Cohen first noticed that the the man in his picture was wearing a shirt with an American flag down its front. It was too late to make the Post-Dispatch’s print edition the next day, but Lynden Steele, the Post-Dispatch’s director of photography, tweeted it out at 12:49 AM, Missouri time: “Wow… A man picks up burning tear gas can and throws it back at police,” Steele wrote. “And kept his chips,” another user noted three minutes later.
While Reddit’s amateur sleuths tend to draw groans or worse for their sloppy crowdsourcing efforts (misidentifying the Boston Marathon suspects comes to mind), an English blogger has carved out a vital place in the news cycle with his meticulous and tenacious crowdsourced reporting.
At 3:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck 9 miles south of Napa. It was the strongest quake to hit the Bay Area since 1989.
Now data prepared by Jawbone data scientist Brian Wilt gives us some insight into how strong the jolt was, using anonymous biometric data taken from thousands of Up health trackers worn by NorCal users affected by the quake.
The self-destructing photo app is experimenting with pushing TV and movie clips.
When Snapchat turned down a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook, critics thought it was foolhardy hubris. How could a messaging platform that makes photos and videos disintegrate after a few seconds possibly be worth anything to advertisers?
Now we have our first indication of how Snapchat plans to make its billions, and—surprise!—it might not be so silly after all.
“We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery.”
And nobody seems to like it.
It almost looks like a nuclear war played out on the Internet.
The sharing economy runs into some trouble taking to the skies.
“Siri, I need to hide my roommate.”
A 20-year-old Florida man who stands accused of gruesomely murdering his roommate apparently asked Siri, the iPhone’s whimsical voice assistant, for advice on where to hide the dead body.
Meet Huntbnb, a tool that makes it easy to find Airbnb units by typing in a specific address.
New York City’s water towers are iconic, and starting this month, a hundred of them will be covered in artwork created by Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, and other artists to raise awareness of global water problems and encourage New Yorkers to drink their tap water. MORE
1,323 cases of the Ebola virus have been reported in the most recent outbreak along the west coast of Africa. Learn more about the outbreak and past outbreaks across the continent.
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