Modern day fight It's no secret that Google has been feeling a bit insecure lately, plotting to start its own social-networking system to fend off the threat of Facebook. But the growing tech-rivalry has now hit a new low. Recently, a top public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, was reportedly h ... More >>
Avid Sfgate.com readerIf you've ever been reading SF Gate
comments and had the image of a old man sitting on a porch
wearing long pajamas and brandishing a shotgun, well, you've got some
data to back you up now.According to a new report published by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence ... More >>
A job is when you are paid So, Arianna Huffington is making plans to expand her media empire, the Huffington Post, to San Francisco. Once we learned that, we had to call the guild workers here -- you know the ones who started the "Hey Ariana, could you spare a dime," Facebook page. It's hard to n ... More >>
It's worse than you think.So you think the Bay Area's newspapers are bad now - they are only going to get worse. A new survey shows that local newspapers will continue to strip away what little staff and resources they have left. Newspapers will get leaner, despite the fact that they have already ... More >>
A defining moment for TwitterTechies have long debated whether the number of people using Twitter is bloated thanks to spammers. But now we have some data, although not scientific, that show indeed just how few Twitter accounts are active. Twitter reportedly had an "aha moment" when it realized t ... More >>
Farm Sanctuary/FlickrMove along, nothing to see here. Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. No-shoot zones. Yesterday, HuffPo posted an article about an Iowa bill that that has been approved by both the state senat ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
First it was banking ads, now it's porn. Blogs from HuffPo to L.A. Times' Daily Dish were all over yesterday's news about food trucks reaching an important cultural threshold: becoming a setting for adult films. Cal Vista and Cheeky Monkey's The Flying Pin ... More >>
GloomyCorp/FlickrGolden globes: Poster advertising the 2006 Ball Cup.The Huffington Post reports today on the seventh annual World Testicle Cooking Championship, taking place in Ozrem, Serbia. On the menu at the so-called Ball Cup: testicles from kangaroo, camel, ostrich, boar, and bulls; bee ... More >>
We like the Alemany Farm as much as anybody else. It's an awesome place for people to volunteer on weekends and pick up free, organic vegetables in the process. But when we noticed this video and story about the Alemany Farm on the Huffington Post this morning, we found it a little bizarre. The p ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the Web.
This YouTube video's been pinging around the Web like a runaway shopping cart on the parking ramp at Whole Foods (Grist, Huffington Post, etc.). It shows a breathless American exploring a corner of a fancy supermarket ― complete with ostrich eggs ― in Berlin's ... More >>
Actor, California gubernatorial candidate, and persistent celebrity dies in Utah hospitalGary ColemanNumerous media outlets are reporting that Gary Coleman, the renowned child actor with whom the American public retained a perverse fascination well into his adulthood, has died in a Utah hospital ... More >>
Don't grab those scissors yet, Phil Spector...According to some San Francisco non-profit called Matter of Trust, donating your hair can help clean up one of the worst oil spills in United States history. The Huffington Post, and plenty of other news media outlets, have recently run straight-faced ... More >>
Photo by Laughing Squid/ Scott BealeJacob Harris, Senior Software Architect at The New York Times took the stage earlier today at Chirp Twitter conference in San Francisco. He reminisced about how something he started as a hobby, Twitter, is evolving into the primary way we now interact with jour ... More >>
Perplexing the business-model hungry pundits with a difference of just one letter, Twitter CEO Ev Williams surprised the crowd today at his SXSWi keynote by announcing not an Ad platform but an @ platform, a way to further integrate Twitter's data into third party platforms without implementing a ... More >>
The future of journalism metaphors? Last week, I brought Panorama with me on my morning commute. It was raining, and I was carrying more than 3 pounds of San Francisco literary history: huge, smooth-as-polyester broadsheet pages, gorgeous graphics, 350,000 brilliantly edited words. I thought I wo ... More >>
JuliesRawAmbition/FlickrEric Ripert (left) and Anthony Bourdain: Their "Turn and Burn" show drops Thursday.Anthony Bourdain has authored best-selling books, and has the enviable job of slurping his way across the planet for his No Reservations TV show. (SFoodie readers will no doubt remember ... More >>
Monday, January 4, 10 a.m. - Public Safety Committee
I'm curious: Have the Board of Supervisors ever voted to turn down grant money?
I ask because the city gets grant money all the time for various projects -- most of which involve helping poor and oppressed people help well off ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond.
Tuesday morning quarterback: It'll be in your DVR until you forget to click Save after inexplicably overlooking the last will-delete-to-make-room warning. Want another way to relive the glories (dubious or otherwise) of last night's S.F. e ... More >>
Phil Bronstein, former executive vice president and editor of the Chronicle, now editor at large and newspaper doomsayer, was on The Colbert Report last night. Nothing particularly revelatory was said, which was not a surprise as the quick interviews that take place on the show are not so much an op ... More >>
Jeff Chang is more than your average music scholar. Tip of the iceberg details? The Berkeley author helped start the SoleSides label -- which became Quannum Projects; penned a number of books on hip-hop culture; interviewed Barack Obama for the cover of Vibe,; and has gotten his byline in New York ... More >>