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1111 - Facebook is depressing
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Brian Tong & Rafe Needleman
Jason Howell

Why the long A woman battling depression put some pictures of herself having fun privately on Facebook. Somehow the insurance company found them and cut off her benefits saying she looked happy enough and must be cured. Really? We also get further impressions on Google's Chrome OSD now that we've had more time with it, and YouTube pulls a Hulu, but not in the good way.

Stories Covered[]

Try out Chrome OS for yourself

Other Stories

YouTube pulls a Hulu — yanking API access from Popcorn Hour, other TV-connected devices

Twitter turns on location. Not for just yet.

Sony unveils its answer to Apple’s iTunes

Sony hits snag getting its own game out for PSP Go

Britain’s new Internet law — as bad as everyone’s been saying, and worse. Much, much worse.

Law firm contemplates class action suit to recompense Xbox Live modders

Depressed woman loses benefits over Facebook photos

Kickers and Science

LHC dimensional apocalypse from midnight

This Google’s made from 100 percent virgin pulp, not chrome


Derrek points out something very important about this episode

Mike the truck driver

Shane from Coshocton. Dude! He’s from Coshocton!


Hi Buzz crew,

Chadd the ita in California here. Was just watching the buzz report on my spealy and wanted to let you know that both my sibs use their jejaws while operating their fetches. Recently, despite my protests, I have noticed my parents responding to my text messages while they are driving the fetch.

All of them are using Blackberries, is there something I can get them for Christmas that will allow them to text hands free? At least that may be a step in the right direction.

Love the buzz report ;-)


Rialto, California

Hey Buzz Crew

I had heard about your show for a while but only started listening about 8 months ago. After listening to one episode, I decided to listen to all of them. 1,110 episodes later, I’m all caught up. In case you’re wondering, I’m not crazy, I just have a lot of free time at work. Love the show.


Summerville, SC

PC Game moders have created their own Modern Warfare 2 Dedicated Servers.

The problem with insulting Tweakers and Hackers is that motivates them to ‘code’ you off at the knees, like AgentGOD did.

Give them a dedicated server on the PC or Crack down on moders, watch your sales drop and piracy rise.

I don’t own the game and don’t plan on buying it anytime soon, but as a PC

Gamer that lives on the Mod and Modding community (when not playing MMO’s) I am getting tired of game companies buying into the console market fallacy.

Robert Clark

Prince Albert, SK

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