#super bowl

Peter Kafka:

The promotion is part of a new Facebook effort to get stars posting “public content” on the service — in the way that lots of people already do on services like Twitter and Instagram. As I’ve noted in the past, Facebook has been explicit about its pitch: Publish with us, and we’ll pay you back with eyeballs.

And now we can see exactly what Facebook is offering.

Facebook, your Twitter-envy is showing. So lame.

melfi asked:

On his 2/5 B.S. Report podcast, ESPN/Grantland's Bill Simmons discussed pulling a prank on Dick Costello during the Super Bowl. The two were in box together at the game when Simmons pulled out his phone, turned to Costello, and said, "Oh, so Twitter's down?" He said Costello freaked out and almost had a heart attack. Then got really upset when he found out it was a joke. The story starts at the 37:30 mark of the podcast. Tried to add a link, but it won't let me. Thought you'd enjoy listening.

Awesome. Love the BS Report almost as much as I love Twitter (and pranks on Dick Costolo). Will have to listen. As will anyone reading this :)