Monday, January 24, 2011

With this Ring, Welcome to Farmville, -and- Somebody's Watching You

In the News Today
With this Ring - Facebook increasingly implicated in divorce
Welcome to Farmville - Facebook, Twitter called modern forms of madness
Somebody's Watching You - domestic use of aerial drones by law enforcement likely to prompt privacy debate

On this Day in History: January 24, 1986 - Crackpot and founder of the fraudulent Scientology movement, L. Ron Hubbard dies. His bad science fiction writing has grown alarmly prolific in the years since his death.

Born on this Day in History: January 24, 1949 - John Belushi (1949 - 1982) Born in Chicago, Illinois, comedian John Belushi gained fame for memorable characters such as Samurai Futaba on "Saturday Night Live" (1974-9), John "Bluto" Blutarsky in the film Animal House (1978) and Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers (1980). In 2004, Belushi was honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Scripture of the Day

Video of the Day - submitted by Danica

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

Technology in the News Today
Hacker sells access to military, university Web sites
Google tackles Web spam, says it can do better
Facebook preps for public filing