After a long holiday weekend, catching up on news and emails – and getting back into “work mode” – is easier said than done. Let us do some of the work for you. Here’s what you need to know from the past few days.
More than 30,000 tweets and 2.7 million likes on Facebook. On Saturday, American Express upped the ante with its partnership
with Foursquare. Cardholders who synced their accounts with Foursquare got a $25 statement credit for spending $25 at a small business.
The Great Waffle Riot of 2011
We heard about the pepper spray, but we saw the madness over Wal-Mart’s $2 waffle makers. For the one waffle rioter who unintentional gives this video a PG rating, she makes out with at least four boxes. That’s a lifetime of waffles for less than $10. Well done, crazy shopper. Well done.
The Red Planet
You don’t need to be on the lookout for Martians just yet, but maybe in late 2012. NASA’s Curiosity rover blasted off for Mars on Saturday, but in the meantime, you can follow the mission on Twitter: @MarsCuriosity and @NASA.
Vampires vs. Muppets
Team Jacob and Team Edward are finally on the same side. They outlasted Team Kermit at the movies. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” took the number one spot at the weekend box office, followed by “The Muppets.” Even a week-long dedicated SiriusXM channel couldn’t propel the Muppets past America’s favorite sparkly vampire.
Swipe to Give
Don’t have extra change in your pocket to drop in the kettle? No problem. The Salvation Army is accepting credit cards this holiday season. I wonder if they have a $3 minimum like the little shop in the lobby of our building …
Now that you’ve saved some time in the “what’s new” department, you can spend that time shopping online. It is Cyber Monday, after all. But be careful out there – don’t get virtually pepper sprayed.