Posts tagged the internet
Posts tagged the internet
Best fucking creation.
The world’s first webpage brought back to life.
While the page has been accessible at various sources on and off since that date, it’s now been moved back entirely to its original address. Check it out at http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html
When I heard that a female politician had spoken out against “fraping”, I assumed she meant the use of the term, trivialisation of rape, and so on.
Then I watched this video.
I urge all non-Irish people to watch this. Just to get a flavour of just how much utter unbelievable fail takes place in our government.
“I believe until we have that the public aren’t going to be adequately educated”
OH THE IRONY. Seriously, non-Irish people. Just look at this ship of FAIL. I don’t think you understand the levels of fail going on among the people theoretically running this country. Ridonkulous!
The Space Jam website has been up since 1996 and hasn’t changed. Welcome to the internet of the past.
I’m not sure if this is already making its rounds on tumblr but I haven’t seen it yet so here it is. Harlem reclaiming the Harlem Shake. This is that real shit. The REAL Harlem Shake. Not that wack ass garbage that went viral. Mad props to everyone in this video, yo. I can’t stop watching it.
oh i see why the stupid meme version became so popular
the real harlem shake actually requires TALENT
ohhhh that girl in the green
now THIS is the harlem shake I grew up on
Imagine your OTP beating the shit out of you because they don’t like how you fetishize homosexuality.
Harlem Reacts To “Harlem Shake” Videos
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
I’m going to keep this as simple as possible: I need your help.
Yes, you, right there in front of the screen. Your help.
Do you love books? If your answer was “Yes!” (allowing for varying levels of enthusiasm), you should keep reading. If your answer was “No,” you should still keep reading.
The abbreviated version:
- I’m a University student, and this is my Final Year Project.
- I love fandoms, and if you do too, you should keep reading.
- Like books? You should keep reading.
- Talk to fandom friends online? Yep, keep reading.
- Have a minute to answer 6 very simple questions, thereby helping me with a huge part of my degree, while making your fandom proud? Definitely keep reading.
Any and all fandoms welcome. Every single member of any fandom. We love everyone here.
I promise, it’s all fun. No serious or personal questions, and it’s all anonymous. You’ll be done in two minutes. Help me show how amazing fandoms truly are.
Click through for more information on the project. You have until the 6th March, 2013.
I don’t actually involve myself in online fandom enough to answer these, but I can still reblog! As someone also doing a project for university and trying to get their hands on some data, I sympathise. Go forth and answer, ye who can!
Whether or not there is an actual war on women may be a hotly debated subject, but on Twitter this week a hashtag gender war has been plain for all to see. But surprisingly, instead of furthering polarization across the political divide, a tag that began as a longshot trolling attempt seems to have generated some unexpected positive results.
In a 4chan post titled “Let’s piss off some feminists,” an anonymous user suggested on Thursday that anti-feminists reading the board attempt to create a Twitter trend out of the hashtag #ineedmasculismbecause. “If woman can demand special treatment I say we start making demands too,” read the thread.
A list of suggestions from the poster ranged from the straightforward (“I should not automatically have to pay for a dinner because of my gender”) to the hyperbolic (“I am not a monster for not giving two shits about your ‘struggle’”), with other suggestions ranging widely as well. Though the thread seemed originally intended to provoke adversaries at any costs, proponents of “masculism,” or “men’s rights,” took it seriously, and began filling the hashtag on Twitter.
As the trend spread, feminists and others began to participate in it, too, turning the mantra into a sarcastic commentary on the state of contemporary gender equality. One sampling of the tweets from feminists collected on Tumblr has garnered over 20,000 notes in under 2 days.
For the new followers to play along at home!
New ones that need to be added:
“Calling out sexism online doesn’t make real change!”
“How am I supposed to learn this stuff if YOU DON’T TEACH ME?!”
“Publicly posting things people say online is totes illegal!”
“You guys are cyber bullying/trolling/mean!”
HELLO GOOD MORTALS!
I REALIZE THIS IS NOT AUTISM-RELATED; HOWEVER I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD PROVIDE SOME VARIETY BY EXPLORING ONE OF THE OTHER GROUPS TO WHOM I HOPE TO BE AN ALLY: WOMEN AND ESPECIALLY FEMINISTS.
I DO FIND THESE “SOCIAL JUSTICE BINGO” MEMES TO BE SNARKY, YET CLEVER AND INFORMATIVE
I’d also like to add “That’s the way of the world, there’s nothing anyone can do about it” and “If you don’t like it, don’t buy it”
This is a thing that happened.
Helen Lewis wrote an article on the New Statesman yesterday on the online harassment experienced by Anita Sarkeesian, which I’ve been following for a while. To recap:
American blogger Anita Sarkeesian, who launched a Kickstarter programme to raise $6,000 to…
In which people are the absolute worst, and in the process prove Anita Sarkeesian so, so right, in a really terrifying and awful way.
This is the most amazing response to haters I’ve ever seen. :D (Lyrics are NSFW)
((OH GOD I LOVE THE INTERNET))
Google acknowledged in its latest lobbying disclosure form that it is working behind the scenes on a controversial cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
The bill’s author, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.),
We pushed them to the brink, but House Republicans rammed through CISPA this afternoon, ahead of schedule. Let’s make sure it dies in the Senate: Please add your name at right.
CISPA would give the government and corporations vast new powers to track and share data about Americans’ Internet use.
But our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:
- Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.
- Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.
- Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and voted no.
- Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.
The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let’s turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn’t respect privacy and civil liberties.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA), otherwise known as the bigger, and nastier brother to both the SOPA and PIPA acts that got loudly smacked down after the Internet realized just how dangerous and ill-thought out they were.
The reaction to both SOPA and…