Tag Archive: internet

Mar 09 2014

THIS is why I love the internet

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I didn’t even watch the Oscars (they air too late here and besides that, I haven’t seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture yet). But I am loving the ”new media” reaction to John Travolta‘s inexcusable butchering of singer Idina Menzel‘s name when introducing her live performance of the Oscar-nominated song “Let It Go.” …

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Nov 03 2012

Assimilation smugness

This is one of those holiday weekends that the Swedes create for themselves by moving the actual holiday that most of the rest of the world knows (in this case, All Saints Day) to Saturday. It’s a practice that drives me crazy even after 10 years of living here. Some people even got a half-day …

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Oct 18 2012

I wonder if Jeff Bezos is voting for Mitt Romney?

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Who knew amazon.com could be such a hotbed of timely political satire? Following the 2nd presidential debate in which Mitt Romney mentioned looking through “binders full of women” while staffing his administration as the governor of Massachusetts, one particular binder on amazon.com got a noticeable bump in interest and reviews.  Now it’s hard to imagine …

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Jul 22 2012

Tech-savvy environmentalists vs. Shell Oil: The gift that keeps on giving

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Like a LOT of people, I was initially sucked in by the Shell Oil “Arctic Ready” website and its social media campaign, which provided a tool for the general public to create billboards championing oil drilling in the arctic. The link turned up in one of my Twitter feeds fairly early on a weekday morning last week, …

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Jun 24 2012

Badly Dancing Matt is back!

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Matt Harding, the world-traveler who accidentally produced one of the internet’s first viral videos back in 2005 by capturing himself dancing badly in front of globally recognizable landmarks, is back with another masterpiece. It’s been four years since his last effort when he invited people to dance with him and they turned out in droves. …

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Apr 19 2012

Reason No. 347 why I love in the internet

I don’t know much about “the dance” but I have always had a healthy appreciation for people who can move. Plus my oldest niece was part of a competitive dance team in high school, so I tend to “tune-in” whenever I come across something potentially interesting on the dance-front. When this video of gravity-defying dub-stepper …

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Dec 04 2011

The art & science of how to “Google It”

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