iMeme: Finally, We'll Have An Abundance of Memes! ...Wait
Michael Fogleman has become the hero of everyone who lacks both photoshop and a life.
Fogleman is the creator of iMeme, a meme generator and facilitator.
Choose the character you want (Forever Alone? Baby Godfather?) and the text you’d like in the meme. A little adjustment, a little alignment.. and bam. You’ve just wasted 4 hours that you will never get back.
Shh… if you stay real quiet… you can almost hear Redditors quietly lolling next to their dehumidifiers. (gotta keep that Arcade Fire poster on the wall, helloo.)
PayPal’s new report ‘Money: The Digital Tipping Point' predicts that consumers won't need to carry wallets by the year 2016. (Clearly someone doesn’t have a toast wallet.)
Managing Director of PayPal UK believes that in 4 years time, mobile payments will take off. He says, “Children born today will become the UK’s first ‘cashless generation’. It will be completely natural for them to pay by mobile.”
Consumers of all ages are predicted to make their purchases using smartphones, tablets, iPads, and other futuristic devices by 2016. This is unfortunate news for my Gram, who still confuses her cellular phone with the television remote control.
Instagram, Calendagram, Casetagram, and Coming Soon: Overkillagram
Holiday crap gift ideas just won’t leave me alone.
It’s no suprise that the interweb is spewing products at us in hopes of selling us its weirdo goodies. It may come as a suprise that I am spewing a bit myself (ew?).
Instagram has 2 new products that would make pretty groovy gifts.
Calendagram produces wall calendars using your Instagram photos.
Casetagram creates iPhone cases with your Instagram photos.
The negative here is that you can only use your own Instagram photos with each program. But who says your boyfriend wouldn’t want a 12-month wall calendar consisting solely of you standing in front of the bathroom mirror making kissy faces? Just photoshop an elf into the background for the month of December. Bam.
You’re classy, girl. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
As the holiday season hastily approaches, so does that feeling of impending doom because you haven’t gotten gifts for your catscoworkers yet.
I am a lady who loves the Red Kettle campaign and The Salvation Army. The reasons are threefold:
I love making conversation with elderly strange-ers.
I love singing loudly at semi-inappropriate times, whether on- or off-pitch. Bell-ringing presents an opportunity for both.
KMart is desolate and eternally creepy wasteland that deserves a sprinkle of joy for one season every year. I deliver that joy.
This year, the Red Kettle campaign is going digital.
The Salvation Army is teaming up with Square, a device that connects to mobile phones and scans credit cards to accept payments.
The Salvation Army’s spokesman Major George Hood notes, “A lot of people just don’t carry cash any more. We’re basically trying to make sure we’re keeping up with our donors and embrace the new technologies they’re embracing.”
The nonprofit organization also stated that passers-by often cite a lack cash or change as an excuse for not donating. Well that gravy train’s coming to an end.
One downfall of utilizing this modern technology is the 2.75% fee taken out on every transaction. Will this instant removal of funds negate the effectiveness of using Square?
Rebecca Black has just released her 3rd single. And oh, wait til you see the lens flares and motion blur on this masterpiece. Titled “Person of Interest”, the song and video chronicle Black’s fascination with a Bieber-haired preteen who goes missing. Murder? We may never know.
Unfortunately, neither this song nor Black’s 2nd single were as morbidly catchy as her debut hit, “Friday”. That being said, these songs are unlikely to get as much buzz.
As this new pop jam spreads through the internet this week, I would like to remind everyone of Black’s faux BBC interview on Funny or Die. The one where she explains the poignant layering within the lyrics of the song. Watch it.
You see? It was all metaphors and symbolism! How closed-minded of us to assume that “front seat, back seat” really meant the front and back seat. Ignorant, America. Ignorant.
The U.S. Military Facebook page is celebrating Veteran’s Day with a campaign called ”A Nation Gives Thanks”. Facebook users can leave personal messages to active and retired members of the military. For those who don’t wish to personalize a message, a thank you message to the entire U.S. Military can be submitted.
The Facebook page keeps track of the amount of thanks submitted in real-time. This image was created when the amount of thanks was at 33,767. By the end of this post the count was at 34,085.
Introducing Olly, the first product to notify you of happenings on the internet through your nostrils.
Finally! We can each connect to the web through the power of smell!
Choose whatever scent you want for Olly by inserting the small aromatic object into Olly’s back end (…) Whether you want to insert a slice of pepperoni, a drop of rum, or a some of your ex-girlfriend’s hair, Olly will convert that scent into a notification.
When you get a new tweet, Facebook like, or calendar event, Olly will emit some of that delicious stank for your nose pallete to enjoy.
Frequent Foursquare users know the horrendous truth — checking into a business does not automatically mean receiving an extra sprinkled donut. Or a free game of bubble hockey. Or a 10-second ride on the mechanical bull. Sometimes, Foursquare users check into a business and get bupkis.
That’s where Poorsquare comes in.
Poorsquare uses Foursquare’s database of businesses and deals to notify users as to what free crap is nearby.
Instead of checking into a business that offers a whopping nothing, check into the business next door, which Poorsquare says offers a free bamboo plant.
I’m appreciative that Poorsquare’s ripoff needy mascot (who appears to be Mr. MoneyBags’ son?) is still wearing a top hat and suitcoat. Apropos.
Remember the children’s book “Goodnight Moon”? The one with the sweet little bunny who says goodnight to everything in his room before going to sleep?
Good night, kittens. Good night, mittens. Good night, clocks. Good night, socks.
No longer must you read such an unrealistic book to yourself your children. An updated version of the book hits stores tomorrow. Written and illustrated by David Milgrim, “Goodnight iPad" is a bit more appropriate for the 21st Century.
Of course, the book will be available on ebook as well as hardcover.
This morning Mark Zuckerberg grabbed his bros, beef jerky sticks and road sodas — all in preparation for his cross-country trip to Harvard University.
The Facebook CEO is heading back to his alma mater today in search of a worthy intern to work (for free?) at his company.
This trip marks the first time Zuckerberg will be back at Harvard since dropping out almost a decade ago.
Zuck plans to hold a press conference in the afternoon, followed immediately by a meet-and-greet with the students. Students attending the conference are said to have begun applying for the available internships within seconds of them being posted online.
In addition to Harvard, Zuckerberg will visit Carnegie Mellon and MIT, along with some other East Coast schools. University at Buffalo? Anyone?
The Mission: Using a handful of common key words, I will conduct the world’s smallest and probably least accurate study ever.
The Task: 1. Search each of the following phrases on Google, Yahoo, and Bing: -news -email -sports -maps -blogs -shopping 2. Note which search engine favors its own sites.
The Hypothesis: I am hypothesistic (that should be a word) that Google, Bing, and Yahoo are all Narcissists. And rightly so! If you owned a company, wouldn’t you self-promote? Wouldn’t you push your products and services over those of your competitors?
The Conclusion: This study didn’t show Google pushing its sites on me any more than Bing or Yahoo. If we’re going to throw some terribly-plannedSenate hearings at Google, shouldn’t we send some the way of Microsoft (who owns Bing and powers Yahoo Search) as well?
YouTube has released 2 more African language versions due to a successful launch of YouTube in Kiswahili and Amharic last year. Since that launch, YouTube has seen a 175% increase in YouTube views. You know, no big deal.
YouTube has now added Afrikaans and isiZulu in order to expand YouTube’s fleshmitt grasp to include more countries and aquire more users.
Captchas Are Difficult for Humans, Not So Much for Robots
Captchas, those unGodly security measures comprised of distorted text and number sequences, are said to be unreadable by robots. That theory is now kaput. Finally.
A Stanford research team has created a software program which allows robots to decode captchas.
The program, called Decaptcha (clever, Stanford), can decode some captchas easier than others. The easiest to decode? The captchas of captcha.com.
The study also found that captchas are difficult even for humans to decipher. I can personally vouch for this statement. I have long proposed that some sort of disclaimer be included. For instance, ”You must be at least 5% Rain Man to decode this captcha.”