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No, it wasn't you or your computer, Facebook is back after crashing; #Facebookdown trending on Twitter

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:43am
Facebook is expected to release a statement shortly. Mark Heim | mheim@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mheim/index.html

7 essential Alabama GIFs for most situations on Twitter

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:00pm
Now that Twitter users can finally include animated GIFs in tweets, we've gathered some of the best from Alabama. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Recycle your electronics, appliances at Homewood Library this week

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:29am
Patrons are invited to stop by the Library parking lot Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and recycle computer components and small appliances. Ana Rodriguez | arodriguez@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/arrodriguez/index.html

Mystery Facebook relationship statuses: protecting privacy or an open invitation?

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:38am
A new Facebook feature now lets your nosy friends question you about your blank relationship status. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

World Cup 2014: Watch the USA vs. Ghana hype video

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:08am
The United States makes its 2014 World Cup debut today in a grudge match against Ghana. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

The latest trend: Cellphone towers masquerading as crosses and other symbols

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 1:42pm
In this June 10, 2014 photo, a cellphone tower inside the bell tower is seen over the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ankeny, Iowa.AP/Charlie Neibergall  People have mixed feelings about cellphone towers. On one hand, people need cellphones and will complain... Jim Stinson | jstinson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/JimStinson/index.html

This drone video from an Ole Miss frat party has the Internet buzzing

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:54pm
A frat party drone video shot by a former Vestavia Hills resident is generating national attention. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

This drone video from an Ole Miss frat party has the Internet buzzing

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:48pm
A frat party drone video shot by a former Vestavia Hills resident is generating national attention. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Mobile County's online school; Digital Renaissance Summit; and AAA rulings, all in the School Zone

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:45am
The Mobile County school system is ready to launch its own virtual school, similar to the one started by the Baldwin County school system in 2013; more in the School Zone Sally Pearsall Ericson | sericson@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/sericson/index.html

6 questions about Chattanooga's high-speed Internet as Huntsville eyes the jump to light speed

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:12pm
The biggest fight came from companies already providing Internet services Lee Roop | lroop@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/lroop/index.html

Robotics park lauded for bringing thousands more jobs to state as governor announces money for final expansion

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:02pm
Bentley said that $6 million was being released for the construction of Phase III of the park, which is across U.S. Highway 31 from Calhoun Community College. The new facility is expected to be online next year. Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/pgattis/index.html

What do you want us to find out about Chattanooga's high-speed Internet when we go?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:03pm
We're heading to a city where 1 gigabit Internet speed is available to every business and residence Lee Roop | lroop@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/lroop/index.html

Last Navajo code-talker who helped Marines get by the Japanese in WWII, dies

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:55am
he last original Navajo code-talker, Chester Nez, passed away this week at his home. Cassie Fambro | cfambro@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/CassieFambro/index.html

5 great ways to use Google+ Movies & Stories

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:05am
Sorry, scrapbook manufacturers, Google may have finally made you irrelevant. Two new features from Google, Movies and Stories, are proving a fun way to preserve your memories digitally. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

University of Alabama, Shelton State team wins NASA Robotic Mining contest

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:46pm
College teams from around the nation faced off in the competition last week, in which the robots were tested during timed trials in sandbox-like sites. Alabama Astrobiotics Grand Prize consisted of several graded portions, including the on-site mining competition, a written engineering paper award and presentation award. Melissa Brown | mbrown@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mbrown104/index.html

Superheroes, sci-fi fans and fantasy buffs converge at 2014 Alabama Phoenix Festival in Birmingham

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 3:32pm
On May 30-June 1, the Sheraton convention center will be filled with imaginative folks who have big dreams, common interests and a taste for the theatrical. "Star Wars" buffs, "Ghostbusters" fans, Trekkers, anime admirers, steampunk fashionistas, Lego lovers, "Dr. Who" fanatics … you name it. Mary Colurso | mcolurso@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/mcolurso/index.html

Impossible: A new social network that lets you do good for others

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:38am
There's an old saying that it's always better to give than receive, and a new social network called Impossible is built upon that very belief. Adrienne Erin http://connect.al.com/user/adrienneerin/index.html

Alabama women respond to #YesAllWomen with stories of fear, discrimination, sexual harassment

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:20pm
As #YesAllWomen continues to trend following Friday's killing spree near the University of California at Santa Barbara, we gathered some of the most powerful tweets written by Alabama residents. Alex McDaniel http://connect.al.com/user/alexmcdaniel/index.html

Mobicon after dark: get your freak on for a great cause

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 7:52pm
Let's play master and servant Tamara Ikenberg | tikenberg@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/Ikenberg/index.html

Meet a mix of Mobicon's colorful characters

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 5:35pm
Fruity cats and genetically mutated teens Tamara Ikenberg | tikenberg@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/Ikenberg/index.html