June 3rd, 2013
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negritaaa:

just click, i promise you its not what you’re expecting.

Watermelon

This is the greatest thing I’ve seen, like, everrrrrr.

I, too, love watermelon. Also.

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October 22nd, 2012
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It’s sort of a social-networking version of Moore’s Law,” said Zuckerberg, who was interviewed by Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham. “We expect this rate [of sharing] will double every 10 years. So in 10 years from now, people will be sharing about 1,000 times as many things as they do today.

Sure, this isn’t a shocking prediction or anything. The part that got me thinking is what this expectation means: large corporations fully expect to know everything about their audience, and very soon. It’s creepy (and 99% inevitable) - but not an altogether impossible situation. It’s important to recognize things as they are happening, that’s all.  

In the future, we have no privacy. What do you value?

Read more at c | net 

October 18th, 2012
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This GIF is lovingly dedicated to Google and their reporting firm, who had a really shitty day today.
Look natural guys, maybe nobody will notice.

I can’t help it. I love this tumblr: britneyspearsgifs 

This GIF is lovingly dedicated to Google and their reporting firm, who had a really shitty day today.

Look natural guys, maybe nobody will notice.

I can’t help it. I love this tumblr: britneyspearsgifs 

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October 15th, 2012
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I want this because of reasons.
Filed under:
Swinging in the rain ♪ just swi-i-i-i-i-nging in the rain ♪
Awesome things to do
Is it real? Who cares it’s great 
Things I’m staring at
Monday

I want this because of reasons.

Filed under:

  • Swinging in the rain  just swi-i-i-i-i-nging in the rain 
  • Awesome things to do
  • Is it real? Who cares it’s great 
  • Things I’m staring at
  • Monday

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October 10th, 2012
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She knew her voice was important, so she spoke up for the rights of children. Even adults didn’t have a vision like hers.

via NY Times: Malala Yousafzai, the brave fourteen-year-old girl who wrote about the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education, is in critical condition after surgery. 

On Tuesday, October 9th, masked Taliban gunmen answered Ms. Yousafzai’s courage with bullets, singling out the 14-year-old on a bus filled with terrified schoolchildren, then shooting her in the head and neck. Two other girls were also wounded in the attack. All three survived, but late on Tuesday doctors said that Ms. Yousafzai was in critical condition at a hospital in Peshawar, with a bullet possibly lodged close to her brain. 

She risked her life to send the world the message that every girl deserves an education. Let’s honor Malala today by amplifying her voice. Read more here.

(via halftheskymovement)

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August 29th, 2012
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What is a publisher anymore, anyway? A blog is a magazine. A magazine a blog. A newspaper a WordPress install. A Twitter account a journalist.

Craig Mod, Our New Shrines 

Here are a few tidbits from the article (his take on the PR monster, Facebook) that stood out to me, while I sat drinking my coffee, reading my emails, and pondering the evolution of macro communication and public relations:

This company with (no product and) four million fans soon to be five, soon to be ten: they decided back in 2010 to make Facebook their shrine. They spent five minutes setting up their Facebook page. Five minutes. That was their development cost. They didn’t engineer a custom CMS. They didn’t modify Django. They spent five minutes and were done and then spent three months hustling.

They hustled and found great content. For three months they hustled to develop a critical momentum in audience. They needed momentum behind their content, their brand, not momentum behind their shrine. They hustled to get their name on the maps of big bloggers, influential Twitter users. They hustled and promoted and continued to post great content not to their Tumblr site or ExpressionEngine CMS, but their Facebook page.

They have excited, eager, positive, and supporting fans. Millions, growing at a breakneck clip. Fans happy to jump toward wherever they’re pointed.

I’m sorry, but that’s creepy as fuck if you ask me.

The point of the article is to show publishers that building a community of fans is paramount to having a great product (or ANY product, even), i.e. the method of selling is changing. The way people are allowing themselves to be sold to has changed.

Duly noted. Let us also keep in mind that a lack of critical thinking is never a good idea. 

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August 23rd, 2012
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Granny effed up the Jesus painting and now it’s a meme.

‘Good deed’ by rogue restoration pensioner ruins 19th-century Spanish fresco

Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) was a prized Spanish fresco — the pride of the Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Borja, near Zaragoza, where it has delighted parishioners for more than 100 years. But after a botched restoration attempt by a well-meaning DIY pensioner, Elias Garcia Martinez’s 19th-century masterpiece looks more like a child’s finger-painting.

The unauthorized alterations were made by a Spanish woman in her 80s who had apparently grown upset over the worsening state of the painting. (Centro de estudios Borjanos)

This is real. Personally, I can’t stop laughing. She probably got the idea on Pinterest. A-a-a-a-and there’s already a meme for it, I saw it first here:


Reblogged from National Post
August 6th, 2012
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Atom & His Package: If You Own the Washington Redskins You’re
a Cock

Redefining Music, 2001

I didn’t name the song, I just woke up with it stuck in my head (and I like to share those) so that’ll be my post today. It’s a good song from a long, long time ago …before iPhones, even. I suggest you read the lyrics a few times before you decide you hate it.  :]

If You Own the Washington Redskins You’re a Cock

I like sports

There are some things I force myself to miss

Like I never met an athlete I like in hockey or in Texas 

When it comes to Native American nickname teams 

Even within the context of sports it’s awful and mean

And you’ll go wah wah wah you’re so PC 

And I will say hey wait

My my my how the table has turned to be a fucking prick is a desirable trait

While we’re on the subject of changing team names there’s no jazz in Utah  

And few lakes in LA

Just this once give me the benefit of the doubt

The Bullets became the Wizards to Pilots? Get out

And you’ll go wa wa wa you’re so PC

And I will say hey wait

Remind me again how it came to be

That being a stupid American is a desirable trait

Wouldn’t it be offensive if we cheered

"Rah rah rah" for the Carolina negroes with a beat box cheer and a big foam afro

The Minnesota Vikings became the New York kikes with dollar bills on their helmets

Cause thats what they’re like ya know

Atom, What about the Saints, Angels and the Padres too ain’t that the same thing for Christians thats offending you?

When there’s a Jesus Christ mascot dog shooting crucifixes

They nailed to a cross dying to save the team

You’ll be right, you’ll be right 

But until then

YOU’RE…NOT…RIGHT

So

What’s your take on Washington Redskins

What’s your take on the Cleveland Indians

What’s your take on Washington Redskins

What’s your take on the Cleveland Indians

The Official Atom & His Package Website 

July 2nd, 2012
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Gerd Ludwig’s “Long Shadow of Chernobyl” project

Internationally-renowned photojournalist Gerd Ludwig has spent years documenting the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In 1986, errors at the plant in Ukraine led to an explosion that ultimately caused over a quarter of a million people to permanently evacuate their homes to escape the radiation and radioactive fallout. Over the course of several trips to the site and the region for National Geographic Magazine in 1993, 2005, and 2011, Ludwig has amassed a documentary record of a people and a place irreparably altered by a tragic accident. His 2011 trip was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Now Ludwig has released an iPad app with over 150 photographs, video, and interactive panoramas. (via kqedscience)

Oh hey what whoa. Startling, huh? I found the evidence of so much color to be a stark contrast to what I thought I knew about the site. The images, combined with a teensy bit of hindsight and passable knowledge of history that followed, allow some insight into the state of affairs at the time of the unfortunate blast. Also, blasted dolls are way fucking creepy.

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May 25th, 2012
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Oh my God, Becky. Look at her …er…blanket. It is so big. 

Your Freaky Fish of the Day

Via Ocean Defender:

Behold the beautiful and otherworldly Blanket Octopus. Like the Argonauts (to which they are closely related), they live near the ocean’s surface, and can be found in both tropical and subtropical waters. There are four known species (the one depicted here is apparently T. gracilis, aka the Palmate Octopus), all of which share the same astounding anatomical and behavioral traits unique to this genus. Let’s begin with the name. As should be obvious from the image above, the female Blanket Octopus has two arms (the dorsal and dorsolateral, if you want to get technical about it) which are significantly longer than the rest and are connected to two other arms by a massive sheet-like membrane (the webbing is absent from the other four arms). It seems this “blanket” is unfurled when the animal feels threatened, presumably to make it appear bigger to any potential predator. Young individuals practice an altogether different defensive strategy. Apparently immune to the venom, they have been observed to carry pieces of the stinging tentacles of the Portuguese Man o’ War. The Blanket Octopus also exhibits one of the most extreme examples of sexual dimorphism of any animal: males, at 2.4 cm (or smaller), are minute, while the females can exceed 2 m in length.

FJP: That’s some kinky possibilities.

Reblogged from The FJP
May 15th, 2012
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Autos from the set of the new Michel Gondry film.

All is well, you’re not dreaming, these cars do exist but only on the set of Michel Gondry’s next film (adapted from the novel by Boris Vian, The Foam of the Daze) taking place right now in Paris. 

Click through to see the full auto collection, photographed from all angles. Fascinating insight into the unbridled imagination of this French filmmaker.

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