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Do You Suffer From Social Media FOMO?

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Do You Suffer From Social Media FOMO? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, June 22, 2012 11:52 PM
Do you know FOMO? That's not some fancy latte -- it's Fear Of Missing Out, and something that's become a recognized thing by many social media users these days. You're probably familiar with the concept, if not the name. Here's an example: It's...

Forget HD: Watch the 'Star Wars' Trilogy as Animated GIFs
Friday, June 22, 2012 7:53 PM
The force is strong with this animated GIF, which captures the story of The Empire Strikes Back through pixel art. The GIF, created by Folds Five, is one-third of the trilogy - part of PixelMash Theater, which animated other iconic films like...

Hilarious Precision Beer-Tossing Video Will Make You Laugh Out Loud [UPDATED]
Friday, June 22, 2012 6:34 PM
Hey, Pass Me A Beer! from Almost Twins Summer just arrived, and I don't know about you, but we're getting awfully thirsty for some brewskis around here. This video shows you how it's done here in Milwaukee (home of your humble narrator). We don't...

Top 10 GIFs of the Week
Friday, June 22, 2012 3:50 PM
This week we have quite the eclectic collection of top GIFs -- some are new to the animated image scene, while others have been around for a while but gained traction over the past few days. We've got the ever-popular selection of adorable...

McDonald's Reveals Photoshop Magic Behind Burger Ads [VIDEO]
Friday, June 22, 2012 3:49 PM
Ever experience a twinge of disappointment that your McDonald's burger doesn't look exactly like it did in advertisement photos? A customer from Toronto named Isabel M. took to a website created by McDonald's Canada, which allows customers to ask...

Is This the Smartest Google Doodle Yet?
Friday, June 22, 2012 3:21 PM
Another day, another awesome interactive Google doodle. This one -- which hits Saturday in the U.S., but you can see it already in the Australian and New Zealand versions of Google -- celebrates Alan Turing, famed British computer scientist,...

Do You Share Too Much on Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, June 22, 2012 3:06 PM
Sharing is the basis of social media, and it can be a beautiful thing. Keeping up with family and friends as kids grow, relationships become marriages and adventures are had -- social media can be tons of fun and helps us feel connected to one...

5 Organizations That Produce Excellent Content
Friday, June 22, 2012 1:57 PM
In a world of content farms and commodity news cycles, it looks like the pendulum is starting to swing back towards hi-fidelity content, with a focus on content created for niche audiences. The value of such content lies in the effect it can have...

Inside the Mind of a Freelancer [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, June 22, 2012 11:52 AM
Thinking about skipping out on your 9-to-5 in favor of becoming a freelancer? There are a few key factors to weigh out before making the decision. Our friends at JESS3 teamed up with 24 Seven to create this infographic that rounds up the opinions...

How To Filter Your Gmail Like a Pro
Friday, June 22, 2012 11:35 AM
Your Gmail inbox is taking over your life. At least, that's probably how it feels sometimes. Waking up to an inbox filled with a few dozen unread messages makes you want to close the browser in defeat. But don't worry, we're here to help. Filters...

Nclaves: Monitor Family Health From Anywhere in the World
Friday, June 22, 2012 10:28 AM
Kiran Kundagi worried about his mother, who was half a world away and sick with cancer. A former employee of Intel with a master's in computer science, Kundagi thought it would be great to monitor her health and treatment every day online. He...

Journalist Dodges Bullets to Live-Tweet Taliban Attack
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:55 AM
Twenty people were killed on Friday when Taliban fighters carried out an 11-hour-long siege of a lakeside hotel near Kabul, Afghanistan. Mustafa Kazemi, a Kabul-based journalist who's becoming well-known for using Twitter to cover life and...

6 One-String Guitars Make Beautiful Music
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:46 AM
Doing strange things to guitars is totally in this year. First, we had Walk Off the Earth's five band members all playing one guitar for their viral cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know." And today, singer-songwriter Kelley James...

How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, June 22, 2012 7:53 AM
Thursday's sporadic Twitter outages gave addicts like us the shakes. After all, Twitter users average over 100,000 tweets per minute, and the site was down for a whole lot longer than that. Twitter is far from the only channel through which web...

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