Thursday Morning Cyber Corner

DEBATE BIG ON SOCIAL MEDIA

NEW YORK (AP) -- The second presidential debate was a big hit on social media. Blue Fin Labs says it generated 12.24 million comments on Twitter and Facebook. That makes it the top political event of all time in social media. More than half the comments came from women, 46 percent from men. When you include non-political events, the debate ranks third behind this year's Grammys and MTV VMAs.

GOOGLE LETTING PEOPLE SEE SECRETIVE DATA CENTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is letting you peak inside its secretive data centers. This is where computers process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute emails for thousands of people. You can see them by logging on to a new website (http://www.googl e.com/about/datacenters/gallery/#/). It features photos from inside some of the eight data centers Google has in the U.S., Finland and Belgium.

MILLION PUPPET MARCH BEING ORGANIZED ONLINE

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Million Puppet March is being organized online. More than 1,000 puppeteers and public broadcasting supporters have gone online to sign up for a march on the National Mall in Washington three days before the election. It was prompted by Mitt Romney's pledge to cut funding for PBS, even though he said he likes Big Bird. It was originally called the Million Muppet March, but organizers say they changed the name to include sock puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and mascots.

BRITISH PLAYERS BANNED FROM TWEETING ABOUT MATCHES FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE THE GAME

LONDON (AP) -- England's football players have been banned from tweeting about matches for 24 hours before the game. Under the new rules, players could be disciplined if they tweet about "the opposition, management or individuals." England defender Ashley Cole is facing a fine because of a vulgar tweet. The Football Association is also telling players they can only spend a "sensible" amount of time playing computer games while on duty for England.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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