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Where your off- and online identities collide.

News of the World-linked accounts shut down, but why?
News International says it has an "open" policy on Twitter—but accounts claiming to be ex-employees are still shut.
Free Slurpees for all!
The Twitterverse rejoices as 7-Eleven doles out free Slurpees.
Smile! You’re on candid MacBook?
A video artist is under investigation for having Apple store computers take pictures of people and send them to him.
Oh la la! Barbie and Ken en France
How Barbie and Ken took a trip to France by way of Twitter.
Tired of first world problems? Step back in time.
Are you a Gaul unhappy with Roman armies invading your land? A woebegotten Persian who just got whooped by 300 svelte Spartans? Need somewhere to complain? There's a subreddit for that. 
Casey Anthony $1M TV offer sparks Twitter rage
So what's an acquitted murder suspect do next? According to Radar Online, Anthony has been offered a cool million to face the very vocal audience of The Jerry Springer Show.
Artsy shuttle sendoff
Shuttle takes its last voyage. We commemorate with cool stuff on Etsy.
Best-of biannual nominations are now open
Redditors award eachother with half-year honors
Why we all went loco for LOLCaseys
The Internet is working to one-up itself in a game of inappropriateness, using Casey Anthony as its canvas. By attempting to meme-ify her, has society hit a new low? Or, is this simply a case of Lolcats gone LolCaseys?
The five stages of grief for all-you-can-surf data
People on the Internet react to Verizon Wireless halting the sale of unlimited data plans.
Embarking on massive crowdsourced oral history project
Erik Martin, Reddit’s general manager, wants to mobilize over 4,000 users a month for a year-long oral history project -- which he hopes will be “one of if not the largest oral history projects ever.”
No pics are just no fun
If reactions are any indication, yesterday’s "no pics day" on Reddit was a big flop.
You won’t need to hide behind these masks
Etsy seller finds success selling leather masks and Steampunk items.
Steampunk and masks bring popularity and sales
Tom Banwell's unique creations cause a stir.
Vloggers webcam rage at Casey Anthony
If you weren't already offended by the Casey Anthony verdict, just wait until you see what YouTube has to say about it.
Crafters react to Casey Anthony verdict with art
Artists instantly capitalize on the Casey Anthony case.
A digital whodunit
Redditors try to break the mystery of a subforum where someone -- possibly a hacking -- is posting lines of code.
Crafters celebrate July 4th in style
Great patriotic finds on Etsy, the DIY community