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DJ Jazzy Jeff Wants His New Project To Give You Goosebumps. Listen & Chill. (Audio)

DJ Jazzy Jeff has kept a tight catalog. Outside of his award-winning, multi-platinum work with The Fresh Prince, the Philadelphia DJ/producer launched his Magnificent series, introduced protege MC Dayne Jordan, and played a key role with The Roots, Jill Scott, and others. In a sneak attack of sorts, Jeff releases... Read more

Could All Diseases Be Cured by 2099? A Bold New Initiative Says It’s Possible (Video)

By the end of the 21st century, many of the diseases plaguing the human race could be cured. At least, that's what Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are hoping to achieve through a $3 billion offensive plan the husband and wife are jumpstarting. The audacious healthcare plan is... Read more

A Debate About Law Enforcement & Social Media Is Redefining Policing In the Internet Age

The deaths of Philando Castile and Korryn Gaines brought into sharp focus a national conversation about social media's real-time capabilities and their relationship to operations of law enforcement. In each case, video of a police-involved incident was made available for mass consumption, effectively turning what would otherwise be reported into... Read more

After a Tragedy Was Livestreamed, Defining Hate Speech Is Getting Tricky (Audio)

On July 6, Philando Castile lost his life after being shot to death by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was his front-seat passenger and in what is being acknowledged as a formidable act of strength and foresight, she took out her phone and livestreamed... Read more

Having Artificial Intelligence at Your Fingertips Just Got a Whole Lot Closer (Video)

Heads of a certain age may remember SmarterChild. He (or she) was a computer-controlled “buddy” that would appear on one’s AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) contact list, and who could interact with users, albeit on a very rudimentary level (think Siri, only in text form). A “chatterbot” by technical definition, SmarterChild... Read more

Facebook Stands Up for Black Lives Matter with Powerful Statement From Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg - the former wunderkind who founded Facebook more than ten years ago - has released a stern criticism of his employees, but it's not about something they did online. Rather, he is admonishing behavior taking place in a very rudimentary form of social media: A community chalkboard. Specifically,... Read more

Kanye West Explains Why He Blew Up On Sway & Just How Deep The Question “HOW SWAY??” Was

Throughout the last dozen years, Kanye West lyrics have dealt a lot with wealth and finances. On The Life Of Pablo, "No More Parties In L.A." is a series of verses: "A 38-year-old eight-year-old with rich nigga problems / Tell my wife that I hate the Rolls so I don't... Read more

Keeping It Real: How A Facebook Policy Is Changing The Name Of The Game

In recent months, viral campaigns have addressed Facebook's crackdown on users posting on the site under false names, most of which are monikers or stage names. Facebook's policies can have a far-reaching effect, particularly for those who use social media as not only a means of communication, but also self-expression. According... Read more

It’s Official…Pusha T Confirms He and No Malice Are Working on a New Clipse Album with The Neptunes (Video)

Despite being coy in an earlier interview with DJ Heat, Pusha T has confirmed via Facebook that reports about a forthcoming Clipse reunion album, produced by The Neptunes, are true. Check out the post and the interview where Pusha discusses the rumor leak, critical praise for My Name Is My... Read more

Will iTunes' Ping become the Facebook or Twitter for the purchase of music, TV and movies?

Here's an interesting article from Om Malik that makes a compelling argument that Ping, the new social networking feature just added to the latest version of iTunes, will change the face of digital commerce.  What do you think?  Click here for the article. .... Read more

Kanye West did not start by going to the press or TV to promote his new album. He went straight to Facebook. Here’s what he had to say.

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Can you truly connect with someone on Facebook? Do you really want to?

How did you become friends with your best friend?  Why did you fall in love with your loved one?  The author of this article argues that human connections are formed primarily by 3 factors--1. Proximity, 2. Vulnerability, and 3. Defined Community--and that Facebook allows for none of these things.  So... Read more

Is Facebook the New Internet

Is Facebook integrating itself into all things on the web and potentially mobile?  Click here to read Mark Cuban’s take..... Read more

Musings on Foursquare and (at least) 2 More Cents

FourSquare, the social network that allows you to check in at restaurants and stores and tell friends about the things you’re doing and buying there, is getting a lot of press as off late.  Some are projecting it to be THE next big thing (think Twitter and Facebook).  Not everyone... Read more