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10 Reasons Why Social Media is Like a Crazy Girlfriend

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A disturbing stare, frightening smile, and terrifying lyrics—meet the Overly Attached Girlfriend. For the last month she has been making waves online, going viral with creepy parodies of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend and Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe on YouTube. These videos made me laugh, feel uncomfortable, and got me thinking. Instead of thinking about something normal, I thought about how social networks are a lot like crazy girlfriends (or boyfriends) also. There are a shocking number of similarities between the two and I’ve shared some here. Read More »

Digital Easter Eggs: The Internet’s Coolest Hidden Treasures

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It’s Easter season. This means millions of people from around the world will soon wake up on Easter Sunday to participate in Easter egg hunts in their very own backyards. For technology and pop culture buffs, the search for Easter eggs is never over. In the online world, the term “Easter egg” has a different meaning—it is any hidden, entertaining gem that is left by a programmer for people to discover by doing a series of reproducible actions. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Easter eggs and where to find them so you can access them too. Enjoy! Read More »