If life was a video game right now, it'd be a pretty terrible one. That's because it'd just be levels of Facebooks and Twitters and Instagrams and social networks that would encourage us to pimp our lives for likes. And push us to hashbrag what we do. And to make sure the world sees our selfies. Team follow back.…
Everyone on Facebook looks like they're having a great time. Fun adventures, deep romances, amazing jobs. It's enough to make you feel inadequate, but it's also a lie. Nobody is really as happy as their Facebook wall claims, as this piercing short from HigtonBrothers confirms.
Sometimes things sound real but are completely fake. Those fake facts are just so convenient sounding and come perfectly wrapped in a bow tie that they spread like a disease. And then there are other facts that sound like complete made up bullshit but are actually real. Those are the scary ones. The shared souls over…
The Bermuda Triangle is a large area of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. Over the last few centuries, it's thought that dozens of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the area, earning it the nickname "The Devil's Triangle."
There's a lot of noise and very little signal on Twitter, and sometimes it can be hard to know what to pay attention to. A team of scientists might be able to help with that, though, because they're developing algorithms to sort the truthful tweets from the lies.
There's usually no escaping a difficult conversation. But at least nowadays we can choose in which medium to have the chat. There's certainly a premium placed on in-person conversations—really, you just want to be there with the person, see his (or her) facial expressions, reactions, etc. It's also nice to have the…
Some of your friends probably revel in the fact they can't do math. In fact, it's weird how some people can be so proud about lacking a skill that's incredibly useful. Would they brag about not being able to cook? Or play guitar? Or write a wonderful sentence?
With Hulu and iTunes and torrents, it's easy to forget that your home probably already has a dedicated television-watching device! That's why this rings so true, except for the bit about Cops, which should be Man vs. Food instead. [PennyArcade]
I've been at the Infinite Loop campus a few times and yes, it's all true. Obviously, that's a rental. Or he burned it after wearing it. [Wired]
Thanks to the House of Representatives passing the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010, Caller ID spoofing will be outlawed. Sure, you may prevent your number from being seen, but no more pretending that you're calling from another phone: