This week, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp suffered major worldwide outages, and Twitter previewed some possible new changes. And people took to (what else?) social media to (what else?) complain.
And: The Ringer asks the age-old question, if a TV show falls in the woods, and no one talks about it, can it be certified fresh? Or something like that.
And finally: Captain Marvel is the 21st feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the ninth movie in the MCU's Phase Three. It is, chronologically, a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and a prequel to 2008's Iron Man. I didn't follow much of that, but I get this part: After 11 years and all those previous movies, it's the first one with a female lead.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Why It Took Six Months for "Shallow" to Finally Reach No. 1
- Billionaire dies during Paris penis enlargement operation
- Salem making history in broadcast booth: Cool, Newman to form baseball's first all-female radio team
- Michael Schur Inks Mega New Overall Deal To Stay At Universal Television
- DC's Plans for Batman's 80th Birthday Include 1.5 Million Bats (and Maybe Some Comics)
- Mad About You Revival With Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt (Finally) Finds a Home
- Taika Waititi Just Gave Apple's Time Bandits TV Series a Huge Boost
- A new theory for Oumuamua: It’s a comet that rocks
- The World's Last Blockbuster Has No Plans to Close
- Cool Stuff: Get a Limited Edition 'Captain Marvel' T-Shirt from Nine Inch Nails
- Woman shares list of 15 'tips' man sent her on Tinder in order to improve herself
- The Disney-Fox Acquisition Will Close on March 20, Disney Announces
- A rash of goat thefts is plaguing California's San Joaquin Valley. In all, 61 goats worth $27,000 have been taken from private properties.
- Amy Schumer Doesn't Care What You Think (That Much)
- Babe Ruth is the Greatest Player Ever -- But He's Far from the Best
- Former News 8 reporter Mike "Bogey" Boguslawski dies at 78
- Samuel L. Jackson Operates Like He Owns the Place. (He Does.)
- Listening to 'extreme' music makes you calmer, not angrier, according to study
- Susan Bigelow - A librarian, a columnist for CT News Junkie, and a science fiction/fantasy novelist
- Jim Chapdelaine - An Emmy Award-winning musician, producer, composer, and recording engineer, and a patient advocate for people with rare cancers
- Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer; founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.