Thursday morning is brought to you by … no stopping us now … It’s almost the weekend.
Now you may be thinking I’m about to launch into the typical humblebrag diatribe we’ve all heard before… “I am so tired of people saying I look just like a cross between George Clooney and the sexier depictions of Jesus.” (Neither are listed below.) I’m not. Everyone likes to have a doppelganger and I’m no exception, and generally I find these comparisons amusing. However the following aspects of these four particular individuals are interesting:
At about 6:50 this morning I was awoken by the sound of marching drums, echoing from the wooded distance behind my backyard. It was the Minutemen, marching from the western farmlands to congregate …
TechCrunch- If you build it they will come. Vine, Twitter’s new video sharing platform, is currently experiencing a porn problem. As Nick Bilton pointed out earlier , by searching for the tags “#porn” or similar NSFW words, you can find content featuring exhibitionists of various stripes as well as porn video taken directly from laptop screens.
All is not lost, however. Vine users can flag inappropriate video using the mobile app and, if flagged enough times, the system adds an interstitial roadblock that warns you of inappropriate content. Twitter has similar blocks in place for NSFW content and even accounts, but these features aren’t yet available on Vine.
This story is a perfect summation of the modern Internet. Consumer tech start-up launches to huge hype under the guise of ”the ___ of ___” (In this case, “the Instagram of Video!!”). Consumers all over the world have innocent fun with the hottest new mobile app, raising its valuation by a billion dollars. Six seconds later the porn industry finds out about it and the real fun begins.
Boston boasts one of the country’s largest sports markets, due in large part to the tireless efforts of our local media. These five members of the Hub’s sports press are those with the best faces for radio…
If you haven’t read “Why You Won’t Be the Person You Expect to Be” by the Times’ John Tierney, which lit up Twitter and Facebook like wildfire last week, I highly recommend you do so. Once you get past the Thought Catalog-esque headline, the research contained within the article offers some fascinating insight into how we view both our past and future selves.