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Not surprisingly, Rihanna has topped the list of the Top 50 Most Influential Celebrities on the Web, a study put together by Zimbio determined.

Chart of Influence

In order to be considered, a celebs has to be active on both Twitter and Facebook, be primarily famous in the U.S., and have an individual account.

In other words, no bands, and no brands.

Given Rihanna's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram presence, it's no surprise that she edged Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears for the crown.

Google+ and YouTube accounts, as well as scores on Klout, were also used to determine which famous figures have the most dominant digital footprints.

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I'm still waiting on my acceptance letter to Hogwarts, and I'm no doubt not alone. Thankfully though, as we wait for the owl post, we can get a glimpse of what we can expect to see when there. 

Google Maps has given Harry Potter fans a way to experience Diagon Alley, if not in person at least through their Street View option. 

Google Maps Street View Ollivander's

Want to see Ollivanders Wand Shop? Done.

Click through to see where else you can visit in the Warner Bros. set.

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President Barack Obama is following Wicked Pictures on Twitter. To be fair, the Prez's Twitter account isn’t run by Barack himself, but it's still hilarious.

Obama Follows Wicked

“This account is run by Organizing for Action staff,” says the official @barackobama handle, which follows more than 660,000 accounts on the network.

One can see how there could be oversights ... but still, someone had to actually follow Wicked Pictures, creators of the Octomom porn and other fine works.

Comedian Pat House first made the find and shared the Twitter screenshot. It has since been confirmed that this is in fact a legitimate follow.

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In random, hilarious news, John McAfee apparently decided to poke fun at the eponymous antivirus product that shares his name in a new Youtube video.

The video, called "How to uninstall McAfee antivirus," contains drug references, profanity, nearly-naked women, and the rough-looking McAfee himself.

The "eccentric millionaire" says that despite having nothing to do with the company for 15 years now, he still gets asked questions and emails about it.

Which he reads aloud, after he lights a cigarette with a burning $100 bill:

After sharing myriad foul-mouthed customer complaints, McAfee's lab technician Bartholomew, finally talks us through the process of uninstalling it.

McAfee, meanwhile, does not appear to be wearing any pants, and may or may not be on bath salts and wanted for murder in Belize. Enough said.

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An app called Lulu is emerging as a controversial new social platform that allows women to post reviews and recommendations about former flames.

The app, which is available for iOS and Android, is for women only.

Lulu App Screenshot

Men are denied access to Lulu, deeming it a "safe zone" for females to rate dudes on a various topics, from humor and careers to kissing and sex.

Yes ... just like reviewing / rating the Justin Bieber Girlfriend perfume on Amazon, you can review whether your guy smells like Bieber in real life.

If you're a female of at least 18 years, you can get the app and sync it to Facebook, then simply add a guy to the database and upload his picture(s).

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Bindi Irwin, the 14-year-old daughter of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is alive and well despite a hoax reporting her untimely demise this week.

Bindi Irwin Picture

A rumor that the teen died started to pick up steam on Twitter Friday, and then "Steve Irwin daughter dies" climbed all the way to No. 4 on MSN trends.

We know, we know ... who uses MSN trends. But still! Effed up!

Two days ago Bindi tweeted a link to an interview she gave in Hong Kong, saying, "I had such a wonderful time there." And posted the pic above. She's fine.

Interestingly, the consensus is that interest in Bindi and her new film Return From Nim Island, combined with her late father's death, led to the "hoax."

In other words, chalk this up to technical problems and a bizarrely macabre trending snafu, rather than a deliberate campaign to fake-kill Bindi.

Time to switch up the ol' algorithm, MSN.

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Dear MySpace: Facebook will see your $20 million relaunch and raise you... hastags!

Yes, the social network has finally joined Twitter in making it easy for users to take part in a public discussion of television shows, politics and everything related to Kim Kardashian.

Facebook Phoograph

“To date, there has not been a simple way to see the larger view of what’s happening or what people are talking about,” wrote Facebook product manager Greg Lindley in a company blog post yesterday.

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MySpace officially welcomed users back to the neighborhood yesterday.

The one-time enormous social network spent $20 million on a company relaunch that rolled out yesterday online and for which it will star airing commercials for tonight.

Among the changes MySpace users can now enjoy:

  • The ability to log-in via Facebook or Tumblr.
  • A horizontally-scrolling site.
  • A mobile app available for iOS devices that allows one to create and share animated GIFs.

So, will you make a triumphant return to MySpace, especially with Justin Timberlake as an investor? Watch the following ad and decide:

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At WWDC 2013 (Worldwide Development Conference), Apple Senior V.P. Craig Federighi unveiled the tech giant's new version of OS X, OS X Mavericks.


With OS X Mavericks, Apple is moving away from the cat-themed names of the first nine versions of OS X. RIP Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion.

Among the most notable features of OS X Mavericks:

  • Finder Tabs. Native to OS X (and not via third party apps) at last.
  • Tagging. Files, folders and documents for better organization.
  • Multiple Displays. Full-screen mode from OS X now supports multiple displays. Using Airplay, users can use an Apple TV powered monitor or TV as a full, secondary display.

There's a lot more to discuss about it too ...

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This is one use for Google Glass that may never have occurred to us.

While recently at Leeds Castle in England, a man got down on one knee and popped life's most important question, recording the action through this new piece of technology.

"If you were my queen, I'd buy you a million castles," he smoothly says. "Let's start our adventure together. Will you marry me?"

Watch the unique proposal now and then compare it to this drone marriage proposal...