Everyone share your most humiliating pic so no one will be embarrassed. Here’s a start… [20 pics]

May 22, 2014 | No comments

Some people think that embarrassing stuff about them on the internet can be eradicated, but as it turns out, trying to erase stuff from the internet just draws more attention to it. There’s another tactic that’s more effective in downplaying embarrassing internet moments — own them. If everyone did this, no one would have anything to be ashamed of.

And John Oliver is ready to start this trend.

After taking the media and politicians to task for their internet ignorance about deleting content from Google, he suggested that people embrace their embarrassing moments by posting the worst picture of themselves online with the hashtag #MutuallyAssuredHumiliation.

Oliver kicked off the trend by posting this photo of himself…

Mutually Shared Humiliation 03via @iamjohnoliver

Fortunately (or unfortunately?), it didn’t take long for the rest of the internet to follow suit. Here are some of the best worst photos posted so far…

Mutually Shared Humiliation 01via @_luuucy_

Mutually Shared Humiliation 26via @_lieutenant_

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A perfect take-down of that viral “Look Up” video that was huge recently

May 19, 2014 | 1 comment

I’m assuming in the last few weeks most of you have seen “Look Up,” that patronizing and flat-out inaccurate diatribe against social media that everyone shared and liked before actually thinking about.

Well, it seems like at least one person besides me had (what he describes as) a “weirdly strong reaction” to that video. Jarrett Sleeper wrote his own poem in response which comes much closer to representing reality than the condescending, kids-these-days complaining of the original…

Related… Sesame Street and Zachary Levi hate on Facebook in the happiest way possible

John Oliver mocks the media for internet ignorance, offers *very* self-effacing solution

May 19, 2014 | No comments

The European Union ruled last week that Google and other search engines must remove links to search results if they’re asked to do so, referring to it as “the right to be forgotten.” Of course, there are numerous problems with this, as John Oliver hilariously showed us during his latest episode of Last Week Tonight

(Brief NSFW language)

20 of the most ridiculous domains available on the web — and where you can find more of them

May 13, 2014 | No comments

Web developer Glen Maddern created Dumb Domains, a site that auto-generates silly domains available to purchase. Thanks to new top-level domains like .farm and .directory, a whole new world of terrible domain possibilities have been unleashed on the internet.

Here are 20 of our favorite domains from the site…

Dumb Domains 14

Dumb Domains 17

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What clients really mean when they talk to a web designer

May 9, 2014 | No comments

The people at Plato Web Design have worked with enough clients to know what they’re really asking for when providing feedback on a project, so they made this handy cheat sheet that allows any designer to quickly interpret client requests…

Design Feedback

(via Design Taxi)

Previously… Designers graphically represent awful client feedback [30 pictures]

Twitter account has been getting funnier and funnier for 7 years…very slowly

May 8, 2014 | 1 comment

Like many others @JPBimmer joined Twitter back in 2008 with a simple Tweet about the service itself…

jpbimmer - 01

Simple and straightforward. Not funny, though. Then there was his next Tweet…

jpbimmer - 02

Still not that funny…until you notice the date — a full year after his first post. That’s a long debate.

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You should know what “net neutrality” is. If you don’t, here’s a quick, fun way to catch up…

May 5, 2014 | 2 comments

We’ve all heard the term “net neutrality,” with most of the internet telling us to oppose it. But a lot of us are still confused about what the term even means.

CGP Grey’s quick video is all you need to feel like a know-it-all about this hot-button issue…

Now that you know what net neutrality is, you can let the FCC know what you think or petition the White House to provide an official response on the issue.

This song is so bad it will make you want to quit Facebook

April 10, 2014 | 2 comments

At a recent social media marketing conference, the crowd was primed for the next speaker with this doozy of a performance. You’ll want to turn it off in about 10 seconds, but don’t. Be strong, because it only gets better and better, and by that I mean worse and worse.

You will find yourself with your head in your hands wondering if you want to participate anymore in any of the sites celebrated in a song this cringeworthy…

Why you should never let the internet be your doctor

March 25, 2014 | No comments

Most of us have had some nagging cough, irritating itch, or upset stomach that caused us to turn to WebMD, Google, or even Facebook (please don’t do that again…) for help.

This simple illustration from Joy of Tech shows us what we think we’ve been stricken with both before and after we’ve conducted our own online research…

Medical Web Search

(via Neatorama)