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Kiddle: a search engine which endangers children
Blocking LGBT searches and a load of searches that children seeking help might use — including support helplines.
WTF  fail  children  Internet  censorship  parenting  Another-Angry-Woman-blog  discrimination  homophobia 
march 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why Facebook Won, and Other Hard Truths | Hapgood
Makes good points. I think the other advantage FB has is the extra integrated stuff — events, chat, and groups all make organising this, socialising, discussing stuff so much easier.
Facebook  social-media  Internet  blogging  via-Andrew-Ducker 
january 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Kitten videos: an engineering approach
'Kittens have a fairly well known failure state: they fall asleep. Sleeping kittens are adorable, but kinda boring'
What's the solution? Make something that checks a whole bunch of kitten videos and plays the one with the most movement.
awwww  cute  Kitty!  cats  Awesome  silly  Internet  programming  clever 
october 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
RIP, Time Cube
But there's still a guy called Alex selling immortality rings.
history  Internet  weird  WTF  time  physics 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
8 Things Some A$$#ole Says in Every Debate About Sexism | Cracked.com
"I'M ON FIRE!" "Actually, before we start, I think you should say you're violently oxidizing. Not all oxidization is bad."
amusing  sexism  bigotry  gender  cracked  image  Internet  people-suck 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Internet hiccups today? You're not alone. Here's why | ZDNet
'Summary: It's not just you. Many Internet providers have been having trouble as they run into long expected (but not adequately prepared for) routing table problems.'
oops  fail  technology  Internet 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Nested - Random Universe Generator
And we all bear universes inside of us. Reminds me of my own memory, which tends to be very much "X reminds me of Y reminds me of Z..."
Awesome  clever  Interesting  Internet  SCIENCE!!! 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO | The Mozilla Blog
Surprising. Good to see LGBT issues rating this level of importance/response.
LGBT  Internet  news  business 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - US government set to give up net oversight powers
'asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative body …wants the successor controlling body to be made up of both private companies and government representatives.'
Interesting  Internet  USA  technology  government  freedom 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Yahoo 2014 Purchases
A helpful illustration of what Yahoo have been doing with their corporate purchases in the wake of the purchase of Vizify, an infographic-making website.
amusing  infographics  business  Internet  Yahoo  WTF  technology 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Don't play Candy Crush Saga, for a while at least, because its creators are being dicks
Best way to make them notice is reduce their player numbers. They're claiming trademarks on the words 'Candy' and 'Saga', and going against utterly unrelated indie games that can't afford to oppose them in court.
copyright  people-suck  business  Internet  PSA  via-Aquarion  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Doge (meme) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The meme typically consists of a picture of a Shiba Inu dog, often with text written in Comic Sans MS in the foreground. The text is deliberately written in broken English, following the format of "such x", "many x", "very x" and "so x".[1] The word "wow" is often used in the meme.
amusing  memes  Internet  culture  such-link  many-interestings 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
What Is Cuil Theory? - Cuil Theory
1 Cuil: if you asked me for a hamburger, and I gave you a raccoon. 2 Cuils: If you asked me for a hamburger, but it turns out I don't really exist. Where I was originally standing, a picture of a hamburger rests on the ground. 3 Cuils: You awake as a hamburger. You start screaming only to have special sauce fly from your lips. The world is in sepia.
Reddit  SCIENCE!!!  memes  amusing  weird  wtf  internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Proverbial Wallets Keep You Informed About Your Spending
'the pocket-sized cases are meant to help you pay better attention to your spending at a time when most of your transactions are done using debit cards and credit cards, instead of cash'
technology  living-in-the-future  gadgets  money  clever  interesting  internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section | Technology | theguardian.com
'The promise of a calmer, more constructive comments section on YouTube is, however, slightly undermined by the fact that the second comment in the top thread under the video explaining the changes includes a prominent ASCII penis.'
google  amusing  youtube  best-last-line-ever  internet  trolls  culture 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me by Calling Me a Feminist | Whatever
Dear Internet; understand that when you attempt to insult a professional writer, they're likely to have a pretty good comeback.
bigotry  feminism  interesting  internet  posttofacebook  sexism 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Facebook's Own Algorithms Are Killing Facebook
'EdgeRank was put in place to ensure users don’t get overwhelmed by content and to reduce spammy content in favor for interesting content.' But it encourages spammy 'like/comment/share' posts, to increase your rank.
posttofacebook  fail  social-media  facebook  interesting  The-internet.-You-will-never-find-a-more-wretched-hive-of-scum-and-villany.-We-must-be-careful  Internet 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Web porn: Just how much is there?
'Many things in porn are exaggerated, including the statistics regularly quoted to show how much pornography is on the web.'
sex  porn  not-actually-NSFW-itself  interesting  Internet  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  statistics 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
NoHomophobes.com
A visualisation of how often homophobic words are in a derrogatory fashion on twitter. This is a real problem, it hurts people.
homophobia  twitter  posttofacebook  people-saying-stupid-things  social-media  people-suck  bigotry  visualisation  Internet  statistics  LGBT 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now • The Register
If your stuff doesn't have a clear owner (say, if its metadata has been stripped during upload), then commercial organisations can not only use it for themselves, but also sell it on.
law  posttofacebook  intellectual-property  important  UK  copyright  wtf  Internet  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is your Twitter password secure?
'It's a scary world right now, guys. Your Twitter password can cause the Dow Jones to drop nearly 150 points and compel dozens of blogs to write breathless posts about the future of online journalism. You should be worried.'
silly  posttofacebook  awesome  amusing  people-suck  security  clever  stupidity  Internet  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Budge: Facing up to Facebook scams
'A Facebook page is created, with an appeal for readers to like, comment or share …the people who started it, having quickly acquired tens of thousands of followers, sell the page. Now an advertiser has all those names and Facebook addresses'
posttofacebook  people-suck  advertising  The-internet.-You-will-never-find-a-more-wretched-hive-of-scum-and-villany.-We-must-be-careful  Internet  scams  via-Andrew-Ducker 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alt Text: Magical Fruit Trees and the Sale of Digital Music — A Parable | Underwire | Wired.com
How much money does the anti-piracy efforts of the music industry make for *musicians* as opposed to the businessmen, lawyers, etc?
posttofacebook  intellectual-property  interesting  piracy  Internet  via-Andrew-Ducker 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Internet reaches apex as man marrying My Little Pony character writes angry email to erotic pony artist
'“I would really appreciate it if the next time your birthday comes around you would request that your clop artist friends (who like to give you sexually oriented pony art as gifts) draw some pony other than Twilight Sparkle for you,” one grown man typed to another, using the system developed through decades of work by British scientists and military contractors.'
silly  posttofacebook  amusing  The-internet.-You-will-never-find-a-more-wretched-hive-of-scum-and-villany.-We-must-be-careful  wtf  culture  Internet 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Latest Japanese Schoolgirl Trend: Fake Dragon Ball Attacks
As covered on Kotaku yesterday, photos of schoolgirls doing faux manga style martial arts moves have been popping up on forums and threads in Japan. Those photos, however, are just the tip of the iceberg. Japanese Schoolgirls Bring Manga Style Martial Arts To Life for FunWhat looks like a Japanese manga come to life is really a bunch of schoolgirls having fun with… Read…This Lady Appears To Be FloatingBack in 2011, photographer Natsumi Hayashi burst on the scene. Her series of photos, which she… Read…RQ
photos  silly  memes  posttofacebook  amusing  awesome  Internet 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Huge cyber attack, possibly slowing down general Web traffic
'a web hosting service lashed out at one of the world's biggest spam email blocking services.'
interesting  Internet  technology 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room | World news | guardian.co.uk
'Leicester-based blogger's monitoring of weapons used in conflict has been taken up by media and human rights groups'
Syria  clever  interesting  internet  war  military 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Apple introducing extra protection against hackers | Technology | guardian.co.uk
'Two-factor authentication for iCloud and other services aims to help guard against hackers trying to access peoples' accounts'
technology  posttofacebook  hacking  Apple  PSA  useful  security  internet 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Emergency Compliment Generator
'A steady supply of Emergency Compliments to be used at times of great insecurity.'
posttofacebook  awesome  amusing  internet  positivity 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Train Wi-Fi and mobile access expected to be in Osborne's budget giveaway | Politics | The Guardian
Some 12 out of 25 rail franchise operators still don't have Wi-Fi – chancellor expected to offer an inducement to them to install it
budget  politics  technology  transport  money  westminster  UK  interesting  internet  trains 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Facebook's 'New Look' May Include Multiple News Feeds
'we could see multiple news feeds based on categories, such as Instagram photos and music your friends are listening to and artist updates.'
posttofacebook  social-media  facebook  interesting  internet  design 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Adult Cat Finder
'you're never more than one click away from chatting with a hot, local cat in your area!'
cats  sex  posttofacebook  parody  amusing  internet 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Warren Ellis » Download Wristbands, or: How To Give Books Away At Parties
'There’s something to be said for learning from the awful, twisting spasms of the music industry.'
music  books  living-in-the-future  technology  advertising  clever  interesting  ebooks  internet  business 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Burger King's Twitter Account Hacked (And Switched To McDonald's)
'“Just got sold to McDonalds because the whopper flopped =[“ Someone's having a bad day over at BK HQ. Still going after nearly an hour.'
twitter  fail  hacking  amusing  social-media  food  fast-food  internet 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Techno Viking and the curse of internet celebrity | Fruzsina Eordogh | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
'Finding yourself at the centre of a meme sensation should be lucrative – but a Berlin lawsuit shows fame doesn't always pay'
law  geeky  memes  amusing  interesting  internet 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Okc_ebooks
'In which a bunch of earnest dudes try to chat up notorious twitter robot "Horse_ebooks" '
sex  posttofacebook  amusing  OkCupid  internet  relationships 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Greedy Sky admits: We crippled broadband with TOO MANY users • The Register
'it has run out of capacity in certain corners of the UK, which has knackered its users' internet connectivity at peak times.'
via-#maelfroth  technology  fail  money  internet 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The value of trigger warnings « Another angry woman
Pretty much describes why I use trigger warnings; 'If I’ve helped even one person avoid pain, then I am glad. It’s a little thing for me to do, which can make the all the difference for some people.'
posttofacebook  consideration  mental-health  interesting  internet  culture 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Upside-Down-Ternet
'My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun.'
amusing  clever  geeky  awesome  internet 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
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