It's been way too long, but CNET's own Molly Wood is back for a special cross-coastal episode of The 404! We chat with Molly about what she's been up to lately, including a new Molly Rants blog on CNET and her recent conversation with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. She also hints at future CNET Conversation guests, so stay up on CNET TV for the latest news.
Molly is a perfect fit for The 404--don't believe us? Check out the latest episode of The Buzz Report for a ridiculous "study" from the U.K. Guardian that links syphilis outbreaks to Facebook! "Professor" Peter Kelly, the director of public health for the town of Teesside, links a sudden increase of syphilis in students to their propensity toward the popular social networking Web site , and that is the only evidence he offers. We're still struggling to draw the connection ourselves, but suddenly MySpace doesn't seem that bad after all.
The latest Burger King ad campaign is blowing our minds--apparently they're sponsoring Digg.com's 404 page with an ad for the $1 Burger King Double Cheeseburger that will appear when users type in a query with no results. The exact message, according to WalletPop reads, "No results for 'Your Search Error' were found. Looks like your search had a typo. Blame it on your tiny hands. The beefy $1 Burger King Double Cheeseburger gives tiny hands some trouble, too." Sponsoring an error page sounds counterintuitive for Digg since we assume that most of its users are tech-savvy. Maybe they'd have more success sponsoring Twitter's Fail Whale page.
Stick around for plenty more stories about the world's hottest chili pepper, cellphone etiquette, amateur snapshots from space, and, of course, we wouldn't let Molly leave without giving us a little taste of her famous nerd voice. Have a great weekend everyone!
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