Twitch Plays Pokémon: A Social Experiment From Its Creator

The creator of one of the weirdest things to happen on the Internet this year, who has managed to remain anonymous to every single reporter and media outlet that has come calling for a story, tells Mashable the live-gaming experiment may be a game changer According to the creator of Twitch Plays Pokémon, an insightful and endlessly frustrating crowd-sourced romp through Nintendo's 1996 role-playing video game Pokémon Red, it all began as a social experiment. See also: How TwitchTV Built a Vibrant Community Around Game Streaming “I think the internet is capable of handling things of this nature,” the anonymous programmer said. “But if they were being produced and released rapidly it would be hard for an audience to get invested in one particular production.” Read more...More about Livestream, Social Gaming, Online Gaming, Justin Tv, and...

Pinterest Announces Unlimited Secret Boards

Pinterest announced Friday that users can now have an unlimited amount of secret boards Previously, a user could only have six secret boards. But users loved the feature so much that the company finally gave in to the frequent requests for an unlimited option See also: 7 Ideas for Your First Pinterest Secret Board “While people are increasingly using secret boards to pin, they’re also continuing to be active with public boards,” a Pinterest spokesperson told Mashable First unveiled in 2012, Pinterest secret boards allowed a user to have three secret boards in order to hide their secret events or surprise parties from friends and family. In November, Pinterest increased the number of secret boards to six Read more...More about Software, Social Media, Pinterest, Tech, and Apps...