The Happy Hour Virus isn’t really a virus at all. It’s a pretend, fake “virus” that you can use to make your colleagues, boss or spouse think that your computer is broken, so that you can’t do any more work and may as well leave. And the Happy Hour Virus works with all computers, because it’s essentially just a web page that you load.
In the past few years, the term MOOC has become popular as, indeed, have MOOCs themselves. But if you haven’t been in the loop, you may be wondering just what does MOOC stand for, and what is a MOOC?
The Harlem Shake phenomena is so last week. But now a new website, Harlemify, takes it to a new level, but causing any website you visit through Harlemify to ..well…. do the Harlem shake!
What is The Harlem Shake? That depends on whether you’re talking about the Harlem Shake dance, the Harlem Shake song, or the Harlem Shake video — by either Al B, Albee, Baauer, Bauer, Bauuer, or the Russian Army. And, the infectious internet meme doesn’t get any less complicated from there. But since the original Sunlight Harlem Shake, it has gone viral on YouTube (or uTube if you prefer) at breathtaking speed.
Tony Stewart was the winner of this year’s Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona, but the big talk was NASCAR’s removal of a spectator video from utube. Shot by a fan in the stands, the video shows a pileup, and debris hitting the catch fence — but more importantly, a tire in the stands which had clearly injured a spectator. YouTube quickly reposted the video as both sides issued dueling statements about the incident. And here it is.
The concept of “The Internet Of Everything,” the notion that all products, people, and services communicate for the sake of personalization and efficiency, is more than just the wave of the tech future. It could mean very big business. According to Cisco Systems, the concept is worth $14 trillion in revenue over the ten years.
Tired of having to resort to eBay or Craigslist to sell the stuff you no longer want? Or trying to give it away on FreeCycle only to have some overzealous moderator reject it? So was the creator of GTSList.com, the online garage sale where you can sell your stuff to friends and family, for free, and while keeping it private so you are not opening your home to random strangers. GTS List takes the idea of the online yard sale that often takes place on sites such as Craigslist, and combines it with the experience of having an old-fashioned yard sale, by making it a virtual yard sale. While a virtual garage sale is nothing new, we think they’re on to something by giving sellers the ability to keep their sale as private as they’d like.
While this year’s Superbowl ads did not disappoint, one of the clear winners was the Dodge Ram truck commercial which pays homage to farmers. Perhaps the most poignant part of the ad was the recording of Paul Harvey’s 1978 speech called, “So God Made a Farmer.” It got some wondering as to where to listen to all of Paul Harvey’s Rest of the Story shows online? Well the good news is that, even though Paul Harvey died in 2009, his voice and stories do indeed live on.
The people have spoken and the iron token from the Hasbro board game Monopoly will be retired for good, being replaced by a cat. In a vote on the Monopoly Facebook page, people from 120 countries voiced their opinion, voting to keep the Scottie dog, shoe, wheelbarrow, race car, thimble, top hat and battle ship, and to get rid of the iron. The tokens proposed to replace the ousted token included a guitar, a helicopter, a diamond ring and a toy robot, but the cat was the clear winner, garnering 31% of the votes.
There’s no denying that Internet cat videos are here to stay, and when the now famous “Grumpy Cat” appeared on the scene, it seemed that the world of Internet cats would never be the same. But now it looks that Grumpy Cat has a new contender: Sam the Worried Cat. Or, as he is better known on Instagram, Sam Has Eyebrows. Sam quickly rose to #catsofinstagram fame and could be added to the arsenal of Internet cats with serious attitudes.
We all know that half the battle of getting a job interview is a killer cover letter. One student majoring in finance who is looking for an internship on Wall Street in New York has written a cover letter that has become a viral Internet sensation because of how blunt and honest it is.
Like many high school students, Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen had a problem, managing everything from mid-terms, to a simple homework deadline. But unlike your average high school student, these two did something about it, they created task management app “Finish,” (available for the iPhone, but not yet Android).
The government’s sponsored online petition site “We the People” promises a White House response for all petitions with more than 25,000 signatures, and sticking to that promise, they issued an official response to the online petition entitled “Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.” The petition received over 34,000 signatures.