Posts Tagged ‘Internet’
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In this amazing find from Mashable, Cracked.com envisions each of the Internet’s major brands – Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WebMD, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Pinterest, etc. – as personalities at a frat party.
The setting is actually technically a workplace, with the ever-friendly Facebook ushering around a new employee to meet the cast of characters, but the vibe (as you can imagine the Internet would be in physical form) is 100% frat party-esque.
It is. Hysterical. Twitter’s moment of fame is at 1:00, with – yes, you guessed it – a verbal “hashtag” statement.
We all knew Twitter was addictive, but perhaps Canadians know the feeling more than others: Canadians who use Twitter will spend, on average, twice as long on the internet in general compared to the average user.
Canadian internet users have been up-in-arms about a recent law that would see caps put on their internet usage and severe per-gigabyte costs on anything they do online. While Canadians have grown increasingly vocal about this new regulation, the government had remained relatively mum – until last night. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper went public yesterday in favor of reviewing, and possibly retracting, the regulation, bypassing traditional media and choosing instead to speak to Canadians via Twitter.
Despite the internet blackout in Egypt, there are many on the ground who have been able to keep those of us outside the country updated about the protests via Twitter. These journalists, activists, and citizens are actively tweeting to ensure that the world knows what’s happening in their country.
Yesterday, we compiled a list of ways to follow the Egyptian protests on Twitter, which was shared quite a bit. And it led to one of our readers informing us of over 111 more ways to follow the protests on Twitter that we didn’t cover in our original post.