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To Boldly Go

Star Trek & The City Twitter Account Follows Ensign Carrie Bradshaw’s Love Affairs In Space

The world is full of people with amazing ideas. The latest example is Star Trek & the City, a Twitter feed that mixes Star Trek with Sex and the City. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha are all Starfleet officers dealing with the usual relationship promises and pitfalls. Whoever is running the account certainly has the Bradshaw voice down but it’s great imagining Kim Cattrall as her Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country character Lt. Valeris. I’m assuming the girls have somehow fashionized the regular Starfleet uniforms. Check out some of our favorite tweets and see how easily space explorations fits with sex talk.

(via io9)

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I Guess I Can't Argue With That

Kathryn Bigelow Wants Your Help To Send A Very Important Message On Twitter About Women

Kathryn Bigelow’s name has been in the news a lot lately thanks to her film Zero Dark Thirty. The film, based loosely on the intelligence effort that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, has had supporters and detractors but got people talking about the serious issue of torture. But there’s another issue Bigelow would like to get the word out for and that’s women in national security. She’s hoping a large-scale Twitter campaign, and you, will help. 

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This Exists... Because of A Lady

We’re Getting A Social Issues Video Game Featuring A Black Female Superhero, Courtesy Of The U.S. Government

The National Endowment for the Arts is funding a new interactive game from filmmaker and digital media artist Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D. It’s called HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project intended to target women 18-25 with the aim of bringing awareness to social issues affecting women like depression, discrimination, or pollution. The star of the project is HER, a black female superhero from another planet.

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And All Was Right With the World

Facebook User Helps Couple Recover Lost Memory Card In Global Search

Facebook may not be the best social network for customer satisfaction but it can help with a good mystery now and again. When one couple lost their camera’s memory card, they thought it was lost for good, but thanks to Facebook it was returned. How did it go from Point A to Point B? Allow us to explain… 

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the internet is serious business

Cats Get Their Own Social Network. Unrelated: Facebook Loses 1 Million Accounts On Same Day.

Mittens Status Update: Owners are being huge jerks today. Wanted savory salmon, they gave me gourmet turkey. Again.

Reply from Mr. Jingles: Bite their toes. If that doesn’t work, throw up the salmon in their favorite shoes.

Reply from Mittens: LOLZ. I’m glad we’re friends.

But seriously, cats now have their own social networking website. It’s called Catmoji. 

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And That's Terrible

Ironic: Facebook’s New Privacy Settings Cause Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister’s Private Photo To Go Public

I’m not sure anyone I know is truly happy with their privacy settings on Facebook. Either they don’t understand them or, if they do, they find them unsatisfactory. Yet we all keep using the free social networking website. But oddly enough, the site’s privacy settings recently caused some strife in founder Mark Zuckerberg’s family. One of his sister’s photos was posted publicly online even though she thought it was set to private. 

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This Makes Sense

Nielsen Ratings Are Migrating To Your Twitter Feed To Give TV Networks More Useable Data

While watching your favorite television show in the last year or so, you might have noticed an added distraction at the bottom of your screen – Twitter hashtags. While companies have been trying to capitalize on the success of the social media giant to varying degrees, a new joint venture between Twitter and the Nielsen Company will mark a new era in marketing. They’ve come up with the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating.” 

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Today in Awesome

Underscore This: We’re @TheMarySue, On Twitter!

It was a long journey, and may lives were lost, but we are victorious! What was this epic battle you ask? Claiming @TheMarySue on Twitter. Allow us to explain our journey through GIFS.

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Don't Try This At Home

Real Birds Tweet With Their Own Twitter Account, Are More Interesting Than You [VIDEO]

When we first got my cat Dewey, he had a tendency to walk on my keyboard. I was surprised one day to find replies to my twitter stream asking if I was OK. Turns out, Dewey had sent a tweet on my behalf of complete gibberish thanks to me leaving Tweetdeck open. And it wouldn’t be the last time. But conceptual artist  Voldemars Dudums decided to let some animals tweet on purpose, namely birds. Which couldn’t be more perfect considering Twitter’s mascot. How did he do it? He set up a Twitter account for them, @hungry_birds, and rigged a keyboard with snacks of pork fat. They now have over 5,000 followers. Watch them in action but make sure to pay attention to what Dudums says near the end of the video about the rest of us Twitter users. You can learn more at BirdsOnTwitter.com.

(via Colossal)

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Meddling Kids

Facebook Creates “Couples Pages” For Its Paired-Up Users and There Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do About It

Are you in a relationship? Does Facebook know about it? If so, you and your significant other now have your very own couples page!

Er… just what you’ve always wanted?

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