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Facebook Powerball hoaxer: Girlfriend wanted me to nix it

Nolan Daniels, the software engineer who fooled many into believing he'd won the Powerball lottery, admits he wanted the Facebook shares record.

By December 11, 2012


Facebook Powerball hoaxer is software engineer, report says

The man who persuaded more than 2 million people to share his photo of a fake winning Powerball ticket is reportedly the co-owner of an Arizona-based medical software company.

By December 2, 2012


The real joy of the Powerball Facebook fake

A man claims to be a Powerball winner and offers $1 million to anyone who shares the picture of him and his ticket. Almost 2 million share it. But it's the messages they leave that show humanity for what it is.

By December 1, 2012


Facebook photo a Powerball prank? A million users hedge bets

A Facebook user posts a photo of himself with a "winning" Powerball ticket and asks fellow Facebookers to share it for a chance at a million bucks. Does he get a response? We'll give you one guess.

By November 30, 2012


No, the United Airlines Twitter account isn't funny (but this is)

The United Airlanes Twitter feed represents the apogee of customer service. The customer, however, better have a sense of humor. Because this is not United Airlines. This is a brilliant parody.

By August 6, 2013


Fake Facebook pages promise free gifts in exchange for 'Likes'

Promotions purporting to be from Apple and Beats Electronics offer "unsealed" hardware in exchange for "Likes" in an apparent scam to build fan page numbers.

By March 10, 2013


How to avoid making one of the 10 worst Facebook mistakes

It's easy to drop your guard while socializing with your friends on Facebook, but careless friending, posting, liking, and sharing jeopardizes more than just your reputation and privacy -- it can also cost you your job.

By December 4, 2012


iPhone more searched than Kardashian on Yahoo in 2011

The Web giant lists the most widely searched terms on its site this year, and Apple's iconic phone beat out tabloid celebrities and natural disasters to claim the top spot.

By November 30, 2011


Wii virtual console releases for this week

Rounding up the Wii virtual console releases for the week of 3/24.

By March 24, 2008


The Starting Line: Odds against bankruptcy comebacks

Bankruptcy experts note that it will be tough for Exodus, Covad and Excite@Home to emerge from their financial restructurings.

By October 2, 2001