One night in 2010, three friends brainstromed about how they could create a digital platform to swap stories about what God was doing in their lives.
"We thought it'd just be something for our friends. Maybe they would read it. Maybe our family would read it," Dan Mark, one of the site's co-founders and an attorney in Los Angeles, told The Christian Post.
With little technical expertise, the friends created a Tumblr site, they named "WitnessLA" and initially shared inspirational and provocative quotes and Bible verses, a personal lesson about tithing, and dreams about what they hoped the site might become. more >>
A White House National Security Staff official was fired after it was discovered he posted on a fake Twitter account leaking internal information and insulting politicians, including a Tweet that called former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's family "white trash."
Jofi Joseph's termination was first shared by The Daily Beast, which posted several of his controversial tweets under the handle @natsecwonk, which has since been deleted.
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The Sunday Assembly, an atheist group started in the U.K., is looking to raise close to $800,000 to spread its message through digital platforms and continue expanding on a global basis.
"We are a charity, so we can't give stock options so we have to pay wages," explained Sanderson Jones, one of the group's founders. He told Wired.co.uk that there is "an incredible opportunity to change the world for the better," and pointed to studies that show that the community experience of going to church helps people lead healthier lives.
"If we increase people's social capital by creating real-life communities and supporting networks, then we can increase wealth, without spending loads. It's social capitalism. And we think the best way to create more of these meetings IRL, is to harness the power of networked computers, so that we can get away from networked computers," Jones added. more >>
The Grand Theft Auto 5 PC petition has surpassed over 600,000 signatures since its creation last month.
The petition had around 40,000 signatures last year but that number exploded since the launch in September.
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WWE 2K14 will be released on Oct. 29, and fans of pro wrestling will be able to get their fix as the series has switched developers; and now, the game is giving sneak peeks for the characters' entrances on YouTube.
This week has been a busy week for the YouTube channel as they have released the entrances and finishing moves for a slew of in hagme characters such as: Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Brett Hart, Randy Orton, the Rock, CM Punk, Macho Man, John Cena, and many more.
Video game developer, DICE, has said they could be adding female video game characters to their Battlefield franchise in the future.
"Yes, but we don't know when we can do that," said the game's executive producer Patrick Bach to OXM. "We have been talking about it quite a lot. We've been looking at how much it's worth, compared to how much we'd have to sacrifice."
He continued, "Because it's quite complicated, It's not just [creating] the actual character models, it's all the voice-over work. We have hundreds of thousands of lines that would need to be duplicated, because even now we're cheating quite a lot - we have random male voices, and then you have to multiply that by two. If we do it, we'll do it right, not just to tick a box or something." more >>