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Seven Things You Do On the Internet That'd Be Creepy to Do in Real Life

You're a different person online compared to your real life. It's okay. You don't have to irrationally like cats just because you're obsessed with cat videos. You don't have to literally poke the people you poked on Facebook. You don't have to like or follow or tag or comment or stalk celebrities like you do on the Internet. Read More >>

12 Rules of Internet

In all my years working in technology, I have learned a few things. These lessons have become oft-repeated refrains when speaking to people, so I thought I'd collect them so I have a link to send folks when needed. Read More >>

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How to Meet an Online Friend in Real Life Without It Being Awkward

We know how to navigate these waters with dates we picked up online, but digital friendships don't always translate seamlessly to the real world. And yet increasingly, internet is how we meet people now. So you better be able to ride out that unavoidable initial awkwardness. Read More >>

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How Many of These Viral YouTube Videos Did You Watch?

For YouTube's comedy week, Dane Boe created this music video 'We Didn't Star the Viral' (riffing off Billy Joel's We Didn't Star the Fire) that recaps pretty much all the viral videos that became infamous on YouTube over the last 8 years. You know the usual suspects: Keyboard cat, Star Wars kid, evolution of dance, Charlie bit my finger and oh so much more. Can you recognise them all? Did you watch them all? [Dane Boe via Neatorama] Read More >>

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All the Stuff That Will Happen on the Internet in the Next 60 Seconds

The Internet is always hoppin'. Maybe parts of it will be slowing down just a little as everyone and their dog tunes in to watch season four of Arrested Development, but it'll still be humming along. Read More >>

What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

You love the Internet. You're not alone, obviously. That guy in the cubicle next to you is on the Internet too. That girl checking her email while walking down the street loves the Internet too. Your mum who messages you on Facebook, yeah, she's on it too. Everybody uses the Internet. But what is the Internet, a drug that everyone takes, doing to our brains? Read More >>

The Future Will Hilariously Remember the Internet As a Terrible Dark Age

How will the future look back at 2013? Will they be in awe of the sheer number of hours we spent on the Internet, just like we're in awe of the cast of Mad Men drinking and smoking? Will they be in disbelief that many people spent most of their waking hours in front of a computer? Read More >>

Watch a Pretty Actress Recreate Popular Internet Memes For Your Amusement

Alison Brie, the gorgeous actress that somehow juggles Community and Mad Men without creating a black hole in the Internet, is a pretty funny fellow. Oh and she's also really, really pretty. But funny! But pretty. Anyways, she was tasked at recreating the faces of popular internet memes (think grumpy cat and overly attached girlfriend) with her own facial expressions and her effort is pretty admirable. Plus, it's absolutely adorable. [HyperVocal] Read More >>

Remember the Hilarious Horror of Geocities with This Website

Oh my god. This is perfect. Because things on the Internet never really die and because old terrible things on the Internet eventually become wonderful and especially because Geocities was so hilariously awful, One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age is my new favourite website. It posts screenshots of old Geocities pages in all their blinging, blinking, clip art, galaxy background glory. I can't get enough of this. Read More >>

The Humble Origins of the HTML Blink Tag

Lou Montulli was one of the first people to work on the Netscape web browser, which gave birth to many of the venerable (and likely deprecated) web standards some of us grew up with. And if not for him, the much despised (or maybe loved) HTML Blink tag may never have existed. This is his story. Read More >>


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