By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
The online world is awash in tributes this morning after film critic Robert Ebert passed away yesterday. Known for his thumbs up/thumbs down ratings system, the writer and TV personality was 70. Meanwhile, China is taking drastic steps to contain an outbreak of avian flu that has killed six people. Chinese authorities in Shanghai have killed more than 20,000 birds suspected of harboring the disease as precaution tighten at airports. Finally, a remake of the horror classic "Evil Dead" isn't fairing well with critics. It's been labeled a "blood monsoon" and they don't mean that in a good way. Something tells me Ebert would have approved of the pans. Welcome to your online trends report for Friday, April 5, 2013.
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