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Creating a quake

Posted by Neville Hobson

26 April Last week, a senior Iranian cleric claimed that earthquakes are caused by the promiscuous behaviour of women. Such a claim produced guffaws and countless Twitter retweets in probably most places outside Iran. Now Mashable reports on how a Facebook group called Boobquake plans to test the cleric's theory through an event taking place today. Mashable says it's designed to embarrass the cleric if a significant increase in earthquakes does not occur.

Foursquare's birth

Posted by Michael Litman

25 April In 2001 Dennis Crowley, an interactive telecoms graduate from New York University, found himself turning over a problem in his head. Crowley and a lot of his friends had been involved in internet start-ups which, after the dotcom bubble burst, had gone pop ... the friends were mostly living in East Greenwich Village, and were around most days, but they never got together as much as they liked ...

Google vs facebook

Posted by James Mossman

22 April Times they are a changin' ... The powerhouse that is Google has a pretender to its crown. Facebook has managed to gain a level of momentum that could well see it take over as the most influential company on the web. It is the ... relationship that Facebook has with its 450 million plus users that puts it in such a strong position.

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