Recommended by elsterama on December 24, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Surely you saw the #OccupyWallStreet pepper-spraying cop Internet meme. And perhaps since then you've been inspired to create your own Internet meme. If so, then take a hint from the "Hey Girl" Ryan Gosling Internet meme, which features a picture of the actor alongside an intellectual pick-up line.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on November 2, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
It's Election Day and people across the U.S. are making their way to the polls to cast their hopefully well-informed ballots. If you're one of the many looking for some last minute information on your candidates this morning, beware your source, as much of those grassroots-looking Tweets may actually just be astroturf.
According to the Truthy project, a research effort from the University of Indiana, much of what you're seeing on Twitter these days consists of "political smear campaigns, astroturfing, and other social pollution".Continue