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Friday Findings – June 24, 2011


Friday Findings is a weekly series where I show some link love and bring you interesting stories from around the web. From social media news and viral videos, to news on technology and more.

Friday Findings for June 24, 2011:

Live-blogging the Pottermore Announcement (from the Couch) -Have you heard the news about Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s latest project? It’s called Pottermore and Slate live-blogged (from the couch) the announcement. The site is set to launch in October.

FBI Used Social Media To Search for Fugitive Who Inspired “The Departed” [VIDEO] – After capturing a fugitive with help from  social media, even the FBI are fans. James “Whitey” Bulger has been arrested along with his girlfriend Catherine Greig. The FBI began using social media in 2009.

Why Google Might Beat its Antitrust Case – Google is facing a Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation concerning its search practices. They’ve responded to the allegations via their blog. Read on to see how they might beat the case.

Hit iOS Game “The Moron Test” Coming To Mac/PC, Will Be Amazon’s First Digital Game Exclusive -Have you taken the moron test? Beware, it’s addicting and draws you in. Get ready. It’s about to make it to your desktop!

Facebook’s longest serving employee is set to leave – and yes, he’s set for life – Kevin Colleran is Facebook’s longest serving employee and news has surfaced that he’s leaving in July. He has no immediate plans after leaving Facebook, except to do some traveling.



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