Reading While Eating for July 11: The Social Network

Today's links prove that there's a Big Brother watching every move you make on social networks (cue "Every Breath You Take" by The Police)

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Young male gymnasts (bottom) stretch their legs as a female gymnast jumps on a stage at a local juvenile sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, July 10, 2012.

Big Gulp: 7-11 means free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven, in honor of the chain’s 85th birthday. Go out, and get one. We’ll be here waiting. (TIME.com)

Get Out the (Facebook) Vote: Republicans use eBay, Democrats use Instagram. Here’s what your social network of choice reveals about voting patterns. (BuzzFeed)

#EatPrayDrink: Tweets about beer and church visualized by U.S. county. (io9)

Soda vs. Pop: Twitter mentions of soft drink names from coast to coast. (Flowing Data)

What’s In a Name: Little Orphan Annie was originally named Otto before Harold Gray’s publisher decided the character looked more like a girl.  Here are 17 classic literary characters who were almost named something else. (Mental Floss)

What’s In a Can: Did you know that there are 13 varieties of Spam, and its biggest consumer is the Pacific island of Guam? Read more fun facts about the classic canned meat. (TIME.com)

Lift Off: Watch all 135 space shuttle launches at once. (Laughing Squid)

All Clammed Up: Ever seen a live clam before? Watch this one try to escape from a pile of salt. It burns…it burns… (The Daily What)

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