Facebook users didn’t seem to have a great 2009 according to data the firm has just released. The biggest trends among status updates included celebrity deaths, swine flu, and general depression. You’ll probably be seeing reports on the data in a variety of outlets today, but many of them are incorrect. The phrases and topics […]
Yes, it really is that time of year again. For many of us the season means withdrawal: less game time, less computer time, less iPod time. And even though it’s getting harder and harder to get disconnected from the virtual world, still, geek-less living can be hard on any of us. So why not Geekify […]
In the following 4-minute presentation, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale’s rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] When social media first emerged, it was more or less a chaotic system where the most popular content floated around through many, many blogs and websites. Nowadays, though, a majority of that content is hosted on the “big names” of video storage: YouTube, Vimeo, and others. This makes […]
By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Well you could ask our French-speaking blog boss, Yan, for his take…but why waste a perfect opportunity to watch a viral video? This crazy song was written by Adriano Celantano in 1972 to show English-speakers what they sound like to un-comprehending foreigners. If you kind of zone out […]
So Google’s little browser, Chrome, has knocked Safari out of the third-place position, making up 4.4% marketshare among browsers, just barely eking it out over Safari at 4.37%. Sure, those are small potatoes compared to Internet Explorer and Firefox, but still significant. The jump is mostly due the release last week of Chrome for Mac, […]
How many can you recognize?
A few days ago, there was this. And today, we see this: Simple coincidence? I think not.
There’s a certain aesthetic that goes hand in hand with steampunk—the brass, the cogs, the gears, the glass. Part magic, part science, part history, it’s become one of the more recognizable subcultures in a long time. It’s inherently geeky and sexy. But, for me anyway, real steampunk artistry is beyond just looking good. It’s about […]
The folks at Google have just released an awesome new video promoting the Chrome browser with its many features. Check it out: [Download Google Chrome]
The British government has confirmed it will introduce a tax on phone lines, designed to fund expansion of broadband services across the vast majority of the country. But the electoral timetable makes it questionable how long the tax would apply for, if at all. The aim of the tax is to subsidize extending broadband to […]
Some rather surprising revelations about what the Internet truly is: Did you know that the Internet is just a bunch of fax machines expressing the thoughts of someone who lived 8,000 years ago? [Via BuzzFeed]