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Most Wanted: Emmy Nominations and Friday Night Lights Finale!

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I had a very difficult time choosing this weeks top spot, and it truly sucks that they happen in the same week. Since I only post things that occur on that week, this marks the first time that I have a tie on the list! This of course won’t happen often, but there’s a first for everything. Other things on the list include a very historic film opening/closing, another Summer TV premiere, and an iOS game I can’t stop playing. Also, since it’s a tie, I will technically have 4 slots, but it will have 5 topics, it’s just that two of them are on one number. With all that said, here’s the list!

1. Emmy Nominations and Friday Night Lights Series Finale

First, I’ll start with Emmy nominations, and I can’t wait until Thursday! We’ll find out who got nominated, who didn’t, and we’ll also find out who got a surprise non and who got snubbed. Could Joel McHale get a nom for Community? Will Ed O’Neill finally get some love from the academy? We’ll have to wait and find out this Thursday when the Emmy nominations are announced!

Next: The Series Finale of Friday Night Lights, and I couldn’t be more sad about it. I’ll be doing a full-length post later this week on the FNL, but this show is so incredible, so real, that I can’t believe it didn’t catch on. It first matter though, five seasons is an incredible amount of time for a show like this to last, although I would’ve like it to last 10 or more seasons. Get ready to cry, because this one is for the record books. Friday Night Lights ends it’s run this Friday at 8PM on NBC.

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

This film opening effectively ends the decade-long franchise that reinvigorated the book industry and brought a world of imagination to millions of readers, parents and children alike. J.K. Rowling’s adventure of the little boy who could has broken records across the board, from being one of the best-selling books of all time, to being the most successful film franchise ever, surpassing over $6 Billion in ticket sales. I honestly can’t see a franchise being so big ever again, so congrats, Harry, and thank you.

3. Rizzoli & Isles – Season Premiere

Yes, Jane and Maura are back! The biggest new hit of Summer 2010 returns with some answers regarding the shooting of Jane in last season’s finale. Did she survive? I’m certain of it. But the real question is how she changed after the shooting. Make sure you watch to get some answers tonight on TNT!

4. Tiny Tower – iPhone/iPod touch

I can’t tell you how addicted I am to this game. I can’t stop checking in to see how many coins I earned while I was gone. In this game, you basically own a building where you add apartments and stores where your tenants can work at, and as your businesses develop, you earn money and with that money, you can add additional floors, eventually making a big tower that’s crazy busy and a huge money maker. As of today, I have 11 floors (which isn’t big by any means) and a little north of 40,000 coins. If you want to add me as a friend on Game Center, add me! My username is [take a wild guess:] JuniorTV.

That’s a wrap for this week! If nothing unexpectedly crazy happens next week, I will have 5 topics next Monday. Until then, thanks for reading The Most Wanted List!

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Most Wanted: Google+ Invites

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This week, I’m posting my first Most Wanted List on WordPress! Some things to look out for is a new social networking site (I think you know what I’m talking about.) And that’s it. Why? It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and I decided to take a smaller workload on the list. I’ll have a full 5-topic list next week, but for this week, here’s our sole #1!

1. Google+

Google’s latest social networking effort is the most promising one yet, and it’s right up the alley that everyone has predicted: it’s the anti-Facebook, even though it’s just like it. The introduction of Google+ was very sudden, and everyone wanted to at least try out the newest thing. so many people signed up, that Google had to shut off invites, and for Google to be getting too much demand, that says a lot about interesting Google+ is to consumers. If you want to join, it’s in an early private beta, and invites are currently closed, but definitely keep trying daily and follow Google’s blog and twitter account.

For this week, it’s a wrap! Make sure you come next Monday for a full version of The Most Wanted List!

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A Big Week for Google

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BY THE WAY: This is my first original blog post on WordPress, thanks for visiting!

Google had it’s busiest week in years with the introduction of a new social networking service, and it’s most ambitious redesign in the web company’s history. As you’ve probably already heard, the new service is called Google+ and its had the Internet going talking all week. You can tell right off the bat that Google is aiming to dethrone Facebook, and that it looks very similar to Facebook. There are some distinctions in Google+ to distance itself (if at all) from Facebook, like splitting friends or family into specific groups called Circles, and it allows you to send status updates or any other content only to the “Circle” you choose, which could be all if you’d like to make it fully public. Another interesting feature is the Hangouts feature, which is probably the most original feature in Google+. Hangouts allows video chatting between friends right from the browser, and it allows up to 10 people chatting at once. It’s an amazing feature, especially since it’s web-based (so no software downloading) and it’s free! Video chatting services like Skype and ooVoo charge for video chatting with more than 3 people, so for 10 being allowed to chat all at once for free is pretty unheard of… And AMAZING! The last feature I’ll talk about quickly in this post is the Huddle feature, which is another original feature in Google+. Huddle offers group messaging with friends with their mobile devices to make a group texting conversation. Since you’re probably going to use Huddle inside the Google+ app (which will be released for iPhone soon), you will be able to message everyone for free, no texting fees. This isn’t the last feature in Google+, but if I posted every feature, this post will be 10 times longer than it already is. If you’re interested in Google+, just go to it’s page at plus.google.com.

Next, Google’s redesign. The web giant decided to change the look of it’s website after introducing Google+, and it’s very Web 2.0. The usually white-themed website got a black bar on the top for the first time, which was criticized by some, but the outcry died down quickly. The sidebar that was introduced a few years ago looks kore modern, as well as the image search and Google Calendar. Another redesign uncovered yesterday is that Gmail is also getting a UI change, looking a lot like Google+, and what will soon be the rest of Google.

You think that’s all? Well Google’s just getting started, as Google+, which has been in a field-testing private beta, has opened to the public this morning, so you can now sign in with your Gmail account and try Google’s social service yourself; and since Google+ is in beta, Google is constantly getting feedback, and will be adding and fixing features in the coming days and weeks.

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