September 23rd, 2010
05:20 PM ET

WebPulse: Harry Potter, Facebook outage, Eddie Long

Fans are pumped over the upcoming release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

Here's a look at some of the stories that are trending and popular on Twitter, Google and other news and social media sites.

With 57 days left until the premiere of the latest installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise, fans have much to "squee" over. Since yesterday's release of the official trailer of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," fans have been furiously uploading reaction videos on YouTube and Tweeting over every twist and turn in the 2:25 spot. And then there's the buzz on the message boards... While the general tone of the reaction ranges from intense reverence to gleeful delirium, for some, it's never too early to start bemoaning the end of the epic franchise.

In fact, the folks at Hogwarts Radio would have you believe that the trailer's "awesomeness" is to blame for Facebook's mid-afternoon crash on Thursday, the second the social networking site has experienced in the past 48 hours. Facebook attributes the outage to "latency issues with the API" and says it is working on a solution, but that hasn't stopped the peanut gallery from Tweeting about it. Will this overshadow news that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plans to give $100 million to schools in Newark, New Jersey, some ask, an act viewed as an effort to neutralize buzz over the upcoming film, "The Social Network," a brutal (and, admittedly, fictionalized) biopic chronicling the early days of Facebook.

Even these intermittent blips have not been able to push off the radar all the buzz surrounding sexual abuse allegations against Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long. The beleaguered pastor has said he will respond to the allegations on Sunday, but meanwhile, pictures of his bodybuilder's physique, released by lawyers for his accusers, are flying around the internet, while pundits muse over how the scandal will affect the culture of the African-American evangelical church.

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  1. MyLORD

    Whats the deal with Bishop.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    Bishop can only move diagonal

    September 24, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. SKY

    FACT: FINALLY IT ALL COMES OUT. THIS HYPOCRITE ! EDDIE LONG HAS DRAINED MONEY AND HOPE
    FROM POOR, AND RICH SINCERE PEOPLE. HE SUCKED IN THE PRESIDENTS, THE KINGS FAMILY
    AND OVER 25,000 MORE PEOPLE....WITH CHURCH DONATION, HE HAS A EXPENSIVE LARGE HOME,
    CLOTHES AND CAR. AND WITH SOME OF THE DONATION HE GAVE GIFTS TO HIS SELF MADE LOVERS.
    EVERY SUNDAY FOR YEARS, HE'S PREACHING SALVATION, WHILE HE IS FORNICATING WITH OUR YOUNG
    MEN, USING THEM JUST LIKE THE PREST HAVE DONE..PEOPLE LIKE THIS WHO ARE BEING
    USED BY THE DEVIL, ALWAYS LEAVE A TRAIL..ALL THE PARENTS WHO ATTEND THIS CHURCH AND
    HAVE YOUNG SONS WILL HAVE TO TALK TO THEM, JUST TO BE SURE HE HAS NOT ABUSED THEM.
    HE IS NOT ANNOINTED, THIS MAN IS A MINISTER OF THE DEVIL...THEY HIDE WHAT THEY ARE.

    September 24, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Kenyatta

      Sky, I sincerely apologize for the way you feel, however you're incorrect on so many levels. My family and I personally know Bishop Long and have NEVER, EVER heard of him saying, or being involved with unsavory events of compromise. I know Bishop and First Lady Vanessa Long are people of high integrity and character. Unfortunately we live in a media crazed world that would much rather pilot their morality by what's either printed or broadcast via television, instead of using the Word of God – (which is the only standard for the believer)to use. Please be sure to obtain ALL the facts, before judging a man you neither know or have knowledge of! Thank you

      September 24, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. brian

    This is why i dont go to church and my 7 yr old son will deff never go to church its a shame and these are the ppl we're suppose to trust hes a child molesting theif that deserves everything he has coming to him WHO'S UR DADDY NOW BIATCH

    September 24, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • agnes

      Hi Brian!!Its all scandalous i know but don't resign like that because your relationship with God does depend on the actions of others.

      September 25, 2010 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Linda - Houston

    Isn't it obvious the pastor took those pics with the phone for the guyswithiphones.com website? I see someone posted his pic today....wonder if it was perhaps there long ago??

    September 24, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. ajmcc

    brian , that not the reason you don't go to church and it sured not be the reason you go the church. jesus is the reason.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • med

      Go back to school and learn to spell!

      September 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dks

    BODY OF CHRIST, we walk by FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT...Pray That JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL for Bishop Eddie Long, his family and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nicole

    I dont think there is anyway at least one if these accusations arent true. Anyone who believes that this couldn't be they are foolish.

    September 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKY

    I AM NOT GOING TO PRAY FOR EDDIE LONG AND HIS FAMILY.
    I AM NOT GOING TO PRAY FOR THE NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
    BUT I WILL PRAY FOR THE MOTHERS AND THE FATHERLESS YOUNG MEN WHO HE ABUSED.
    I WILL PRAY FOR THE ALL THE MOTHERS WHO HAVE TO TALK TO THEIR SONS AND ASK,
    "DID THIS MAN ABUSE YOU".....A PEDIFILES ALWAYS LEAVES A TRAIL. FOLLOW THE
    TRAIL.......THIS MAN IS A HYPROCRITE. HE AND HIS FAMILY AND OTHERS IN POSITIONS
    HAVE TAKEN YOUR MONEY, TRUST AND WAS ABOUT TO TAKE 25,000 TO DESTRUCTION
    WITH HIM.....NOT ONE OF HIS SERMONS WERE BACKED BY HOLY SPIRT. THE DAY HE LAYED
    HIS HAND OR ONE OF OUR YOUNG MEN HE COMMITED A CRIME...GOD IS NOT A PART OF THIS.
    I HAVE BE TRYING TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THIS, FINALLY MAYBE SOMEONE WILL LISTEN.
    GOD DOES NOT BLESS A FORNICATOR...OR A ADULTERERS...NEITHER THIEFS...SOMEHOW
    THE CHURCHES HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES, AND HAVE ALLOW MINISTERS WHO CAN GIVE
    GOOD SERMONS, OR THOSE WHO CAN SING,,,DO ALL SORTS OF UNCLEAN THINGS AND
    SAY "OH GOD IS WITH THEM" OH THEY ARE ANOINTED" THIS IS A LIE....A BIG LIE.
    WHAT EDDIE LONG AND HIS FAMILY AND THE PASTORS OF THIS CHURCH HAVE DONE IS
    COMPARED TO WHAT THE PRIESTS HAVE DONE, A ACT OF ATROCIOUS, SOMEONE IN
    POSITION HAD TO KNOW, AND NOW IT WILL COME OUT....THIS SUNDAY HE IS GOING TO
    GIVE THE SPEECH OF HIS LIFE....AND THIS WILL BE APPALLING, BECAUSE WHAT HE DID
    IS EXTREMELY EVIL....AND ALL THOSE WHO CLOSE THEIR EYES TO THE TRUTH IS UNDER
    THE CONTROL OF THE DEVIL OR WICKED MEN...
    THEY TOOK YOUR MONEY, HAVE LARGES HOMES, JEWERY,CARS, AND TRIPS AROUND
    THE WORLD – EDDIE LONG AND FAMILY AND PASTORS ARE NOT GOING AWAY QUIETLY
    THATS TOO MUCH MONEY...HE FOOLED 25,000 SOULS BUT HE DID NOT FOOL GOD.
    EVEN THE DEVIL TURNED HIS BACK ON THIS MAN....EVIL, EVIL, EVIL 25,000 SOULS

    September 25, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Lady

    This is not a secret to most. I lived in Atlanta for 20 years (now in florida), and the buzz about him being on the "downlow" has been in the music industry (a VERY tight net club) for a long time. God always brings the truth to the light. There is no way around it. If you're in doubt about this, tell me this? Why has it taken Long so much time to speak publicly??? Because he has to know or feel that these young men ( and I know there are many more) has concert proof...He knows it...I don't understand why people just decide to "mind their own business" when a person is famous, well like/loved and has power....God continues to show us who is the most powerful!!!

    September 25, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • NewEyes

      Lady, you are so right about God showing he is more powerful. What happens in darkness will always be exposed to light. It is truly sickening when man will become so arrogant in his wickedness and somehow get to the point where he believes that not even God can touch him (or allow him to be exposed).

      September 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RTHORNE

    LUKE WARM MINISTERS VIDEO...
    http://www.youtube.com/user/rthorne2#p/a/u/1/IN9HLZoWiJw

    September 26, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |