The Feed: Julian Assange Isn’t Facebooking


Uncle Sam is Watching on FB: Julian Assange has his whistle out again; this time he’s calling out Facebook. In his latest interview exploit, Assange told the RT that Facebook is dangerous and that it is an “appalling spy machine.” According to Assange, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo all have built-in interfaces for the U.S. government to tap into all of these sites’ vast user information databases. Privacy is of course an issue of concern in the Information Age, but I’m not so sure I want to hear about conspiracy theories from a creepy looking dude who is facing sexual assault charges. Maybe that’s just me though. The Next Web


MTV O Music Awards Update: The folks at MTV thought that we might like to share some “impressive metrics tied to O Music Awards,” because otherwise you might not know that it was “the second best performing live streaming event in MTVN Music sites history.” Wow! Good job, MTV. I still don’t know what that O stands for and I don’t know anyone who tuned in to watch, but hey, MTV says that “ generated more than 3.3 million unique visitors in less than a month,” so I guess, even though I am part of the target demographic for this digital era MTV initiative, I’m in the minority on this one?


Video of the Day: Forget about the government watching you on Facebook; what about spouses? And divorce attorneys?


Prime Real Estate: Are you a domain name squatter? If you really want to make some big bucks, go for domain names that have to do with sex or gambling ( sold for $9.5 million in 2007). Here is a list of the 20 most expensive domain names. Business Insider


Osama Social Stats: Check out Mashable’s infographics on all of the social media reactions to the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Mashable

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