gominokouhai + internet   47

Jesus would like to connect with you on LinkedIn! Inside the Church of England's digital conversion | WIRED
In which a monolithic institution is traditionally conservative in its adoption of novel paradigms. "Christians habitually fret that every new invention could be “of the devil”, but once that stage is passed they switch to purely trying to use it to “get more bums on seats”."
religion  tech  zeitgeisty  #getoffmylawn  internet 
november 2018 by gominokouhai
Exposure - The cryptocurrency for creative professionals
Finally, when someone offers you an opportunity to do it for the exposure, you can say, "how many Exposure™®?"
internet  art  crypto  society  silly  socialmedia 
july 2018 by gominokouhai
Facebook Crossed The Creepy Line And Can’t Go Back | Buzzfeed
"Google makes a lot of futuristic technology [...] that feel like useful tools on their own merits. Facebook’s core features [...] while disruptive and transformative at scale, were never exactly new. Facebook’s true innovation is a ruthlessly efficient and effective machine that serves highly targeted ads in ways that seem increasingly adversarial to traditional views of personal privacy."
privacy  whyfacebooksucks  internet  socialmedia  tech 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
The American Chopper meme, explained | Vox
Apparently it's all about Socratic dialectics. And rednecks with Hulkamania moustaches throwing chairs at each other. Personally, of course, I favour the Downfall meme as a best fit for my own personal style of philosophical discourse.
philosophy  nerd  meme  socialmedia  millennials  language  #getoffmylawn  culture  internet 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Why did fans leave LiveJournal, and where will they go after Tumblr? | Slate
Because the RUSSIAN MAFIA. Although it's interesting to see that that isn't the sole cause, and the rise in Dreamwidth doesn't directly correlate with LJ's specific fuckups. I gots questions about some of the methodology here, but there's plenty that's interesting.
fandom  blogging  socialmedia  dataisbeautiful  internet  socialnetworking  millennials  #getoffmylawn 
april 2018 by gominokouhai
Why Are People Eating Tide Pods? | NY Magazine
"Ah, youth!" says NYmag, "Never underestimate the power of social-platform metrics to drive adolescent meme consumption!", which I believe is intended to be sarcasm.
zeitgeisty  meme  journalism  #getoffmylawn  socialmedia  internet 
january 2018 by gominokouhai
How a fish tank helped hack a casino | Washington Post
I know, let's put absolutely everything online. That can't possibly have any negative consequences.
internet  tech 
october 2017 by gominokouhai
Seagull falls into pot of curry, terrible puns ensue | The Poke
The pilau creature. He terned orange. After that experience he must have wanted his cardamom. I'm sure he'd pa-rather not have fallen in. He'll be more peshwari in future. Sorry for all the puns, I'm only rogan joshing.
silly  food  twitter  internet  socialmedia  awww 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Precious Plastic
This looks interesting: democratizing makership and reducing waste. Very now.
zeitgeisty  tech  coolstuff  ecology  internet  opendata 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants | NYT
"What's happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip". I've been waiting for this for years. Now that it's happening, of course, the Americans are in charge of it.
europe  usa  politics  economics  law  internet  livinginthefuture 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
So Long, Mom, I'm Off to Drop the Bomb: A Case Study in Public Usage of an Educational Tool | WMD Junction
"it is clear that the users appreciated the ability to 'nuke their neighbors' [...] Many described using it as 'fun,' which is not a term usually associated with targeting nuclear weapons and evaluating their effects."
dataisbeautiful  internet  maps  coldwardinosaur 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Never Mind Trump. The Internet Wants to Watch What’s Behind Him | WIRED
Somebody forgot either a) to deactivate a certain Chrome extension before posting copy or b) pajh's Rules for Life #11.
silly  journalism  politics  news  usa  internet  fuckwits  meme  drumpf 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Call Me Captain | "Your generation would probably ‘livetweet’ the apocalypse..."
This is true, and wise, and beautiful, and it resonates strongly with me. If you're reading this far down, whomever and wherever you are, I love you. You are my tribe.
poetry  socialmedia  internet  I_would_have_got_away_with_it_too_if_it_weren't_for_you_meddling_millennials  #makeuthink  writing  history  feels 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
The $300 Million Button | UIE
This is not just about UX. This is about customer relationships and brand engagement. This is about companies being able to see past the end of their own nose. There are certain people I know who need this blogpost tattooed onto the inside of their eyelids.
tech  internet 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Violence, Tragedy and Nonsense - Talking Points Memo
On the Oregon militia siege: "it's sad to see someone throw their life away over bullshit".
socialmedia  news  journalism  fuckwits  terrorism  usa  internet 
january 2016 by gominokouhai
Bitcoin mining on a 55 year old IBM 1401 mainframe: 80 seconds per hash
"[...] to mine a block at current difficulty, the IBM 1401 would take about 5x10^14 years (about 40,000 times the current age of the universe). The electricity would cost about 10^18 dollars. And you'd get 25 bitcoins worth about $6000. Obviously, mining Bitcoin on an IBM 1401 mainframe is not a profitable venture."
tech  coolstuff  internet 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
Blogocubes | gominokouhai
These too are apparently now called "filter bubbles". I am okay with this because my name for them was abysmal.
blogging  internet  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
may 2015 by gominokouhai
How Get Huge on Twitter: Ignore Copyright and Creative Credit
Related [because Tesla natch]: apparently @HistoryInPics are giant bastards. Such a shame. I really appreciate what they do, often, but there are rules.
copyfight  internet  history  photography 
january 2014 by gominokouhai
Waterstones introduces O.W.L.S.
All I need now is an interjection from @horse_ebooks and we're done here.
internet  silly 
december 2013 by gominokouhai
Amazon introduces Prime Air
Okay, AMZN, I gots questions: 1. What kind of range do you get on a UAV loaded with a boxset of _The Art Of Computer Programming_? 2. Does smart-missile technology actually allow you to pinpoint people's doors with letterbox accuracy? 3. Hypothetically, if one were to catch a drone with a net, what kind of price could I expect on the open market? Asking for a friend. 4. Are adequate compensation plans in place for delayed delivery due to birdstrike? 5. But is there enough room on the drone for the black and white cat?
internet  tech  coolstuff  silly 
december 2013 by gominokouhai
The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger | New Republic
Oh Ghod this is getting ridiculous now. Apparently, while I wasn't looking, the full stop has become obsolete except as an indicator of passive-aggression. CONSTANT VIGILANCE
language  grammar  writing  internet 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet | The Atlantic
"[...]the `because-noun' form is limited only to the confines of your own imagination. It can be anything you want it to be". DESCRIPTIVIST PROPAGANDA RAAARH
language  grammar  writing  internet 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Conservatives erase Internet history - Public Sector IT
I'm not quite sure that "editing robots.txt" exactly counts as "attempting to erase a ten-year backlog of speeches from Internet", but nonetheless the words "memory hole" spring readily to mind. Manifesto commitments are a bitch, ain't they?
bloodytories  internet  news  politics  tech 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Google Books held to be fair use | Matthew Sag
Library digitization is apparently a transformative work with massive social benefit. This is great news.
news  law  copyfight  tech  internet  usa 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
LinkedIn 'Intro'duces Insecurity | Bishop Fox
Oh great. Now you too can invite a shady social network to run its own MITM attack against you. At least they're asking first. Why would anyone agree to this?
internet  news  privacy  socialmedia  socialnetworking  tech  whyfacebooksucks 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Somebody get the captain of the W3C on the line stat.
tech  internet  coolstuff 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm | Buzzfeed
aka. The 1 Articles Most Likely To Redeem Buzzfeed For All The Linkbait Crap They Constantly Post. This is close to perfect. I got to about stage 8 before I realized that it wasn't a real thing that I'd simply missed. And then---aaand then!---someone set up the Twitter accounts mentioned therin and /it began to happen in real life/. Fiction was insufficiently vast to contain its awesomeness. Parodies don't get much better.
silly  socialmedia  internet 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
The Blade Bone Inn: Restaurant Reviews | Trip Advisor
Probably the greatest management response of all time. We've all had customers like this. You can see them coming a mile off and you know that you're going to lose no matter what you do. Fortunately, this is what the right of reply function on Tripadvisor was designed for. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm strongly tempted to pop down to Reading for a steak.
food  customer  service  internet  fuckwits 
august 2013 by gominokouhai
Techno Viking and the curse of internet celebrity
What do you do when your image goes viral? Scumbag Steve got screwed. Overly Attached Girlfriend made a fortune.
internet  meme 
february 2013 by gominokouhai
The Internet A Decade Later
Ghod, I miss the days when there were only 569 million of us.
internet  infographics 
september 2012 by gominokouhai

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