Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg was spotted watching the game between the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks last Sunday together with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan. Mark sat a few rows behind the NY Knicks’ bench, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Looks like Mark is already joining the Jeremy Lin ‘Linsanity’ bandwagon as he joins thousands of fans in cheering for the rookie point guard who played well during their game between the Mavericks.
According to a report, Jeremy Lin made double digits of 28 points and a career-high 14 assists, leading his team to their 8th win, after their first lost via New Orleans Hornets last Friday. A photo of Mark Zuckerberg was posted via NBA’s twitter page, shaking hands with film maker Spike Lee wearing a Jeremy Lin jersey in high school at Palo Alto.
The Facebook billionaire and Jeremy Lin went to the same school, which is Harvard, where Lin finished a course in Economics before landing in the NBA.
Sony has just released the official trailer of the new Spider-Man flick starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. The Amazing Spider-Man, which is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 3, 2012, is a movie to look forward to this year. According to reports, the film is a complete re-imagining of the Spider-Man film universe – one that carries heavy traces of the more modern Spider-Man mythos (as featured in Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man comic books), rather than the classic Spider Man comics that were the basis of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movie trilogy early in the new millennium.
Watch the Amazing Spider-Man official trailer video.
The name ‘Ahcee Flores‘ went trending on social media sites today due to negative comments posted by a girl after an earthquake hit a lot of provinces in the Visayas. Gladys Lumantes Delos Santos is said to be the real identity of the person behind the name Ahcee Flores, which caused an uproar to all ‘Visayan” people when she left hateful comments on Yahoo!Philippines. Though there’s still no confirmation that she is indeed the girl behind the viral comment.
According to reports, the comments were posted right after the news broke that a 6.7 magnitude quake hit the Negros-Cebu Philippine region on Monday. A tsunami alert was raised by authorities and people were panicked. Yet, Ahcee Flores wished for a tsunami so that many people from the affected region will suffer.
Here’s what she posted on Yahoo!Philippines new story:
“Let us all pray……. Na matuloy ang tsunami para maraming bisaya ang mamatay, para mabawasan ang mga baduy sa pilipinas (Let us all pray… that the tsunami would happen so many ‘Bisaya’ people would die and we could lessen the number of “low-class” citizens in the Philippines).”
She even added:
“Di Bale Guys, kundi man natuloy ang Tsunami ngayon, wag tayong magalala, marami pa namang pagkakataon na darating, matutuloy din yan, just keep on praying.” (“Don’t worry guys, if the tsunami won’t happen today, there are chances of it happening. It will happen. Just keep on praying.”)
Users then immediately slammed the hateful comment “by Ahcee Flores”, with hate pages against her all over Facebook. FB Pages were being setup by angry users to bombard her with hateful comments and threats. Even on Twitter, her name is quite popular with a lot of reactions from Filipino users all over the country. As of this writing the name ‘Ahcee Flores’, is still going viral right now on popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
The execution of three convicted Filipinos, who were convicted for drug trafficking in China, was carried out today Wednesday, March 30,2011, in a confirmation stated by Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay.
“I just want to inform you that our three compatriots have been executed,” Binay told ABS-CBN news, citing information from the Philippine foreign affairs ministry.
Chinese authorities carried out the execution of Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain today via lethal injection.
The three Pinoys were arrested separately in 2008 for carrying at least 4 kilograms of heroin and was convicted in 2009. China has been known for strictly imposing their law regarding drugs. Possession and smuggling of more than 50 grams of heroin or other known drugs is punishable by death in China.
Though the Philippine government had taken every available opportunity to appeal to the authorities of China for clemency in their cases, to which the Chinese government responded with a postponement of the execution, but still the sentence was imposed by the by the courts of the People’s Republic of China this morning, according to Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.
The whole Filipino nation sympathized with the families of the executed Filipinos.
The very popular mobile game Angry Birds will soon hit the social networking giant’s gaming platform in a month, according to Rovio’s Chief Executive Officer Mikael Hed.
Angry Birds was first introduced in mobile platforms, especially those devices that run iOS, Android, Symbian and WebOS. With less than a year after its release, the puzzle game already surpassed more than 75 million downloads and is said to be on course to reach 100 million downloads sometime soon. The planned expansion on Facebook is said to bring the game’s dominance to an all-time high.
According to Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, “There will be completely new aspects to [the Facebook version] that just haven’t been experienced in any other platform.” “Because of the “collaborative nature” of Facebook “the pigs will have a more prominent role,” he added.
Angry Birds is a very addictive puzzle game where players control birds they can “flick” across their touchscreens to destroy smirking pigs and makeshift buildings made from wood and concrete pillers. The goal is to get the bird to break through the walls and hit the pigs. As the levels progress, the pigs are increasingly difficult to reach, and players have to figure out various angles at which to fling the birds, and which birds to use. Birds with various powers begin to appear in later levels.
If you want to be updated on all the latest Angry Birds news on Facebook, all you have to do is to “Like” the Angry Birds official page.
Justin Bieber’s music video “Baby” is considered to be the most watched video on Youtube, which already reached more than 500 million views.
Although there’s a minor glitch on the video’s popularity as the video itself garnered a whopping 1.1 million “dislikes” and counting as compared to 578,000 “likes” from viewers expressing their opinions by simply clicking the thumbs-up or thumbs-down button in YouTube.
Close behind is viral hit “Friday” by tween chanteuse Rebecca Black, which, despite having been up for only 6 weeks, has already reached 1,095,855 dislikes and 61 million views.
The pop teen sensation’s popular video already surpassed Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video that had been viewed around 362 million times.
A 17-year-old boy allegedly hijacked a facebook birthday party invitation originally posted by an Australian teen named Jess, which resulted in 214,000 people accepting the invitation to the party at her house on March 26.
Jess who’s celebrating her 16th birthday intended to invite only the students in her grade, but told her guests that they could bring friends since she didn’t have time to invite everyone. She even encouraged others to invite friends on her behalf saying that it was an “open house party as long as it doesn’t get out of hand.” The invitation, which went viral, had her address on it.
A number of the postings on the invitation’s wall used the Anonymous symbol in them, which appeared to have been hijacked by members of the notorious chat group Anonymous, resulting in it going viral worldwide.
The schoolgirl immediately reported that the site had been hijacked to the police. According to Jess’ father, she had invited a few friends, but didn’t know how to use the privacy settings on Facebook to stop strangers from seeing her party invite. “She was just anxious about whether anyone would show up to her birthday,” he said.
Moral Lesson of the story, learn how to use Facebook invites to keep the privacy settings ‘PRIVATE.’
Pop star turned activist is rallying her 8.8 million Twitter fans to donate whatever they can afford to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. In her effort to help the calamity victims, Lady Gaga personally designed a special white wristband with red lettering that reads “We Pray For Japan.”
In just three days of release, the Lady Gaga Wristband has already raised more than a quarter of a million to help the Asian nation bounce back from the 9.0-magnitude quake and devastating tsunami that has death tolls rising into the tens of thousands.
Gaga’s white-and-red wristband features her signature claw, as well as the phrase “We Pray for Japan,” written in both English and Japanese. The wristband costs just $5, but consumers are invited to “choose their price” and are encouraged to donate whatever they can afford, with proceeds going directly to efforts to help the victims of the natural disaster.
In her Twitter page Lady Gaga posted, “Monsters (fans): in just 48 hrs you’ve raised a quarter of a million dollars for Japan Relief. It’s important we help. X (sic).” If you’re interested to help the calamity victims in Japan, you can purchase/donate here on this page.
It was announced earlier this week that users can now rent and stream movies on Facebook , and today it’s already possible to watch a free live baseball game on the social networking site.
According to a source, Major League Baseball (MLB) is experimenting with video stream content on Facebook. Baseball fans can now watch a spring training game live on MLB’s Facebook Page for free. One game will be broadcast live on the social network each day through the end of spring training in April, including the regular season.
MLB is experimenting on free games to drive new subscribers to MLB.TV, which lets users watch regular season games and select spring training games online or on a mobile device for $20 and $25 a month, and $120 for a full season-long subscription to MLB.TV’s digital video package. The games are free, but you can’t expand the video beyond the small box in the Facebook News Feed. This free video stream promotion is supposed to test Facebook’s promotional power.
Bob Bowman, CEO of MLB.com, pro baseball’s digital operation in an interview said, “What we’re trying to do is figure out who these fans are, whether they like it, and whether they share it.”
A live sports game broadcast has a bigger potential on Facebook because users are more likely to share a live event and engage with real-time status update.
Justin Bieber was present at the Madame Tussauds of London for the unveiling of the pop teen idol’s wax likeness. The 17-year-old singing sensation now joins other the prestigious list of pop stars honored with wax figures.
The Justin Bieber wax figure still portrays the iconic hair and swoosh bangs of the teen sensation since it was made before the pop star decided to have his haircut done. However, the face and outfit were pretty realistic. The Justin Bieber twin wax figure displayed at the Madame Tussauds museum in London wears a red and black checkered polo with both hands inside the pants front pockets.
According to reports, Bieber’s figure took nearly four months to complete, as the singer spent hours with artists who used over 250 precise measurements to create the wax teen. Hair and eye color and skin tone matching were part of a process that cost $300,000 from start to finish.