Kim Severson pioneered dark food humor; Young Platinum pioneered a new level of Twitter transparency; and Melissa Gilbert gave Sac-town a pioneer's compliment. The Twitterati led the bandwagons.

New York Times food writer Kim Severson couldn't resist a little culinary-convict humor.

When you're a old, agricultural town in California's Central Valley, trying to obtain some cosmopolitan credibility, this sort of compliment from a star of Little House on the Praire is faint praise, indeed.

Young Platinum got tired of the kind of technical support you have to pay for.

On Pulitzer day, who will shed a tear for monster mogul Rupert Murdoch? The New York Observer's John Koblin, that's who.

And who will cry for the National Enquirer? Maybe The Frisky's Jessica Wakeman.