If you’ve got questions, drop ‘em in my ask box and I’ll do my best to answer.
Seriously, Upworthy is one of the best places I have ever worked and it’s a total dream job if you’re passionate about harnessing the power of teh interwebz and working to make the world a better place. The only downside is you have to work with this jerk. (He’s not a jerk). And you have to work with me. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. So if you think you can handle that, please apply now now now. :-)
"Sure, I live in the UK, pay UK taxes and use UK public services, but national borders are increasingly a hinderance to my life. Sometimes it’s artificial geographic boundaries holding me back (apps not available on my country’s app stores, albums not offered on Spotify here because they’re only physically available in the US, Netflix not carrying the same catalogue worldwide). Other times, it’s the fact that spending so much time online gives me an international outlook on things that makes national laws and local politics seem petty compared to the opportunities out there in the big wide world. It got me thinking, can’t I renounce my British citizenship and become a global citizen?"
"In sci-fi movies, whenever a computer becomes self-aware and decides to annihilate humankind, it does so because it’s analysed history, looked at all the bad stuff we’ve done, and decided we’re too dangerous to be allowed to live. Sometimes the computer snidely illustrates its point by bombarding Captain James T Kirk with archive footage of Nazis marching around. Kirk then heroically argues back on behalf of humankind, mentioning Picasso and Beethoven and that Athena poster of the shirtless beefcake cradling a baby, until the computer screams “DOES NOT COMPUTE” and explodes in a cheap shower of sparks."
TROLLFACE IN THE HOUSE: This GEEK RAP is an anthem for the ANONS and TROLLS who are always FIRST!!!!!111 to let you know if anything is FAKE or GAY on the interwebz. Prepare your base or it belongs to us.
""…Rather than remembering things, we now simply retain the knowledge of how to find the information we need when we need it. In other words, the Internet as a whole has become what a major example of what psychologists refer to as “transactive memory.”"
A new study by researchers at Columbia University reveals how Google is changing the way we retain information [ZDNet]