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Fresno’s Only Best Web Awards debut tonight
The City of Detroit Fresno will be the host of the First Annual Frebby Awards, hosted by Paprika Studios, at the Downtown Club. Fortunately for you stragglers, tickets are still available. Better get there early because parking is going to be tight.
Facebook goes down; world goes to Twitter to rant about it
Yes, Facebook went down today for the second day in a row. There was hectic fear around the interwebs, many FarmVille users found themselves in an online Dust Bowl following the return of the site. Oregon Public Broadcasting tweeted: “Facebook is down, Worker productivity rises, US climbs out of recession”
From The Onion: Poll: 1 in 5 Americans believe Obama is a Cactus
According to a poll released Tuesday, nearly 20 percent of U.S. citizens now believe Barack Obama is a cactus, the most Americans to identify the president as a water- retaining desert plant since he took office.
The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, found a sharp rise in the number of Americans who say they firmly believe Obama was either born a cactus, became a cactus during his youth, or has questionable links to the Cactaceae family.
“We asked people of varying races, ages, and backgrounds the same question: ‘What is President Barack Obama?’” Pew spokeswoman Jodi Miller told reporters. “And a fifth of them responded, ‘A cactus.’”