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Lady Gaga Beats Obama to 10 Million Facebook Fans

Lady Gaga is the first living music artist to acquire 10 million fans or “Likes” on Facebook, beating U.S. President Barack Obama by around 700,000. She reached the milestone earlier this weekend. Gaga previously made…

The 20 Most Popular Twitter Users, According to the “Accept” Bug

If the “accept” bug we encountered this week taught us anything about Twitter, it showed us who users are most desperate to have follow them back. As a refresher, yesterday’s bug allowed users to tweet, for example, “accept mashable.” This would then make the account @mashable automatically follow the user who sent out that tweet. […]

M.I.A’s “Born Free” Video Pulled by YouTube

The music video for British artist M.I.A.’s new single “Born Free” has been pulled from the U.S. and UK YouTube sites — not for any legal or copyright reason, but because the video’s content was deemed too extreme for the site. The video depicts an American police or military force storming an apartment complex, destroying […]

How Much do Music Artists Earn Online? [INFOGRAPHIC]

For years, we’ve heard the music industry talk about declining sales and profits (often unconvincingly tying these numbers to piracy), but what about the artists? How much do they earn when their music is distributed online, compared to selling CDs? It’s a very hard question to answer, because some of this data is kept secret, […]

Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week [CHART]

What do Twitter users care about? Based on this week’s most-tweeted trends – pop stars, the environment, Easter, sports and Lady Gaga. Our weekly roundup of the most talked-about Twitter topics delivers few surprises over the past 7 days … teen idol Justin Bieber leads the chart once again, while March Madness makes an appearance. […]

Soloist Performs Beyoncé and Lady Gaga on Four iPhones [VIDEO]

A girl going by the YouTube handle Applegirl002 has performed very accurate covers of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” solo using four iPhones. She set up the phones in her living room, pointed a video camera at the rig, and performed. For “Irreplaceable,” (currently at 885,920 views) she just used three iPhones, but […]

Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week [CHART]

Justin Bieber remains an immutable force of Twitter trend power, taking the top slot again for the third week in a row. Tweeters also showed their love (and/or disdain) for a number of other pop singers, and celebrated a few holidays this past week. Thanks to our friends at What The Trend, we have yet […]

Letterman Tries to Make Fun of Twitter on Top Ten List [VIDEO]

First Letterman called Twitter a waste of time, and then he tried his hand at operating the microblogging site with his very own twitter machine. Last night, Letterman regaled audiences with a list he called, “Top Ten Signs You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter.” As folks who actually do spend waaaaay too much time […]

Top 10 Twitter Trends for This Week [CHART]

Hooray for Hollywood! — the big winner this week in our roundup of the top 10 Twitter trends. From the Oscars to Alice in Wonderland (and of course, Justin Bieber), celebrity — whether be it music or film — dominated the Twitterverse. The latest data, which comes from our friends at What the Trend, gives […]