Most Popular: #44!
Best Mom: Mommy
Best Dad: Daddy
Best Brother: Steven
Best Sister: Alice
Most Likely to Succeed: The Zuck
Best Accessory: le stamp de tramp
Worst Fashion Trend: Harem pants
Best Fashion Trend: Shiny leggings
Best Website: iseverythinggoingtobeokay.com
Favorite Internet Celebrity: Merlin Mann
Awesomest South American country: Brazil
Best Dance Anthem: Bob Sinclair, “World - Hold On”
Best College: UC Berkeley
Best College Guidebook: College Prowler’s UC Berkeley Off the Record OBVS!
other species in the food web also to go extinct. “Our algorithm is faster and computationally simpler,” Allesina says.” —NYT offers some great food for thought in their annual list of ideas. This is one of my faves - applying the Google algorithm to the animal kingdom. Life is getting weird, isn’t it? The Ninth Annual Year in Ideas - Magazine - NYTimes.com
by Merlin Mann
Thing is: the internet’s made of IP addresses, opinions, and assholes. It’s what’s there. That’s the basic equipment.
- Everything’s amplified. Except subtlety.
- Say things you believe are true.
- No one understands; no one cares.
- Never explain yourself.
- Apologize less; think more.
- Avatars aren’t people; people aren’t avatars; “friends” aren’t friends.
- Everyone thinks you’re talking to them. Seriously.
- Distinguish attacks against people from attacks against one person.
- Assume everyone is alone, drunk, and a little heavier than they’d like.
- Never argue in public. Fucking never.
- When in doubt, take it offline.
- Filter, filter.
- Embrace “hypocrisy.” It drives critics crazy.
- Remember who your (real) friends are.
- Remember who you are.
- Remember you can always stop. Anything. Any time.
- Never make lists of rules.
follow him if you don’t already - twitter.com/hotdogsladies
I’ll be conducting interviews with travelers at airports, train stations, and bus terminals this holiday season… what do you think are some interesting questions to ask?
…American households collectively consumed 3.6 zettabytes of information in 2008.
… I’ll be honest: this is the first time I’ve ever used the word zettabyte. I’ve heard of petabytes and even exabytes, but zettabytes are a whole new level of bytes. If a zettabyte is beyond your comprehension, too, it’s essentially one billion trillion bytes: a 1 with 21 zeros at the end. To put that into perspective, one exabyte — which equals 1/1000 of a zettabyte or 1 billion gigabytes — is roughly equivalent to the capacity of 5.1 million computer hard drives, or all the hard drives in Minnesota.” —
via wikipedia: zetta (symbol Z) is an SI prefix in the SI (system of units) denoting 1021 or 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000.
also of note: 1021 is the smallest four-digit prime whose sum of digits is equal to its length (via Number Gossip, my favorite thing on the internet today)
zetta also makes for a great girl’s name, IMHO. can’t wait to give it a whirl!
I’m not a huge fan of Kakutani’s opinions, but it’s always fun to see how much gender and ethnicity make their way into the disparaging of public intellects. that are not white and male, of course.
gotta love Norman Mailer.
<3 this, Meghan! So sad, so true.
Posted 12/1/2009, 10:36:14pm by antibes” —
New Yorker comment threads. Whole ‘nother ball game.
You tell those philistines, antibes! FLAME ON
Sidenote: this has to the most bizarre “best of” list I’ve ever seen. The Other Half next to Knocked Up? Is this guy for real? I almost feel like this is some sort of inside joke.
1. beijing 2008
2. euro 2008
3. heath ledger
4. barack obama
5. amy winehouse
10. emule” —
… Awww. bye bye, bebo.