SongPop is the fastest growing social game on Facebook right now. Around the world, four million people a day play it, according to the company. It's a social name-that-tune kind of game but it's about nostalgia and connection as much as it's about music.
With Republicans dominating political news coverage from their national convention in Florida, President Obama took to the popular social news site Reddit Wednesday afternoon for a surprise Q-and-A with users.
New greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards will nearly double the distance average cars go on a gallon of gas by 2025. These new rules are expected to further reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The standards come as the United States has already made significant progress in weaning itself from foreign oil. Both the Obama and Bush administrations tightened fuel economy standards, which has resulted in a reduction in demand for oil and domestic oil production has increased.
The biggest thing on Youtube now is a manically paced South Korean music video called "Gangnam Style." The video's been getting 3 million hits a day. It's popularity in the U.S. is extremely unusual for a song not in English. What else are people watching online?
The University of the People says it's the "world's first, tuition-free, online university," designed for poor students who would otherwise lack access to higher education. The institution has 1,300 students in 129 countries, but it's also struggling to maintain its "free" mission.
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