Those of us with access to professional organization's Twitter accounts live in fear that we'll accidentally send a Tweet out meant for our own personal followers. I for one wouldn't want the entirety of @MiamiNewTimes' followers to know that I had a dream that Diplo was dating my mother. Oh, wait, ... More >>
Earlier today, someone hacked into the Facebook accounts of several Major League Baseball teams and the Marlins were not spared. For a brief moment, the Marlins Facebook page promised the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the next game that they'd receive a free "fighting pit bull."
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 >>
Rep. Connie Mack IV is abandoning his southwest Florida congressional seat to run for Senate, and he's endorsed Tea Party favorite Henry "Trey" Radel III to succeed him. Oddly, Radel has a history of owning such fine websites as CasaDeLasPutas.com, Mamadita.com, and SexGuideOnline.com.
It's as if Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago read her own paper's story on a defense attorney trying to get a new trial for his client because a juror, Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben, mused about the mundane details of jury duty on Twitter and then muttered to herself, "Wow, what a twee ... More >>
For the beer lover who shuns Facebook but feels the need to connect with his or her kind, there is a solution: Untappd app for mobile devices. It's like sharing a virtual pint with your friends. The app for iOS and Android devices connects beer fiends worldwide, allowing users to share and post ... More >>
In an effort to help Share Our Strength, an organization that aims to end childhood hunger in the United States, eight Miami food bloggers are teaming up to make a dent in the charity's donations with a bake sale, set to take place at the South Miami Farmers Market April 28.Participating bloggers in ... More >>
Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., the Miami 20-year-old who was arrested after making Facebook and Twitter posts threatening to kill President Obama, wants to say he's sorry. Serrapio appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded not guilty.
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 >>
Last season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Caroline Manzo's sons, Albie and Christopher were seen plugging some sort of black water. The boys are known for hare-brained ideas (anyone want to finance a combination strip club/car wash in Jersey?), plus it's reality television, so I just thought ... More >>
FacebookThe Black Keys released El Camino today, their seventh studio album (or eighth if you include Blakroc) in ten years. And like every record before it, El Camino is a 60-minute, all-you-can-eat aural buffet of blues-driven garage rock. But we're not going to waste your time reviewing the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
The "#1 Stunna" has chosen a new enemy. Three years ago, ex-con Steven Thiele was successfully sued by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians after he bought the domain names miccosukeetribeofindians.com, miccosukeetribeofindiansofflorida.com, and billycypress.com, and tried to sell them to the tri ... More >>
SOMEBODY SAID SOMETHING I DON'T AGREE WITH LET'S KILL HIMWe didn't mean to open quite so many cans of worms with posts about Florida Rep. Allen West and the furious email he sent to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz. The blog posts stayed away from his politics, stayed away from her politics and simply s ... More >>
via Twitter user ChadGraffSTS135's exhaust trail emerges from a cloud somewhere over Florida Friday.To those of you who thought that picture on the front of the St. Pete Times in May was a once-in-a-lifetime shot, well, we have another couple of them. We don't use the word awesome very often. Thi ... More >>
Miami Lakes Councilman Nelson HernandezLike 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 >>
Your grandma probably has an email address, even if it is only to forward you weird chain letters. Everyone uses email these days. Everyone but Rick Scott, apparently. The man has asked constituents not to email him because he gets "embarrassed" by the form of communication. For a governor w ... More >>
John and Amanda FranceFacebook -- and social media in general -- have been blamed for many relationships faltering. New technology has made it easy to catch someone cheating if the person they're with uploads photos, updates a status, or "checks in" on Foursquare. But we never thought we'd hear t ... More >>
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 >>
As evidenced by the video below, Wednesday night's first ever "Social Media Day" was a big success in Miami. It was an epic celebration of everything Social Media, and the Miami festivities were the biggest in the southeast -- even bigger than LA's. Miamians have once again proven their digital p ... More >>
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 >>
Screen shot from GMCVB community forum.This picture is tame. There were way more tits, ass, vajayjay, and blowjobs on the GMCVB forum than you'd ever find on Collins Avenue.Gus Moore, founder and owner of Miami Beach 411, a decade-old website with one of the city's oldest and most active online c ... More >>
Two thousand nine is history, so it's time to look forward to a busy year of conferences and events. Here are a few to consider:Social Media Conference, a business event for the social media industry, comes to the Miami Beach Convention Center January 27-29.BarCamp Miami, a gathering of geeks to sha ... More >>
Via Optical Illusion's FlickrRising up from a rather sleepy 2008, 2009 was a banner year for social media in Miami. Heck, social media became so important, the Miami New Times decided to hire a local freelance writer to dish on the scene! Here's an overview:1. ClubsSocial Media Club South Florida ... More >>
Image via Wikimedia CommonsYours truly recently dealt with an American Airlines screw up that caused her to miss a trip to Hawaii. So after writing a blog post, starting a thread on a local travel community forum and filling out an official contact form to airline customer relations, all that was ... More >>
via lividrecords.comThe Crumbs are recording a new 10" for Livid Records.*The party Heat_r is back up and running, bringing indie electro back to Fort Lauderdale, now at Exit 66. We heard it was pretty well-attended. The party's ostensible web site, though, which was at heatrparty.com, seems to h ... More >>
From Dominguez's presentation.Old skool versus web design on steroids.This month's Refresh Miami was held at the elegant Mayfair Hotel ballroom in Coconut Grove. It seemed like an unlikely place for geeks, what with the fancy decor and mood lighting. Had we all been wearing tuxes and gowns, it co ... More >>
I generally let criticisms of my writing go unanswered, the attitude being that everyone has a right to gripe. Plus sometimes the criticisms are correct, and those that aren't can be especially fun to read. I fully expect to raise a bit of a fuss when I write a post that tosses off random thought ... More >>
Here's a brand new music video from a group called 7 Estrellas. The song is called "Miami Life." The YouTube description says: "beat por: "Gualo" (Edge Music). Video producido por: Milagros Rosales, Bertha Alie, Jose Mateo. Direccion: Milagros Rosales. Edicion: Alejandro Gonzalez." The video ... More >>
Why is it that the middle-aged have embraced Twitter faster and more enthusiastically than most social networks that came before it? Maybe it's because it's so simple. Maybe it's because it requires so little time to update and touch base with contacts. Maybe it's because it syncs seamlessly with th ... More >>
It seems like the world can't shut up about Twitter lately. The micro-blogging network has exploded to over 25 million users already, what with celebrities like Oprah joining along with their mindless minion hordes. But beyond providing us with the irritating mundanities of our friends' day to day l ... More >>
I'm not immediately sure how this is useful, but there's a new website for people in Tallahassee to get excited over. It's called the Florida Gaggle, and its main feature is that it aggregates the Twitter feeds from politicians, politicos, and reporters. How exciting! It also aggregates the same fi ... More >>
Don't ask Leonard Pitts Jr. Note to Leonard Pitts Jr.: If you want to demonstrate the differences between old-style media and the new, social internet media you might want to understand what you're talking about first before dashing off a 600-plus word column on it. Pitts' Herald column today takes ... More >>
Not every sex offender lives under a bridge, in fact if they're not in jail, many have relatively normal living conditions complete with internet connections and MySpace accounts. Sentinel Tech Holding, a Miami-based firm, specializes in detecting registered sex offenders on social networking sites ... More >>
It's not that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz-Balart videos on YouTube. This video of him experiencing some sort of Sarah Palin-induced seizuregasm at a John McCain rally has more than 35,000 views (although over half of those were from me). It's just that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz ... More >>
Before we indulge, yet again, in Burger King's cheap and greasy menu of shameless blog-attention-whoring marketing tactics, let's get out our feelings about their cheap and greasy menu of food: their fries taste like salted cardboard, their salad selection is terribly disappointing, and the Quad St ... More >>
Do you know how weird it was for me to see @miaminewtimes in a Twitter friend's Twitter update last night? How did I not know that we have a twitter, considering I write about half the stuff that appears in said twitter feed? If you don't know what Twitter is, well, I'm toying around with the idea ... More >>
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 >>
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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