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Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton Are Beefing In Public

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Thanks to twitter, fights between pop stars, wannabes, Kardashians, and of course low rent news anchors (cough cough, Katie Couric) can be viewed for all of us to salivate over.

Let’s face it the world has bigger problems, but its fascinating to watch the twist and turns of a knock down twitter fight. There is an art form to doing it right. Will Gaga and Perez reach that point? Only time will tell. Yes, these are the days of of lives…..

In my humble opinion, Gaga has a stinker on her hands and she really needs to stop trying to compete with Katy Perry. She’s a totally different kind of artist (though still pop) and she’s definitely trying waaaaayyyyy tooooo hard lately.

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Random Video Grab: It’s Maru The Cat’s Birthday

Update: Grumpy Cat may have gotten the revenge he was looking for–a movie deal.

That’s right, round up any “special” boxes you have and express ship’em to Japan because one very special Scottish Fold is turning all of 6-years-old today. Watch above as Maru rests on the arm of a couch, turns off running water, takes a nap, and tries to wrestle his way into objects way to small for his cute pudginess (extra cute bonus points here!). Awww, that adorable Maru!

And you got to respect a cat who figured out that simply by jumping into a box you can average 800,000 views. So step a side Keyboard Cat, and Stairs Cat, and yes, even you, skydiving cat, because Maru has got this. But hey, don’t hate the player, hate the game. I’ll let Grumpy Cat have the last word here.

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Exactly.

I Got “Reg Rolled” And Enjoyed It

I guess the weather for Memorial Day weekend didn’t get the memo (it’s supposed to be nice!) because we’re going to be seeing some serious rain this weekend, as in alllllll weekend long, and I am totally bummed. One bright spot though, it is supposed to be sunny on Memorial Day, so there is that (insert polite golf claps here).

This week has been Comedy Week on Youtube, and I must admit I’m way behind getting my comedy fix on all the funny videos. Last night I cracked up watching Tim & Eric do what they do best for their “Goatee” music video (…”there’s no need for hair….just a perfect O”). But my finest moment came when I had the pleasure of getting rick rolled–excuse me–reg rolled by none other than Reggie Watts.

Update: well, this is some next level stuff, Reggie Watts does a TED Talk. And I guess this is mainly only an update for me, as this was posted almost a year a go. Enjoy if you haven’t seen it yet.

Internet Week In NYC And The Future Of Media Discussion

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This week is Internet Week New York (which kicked off on this past Monday, the 20th, so my apologies for the late post, but don’t fret if you’d still like to attend, events are scheduled to run until the 27th). You can find a full run down of the schedule here.

Last night Patrick Phillips, founder/editor of I Want Media, hosted the sixth annual The Future of Media panel discussion, and this year’s attendees consisted of Editor/CEO of Business Insider, Henry Blodget; CEO/CTO Salon Media Group Cindy Jeffers; Founder/CEO of Buzzfeed, Jonah Peretti; President/Co-Creator of HuffPost Live, Roy Sekoff; and CEO of the New York Times Company, Mark Thompson.

If you weren’t able to attend, a video has been posted on the I Want Media site.  Hot on the table for discussion were the topics of the value of video (how much is too much, BI’s Blodget thought HuffPo’s 12 hr. live feed is too much, and I agree), Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr, and a consensus regarding the new way people get their news (i.e. breaking news always through Twitter, and longer form–verified news–through other news sources). The good news is that there is still a place, and a need, for quality journalism in the digital age.

I thought Mark Thompson’s plans to engage subscribers of the NYTimes with various live events was very smart–both for further branding the NYT, and for recognizing the value of subscribers to further grow content (via new platforms). I believe in the digital age subscribers want to be recognized as valuable, and should be viewed as a brand’s “community,” capable of producing its own content (an idea your seeing more online news sites try to do such as Gawker and, of course, BuzzFeed).

Donald Trump Wants To Fund Your Next ‘Big Thing’

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Ok, so not really. But in a round about way, yes. ‘The Donald’ may not be flexible enough to change hairstyles, but the real estate mavin can recognize a good thing when he sees it, and he’s hot to get into the whole crowdfunding thing.

So, he’s starting up the site FundAnything, and its bound to be “huuuuge” (see, it looks like he’s even saying huuuuge above). As a matter of fact, the banner on the site features Trump with the statement “I’m giving away MONEY!” Ya, right. Tech Advisor Rachel Sklar calls BS on this:

“FundAnything.com seems to open with at best a misrepresentation, at worst a lie: a picture of Donald Trump with the tagline ‘I’m giving away MONEY!'” she said. “Nowhere on the site is there any indication that Donald Trump is contributing, donating, matching or otherwise giving any money to anyone. It very clearly states that you can raise money from your network, for which the site will collect a fee.”

Currently, the only people Trump has given away money to are Bill Zanker (Learning Annex Founder) and two entrepreneurs–Scott Tilson and Jeno Torocsik, all three of whom helped start FundAnything. However, Trump was scheduled to give away three suitcases today at the Trump Tower, claiming each would be filled with domino’s pizza cash (no amount disclosed), they would be handled out to an individual with a life-threatening medical problem, a business owner wiped out by Superstorm Sandy, and an aspiring singer-songwriter. Update: based on the site, it appears he has already done this.

See, everybody needs to relax, Trump is just a business man keepin’ his eye on the business.