Google adds educational Street Views – Antarctica with exploration outposts, penguins, and more

One of the focuses of this special addition to Google Maps is to teach users about the history of Antarctic exploration and the people who first set up shop in this bleak environment. Here’s what Google’s technical program manager for Street View Alex Starns wrote in a┬áblog post: In the winter of 1913, a British …

Facebook creates a special page for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Facebook has created a special page pulling together all the hundreds of athletes, teams, and sports covering the London 2012 Olympic Games. While the sports and teams are information hubs, the athletes pages are amazing pieces of self-promotion. Many of them are soon-to-be icons in America, like Michael Phelps, and getting several thousands ‘likes’ can’t …

HBO posts first episode of new show, Girls, on YouTube until May 14

In a new twist for HBO, they have posted episode 1 of their new series, Girls, on YouTube. The show, which will only be available until May 14, is about four college graduates struggling to get by in New York City. A sort-of Sex in the City, the early years. The bio from HBO: Created …

On set for the Avengers with green-screen action photos

If you’re like me, then you’re super excited about the new Avengers movie. After last weeks premiere (photos, videos) the anticipation is building. To whet your appetite I found a full article about being on-set for the movie and green screen photos of the live action. To the casual observer, Joss Whedon might seem like …