Articles in the category Social Business

‘Total Junk’? Twitter Remains #OneTeam Strong

Twitter now more than understands what the aphorism every dark cloud has a silver lining”. In this case, it’s a solid, pristine platinum. Less than five days ago, more than half of Twitter’s top executives, including those for engineering, media, product and Vine exited the company and went to the employ of direct competitors such as […]

Woman Starts Go Fund Me Page After Blowing Money on Powerball

A Tennessee-area woman started a Go Fund Me Page she claims was intended to reimburse her for the money she spent on losing Powerball tickets. The page has since been deleted, and it’s unclear if its removal was at her behest or because it violated Go Fund Me’s terms and services. In the hours after […]

SoundCloud Removes Silent Track for ‘Copyright Infringement’

In 1952, experimental composer John Cage wrote a piece of music called 4’33”. Actually, its less music and more artistic statement. The composition is literally comprised of four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence. The real “performance” of the piece comes spontaneously from the uncomfortable shuffling of concert hall patrons and the general ambiance […]

Real Stories From Butterball’s ‘Turkey Emergency’ Hotline

Have you ever wondered if you could brine your turkey in a washing machine? No? Well, believe it or not, there are some that do. Just ask the good folks operating the Butterball ‘turkey emergency’ hotline—and yes, it is a real hotline that accepts calls 24/7. The number, predictably, is 1-800-BUTTERBALL. Poultry experts stand by to […]

‘ISIS’ Bookstore Vandalized After Paris Attacks

Denver, CO. — The owner of Isis Books & Gifts says his store has been repeatedly vandalized in the years following the rise of the Islamic State terrorist organization. Most recently, co-owner Jeff Harrison said vandals smashed a store sign, likely in retaliation to the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed the lives of 129 […]

House Call: Uber to Deliver Flu Shots

For one day in November, Uber will be making “house calls,” delivering flu shots to those who purchase a $10.00 “wellness pack.” Your delivery comes with a complimentary nurse. That’s right, for one day (Thursday, Nov. 19)  the medical profession will once again be making house calls.

PayPal Accused of Ruining Christmas with New Ad

Bah, humbug! Some parents are upset with online banking system PayPal after they ran an advertisement implying Father Christmas doesn’t exist. Of all the complaints one could make about the service—random fees, freezing accounts, zero communication with customers—this one is most grave, indeed. The offending ad ran on Sunday night in the UK, during the primetime […]