1. Managed to get screencaps of all the @60minutes hacker tweets. 

    The account is now suspended.

    So yeah, that happened.

    * use my pics, credit your source xo

     
  2. Know that scene in American Beauty when Ricky Fitts is overwhelmed with awe watching the plastic shopping bag blowing in the wind? That’s how I feel about the internet.

    If you have curiosity, you have infinite access to not only information, but perspectives. It’s all of us that make the wonderful world wide web more than any text book resource. A machine alone can’t filter information through experiences, memories, baggage… Though those filters are what makes us flawed, they are also what make us interesting, different, human. Relevant:

    Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

    ~ Pablo Picasso

    It’s the difference between reading a Wiki article about depression and exploring thousands of blog posts written by people who have gone through it themselves. We can search for the recipe of our favorite meal, or we can watch a video of someone making it as they share with us stories from their lives.

    Sometimes, the things you happen upon can restore your faith in people - or send it crashing. The voice of a single person can reach the world. A 140 character thought or idea can inspire, infuriate, instigate… and even if it’s something they’ve forgotten 2 minutes later, it shaped them. 

    We are the soul in the machine.

     
  3. This is my homemade blog. (Taken with Instagram at Urban Outfitters)

    This is my homemade blog. (Taken with Instagram at Urban Outfitters)

     
  4. A brilliant startup idea: Heaven™
What if we’ve already forgotten all of the things we wanted most to remember? What if the things we remember are the bad things and the backwash, laundered with moments of twee? I read somewhere once that the subconscious mind “hears” negative more profoundly than it does positive, leaving a deeper line in the brain. Those impressions linger longer and echo louder within. This is why we sometimes need to remind ourselves to think positively but negatives slip effortlessly into our line of thought. It’s the moments that lay between the high/low extremes and the rites of passage that shape us the most, and those are the ones I want to always remember. Those are the ones we’re most likely to forget.
It’s profound how much gets lost. When I was packing to move I spent a lot of time revisiting old journals and sentimental memorabilia I’d saved over the years. I was reminded of so many experiences and people that I’d completely forgotten, and that struck me. I was also reminded of my own internal banter at the time, which has changed considerably depending on how far back you go. That was what most reminded me of myself, reliving my old perspectives.
I think this is why people are so innately adapting to sharing the minutia of their daily lives with social media. Yes, a considerable amount is probably driven by ego, but I’d like to think that really, we’re documentarians. We want to look back and remember… ourselves.
We’re creating threads of our existence like a time capsule to live on in the cloud. Now there’s a great startup idea. Your entire online existence (or at least whatever you’ve connected) is guaranteed to live forever in Heaven™. The ultimate cloud storage service. Your friends and loved ones can visit “you” whenever they want and generations to come can see the world through your eyes. Expired services would be saved and stored automatically… 100% controlled by you and accessed by only those you’ve left your password to.
Live until we all die or the machines take over. Whichever comes first. Sign here…

    A brilliant startup idea: Heaven™

    What if we’ve already forgotten all of the things we wanted most to remember? What if the things we remember are the bad things and the backwash, laundered with moments of twee? I read somewhere once that the subconscious mind “hears” negative more profoundly than it does positive, leaving a deeper line in the brain. Those impressions linger longer and echo louder within. This is why we sometimes need to remind ourselves to think positively but negatives slip effortlessly into our line of thought. It’s the moments that lay between the high/low extremes and the rites of passage that shape us the most, and those are the ones I want to always remember. Those are the ones we’re most likely to forget.

    It’s profound how much gets lost. When I was packing to move I spent a lot of time revisiting old journals and sentimental memorabilia I’d saved over the years. I was reminded of so many experiences and people that I’d completely forgotten, and that struck me. I was also reminded of my own internal banter at the time, which has changed considerably depending on how far back you go. That was what most reminded me of myself, reliving my old perspectives.

    I think this is why people are so innately adapting to sharing the minutia of their daily lives with social media. Yes, a considerable amount is probably driven by ego, but I’d like to think that really, we’re documentarians. We want to look back and remember… ourselves.

    We’re creating threads of our existence like a time capsule to live on in the cloud. Now there’s a great startup idea. Your entire online existence (or at least whatever you’ve connected) is guaranteed to live forever in Heaven™. The ultimate cloud storage service. Your friends and loved ones can visit “you” whenever they want and generations to come can see the world through your eyes. Expired services would be saved and stored automatically… 100% controlled by you and accessed by only those you’ve left your password to.

    Live until we all die or the machines take over. Whichever comes first. Sign here…

     
  5. Blogging community operator Tumblr has raised $85 million in new funding from Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners, the Chernin Group, Spark Capital, Union Square Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Richard Branson also participated in the round.
     
  6. Oh hai: that would be me! (Taken with Instagram at Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2011)

    Oh hai: that would be me! (Taken with Instagram at Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2011)

     
  7. #protip found in the ladies room #tcdisrupt (Taken with Instagram at Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2011)

    #protip found in the ladies room #tcdisrupt (Taken with Instagram at Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2011)

     
  8. Pie @ Pie (Taken with Instagram at P-I-E)

    Pie @ Pie (Taken with Instagram at P-I-E)

     
  9. 10:45 5th Aug 2011

    Notes: 11879

    Reblogged from violetmae

    Tags: socialgeekhumor

    tristanx:

Whoever operates the @2011Census account needs a raise.

Epic.

    tristanx:

    Whoever operates the @2011Census account needs a raise.

    Epic.