MEMernet: B.B. King's Google Doodle and a Tearjerker Reunion 

A round-up of Memphis on the World Wide Web.

Doodle for a King

B.B. King was given one of the internet's highest honors for what would have been his 94th birthday last week. The bluesman got a Google Doodle, the home page images you find at

A video that accompanied King's Doodle followed the man's life from birth to death, highlighting his storied music career.

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Viral Reunion

Memphis Animal Services (MAS) went viral last week with a video they warned came with a "tearjerker reunion alert."

Artist Anthony (no last name given) and his dog, BoBo, live together on the streets of Memphis but were separated. BoBo was brought to MAS where a staff member immediately recognized the dog and reunited BoBo and his friend.

That reunion was captured in a video that got likes and upvotes all over the internet. It also got some digital ink in the New York Post and on the Today show.

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Tweet of The Week

John Paul Keith (@johnpaulkeith): I'm absolutely convinced there'd be fewer Republicans if fewer people hit their kids.

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