Facebook outage conspiracy tweetsVerizon has plans to release tiered data pricing, Wikipedia lets you rate the quality of an article, and the Facebook outage gets a lot of attention on Twitter.
It's Friday, September 24th. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Wikipedia is letting users rate the quality of an article. The article feedback tool lets readers rate a page based on sources, completeness, neutrality, and readability. Each section has a 5-point scale that users can click on to rate if they chose. This test feature will run on a small number of articles through December. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Verizon is expanding their V CAST store and will open it up to developers. The company plans to put its V CAST music and App store on Android devices, which would pit them against Google's Android market. I can't see V CAST getting attention from developers like Android and iOS; but if Verizon sees a future in the App store market, good for them. And Verizon may end their unlimited data plans. Pricing details haven't been released yet. But talk is that third is coming. The Wall Street Journal says the company will most likely mention the new service in conjunction with the launch of some of their fourth-gen wireless services. Verizon currently charges $30 per month for unlimited data. And apparently, there was a lot of wining because Facebook was down for a few hours yesterday and people couldn't log in of use Facebook features in third-party websites, the end of the world. So rather than do something constructive, people went to Twitter to wind in the open. Some good twits suggested that the site outage was just viral marketing for the social network movie and a twit from Lord Voldemort saying, "He shut down the site to avoid the social network from stealing thunder from the Deathly Hallows trailer that leaked yesterday." Awesome! Those were your headlines for today and that does it for this week. I'm Mark Licea for cnet.com and you've just been loaded.