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July 22, 2011

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Do tech and social media play big roles in your internship? Check in every Friday for this update from The Campus Socialite. This week, we’re buzzing about Apple’s new operating system, Bill Gates’ $42 million toilet project and Rebecca Black’s dud of a sequel to ‘Friday.’

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Apple released a brand-new version of its OS X operating system this week, and yes, it is sweet.

By Matt Schoenman

Apple Releases the Lions

Apple’s new OS X, Lion, was released this week, along with the new Macbook Air. We hear that the Air absolutely blows away the performance of last year’s Macbook Pro, which means that this new generation of Apple products will be ridiculous. Even more than that, Lion, available exclusively through the Mac App Store, exceeded 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours.

Bill Gates To Reinvent the Toilet

The Microsoft founder and billionaire donated $42 million to help develop cheap toilets that will help improve health, sanitation, and save lives in third world countries. How does this influence you? It doesn’t, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to write that headline.

Rebecca Black Releases Her New Single, ‘My Moment’

The YouTube sensation is back with a new single that is even more irritating than Friday … if that’s even possible. The song My Moment features Black’s incredibly auto-tuned voice, and the video sees her fake-singing in the studio. The song is about the artist’s quick rise to fame, and comes off as little more than arrogant. She’ll also be releasing a 5 song EP in August.

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Eric Woodard July 24, 2011 at 3:18 am

Hi Matt,
Dude – toilets that improve sanitation and keep people in need from getting sick might make a glib headline, but did you know that diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in the third world and the leading cause of death in infants worldwide?

Sorry to get on a high horse – look, I've made plenty of toilet jokes in my life too – but just a thought: I bet there are plenty of interns working on this initiative at Gates right now who understand $42 million for toilets is no laughing matter – maybe we should too.

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