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March 12th, 2012 by in Images, Links

6 Historical Events That Are Way More Modern Than You Think – [Cracked]

U.S. Soldier in Custody After Killing 16 Afghan Civilians[Atlantic Wire]

In a horrifying turn of events in Afghanistan today, an American soldier walked off his base in Kandahar Province today and began firing indiscriminately on three civilian homes. The number of dead is now up to 16 but could still grow, The New York Times reports, as five more were injured in the shooting; among them are children. The service member is currently detained, and there appears to have been no motive.

Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff – [Tech Crunch]

The hot SXSW rumor is that CNN is looking to acquire Mashable for some $200 million. But right now it’s just that: a rumor. In fact we just heard from a trusted Mashable staffer that founder and CEO Pete Cashmore is denying the reports to senior level Mashable editors. But that might not mean anything.

‘KONY 2012′ Tops 100 Million Views, Becomes the Most Viral Video in History[Mashable]

With more than 100 million views in six days, Kony 2012, a 30-minute documentary about Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, has become the most viral video in history, according to one researcher.

In a blog post, Visible Measures found Kony outpaced other record-setting viral videos. For instance, the video featuring Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, hit 70 million views in six days. Old Spice’s “Responses” campaign didn’t hit 70 million until five months after it launched.

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