Former US presidential front-runner and moon colony-enthusiast Newt Gingrich took to the internet yesterday with a video from his multimedia production company, where he called on the internet to think of a term for an “internet connected mobile phone”.
The video memes that surround YouTube are never a boring topic to watch, and whilst half the world is still getting jiggy with the Harlem Shake, others have been cutting the sound of “screaming” goats into music videos with varying success. Here are some of our favourites:
In an attempt to appease the growing unrest in the country, the Government of Pakistan decided to block the social networking site YouTube
Google announced today that it will lower the search engine rankings of websites that receive a high number of DMCA takedown requests, independent of whether the linked content is lawful or not. The algorithm change is the result of extensive lobbying efforts by Hollywood and the major music labels, and could severely degrade the rankings of websites such as The Pirate Bay, FilesTube, and even YouTube.
An attack on Wednesday in the Syrian capital Damascus, killed President Bashar Al Assad’s key security aides, marking an important escalation in the 16-month-old conflict between the Syrian regime and opposition forces. On Thursday, activists reported continuous fighting in neighborhoods encircling the capital Damascus. The same day, Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council’s resolution that would have sanctioned the Syrian government for failing to implement an international peace plan.