What's Trending 1/14: 'Street Surfing' #1 on YouTube, smartphone relationships

By KBJR News 1

January 14, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Two guys from Duluth street surfing on icy roads are making waves in the viral world. Kevin Jacobsen takes a look at what's trending for the week of January 14th.

Blake Shippee and friend Jeremy Marshik said they were helping people turn their cars around on 3rd Street and Mesaba Avenue because of the ice-covered roads Sunday morning.

On their way back, Shippee said they decided to slide down the hill to their car.

The video, "Icy Duluth Day", is the number one most viewed video on YouTube in the Twin Ports region with more than 65,000 hits.

The video also made its way to television sets in the Twin Cities and beyond. The video also remains in the top 10 most viewed stories on NNCNOW.com

Shippee said on the phone he's in shock over all the attention his video is getting.

Protecting your identity

This week is devoted to protecting your identity. Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission.

The goal is to stop scammers from stealing your tax identity and your refund.

The FTC Is hosting events across the country.

You can find more information from the FTC.

Smartphone relationships

How do you know if your in a serious relationship with your smart phone?

The Huffington Post has 17 signs you're actually in a serious relationship with the device.

Here are a few of them.

2) You never find yourself tempted by outside flirtation.
5) Whenever you're in a crowd, you feel like your iPhone's the only other thing in the room.
10) And even the presidential family has expressed support for your kind of relationship.

You can check out the entire list on the Huffington Post website.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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