Provo Tabernacle in flames; Berlusconi lampooned on Twitter; Gap woes and more
International news: E.U.'s trouble with Twitter
To Web up the European Union summit in Brussels, organizers put up large television screens that would stream comments about the meeting when users used the hashtag #EUCO in their Twitter updates. A blogger leaked the information to some of his Italian followers, and the screens soon filled up with anti-Berlusconi slogans. Within two hours, the screens were taken down.
Business news: Gap troubles
Gap has been stumbling a lot of late. First, their logo change flopped big time. Then a massive fire at a Gap factory in Bangladesh killed 27 employees and injured more than a 100. Next, the clothing company launched a new line called "Feed" with part of the proceeds going to support a charity that would buy schoolchildren lunches. The bags have prominent tags touting the "Made in America" stamp. But, on closer inspection, another tag has in small type: "Made in China."
Tech news: Delicious users rejoice
After a leaked photograph implied Yahoo planned to shutter the bookmarking site Delicious, fans of the five-year-old company were up in arms. Twenty-four hours and a media frenzy later, the company explained the photograph: Delicious won't be closing down, though it will be cutting ties with Yahoo.
Post pick: "We let a wolf in": He seemed like the perfect preacher -- until his flock discovered his murder conviction.
"Thomas shut down the church's Web site, replacing it with an ominous warning: 'The Church is under Satan's attack.'" Read the story here. You won't be disappointed.
| December 17, 2010; 3:41 PM ET
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