Internet friends are real life friends. I mean like, they’re real people. You share a bond of some sort. The internet enables you to share words, images, and spend time together from a distance. It’s a really beautiful thing actually.

awkwardpocket asked:

Is that picture of a lady eating cake from a show or is it just some random thing you found an the internet. Actually, good question. Where do all of your reaction images come from. It's like they just appear out of nowhere when you need them.

That’s Phyllis from The Office (US). 

I collect what I find through my travels on the internet and put them in a folder on my dock. 

Internet friend group

Okay. So. Me and Trinity want internet friends. If you want to be in a group chat just message me these things.

-where you’re from
-anything you want us to know.

Here’s ours

-bands, youtubers, oitnb, cats.
-nothing really.

-the front bottoms, 5sos, cats, anime, random shit.

Random tumblr user:
Awesome. Tumblr! A space where I can represent what I do, my interests, my biases, what I wanna show and have the Internet be open to see what I think, whether consciously or subconsciously! Revealing more and more about my motives, thoughts and activities with EACH POST. Sweet. :)

So I see you post ____ alot. Can I ask you why you post predominantly this, this, this, and this? Why is that?

Random tumblr user:
This is my space! This isn’t for you! You are assuming that’s all I post! I do post other things aside from this, this, this and this. Why are you so worried about what I’m doing??? Go get a life!

Because it’s the Internet you prick…You post these things publicly. You do realize we can COUNT how often you post certain things by looking at your archive? This tells the world what you think and believe whether you’ll admit it or not.

Random tumblr user:
Idgaf what you have to say, this public blog isn’t for you. (Projection, projection, projection.) Self serving statement and close with calling you butthurt about what I post on a blog that EVERYONE can see.

Ok. You are delusional. Lol Bai.

This week has been… Hell, to say the very least. Power was out, then the internet was out, disc errors, and personal stress to name a few things. Though today made up for it all. Started AK and finally finally finally got to talk to someone I’ve wanted to all week.

Some random thoughts:
I handled a lack of internet for 4 days way better than I thought I would. It was pretty okay aside from two things. Didn’t miss tumblr at all.

Going to bed at 10pm is weird.

My dreams this morning were even weirder.

I really should make a doctor’s appointment for a certain something, but that’s a whole other post. I might clarify, I might not. I don’t know if this is something I feel comfortable posting publicly about.

Another thought that should be its own post: when did I become so emotionally open? When did I start wearing my emotions on my sleeve? I was never like that before, I was the textbook definition of stoic male. Suddenly I get teary eyed when I’m sad and I basically yell to the heavens about my happiness (there’s a better way to word that second thing but I’m too tired to care). It’s not a bad thing, I’m just wondering what brought on this change in the last year.

I might elaborate on some of this stuff later, but for now I’m done.
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The Evolution of IoT and a Look at the Future

My colleague at Cognizant, digital guru and mad scientist Peter Rogers shares his experiences and insights on the IoT (Internet of Things) in this guest blog.  These are his personal opinions. Enjoy!


We hear a lot about Internet of Things but the million dollar question is, how does anybody actually make any money?

  1. The Cloud based vendors will add in IoT support in order to retain or grow their customer base within their MBaaS, MADP or API Gateway solutions.
  2. The developers will try and cash in on wearables as a new platform.
  3. Random new wearable devices will appear from disparate vendors.

Once the dust settles then the impression I get is that networked hardware sensors that can be integrated with regular consumer products will be the next big thing. The size, price and functionality of sensors is now so attractive that we can literally integrate them into our lives in a frictionless way.

I created a hardware demo of a consumer product (a squeezable Mayonnaise bottle) that could detect when and where it was shaken, and then send that information to a marketing micro-website. You can watch the video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yaE6-KuHgs) and add your thoughts as to how I accomplished this feat and if you want to help me Kickstarter fund one. I was considering that the bottle could also detect when it was nearly empty and automatically order another one.

A few days later the Amazon Dash Button was announced (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMacTuHPWFI) and people could actually press a remote button to directly order something. It did not stop there though as a few weeks later Google announced Project Soli (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QNiZfSsPc0) which is effectively a small radar sensor which can detect small finger movements and map them into user interactions. I was so excited that I ordered a Flic (https://flic.io/) which is a remote button which you can program to do just about anything. The possibilities seem endless and the sensors are only going to get smaller. Indeed while the current trend is for phones and indeed watches to get bigger then it is left to the sensors to shrink and seamlessly integrate.

I would therefore predict that the real money is in these small integrated sensors which can offer us digital experiences without us touching a PC, phone, tablet or watch. Interestingly this fits into the Post App World vision that Apple and Google are allegedly eyeing up (http://www.wired.com/2015/06/apple-google-ecosystem/). For in the Post App World, it is the API that rules supreme and offers us frictionless services integrated into our consumer products. This vision of hardware sensors being able to offer us user interaction without a traditional screen is intriguing and describes the multiple touch points of the article fittingly.

After the sensors the real money lies surely with what the sensors produce…which is data. Suddenly Big Data just got a whole lot more interesting. There will be reams and reams of data from hardware sensors everywhere which are just crying out for Big Data processing solutions. But what do we do with the data? This is where the algorithms come in…highly intelligent algorithms that can analyse consumer data and use predictive analytics in order to offer us services before we even know that we need them. And then what? The algorithms start to use artificial intelligence and we end up with automated agents that operate on data models using M2M, freely trading data with each other, in order to analyse us and then directly offer us new targeted services. Cold Calling has already replaced humans with static voice recordings, but how long before that becomes dynamic? Imagine an autonomous agent somewhere processes enough of your data to work out that you need double glazing and then dynamically records a sales pitch and sends it to you.

My predications in a nutshell are an integration of sensors with everyday consumer products and the result driving the Big Data market some 12 months later. And what of Virtual Reality? The more I think about it the more I see an augmented digital reality powered by sensors where the ‘screen’ is our lives. I think the mistake that AR vendors made in the past was to think that we actually needed a screen…


Kevin Benedict Writer, Speaker, Senior Analyst Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work Cognizant View my profile on LinkedIn Read more at Future of Work Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Browse the Mobile Solution Directory Subscribe to Kevin’sYouTube Channel Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility Join the Google+ Community Mobile Enterprise Strategies

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I love how many random things I learn from the internet. History, weird modern-day events (today’s event: the running of the interns at the Supreme Court), animals, science!, and weird and/or awesome facts of all types. I feel like it’s giving me a clearer picture of the scope of the world and human experience, and thus will someday come in handy someday when I’m worldbuilding.

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Mood: Calm
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The internet feels like a giant distraction. I find myself incessantly opening and closing links, hunting information to satiate an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and living vicariously through the social network profiles of other people when my daily life becomes too stressful, monotonous, or uninteresting. I wish I could say my intentions were different when I get online, but 90% of the time I’m using the internet to distract from many things. Now, I don’t think that all distractions are bad. Sometimes we need a release, but I must admit that I can be a bit addicted to the internet at times.

It’s not an addiction that changes a fundamental part of my life or anything, but akin to the fact that I’m using the internet to refrain from feeling. I’m using the internet in a way that feels out of my control. I heard once that if you wanted to know if you were addicted to something, ask yourself “could you stop now?” I don’t know if I could. Of course I could say “I could if I wanted to”, but that doesn’t mean much coming from an addict. The point I’m trying to make is, “how do you know?”

I don’t think the internet is without purpose. Obviously it is the greatest thing to happen to modern society, but is this constant need for and access to connection so healthy? I feel conflicted, but I think I need to start distracting myself with other things. More fruitful endeavors. To be completely honest, I’m not using the internet for anything fruitful. Most of the time it’s me arguing with people who “don’t get it” or mindlessly scrolling through FB, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit. Those things can yield fruit at times, but they aren’t necessary for the harvest.

I’m beyond due to severely reduce my time online, but maybe I fear that I’ll discover that I’m not about much without it. We’ll see.

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Cellular Wireless Failover Issue for the IoT

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The loss of traditional Internet network connectivity can lead to lost revenue, decreased productivity, and failed compliance, as well as reputation & brand impact.

Richard Platt’s insight:

Internet downtime is expected and occurs from scheduled interruptions (service provider maintenance), random accidents (nearby construction damaging physical infrastructure), or even unexpected and unpredictable disruptions due to extreme events (flood or fire). Being prepared for downtime is a necessary component of sound business practices.  -  An InformationWeek survey found that enterprises, on average, experience over 14 hours of connectivity downtime per year. Some high profile cases lasted well over a week. Gartner estimates that on average the cost to enterprises during periods of downtime is $5,600 /  minute, that’s more than $300K / hour.  -   The reality is: in a disaster, wired networks are usually the first to fail and the last to recover. So what can you do? You need an Internet connectivity backup plan.  - Adding traditional “wired” redundancy is not a solution as wired technologies typically run in the same conduits and are vulnerable to all of the same threats as your primary connectivity. Wired redundancy is also costly to implement and has high recurring monthly charges that can be prohibitive for large distributed businesses.

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