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    October 29, 2014

    Pubbelly Announces Pubbelly Media Group, Full-Service Media Company

    Social media and the internet has changed our world and how we do just about everything. In Kenya, Maasai warriors who have no electricity or running water are on Facebook, sharing political views and conservation efforts. Information on wars are now brought to us via citizens who tweet about attac ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Ex-Miami Beach Candidate Steve Berke's Grease Pot Parody Yanked From YouTube

    Two-time Miami Beach mayoral candidate Steve Berke had himself a pro-medical marijuana parody hit on YouTube with "You're the Law that I Want (Yes on 2)." Set to the song "You're the One That I Want" from the musical Grease, Berke and his crew dance and sing while urging Florida voters to yes on Ame ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Chef's Roll, LinkedIn for the Culinary Crowd, Draws in Miami's Kitchen Talent

    There's no denying that the culinary world is its own wild, woolly trip down the rabbit hole. The kitchens of the world are a far cry from the corporate boardrooms, particularly when it comes to career paths. Ever read Kitchen Confidential? Yeahhhhhhhh, that. So it makes major sense that chefs shou ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Chipotle to Launch Web Series Attacking Big Agriculture

    The relationship between fast food and ethical eating is more estranged than lovey-dovey. That's no surprise, because it's next to impossible to churn out $2 burgers without some serious issues on the supply side. Chipotle, however, isn't your average nugget-peddling purveyor. The burrito chain has ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    August 8, 2013
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    July 31, 2013

    A Social Media Reality Show Set in Miami Beach Is Casting

    Do you consider yourself slightly better at performing basic communicative tasks on the internet and have convinced yourself that such remedial skills could actually lead to some sort of career? Well then, the Social Media Stars web-based reality show might be for you. Yes, this exists, and, yes, ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Miami New Times Partnering with Foursquare, Badge Included

    Are you a fan our Best of Miami issue, right? Of course you are! You're still holding on to last year's issue crossing off the places you've visit and are eagerly awaiting until June comes along for a new set of restaurants, nightclubs, and shops to hit up. You've even gone so far as to download the ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.

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    July 17, 2012

    Ultra Music Festival's Russell Faibisch on UMF TV Launch: "This Is Just the Beginning!"

    Epic uhntz-uhntz on demand via the Internet. This is the Ultra media empire's newest expansion plan. Adding to an already sprawling portfolio of EDM entertainment assets (obviously including the original Ultra Music Festival in Miami as well as a six-country, four-continent tour, officially dubbed ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    McDonald's Tops on Twitter and Facebook, Plus Other Fast Food and Social Media Findings

    Burger King has seen 105% fan growth on Facebook since January. McDonald's follower growth on Twitter has seen a 118% growth in the same period. Mickey Dee's also responds quickest to tweets than any other chain -- an average of 29 minutes.Compare that to Burger King, which takes over 60 hours to re ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Ultra Music Festival TV Hits YouTube, Free Stream of Can U Feel It EDM Documentary

    We want our UMF TV. And this is it ... A new YouTube channel featuring original EDM-themed content from the people at Ultra Music Festival and Final Kid productions. The channel premieres worldwide on Wednesday, July 11, with UMF Revisited - Episode #1: Avicii which follows the Swedish superstar ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Miami Heat Minority Owner Ranaan Katz Sues Google, Blogger Over Unflattering Photo

    Has Ranaan Katz never heard of the Streisand effect?The local real estate mogul and minority owner of the Miami Heat has sued a local blogger and Google to try and get an unflattering picture of himself removed from the Internet. Of course, that means now the picture will be seen by more people than ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Florida Teacher Resigns After "Gay Sex Threesome" Video Accidentally Pops Up During Class

    Jose Rosario-Gonzalez, a middle school history teacher in Volusia County, has resigned after a YouTube video entitled "gay sex threesome" accidentally popped up during class. Of course, YouTube doesn't allow hardcore pornography on its site, and the video actually never played in front of the studen ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 30, 2012

    Miami-Dade Police Watched Occupy Miami's Facebook Page For Months Around Eviction

    The email went out to a group of Miami-Dade cops February 22, just a couple of weeks after they'd busted up Occupy Miami's downtown encampment. The subject line was in ominous military-speak: "Occupy Miami: Situational Awareness." Inside, an MDPD Homeland Security detective named Maritza Aschenbrenn ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Facebook and Twitter Icons Make You Less Likely to Buy Embarrassing Products Online, UM Study Finds

    ​Online shopping was a boon to buyers who sometimes felt a little embarrassment when buying certain products. The web's anonymity may have made them feel like no one could judge them for, say, buying an industrial-sized vat of KY Jelly. But the mere presence of social media logos like Twitter and ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    CheeseMe is Gone....For Now

    ​Back in December, Short Order announced that Latin Burger would acquire the CheeseMe name. Ever since, CheeseMe by Latin Burger has been on the road selling grilled cheese alongside macho burgers and tacos.  Now some CheeseMe partners are demanding Latin Burger stop using the name. And ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Michelle Obama Joins Twitter as "Mo," Gets a Shout-Out From the Prez

    ​Get ready to feel ashamed of your flabby arms, Twitterverse. Michelle Obama launched her own Twitter account this morning, promising to help tweeters across the globe "connect" with FLOTUS herself (and President Obama's campaign, of course).This wasn't the first tweet by the First Lady -- in Octo ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    New Times 'Best Of' App Gets Year-End Love From Wired, iTunes

    ​Do you camp out by the newsstand every year waiting for our Best of Miami issue? Ever wish while you were on the road -- whether driving through Kendall thirsting for a great bar or spending a work week in K.C., Sacramento, or D.C. -- that some of that New Times wisdom could travel with you?That' ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    You Are Not Invited to Spotify's Basel Concert Series With Nas, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones

    ​Over the last couple weeks, we here at Crossfade have become total Spotify addicts. Our habit began last week after learning that the free on-demand music service had teamed up with Midtown's Ricochet Lounge to put together a Basel week concert lineup that's packed with more superstar names than ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    The Simpsons Are Food Bloggers: It's Not That Easy (Video)

    ​I've been waiting with baited breath for the day to finally arrive. "The Food Wife", the long awaited Simpsons episode which has Marge, Lisa, and Bart food blogging, airs this Sunday on Fox.In anticipation of this 30-minute episode, Fox has released four teasers (probably because they were about ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Latin Burger Food Truck Celebrates Second Anniversary

    Courtesy of Jim HeinsJim Heins and Ingrid Hoffman smile for the camera at Latin Burger's first meal service.​On November 9, 2009, Latin Burger and Taco tweeted: "We're here", and rolled onto Miami streets. The food truck scene in Miami was new, and people were intrigued by this pink and black truc ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Banana Republican Joins Miami Bloggers To Talk Politics

    Alex Izaguirre​Want to know what it takes to cover the grimiest political landscape in America? Then join us at the Brickell Hampton Inn tomorrow morning. Banana Republican will be answering questions about Miami politics alongside bloggers Al Crespo (The Crespogram Report), Elaine de Valle (Polit ... More >>

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    October 2, 2011

    The Rolling Stove: Lost and Found

    ​On Saturday afternoon, we received the following message in our Facebook feed from food truck The Rolling Stove's fan page: "This is not a joke!!! The roilling stove was stolen today! If anyone has seen it please let me know"When the flame-wrapped food truck didn't report for duty at the Semi ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    May 30, 2011

    Did Two Miami Lakes Councilmen Violate The Sunshine Law Via Facebook?

    Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Hernandez​Like any social-media-savvy politician, Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson Hernandez uses Facebook to correspond with his constituents. "This is the 21st Century," Hernandez says. "Why wouldn't I use a great communication tool to get my message across?"But a town ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Lunch Break: Remember That Time LeBron Hosted SNL?

    ​We here in Miami carry the responsibility of the sole defenders of LeBron James, but the guy has only been in town for six months. It wasn't that long ago when we sort of hated the guy, like everyone else, and maybe didn't pay attention to him that much. I mean, did we even watch his hosting stin ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    August 16, 2010

    Facebook to Remove "Boxes" Next Week, While MySpace Plans a Big Overhaul. Coincidence?

    Is Facebook trying to be the old MySpace? ​You probably know what a Facebook box is: those little profile decorations that announce what books you're reading, reviews of movies you've just watched, recent tweets, and other related info. Well, as of next Monday, August 23, they'll be wiped from you ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Win Tickets to Rakim & Ken-Y's Social Media Party -- And Have a Laugh, On Us

    ​Remember when we told you about that social media scavenger hunt you'd have to go on to get tickets to a social media fiesta with booze provided by @SmirnoffMiami, music by @RkmyKeny, and everything live-tweeted by your Twitter jockey, @ManuGabaldon? Well, we have an even easier way for ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Best of Miami 2010: Best Local Music Video

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Lucas Leyva's video for Rachel Goodrich's "Lightbulb"At the beginning of the year, Sweat Records announced a contest for amateur filmmakers to create a video for local ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Can't Make it to Bonnaroo This Weekend? Catch the Action Live on YouTube and NPR

    If a trek to Tennessee for Bonnaroo just wasn't in the cards this year, we have two ways for you to catch the Music and Arts fest from the comfort of your South Florida digs. First, the three-day arts and music festival is hosting a YouTube page with exclusive live webcasts from June 11 thr ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    January 6, 2010

    Wish You Were There: Phish's NYE AAA Show on YouTube

    While some people just don't get that the wave of fan videos is unstoppable -- hello Fontainebleau on New Year's Eve, and the entire Universal Music Group -- other bands have welcomed that kind of participation and sharing from the beginning. People have been trading concert tapes since the technolo ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Travel Writer Uses Twitter to Explore Miami

    Andrew Nelson (center) surrounded by new Twitter friends at Scotty's Landing.​Andrew Nelson (@andrewnelson) found a new way to explore Miami that didn't involve a glossy brochure or lengthy travel guide. Instead, he crowdsourced his travel plans on Twitter, relying on the advice of locals to plan ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Local Geek Helps the Homeless

    Robert Murray, local geek, is inspired to do good.​Robert Murray, a freelance Flash and iPhone developer, is practically a Miami native considering he's lived here since 1990. But it was a recent trip to New York City that inspired him to set up the city's first Social Media for Social Change even ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Worldstar Hip-Hop Hijacks New Times Prunk TV Episode With Mack Maine, Kevin Rudolf

    Worldstar Hip-Hop is one of the most heavily trafficked sites on the Internet. Last week, the site featured a New Times episode of Prunk TV on its front page. As of now it has accrued 70,000 hits and change. Thing is, somebody downloaded it off the New Times YouTube channel, added the Worldstar wat ... More >>

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    June 8, 2009

    Wish You Were There: Over the Weekend of June 4 to 7

    via verymanley's Flickr photostreamWish You Were There is a new column on Crossfade highlighting pictures and videos from around the web of the weekend's biggest shows. The biggest thing going in Miami this past weekend was the Poplife 10-year anniversary event, which luckily barely escaped the day' ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch

    via i shot the chefAlthough Short Order is the only food blog you really need to read daily, some people just can't get enough. Here are some highlights of other local food blogs:Eating Around South Florida focuses a little more on fast food and big chains, but it's a good place to check out if you' ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Cities On The Cheap - Former Herald Staffer Pimps The Internet

    Downsized Herald Assistant Features Editor Teresa Mears is the mastermind behind the South Florida contingent of the Cities On The Cheap blog network. This is a group of independently owned and operated hyperlocal deal aggregators focused on specific cities throughout the U.S. Teresa's blogs officia ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    No One Wants To Watch Politicians Sing On YouTube, Let Alone Talk Politics

    Here is one of our local state House members, Republican J.C. Planas, belting out "Walking in Memphis" at Disney's new American Idol attraction, as first seen on Naked Politics about a week ago. So far it only has 898 views. Which by YouTube standards is paltry, but by politician standards is down ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Bloggers Angry About Crispin's Latest Burger King Stunt

    It seems like local advertising wunderfirm Crispin Porter Bogusky's latest shtick is to create campaigns that rile people up to the point they can't help but emotionally type overwrought, 1,000-word blog entries about them. How else to explain the captivating and confusing Microsoft ads staring Bi ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Hey, McClatchy, We Found You a Buyer

    When we gave Eye on Miami our highly coveted "Best Of" award for blogging, we noted, "Eye on Miami is smart, witty, and informative -- almost like daily newspapers used to be." How wonderful now that one of Eye's bloggers, Genius of Despair, has started a bid to buy the Miami Herald with a new blo ... More >>

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    November 15, 2008

    Live At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

    So your Riptide was at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show "Bloggers Lounge" earlier at the refurbished Fontainebleau hotel. Bloggers lounges are a new frontier of blogging activity, but the ahi tuna, and the crème brûlée and the open bar, oh the open bar, made it very, very worth it. We may have ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Happy Fontainebleau Weekend

    The Fontainebleau got some work done, and, like any mature lady with a fresh face lift, is being discreet about. Oh, she's just having a small, little shindig tonight with like 500 of her closest celebrity friends. Who are we kidding, she hasn't been this excited since all those times Frank Sinatra ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Forget the PS Triple

    It’s all about the 360, baby.

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    June 23, 2008

    Soulja Boy Responds to Ice-T

    This is one of the few times you'll ever hear me defend Soulja Boy on anything! I'm not a fan of his music or his immaturity, although at the age of 17, I can definitely understand the latter. Recently, long-time rapper, and current Law and Order cast member Ice-T recorded a diss of Soulja Boy whic ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    Prince Takes on YouTube

    Don't expect to find too much material of Prince on YouTube in the future. The famous songwriter and eccentric music savant is waging war with the popular online video company over copyright issues and unauthorized use of his music. I'm not sure why the former assless chap wearing icon is so testy o ... More >>

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    August 31, 2000

    Bonfire of the e-Vanities

    Tom Wolfe gets drowned out by the Latin dot-com hype

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