On tonight's Countdown, Keith Olbermann welcomed CNET's Caroline McCarthy to talk about the new Google-Verizon "deal with the devil" that may end net neutrality as we know it. As you might have guessed, Keith isn't a fan of the possibility.
NYU took free courseware from PaidContent's founder; your outfit freaked out Caroline McCarthy; and Emily Brill called on Google to live out loud, like her. The Twitterati eyed their circumstances warily.
Taser technology's evolving! A mere three-pronged shocker's got nothing on a taser shotty. Ba-blaw! Bang bang! If only that were all. You kids protesting globalization and world economic summits, we've got a new present for you, too: a TASER WALL.
A LOLcat mogul made a perhaps jokey offer to become Ruth Reichl's boss; Diablo Cody's baby craving became overpowering and Joy Behar made a David Letterman zinger. The Twitterati were all about wanting what you can't have.
Martha Stewart decided the co-founder of Twitter was a woman, Ralph Macchio decided his fans are probably insane and Cody Brown decided to just start publicly eating four pounds of ice cream. The Twitterati weren't so neighborly with their neighbors.
Last night, the country's media-tech-social scene collided in something called The Webutante Ball. Instead of forging an alternate universe in a Big Bang-esque explosion, it thankfully existed for one evening atop the Empire Hotel. We braved it for you.
Caroline McCarthy was so beyond debating Dave Matthews Band fans; Brian Stelter was so damning his depressing dinner and Joan Walsh had so had it with Bill O'Reilly. The Twitterati went beyond the breaking point.
The Twitterati weren't themselves: Caroline McCarthy was mistaken for airline staff; a Guardian writer turned into one of the Stepford Wives and a professional tattoo aficionado found himself destroying art.
Who are these kids, exactly? Rachelle Hruska's not-a-nightlife-blog blog, Guest of a Guest, kicked off "summer" and a new season of Hamptons coverage with an apocalyptically cloudy rooftop tequila drinking thing on Sunday.
What, precisely, about Twitter leads people to admit to things like buying a Snuggie or mooching off a multinational media conglomerate? Here's what Caroline Waxler, Sarah Lacy, and others said in the 140-character confessional:
What's in Ruth Reichl's freezer? What disappoints Martha Stewart? Which New York wantrepreneur is about to get a snowball to the face? And why is a CNN reporter freaking out? Twitter has all the answers:
Today's sweetest tweets: CNET's Caroline McCarthy got ready to don a Snuggie. Valleywag alumna Megan McCarthy (no relation) dreamed of Atlantis. David Gregory of Meet the Press succumbed to Twitter peer pressure. And more!
For the Twitterati, everything's up in the air! MC Hammer sailed above the rain, Laura Rich and Kourosh Karimkhany tweeted about their startup launches, and Michael Gartenberg saw Google's cloudy future: