| Apr 9, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Facebook's purchase on Monday of the photo-sharing app Instagram had the Internet asking one question:
Will the Goliath of social networking make Instagram so uncool or so Facebook-y that it dies off entirely?
Immediately after the reported $1 billion...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Whether your summer includes road-tripping across the country or a stay-cation in the Windy City, we’ve got the best websites and apps for planning trips and traveling.
This Chicago-based startup recently re-launched their website to...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:42 AM
What do Conan O'Brien, Cory Booker, Sesame Street's Grover, Suze Orman, Ted Leo, Neil Patrick Harris and NASA have in common? Besides being awesome, they're all Shorty Award winners.
The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the...
| Jul 12, 2012
If you're old enough to appreciate a Polaroid camera, you remember the excitement of snapping a photo, waving it a few times until it developed and then passing it around or sticking it on the refrigerator.
Instagram is a lot like that. And while you can...
| Nov 8, 2012
November 2012 update: John Barleycorn River North is due to open Nov. 15.
Article originally published July 10, 2012.
Downtown Chicago football fans will have one more option when it comes to sports bars this season with John Barleycorn River North due...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Melodramatic? Maybe a little. But, seriously, your obsession with social media and your Instagram feed is probably sending you straight to Crazy Town.
I tend to roll my eyes at every report about a new “study” just released that contains...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Sony's PlayStation Vita, which hits stores in the U.S. and Europe next Wednesday, is much more than just another portable gaming device.
With the Vita, Sony is trying to combine the power of its PlayStation home console with the interface, portability...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Sunday night's installment of "The Walking Dead" on AMC had it all: zombie deaths, human deaths, a car wreck, new characters, a working bar, heated arguments and — to cap it all off — a song by Maryland-based blues-metal band Clutch.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:14 PM
If your wallet is like mine, it's bursting at the seams. And not because of the overflow of cash.
As a guy who spends his days zooming all over the Chicagoland area, I tend to gather an obscene amount of loyalty cards. You know, buy six cups of coffee...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Would you allow a stranger who had been arrested for indecent liberties with a child to work in your home?
Almost 60 people in Indianapolis did, and they found him through a LivingSocial deal. They also discovered he ripped some of them off.
| Sep 28, 2012
Bored with Facebook and Twitter? You're in luck! Here are three social networking sites that will offer you something new and different than traditional social media.
App available for iOs and Android
What it is: A location-based check-in...