Something that made you laugh this week, or smile?
Category Archives: interweb
So, will we have an underground interweb on our hands soon?
Most notable piece of blog spam this week:
“Good post, I’ve got five chainsaws myself, nothing quite like feeling the force of one as you take down a forest!” ~Buy Chainsaws UK
I knew that post would get some good spam.
Something that’s made you chuckle this week?
This just in.
Very sad to report the demise of the exclamation point. It ceased to mean anything this morning at 9:21 am PST. Cause of death: overwork.
Doctors and grammarians warn that the quotation mark is also in very bad shape.
I was listening to too many songs with Hey! lyrics today.
Also, I would argue the ellipsis is on the verge too.
Something that made you smile today?
I know I’ve abandoned my “7 random photos” posts but that is because I use Tumblr so much, it was starting to get a bit repetitive for me to post heaps of pictures here. I have however found a new rabbit hole I’d love to introduce you to…
My page is here.
It’s a virtual inspiration board. If you’re anything like me and you collect photographs and links from the web, and use them for other projects, but quickly forget where the original source was, this is a great site for you. Even if you just like to be inspired by beautiful things. There is a board for everything. I just learned of the site, so my page is a bit sparse, but something I know I’ll use in the future. Also, a nice procrastination tool when you need a bit of a break. The one downside, you have to link it to either your Twitter of Facebook account. I was a tad annoyed at this, however, you don’t have to register to view the site.
Other links of note you’ve found recently?
I woke up this morning to my phone buzzing at me, reminding me I had a Skype date in an hour.
I sunk back into the pillow for a few brief minutes, hoping to be carried back to dreamland. No such luck, my stomach immediately became aware that I was no longer in sleep mode and demanded my attention. I hobbled sleepily into the kitchen; one slipper in hand, one on my foot and started making weekend breakfast. While the eggs were cooking, I fired up the laptop, turned on the telly, muting CTV and turning on closed captioning. Eggs done, I sat down to do morning interneting. Few quick e-mails, check Twitter, check Google+, log onto Facebook…secretly hoping the latest version had disappeared overnight. Again, no such luck.
Why is it I love change in my real life, but I resist social networking change? I think it’s because (at least with Facebook) you can’t readily opt out of things. It’s probably the least flexible networking site there is, yet the most used. Ah well. I’ll stick to my Twitter and Google+ and enjoy my eggs without rage-fueled fist shakes towards Mark Zuckerberg.
What’s your stance on social networking? Favourite site?
Last week I was watching this clip on the Instant Personalization of Reality - which is definitely worth the click if you have 5 extra minutes to spare. It got me thinking about how my relationship with the Internet has changed over the last few years. I find it changes a bit with the seasons – is that weird?
A few months ago a friend was lamenting to me - “I just don’t know where to go on the internet. It’s almost overwhelming to the point it makes me bored.” I will admit the list of sites I frequent has shrunk down to at the most a dozen. On a rushed day, half that.
My bubble has been filtered down so much, I actively have to make a point of going outside and searching for other sources. Like writing that term paper in university, the primary sources are always easy and quick to come by, but it’s those secondary sources that really make everything flow. Yet it’s more work. Twitter is an excellent resource for this, and one I continue to favour over other forms of social networking.
In the past month I’ve found myself deleting a lot of Facebook contacts, and “unliking” numerous pages or hiding things from my feed because, well, because a lot of things on there aesthetically irk me to be honest and I find a lot of it to be crap. So really Interneting has made my OCD more rampant, and lowered my crap filter. You should see how I have to organize my e-mails.
What are your most frequently visited (top 5) sites?