The weekend’s top stories in social media and technology for 4/21 cover a CISPA internet blackout, hacking and hijacking on Twitter, social media-driven journalism, swatting, DDoS attack, news punking, and skyscraper gaming.
Summary of stories: another call from Anonymous for an internet blackout – this time over CISPA, crowdsourcing and social media-driven “journalism” gone wrong during Boston bombings coverage, craziest email ever, Senator McConnell duped by the Duffel Blog, anti-swatting lawmaker swatted, hacker targets Boston bombing suspect, CBS Twitter accounts hijacked, another Bitcoin DDoS attack, eBay encourages sellers to oppose online sales tax bill, and skyscraper Pong in Philly.
Read below for these stories and more.
It’s SOPA all over again.
Social Media/Tech Trends, Happenings and Faux Pas.
For all its good traits, sometimes we need to seriously consider the dangerous impacts of social media’s bad traits.
While the new age of crowdsourcing was fascinating, he’s right, sometimes ‘More is less.’
The news and social media’s not good, very bad week
Somehow I don’t suspect he’ll be checking his Facebook and Twitter accounts anytime soon…
This one’s been floating around a few days, but it was so good I had to make sure no one missed it. Most cray cray email EVAH.
Hoaxes, Harassment and Hacking.
Senator McConnell gets news punked – duped by the Duffel Blog (a favorite blog of mine, btw): ‘Satirical Website’s Fake News Dupes Readers; Tomahawks to Replace Bayonets?’
The irony. It burns.
Because there had to be at least one who did.
Looks a lot like the Reuters hack.
Law and Order.
‘The Marketplace Fairness Act goes to a vote this week.’
‘The grandest game of Pong on the planet’
Philly Turns Skyscraper Into Video Game Screen For Tech Week