through social media for a cause. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are among the most popular crowdfunding sites. Typically, it’s a philanthropic cause, although a friend of mine just crowdfunded money for… a hat, which is fine, too, I guess. Now, what … Continue reading The power of crowdfunding: Facebook fans rally ’round The Oatmeal

Pinterest comes to Android & iPad! Oh, thank God.

Can you ever remember a time without Pinterest? How, oh how, did we find ideas for hand-dipped Madagascar vanilla candle wedding centerpieces and photos of fancy overstuffed purple chairs that we’re definitely going to buy for our dream house? Magazines? How positively quaint. Magazines. Well, if you a) like Pinterest, and b) want an app … Continue reading Pinterest comes to Android & iPad! Oh, thank God.