YouTube is a wonderful tool for procrastination, but often aimless surfing can lead to unearthing new genres and artists you never knew even existed. In between these discoveries are lovably offbeat videos of amateur acoustic covers, or rants about pesky day jobs that make perusing the site feel lik ... More >>
In today's "no duh" news, two studies out of the University of Missouri say people who spend lots of time on Facebook and Twitter are more likely to fight, cheat or break up with their romantic partner over Facebook- and Twitter-related conflicts.
Two weeks after Mizzou football star Michael Sam announced that he planned to become the NFL's first openly gay player, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez revealed via social media that he is definitively, 110-percent, absolutely and positively not gay. Martinez made the surprise announce ... More >>
On Wednesday, May 29, Steve Knopper of rollingstone.com detailed Daft Punk's domination of the Billboard album chart with the release of its eagerly awaited Random Access Memories. The article moves into territory deeper than simple retail numbers, though. Knopper dug into the number of Spotify spin ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
When I bought my first iPod--this was the first iPod, when the scroll wheel actually spun around--it was a severe blow to my nerd-cred, which I guarded pretty jealously at the time. (It was the only cred I had.) Relying on iTunes and its untouchable database to maintain my MP3 collection, instead of ... More >>
Warning: The mental images produced by the following descriptions of items offered at the 2012 St. Louis Food Blogger Bake Sale might cause uncontrollable cravings and excessive salivation. The second annual St. Louis event is part of a national effort to benefit Share Our Strength, the nation's lea ... More >>
Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's fi ... More >>
It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>
The New York Times today has a story that's riling the food blogosphere: A group of food (and mommy) bloggers say food behemoth ConAgra and the PR agency Ketchum concocted a fake underground restaurant from celebrity chef George Duran to trick them into sampling new Marie Callender's-brand items. ... More >>
Music fans in the United States don't have a lot to envy of their European brothers and sisters, at least unless they're big fans of Abba or the kind of sticky, glitter-covered dance-pop that usually just makes me really want to leave the youth hostel and brush my teeth. One exception: Spotif ... More >>
How much would you pay for this web domain?From the Department of Why the Hell Didn't We Think of That?: The Post-Dispatch reports that a Columbia-based web designer named Brennan Hobart noticed that Senator Claire McCaskill's website was called claireonline.com. Hobart suspected that the do ... More >>
Update 3:20 p.m. We've found another video (below) on YouTube that should still play.Update 2:44 p.m. YouTube has removed the video stating it violates the company's policy of showing "shocking and disgusting content." Never mind that if you search YouTube for terms such as "knock out, street fight, ... More >>
Hello, all. Courtney Schilling is out today, so the weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest will not be appearing at its regularly scheduled time. However, earlier today I was doing some maintenance on our blogroll (which might actually be reflected on the blogroll at some point) when I realized that i ... More >>
...or without eating a few burritos.Have you seen The Social Network? You should. It's a great movie. One of my favorite parts is a brief moment when Mark Zuckerberg (as played by Jesse Eisenberg) is brainstorming what will become Facebook. On a dry-erase board he's made three columns to compare ... More >>
Image sourceThe Sprint EVO.Gosh, and it seemed like only yesterday when everybody was lining up at the Apple Store for the 3G iPhone... Now of course that is all totally passe, especially since 4G service will only be offered through Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, not AT&T, exclusive servicer o ... More >>
If he were a food blogger, all the entries would be about 'triple chicken nibbler Jack Daniel's poppers at Fridays'In the past half-decade or so, food writing has opened up to anyone with an appetite and the compulsion to over-share through blogging. It's even hit Hollywood. With that in mind, an ... More >>
Boxee made an announcement this week that makes the idea of ditching cable service for Internet-distributed video a much more tempting proposition. The announcement was a twofer: a new version of their software that provides a cable-box-like interface for Internet video and new hardware that will ru ... More >>
Yesterday Google made the the beta version of the Chrome Web browser available for Mac and Linux users. This is almost exactly a year after the browser was launched (in beta) for Windows. Why the long delay? Nobody knows. It's very likely the case that Google was concentrating its efforts at aimi ... More >>
Unreal likes to think we knew her when...Yep, we stumbled across local sex blogger The Beautiful Kind back in early 2007, when she was getting down and dirty with a bull penis.
moar funny picturesThousands of Facebook users made a mad dash to reserve their unique Facebook URL's on Friday night. Did you get yours? Oh wait ... you mean you had better things to do late on a Friday night? This seemingly over-hyped event seemed to go off without a hitch. Facebook didn't crash a ... More >>
YouTube XL Hulu's launch of Hulu Desktop last week might have been the little extra kick in the pants for Google to announce the YouTube version of the ten foot interface (a ten foot interface is a screen menu system that can be viewed and manipulated from across the room like yo ... More >>
A few months back there was a little dust-up between Hulu and the makers of an Internet video desktop client called Boxee. Boxee is a great little application for navigating videos and other media on your computer or on the Internet onto an interface that's designed to be navigable from ac ... More >>
Should there be rules about who gets credit for discovering popular online video clips?
Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.
When Randall Roberts profiled Internet radio pioneers Jim and Wanda Atkinson late last year, the proprietors of 3WK Underground Radio still held out hope that a three-judge panel appointed by the Library of Congress might set a new royalty rate that wouldn't put small stations like theirs out of bus ... More >>
Plus, meet the finalists for the RFT DJ Spin-off!
Think the coasts have a lock on good MP3 blogs? Think again.
How much should it cost Internet radio operators like Jim and Wanda Atkinson to satisfy your cravings for streaming rock & roll?
"Questionable" material is filtered off the menu at Saint Louis Bread Co.
Bill Streeter's vlog is how others see us
We sip java with Alanis, investigate podcasting and figure out what those concert tickets are really worth
Unreal eavesdrops on Pujols and the Heavenly Father; plus, we analyze the Lou's staggering crunk deficit, pay one last visit to Sanford-Brown and witness the demise of Wash. U.'s peer-to-peer network
Wash. U. students find a way around their Kazaa conundrum
Internet-only radio stations take a beating
Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America
City Hall makes a quick pick in an ugly battle over Internet and phone service. Prepare to pay the price.