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Flame wars: How angry memes go viral | Cult of Mac
Want a shortcut for producing viral content? Get angry. Here's why enraging the internet is the fastest route to clicks and video views.
tech  meme  virality 
10 weeks ago
7 Tips for Getting More Responses to Your Emails (With Data!)
Over the past year, our customers asked Boomerang to remind them if they didn’t get a response to over 40 million emails. Writing emails that get responses is an incredibly valuable skill - and what makes an email likely to get a response is hard to determine.

There's a lot of advice about h
email  howto 
10 weeks ago
Melted Crayon Art Tutorial
A step by step photo tutorial on how to make a rainbow out of crayons, canvas, and a hairdryer. The result: melted wax creates a beautiful, colorful rainbow piece of art.
art  howto  diy 
10 weeks ago
The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)
Despite all of the pleasures of instant noodles—the salty, MSG-packed broth, the little freeze-dried nubs of vegetables, the slippery, way-too-soft noodles—wouldn't it be great if you could get all of that same convenience and pleasure—the portability, the just-add-water cooking, the lunch-sized portions—but pack it full of fresh vegetables and real, honest-to-goodness flavor?\n\nHere's a secret: you can, and it's easier than you think.
food 
10 weeks ago
Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom
I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets and phones in class.
teaching 
10 weeks ago
Full House and Friends: What the Homes Would Cost
Neither the Tanners nor Monica and Rachel would likely have been able to afford those awesome homes
tv  economy  identity  analysis  class  teaching 
10 weeks ago
Season 1
Just as it was premiered in 2000, here is the promotional for the first season of the show that changed my life, the life of many, many peop...
queer  qaf  music 
april 2017
Queer as Pop: From Gay Scene to Mainstream
How the political and social liberation of gay men has affected the music mainstream
queer  music  documentary 
april 2017
Which stories go viral? Those that tickle just the right spots of our brains
Scans show how our brains calculate the value—but it's still not the whole story.
virality  meme 
march 2017
Why Didn't Gay Rights Cure Gay Loneliness?
Gay rights have come so far, so fast. So why are gay men still much more likely commit suicide or suffer from depression?
gay  social  identity  culture 
march 2017
boslgbtqia-arts
BLAA is a Boston based LGBTQIA group committed to providing support, resources, and community to artists.
queer  art  Boston 
march 2017
Netflix encoding tool aims to retain video quality on slow 100kbps iPh
Netflix is attempting to try and make its video streaming service accessible to its subscribers through lower-bandwidth connections, as well as minimizing buffering, with a new Dynamic Optimizer tool.
tech  netflix  video  mobile  algorithm  data 
march 2017
As US suicide rate surges, Facebook using AI to detect those at risk, offering help
Facebook has begun using artificial intelligence to identify those who may be at risk of committing suicide, reports the BBC.
tech  ai  health  suicide  facebook 
march 2017
Patent owner infographic shows contrast between Apple, Google inventor
A pair of visualizations comparing Apple's and Google's "innovation signatures" shows the difference in corporate cultures between the two giants, but doesn't tell the entire tale.
apple  google  tech  patent  infographic  intellectual-property 
february 2017
Vintage Apple memos refer to dongles as ‘a case of the cure being worse than the disease’
An interesting tidbit from Apple history recently made its way from a Seattle Goodwill to the web. In a blog post, a user by the name of vadermeer shared a handful of internal memos, progress repor…
Apple  history 
february 2017
Logo Design For Responsive Websites – Smashing Magazine
The modern logo has to work harder than ever before. In the past, a company logo was perhaps intended simply for a shop sign and printed in local newspaper adverts. Today's logos have to work with a growing plethora of smart devices with varying screen sizes and resolutions, displaying responsive websites. Often logos end up suffering within responsive website design. Many have not been designed with responsive frameworks and variable sizes in mind, and are just resized to fit whatever available space has been provided for them or not.
design  logo  howto  web 
february 2017
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1 - Wait But Why
Part 1 of 2: "The Road to Superintelligence". Artificial Intelligence — the topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
research  AI  thing  computer 
february 2017
HTML to WordPress Converter
Convert any website into a WordPress theme in 15 seconds or less. Simply upload your HTML assets and download your WordPress theme. Test it for free now
web  wordpress  html  convert  apps  coding 
february 2017
Black Lives Matters Makes Over Hollywood Walk of Fame
A Black Lives Matter underground operation replaced names of the rich and famous with victims of police murder.
blm 
february 2017
White privilege and the obscene attack on the Black Lives Matter movement
Few non-blacks can imagine the pain and worry that injects into the daily lives of black fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers a constant fear of death.
blm 
february 2017
One Tweet Nails the Unsettling Truth About Our Obsession With Cecil the Lion
The difference is hard to ignore. As the Internet continues to collectively mourn the death of Cecil the lion and heap scorn on his killer, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, one Purdue University professor offered another take on the tragedy that has many people talking.
research  cecilthelion  blm 
february 2017
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Why Isn't #BlackLivesMatter a "Hate Group"?
Elisabeth Hasselbeck took aim at the #BlackLivesMatter movement during a segment on Fox & Friends on Aug. 31 -- find out more
research  blm 
february 2017
How 25 celebrities reacted to Cecil the lion's death
"I hope that #WalterPalmer loses his home, his practice & his money. He has already lost his soul," tweeted "The Talk" host Sharon Osbourne.
research  cecilthelion  blm 
february 2017
Google’s latest mobile search algorithm update makes having a…
If your site isn't easy to use on mobile, Google penalizes it by ranking it lower on its mobile search results pages. To give publishers even more of an..
tech  industry  google  algorithm  mobile  web 
february 2017
MATURE: Queer Adult Coloring Book. by NathanRapportArt on Etsy
Book measures 6x8 inches, nodding to a traditional mixtape aesthetic. 13 one sided images total for your framing or fridge mounting pleasure. Printed on heavy linen cardtock and 80lb fine art paper. Saddle bound. Perfect for your own art therapy or makes a great gift for that heartbroken queen in your life. www.nathanrapportart.com for the whole shop.
queer  color  books  art 
february 2017
Sex in Boston 2016
Confessions from the front lines of our secret sexual revolution.
sex  sexuality  Boston  research  identity 
february 2017
Popular YouTubers Try To Trademark 'React' [UPDATE]
The Fine Brothers have built successful careers showing how folks, old and young, react to everything from split-screen gaming to the Oculus Rift to rotary telephones and 1990s internet. And now it’s the Fine Brothers that people are reacting to and their decision to try to trademark “React.”
youtube  video  reaction  trademark  industry 
february 2017
Digging Into Hip Hop | Underground hip hop & 90's classics - Page 2
Digging Into Hip Hop - Listen & discover hip hop records on dihh.io - Underground hip hop & 90's classics
music 
february 2017
Ink Transition Effect in CSS and jQuery | CodyHouse
An ink bleed transition effect, powered by CSS animations. I recently came across a couple of websites using ink bleeds as transition effects. A great example
web  design  css  howto  coding 
february 2017
Grammy Awards 2016: Producer Ken Ehrlich Talks Kendrick Lamar's 'Provocative' Performance & More | Billboard
Ehrlich and Grammy CEO/chairman Neil Portnow discussed Lamar's forthcoming performance on Monday night's show, addressed criticism that the shows tributes are "all white," and broadly hinted that Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix will be paying tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White.
music  industry 
february 2017
How to Make Your Non-Fiction Reading More Productive
Record These 8 Elements to Maximize Your Reading I’m a serious reader and have been most of my life. Most leaders I know are. We realize there’s a major ROI on time dedicated to reading. As I’ve blogged about before, reading makes us better thinkers, improves our people skills, and helps us master communication—not to mention the rest and rejuvenation it offers. We […]
academia  research  reading  notation  teaching  howto 
february 2017
Gwen Stefani’s 2016 Grammy performance was actually a … Target ad?
In strange twist on the normal commercial, Gwen Stefani's music video for the 2016 Grammys was a live musical Target ad.
music  industry  ads 
february 2017
There Are Two Kinds Of People: 16 Illustrations Show Our Subtle Differences
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who know the '2 Kinds Of People' Tumblr, and those who don't.
art  minimalist  social 
february 2017
The Mainstreaming of #BlackLivesMatter
So proclaimed Michael Jordan, the most notoriously apolitical pop culture figure of his generation, as he surveyed the grim aftermath of a tumultuous July that saw the video-recorded death of a black…
blm 
february 2017
How to Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF)
Every semester, I see the tweets and Facebook posts. My professor friends, they are annoyed. Their students do not know how to write emails, they say. What they really mean is that their students don…
teaching 
february 2017
Stream Hundreds Of Out-Of-Print Noise Albums On YouTube
The mission of YouTube account Full Noise Albums is to archive and preserve out-of-print noise and experimental albums. Noise releases usually come in very limited quantities, so it can be easy to miss a release—even if you're an avid and dedicated follower of the artist. With almost 200 albums
noise  sound  music 
february 2017
Ina Garten Does It Herself
The story of the rise, and rise, and rise of America's queen of cookbooks
food 
february 2017
16 Images That Perfectly Capture How Completely Nuts Modern Life Has Become
John Holcroft's fascinating take on the media, obesity, and Facebook.
art  identity  teaching 
february 2017
While You Were Offline: Have You Taken the Millennial Pledge?
Someone asked millennials to "do better," Jennifer Lawrence took a stand for women, and 'Playboy' did away with nudes. It's been a week, you guys.
millennial  opinion  teaching 
february 2017
Human Organs-on-Chips
Human Organs-on-Chips on Wyss Institute | Clinical studies take years to complete and testing a single compound can cost more than $2 billion. Meanwhile…
february 2017
Wyss Institute | Wyss Institute at Harvard
Wyss Institute at Harvard on Wyss Institute
february 2017
A Ph.D. should result in a tenure-track job, not an alt-ac one (essay)
Too many people are backing away from the difficult challenge of placing Ph.D. holders in tenure-track positions and toward a far simpler one: taking credit for positions that degree holders are already finding for themselves, Marc Bousquet argues.
academia 
february 2017
Glitch
A game of giant imagination.
art  glitch  gaming 
february 2017
The Colors Of An App Icon
In the past I have studied everything from app descriptions, to screenshots, to names, to countries. The one that has always really interested me most was app icons, but I never came up with an idea…
design  apps  logo 
february 2017
A New Company Called Alphabet Now Owns Google
Google has reorganized itself into multiple companies, spinning off several of its most ambitious projects alongside its core Internet business under a new umbrella company called Alphabet.
google  industry 
february 2017
Snapchat Turns Geofilters Into An Ad Unit
Snapchat may have finally found a way to monetize that its users will actually like. The company is now extending its custom geofilters to businesses as a..
snap  location  ads  industry  mobile 
february 2017
Faculty Department
Faculty Department is a personal photography project and visual journey by Justin Chung that focuses on the lives, spaces and stories of noteworthy individuals.
art  photography  academia 
february 2017
The Bruised Woman on This Billboard Heals Faster as More Passersby Look at Her
Here's an interesting use of facial recognition technology on billboards—to do something a little more inspiring than target you with the right products.
art  identity  Gender  ads  advocacy 
february 2017
Death Of Conversation: 22+ Images Of How Smartphones Take Over Our Lives
I give many a chemical rush when they answer my call, 8-10 Americans believe I am addictive, and I can kill you if I'm misused. What am I? A cellphone, of
art  media  social  photography  phone  mobile 
february 2017
Face Pics Worldwide
Gay app for chat, dating, and social networking with guys worldwide
sexuality  data  apps  gay 
february 2017
Music Industry Wins UK Court Battle Over Legality of Backing Up CDs
Remember back in 2005, when you used to buy CDs? Maybe you still do, say, when you go out to a show to support a band. Then, like most other human beings in the modern world, you come home, copy the music to your computer, and shelve the archaic optical disk forever.
music  industry  copyright  rip 
february 2017
Human stats for Boston
Human tracks everyday activity in Boston and 900 other cities worldwide. This is how 443 people with Human in Boston stay in shape with daily activity like walking, running, cycling, and other exercise.
data  mobile  visualization 
february 2017
Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep
Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network, creating hallucinatory images that veer from beautiful to terrifying
google  art  neural  network  AI 
february 2017
Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks
Posted by Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Christopher Olah, Software Engineering Intern and Mike Tyka, Software Engineer Update ...
ai  art  google  neural  network 
february 2017
Trans man documents his transition with selfies for three years - Gay Times
Transgender man Jamie Raines took a selfie every day over his three year transition, and the results are pretty amazing. The photographs – all 1,400 of them – are put together in a time-lapse video. The video caught the attention of Channel 4 who are featuring Jamie in their new documentary, Girls to Men, which …
identity  photography  selfie  Gender  sexuality  trans 
february 2017
Understanding the value of UX
If you are at all involved with any type of online business, you have most likely seen the term UX Design used and abused. You’ve probably heard people try to
web  design 
february 2017
Traditional Homepages Are Obsolete, Says Quartz. Here's What They Built Instead.
Quartz doesn't think online publications should have homepages. Instead, they should have faces that show off their personality.
design  web 
february 2017
This Brilliant Comic Strip On Rich Vs Poor Upbringing Will Humble You
Auckland-based illustrator Toby Morris reminds us that not everyone gets the same privileges in life, with this brilliant comic titled "On a Plate". The il
identity  comics  class 
february 2017
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