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The Sublime Beauty Of Wikipedia GIFs

View this image › Wikigifs, created by Joel Franusic, is a single-serving site that shows you a random GIF from Wikipedia’s servers with each click. Wikipedia was founded in 2001 and didn’t really hit its stride until 2004, but these thousands of GIFs are pure ’90s — created, as most of Wikipedia’s content is, by…

“Gangnam Style” Is Now The Most-Watched YouTube Video Of All Time

1. If you’re the last person on earth who hasn’t viewed it, here it is: Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0. youtube.com 2. Gangnam Style has inspired hundreds of tributes, parodies, and memes… 3. Korean Dance Team Gangnam Style Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kpZhZAr1cQU. youtube.com Over 74 million views. 4. Britney learns to Gangnam Style. Video available at:…

The Rise Of The Hookup App

View this image › Flickr: shanesimpson I, for one, look forward to the day when technology allows us to skip over the humiliating courting and coitus process, and we can 3-D print a baby without having to mash together our revolting genitals. Thankfully, a handful of hornballs are industriously working away at achieving at least…

The Heartbreaking Military Confessions Of Whisper

View this image › whisper.sh Whisper is a relatively new app for anonymously posting confessions, ranging from banal to scandalous. It’s popular with teens and younger people, and has comments and a private messaging system, which has become popular as a lonely-heart pickup/chat service. The app’s anonymity and young user base has also made it…

Behold, The Forefathers Of Google Glass

View this image › Via wearcam.org This photo from 1996 is a “self-portrait” of Steve Mann (far left), then an MIT PhD student. According to the image’s caption, the photo was “captured using wireless communications to additional camera located in front of the group.” As the world braces for and grapples with the concerns of…

Scenes From Zynga After The Fall

View this image › Jim Urquhart / Reuters At around 2:30 p.m. ET, the entire office of Zynga New York was called in for an all-hands meeting. They were brought to the room where Dan Porter, the former CEO of OMGPOP, would give his weekly updates. The person speaking to the office was not Dan…

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies Over California, Twitter

View this image › nasa.gov This morning, Space Shuttle Endeavour was strapped to a 747 and flown around California before the retired vessel is lodged at the California Science Center museum. 3. People lined up to take pictures and tweet under #spottheshuttle tag View this image › Twitter: @kkblabs View this image › Twitter: @amy_landers…

How To Do Birthdays On The Internet

View this image › s3-ec.buzzfed.com Lindsay Lohan, yesterday, asking HuffPost Celeb to RECOGNIZE. Birthdays: the best of times, the worst of times. If it’s yours, and your friends are at least a little thoughtful, and nothing terrible happens at work, they can be mildly enjoyable reminders of the fact that you keep getting closer and…

How Not To Use Pinterest

Every news organization is trying to figure out how to use Pinterest, because why not? It’s nice and popular and people really love it, so if you use it, people might love you too. So this feels… off? View this image › Via Twitter: @steverousseau Pinterest is a place for nice things. It’s for handbags.…

The Biggest Gadget Scoops Site in the World

View this image › Nobody has a new iPad right now, save for Apple staffers, distributors and a few contractually gagged reviewers. Nobody except a guy who goes by Sonlazio. He’s not only got one, but he’s got video. He’s got a review. He’s got benchmarks, for god’s sake. This is the kind of scoop…

Austin Homeless Org: “Homeless Hotspots” Is a Good Idea

BBH, the advertising agency whose “Homeless Hotspots” experiment became the unlikely star of SXSW, is in full damage-control mode. Critics call the program, in which homeless Austinites carry 4G hotspots and exchange bandwidth for donations, everything from “horrifying,” “scary” to “dehumanizing.” Front Steps, the Austin homeless advocacy group that helped BBH design the program and…