Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

When “The Giving Tree” Can’t Give

Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, has pulled together his usual magic and come up with a pithy statement about sharing and DRM.

The Giving Tree is a poem by the late Shel Silverstein, and it’s also the title of one of his poetry collections. In the poem, the tree gave everything of itself: shade, apples, and eventually its very wood. Click on the image above to see the rest of the comic and read what Randall wrote about DRM. If you hover your mouse over the image you will get to read a second joke:

In the new edition of The Giving Tree, the tree uses social tools to share with its friend all the best places to buy things.

via xkcd

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Marketing with Facebook Insights

Marketing with Facebook InsightsStarting October 2, learn how to use Facebook's analytics tool to track and optimize your marketing efforts!  Taught by the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds, Geoffrey Colon will show you how insights works, how to measure key performance indicators, and make your data actionable. Register now!