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    March 31, 2014

    Young Ultra Attendee Dies After Saturday's Show

    A young Ultra attendee has died under mysterious circumstances. Adonis Escoto, 21, passed away in a car parked near the music festival. He and his friends had been attending Ultra since Friday night. Late Saturday night, however, Escoto suddenly began to feel dizzy. "We have no idea what happened, ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Justin Bieber Blows $75,000 on Strippers at King of Diamonds in Miami

    How did Justin Bieber celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day? He began by dropping a choice quote from the civil rights leader via Twitter: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." And then, honoring the g ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    How a Miami Company Cyber Attacked Rebels in Syria

    Across rebel-held Syria last September, an innocuous-seeming image of a man kissing a woman flashed across computer screens. It prompted curiosity and clicks. But as rebels soon learned, the image was actually a virus, and they'd just infected their computers. For months, as Syria descended deeper i ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Miami Teens Arrested After Video of Beating Is Posted on Facebook

    The number one rule of social media and the number one rule of crime should be the same: Don't post your crimes on social media, and make sure no one else does either. Two Miami-Dade teens ignored that golden rule and wound up behind bars today after a video of them beating a man popped up on Face ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    January 31, 2013

    Five Reasons Lady Gaga Doesn't Matter Anymore

    Lady Gaga used to have it all. She had the most Twitter followers in the world. She had number-one single after number-one single. And she had a legion of obsessively adoring fans at her every beck and call. Well, she probably still has those Little Monsters. But in a lot of ways, Lady Gaga has r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Stripper Tip Drill Is Now a Rapper, Unveils Shit Happens Mixtape Cover on Twitter

    It was not long ago that we here at Crossfade knew Tip Drill simply as Miami's most recognizable stripper. But then a fall during one of her signature, death-defying slides down King of Diamonds' massive pole left her with a broken jaw, bringing a premature end to her days as the top money earner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    NJ Students Take to Facebook to Protest Healthy School Lunches

    New Jersey high school students recently created a Facebook page to protest the new federal regulations requiring public schools to provide healthier lunches.As a parent, I am well aware of how unhealthy these lunches are. My daughter would come home and tell me all about the wretched food served in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    South Street Restaurant & Bar Moving Into Former Sra. Martinez Space

    When Sra. Martinez bowed out of of the Design District back in July, we knew it wouldn't be long before the space would reopen with a new concept.Amir Ben-Zion, the man behind Gigi, Bardot, Cooper Avenue, and formerly Sra. Martinez, will be opening up South Street Restaurant & Bar, a Motown insp ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    The Revenge Talks Next 6th Borough Project Album, Disco Edits, and New Live Show

    House music is currently embroiled in a hot steamy love affair with its own past. Look no further than the lush slow-mo vintage grooves of Scotland's The Revenge, AKA Graeme Clark. As a master of the disco edit, Clark is keeping the old-school tradition of garage legends like Larry Levan alive. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Zombie Virus Hoax Is the Work of Florida Webmaster Alfred Moya

    For the past week, rumors regarding the Miami Zombie attack have been going bananas on the Internet. In one version, face-eater Rudy Eugene was infected with something called the LQP-79 virus. A website and YouTube video devoted to the supposed outbreak racked up over 10,000 views in less than 24 ho ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    DJ Laz and Power 96 Part Ways, Fans Suggest the Announcement is a Hoax UPDATED

    UPDATE: Beasley Broadcast Group, Power 96's parent company just released a statement regarding Laz's departure."Effective today, DJ LAZ, who has been with the station for 22 years, has decided to move on and explore other professional opportunities."The rumors are in fact true, DJ Laz is no longer t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Trayvon Martin: No, That's Not His Facebook Page Showing "Gangsta" Photos

    Update: Wonderfully, Business Insider touted the bogus photo as accurate in a story on how the media is badly reporting the Trayvon Martin saga. Their source for the photo: white power message board Stormfront. If you haven't come across the photo to the right, you probably will in the next day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Kids Pose With Assault Rifles To Support Hugo Chavez

    ​Newt Gingrich isn't the only portly revolutionary stirring up trouble while running for president. Hugo Chavez, the Fidel-worshiping steward of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, has his own tough re-election fight on his hands at the moment.Instead of annoying robocalls, Hugo's supporters took a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Michy's-To-Go is a No-Go (For Now)

    ​Chef/restaurateur Michelle Bernstein might be opening a new "to-go" version of Michy's in the same neighborhood as her flagship restaurant, Open Media Miami reported yesterday.Chariff Realty Group posted the enticing rumor on its Facebook page. A picture of the groundbreaking ceremony of the 10,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    South Beach's Mansion Nightclub Closed "For Forseeable Future"

    ​Log onto and the nightlub's site has been scrubbed clean, except for a shocking three-word statement in big, bold red letters: "MANSION IS CLOSED." That same mysterious message also went out over Mansion's official Twitter feed and Facebook account earlier today, causing SoBe cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel Miami 2012 Scheduled for March 23

    Photo by Yesenia HernandezBabes in bondage at last year's Masquerade Motel on SoBe.​Browsing Swedish House Mafia's social media pages is kinda like trying to decode the ravings of schizophrenic fist-pumper on bad acid. Earlier this week, we here at Crossfade mentioned that Axwell, Steve Angello, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Coca-Cola Drops Holiday "Arctic Home" Coke Can

    ​As another testament to the power of social media, Coca-Cola has abandoned the holiday save-the-polar-bear white Coke cans after a number of tweets and Facebook posts from confused consumers.Complaints were posted to the company's official blog, Facebook, and Twitter over how the white can resemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Occupy Art Basel is So Far Just a Tumblr Blog, a Facebook Page, and a Snobby Art Collector

    ​Will Art Basel Miami Beach get a Wall Street-style occupation this week? The art fair warned gallerists of the possibility, and rumors are swirling. Now is live, but right now it's just a Tumblr blog filled with a mini-manifesto and a Occupy movement related pictures and links. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Sun Life Stadium Swarmed By Thousands of Dragonflies, Miami Game Delayed

    ​The kickoff of the Miami Hurricanes-Kansas State Wildcats game has been delayed 30 minutes due to lightning, but there's a far more baffling display of nature going on at Sun Life Stadium right now. The bowl has been invaded by thousands of dragonflies. 

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    July 6, 2011

    Entenmann's Twitter Fail: #NotGuilty Hashtag About Death not Donuts

    Bad tweet....bad, bad tweet....​According to the Washintgon Post, baked goods company Entenmann's is doing emergency public relations backflips after someone at the makers of boxed coffee cakes tweeted "Who's #notguilty about eating all the tasty treats they want? on their official @Entenma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    How Did You Survive The Great Three-Hour iPhone Outage?

    ​A modern-day nightmare swept greater Miami-Dade yesterday afternoon. AT&T's 3G cell service completely ceased to work, leaving thousands of iPhone and other smartphone addicts without on-the-go access to their precious, precious Twitters, Foursquare and Words With Friends. The unimaginable ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Best of Miami 2011: Best 15 Minutes of Fame

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.​Best 15 Minutes of FameKat

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 15, 2011

    Win Sleigh Bells VIP Package Courtesy of Zignum Mezcal

    Sleigh Bells and tons of Zignum Mezcal.​Sleigh Bells is coming to town April 30. And with tickets only $15, there's little excuse for not going. Zignum Mezcal wants to help you get into the concert for free and provide you with booze while you're there. All you have to do is "like" Zignum's F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Join Miami's SoundCloud Global Meet-Up February 9

    ​Since launching in 2007, SoundCloud has emerged as one of the most popular audio distribution platforms on the web. By allowing sound files to be distributed and embedded anywhere online, SoundCloud has expanded its reach across major social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter.It's bee ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    August 25, 2010

    Twitter Now Seen as a Valid Replacement for Overeating and Smoking

    By waferboard via FlickrIs a Twitter addiction really comparable to this?​We all know how hard it is to quit an addiction. You know, like that daily ice cream indulgence mid-afternoon (that used to be mine), or that nasty pack-a-day habit. But can social media giant Twitter really help with that? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Flipboard Turns Social Media Into Personalized Magazine

    ​OK, so we all know how annoying it can be to plug in to social media sometimes, and have to check all of the outlets, sift through spam bots, junk tweets, retweets, and boring statuses. But what if all of the most interesting information that comes from your social media outlets could be easily s ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    June 30, 2010

    Social Media Day Hits Miami Today at 7 p.m., With Free Champagne!

    ​We know that the moment we say anything is free, the masses head out in droves (free garbage, anyone?), but today's local Social Media Day, held at the Pelican Hotel, is so much more than just free champagne. Once you can see past the really basic fonts on the logo, you'll see the bigger picture: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Is Antisocial Social Media Changing the Way We Interact?

    photo by Adam T. Bailey, via flickr​We text. We BBM. We instant-message. We Facebook-chat. Welcome to the antisocial social-media generation, where communicating with others is just a click away, and avoiding face-to-face confrontation is the wave of the future. When I was in school, I communicate ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club Shows You Can Set Your iPhone on Stun, Scotty

    ​Feb's Social Media Club meeting took place on Tuesday at Citrix headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. The theme was "Social Media Predictions for 2010." Predictions started long before when the club crowdsourced by asking others to post their predictions online by among other things, tweeting with the ... 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 27, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Social Media For Social Change Helps Local Charity

    Via Blanca Stella's FlickrGreat people, great intentions, great causes and a great time.​Riptide already introduced readers to Social Media for Social Change (SM4SC) when we interviewed Robert Murray (@robertmurray) earlier this month. At long last, the Camillus House fundraiser took place on Thur ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club South Florida, November Edition

    Richard Tucker of Cruise Deals hearts Miami's social media community.​This month's Social Media Club South Florida was a massive tweetup to wish Social Fresh Cruise guests a warm bon voyage, Miami style. The event took place November 11 at the Doubletree Grand Hotel on Biscayne Bay.Joining the wel ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Silicon Beach: November Events

    ​Daylight savings time is making our afternoons dreary and darker, but there's nothing depressing about this month's social media calendar. Here are several events in the 305 that you don't want to miss.New Times writers, staffers and fans (including yours truly) will be bowling and sipping cockta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    When Tweets Lie

    The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that there's a Chad Pennington imposter tweeting on Twitter. The quarterback's supposed account talked about various meals and get-togethers with teammates, according to the story. Pennington said he isn't a member of any social networking websites.But what ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Facebook Puts an End to Ritual Friend Sacrifice for Free Whoppers

    Burger King, the attention-craving Miami-based fast-food giant, took its Internet-whoring marketing activities to a new level with the Whopper Sacrifice Facebook app. The app asked Facebookers to delete ten of their friends, who were then notified they'd been dumped for a free Whopper. Of course the ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Rick Sanchez's Crack Shame

    Rick Sanchez is our favorite twitter friend ever, but when he started tweeting last night about heady topics such as God, Hitler, and Torquemada, we thought he might be on something. Then he posted, "i am high on crack right now might not be coming to work today." Aha! Rick Sanchez, we always knew i ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007
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