the internetional 2014

TO ANYONE CHATTING TO SOMEONE ONLINE

If you are considering meeting up with someone online use this trick to identify who really are who they claim to be:

1. Ask them to Skype
2. If they refuse or can’t for some reason ask for a current selfie
3. If they also refuse or can’t do not meet up with them
4. If they provide one ask them to send another with them holding 3 fingers up
5. If they refuse read step 3
6. If they provide a selfie where they show 3 fingers they are probably for real

(If you’re still unconvinced try again with them drawing something in their hand)

I SAY THIS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY
please spread this message as more and more young people are lured out into situations where they get kidnapped because they weren’t 100% sure the person they were talking to was real.

CE GENERATIE SUNTEM NOI?

Suntem generaţia ţigărilor electronice cu aromă de alune şi a iPhone-urilor a căror cover se schimbă în fiecare zi.
Suntem generaţia ce îşi face mii de poze la fel cu sute de like-uri pe care toţi le critică.
Suntem generaţia Tumblr-ului, Twitter-ului, #cutforbieber, întrebărilor cu anonim pe Ask, conversaţiilor nocturne pe WhatsApp, a fotografiilor făcute cu camera internă a telefonului ce sfârşesc pe Facebook în timp real. Suntem generația “send me nudes” pe Snapchat.
Suntem generaţia like-urilor, a modei pe care nimeni nu o urmăreşte - încercând să fie alternativi şi sfârşesc prin a arată la fel.
Suntem generaţia hipsterilor, a catcher dream-urilor tatuate pe puls, a lui Miley, Ed Sheeran şi One Direction.
Suntem generaţia brăţărilor norocoase şi a prieteniei, a caietelor pline de nume mâzgălite în timpul orelor, a citatelor luate din cărţi vechi, a poveştilor de vară ce se termină şi a celor ce continuă, a oracolelor pierdute prin sertare.
Suntem generaţia nebunilor de nerecuperat, dar fără un Kerouac ce va scrie poveşti despre noi.
Suntem generaţia ce ascultă rap şi pseudorap, a fandom-urilor, a pițipoanceor şi a cocalarilor, a youtuber-ilor şi a paginilor de fotbal ce se insultă între ele.
Suntem generaţia gândirilor distruse, dar fără Ginsberg pentru a o povesti.
Suntem generaţia fanilor lui Lagy Gaga ce îi insultă pe cei a lui Taylor Swift.
Suntem generaţia actriţelor Disney ce, după ce au lăsat compania, au devenit cât mai puţin pudice, a rockerilor supăraţi pentru că muzică de la radio nu este pe gustul lor.
Suntem generaţia The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl şi Skins. Suntem generația 13 Reasons Why, Game of Thores si Grey’s Anatomy ce nu își amintește Friends.
Suntem generaţia captivată de The Fault în Our Stars, a Twilight-ului, True blood, Teen Wolf, Supernatural şi Fast and Furious.
Suntem generaţia vampirilor, a vârcolacilor, îngerilor căzuţi, shadowhunterilor, zânelor, vrăjitorilor şi a magicienilor; cei ce amintesc Harry Potter încă pe vremea generalei.
Suntem generaţia nails art-ului, a persoanelor ce se taie, a graffitilor pe ziduri, a carnetului suspendat pentru 0.6 grame, a anorexicelor de la liceu, a gaylor şi a fanilor lui Demi Lovato.
Suntem generaţia iubirii scrise prin mesaje, a privirilor neîmpărtăşite şi a friendzone-ului insuportabil.
Suntem generaţia Skype, Snapchat, WeChat, Kik şi altre mii de aplicaţii pentru comunicare ce probabil o distrug pe cea reală. Suntem generația celor ce nu îl suportă pe Trump.
Suntem generaţia Instagram, We Heart It şi a hashtag-urilor.
Suntem generaţia vopselei roz, albastru, verde şi a lobilor lărgiţi, a piercingurilor şi a tatuajelor.
Suntem generaţia suporterilor lui Messi împotriva a celor a lui Ronaldo, a celor ce se bucură când găsesc un wii-fi liber, a YouTube-ului, Vevo şi filmelor porno.
Suntem generaţia fetelor de treisprezece ani îngrijorate şi a părinţilor ce ignoră, a seriei Fifthy Shades.
Suntem generaţia televizoarelor în 3D, a contractelor pe teremen limitat şi a taxelor pentru universitate ce cresc, a celor care abandonează şcoală, a serilor în cluburi, focurilor pe plajă, glumele cu număr ascuns şi a mesajelor sincere trimise la 2 dimineaţa după ce probabil am băut prea mult. Suntem generația ce nu urmărește “Keep Up With the Kardashians” însă îi recunosc buzele lui Kylie.
Suntem generaţia celor care încă mai cred că există puţină dreptate şi a celor ce şi-au pierdut de tot speranţele, a sinucederii printre minori şi a tachinărilor de pe coridoare.
Suntem generaţia genţilor în loc de rucsace pentru fete, a machiajului ce ascunde adevăratele trăsături, a minciunilor şi a relaţiilor aparent complicate.
Suntem generaţia cu ochelari de la Ray Ban, cu converşi şi vansi, cu Jordan şi push up.
Suntem generaţia şepcilor de rapperi.
Suntem generaţia ce joacă Candy Crush şi Farm Ville, ignorând notificările cu cereri.
Suntem generaţia cu Google Chrome împotriva Mozillei FireFox, a paturilor nu atât de confortabile percum braţele acelei persoane lângă care am vrea să ne aflăm.
Suntem generaţia ce urmăreşte America’s Next Top Model, a fiului lui William şi Kate pe prima pagină, a fast food-ului şi a livrărilor la domiciliu ce salvează serile.
Suntem generaţia citatelor lui Bukowski, generaţia frazelor despre această generaţie, a referatelor luate de pe Wikipedia şi a compunerilor de pe Yahoo Answer.
Suntem generaţia Jersey Shore, a crestelor în stilul El Shaaraway, a fetelor ce iubesc fotbalul sau a celor ce îl urmăresc doar când sunt mondialele.
Suntem generaţia marijuannei pentru a începe seară şi a hashishului pentru a o termina.
Suntem generaţia cu vodka cu gust de piersică, a berii cu lămâie, a cocainei şi a celor ce mor în reabilitare la 27 de ani.
Suntem generaţia cu Iron Man 3 şi Transformers 4, ce urmăresc Hunger Games şi citesc târziu în noapte.
Suntem generaţia cu cozi la Apple Store, a celor parţial pierduţi şi a celor pierduţi în totalitate.
Suntem generaţia celor fără un serivici dar cu un S8, a vacanţelor în Ibiza şi Caraibe făcute doar pentru plajă.
Suntem generaţia tinerilor ce, în fond, au înţeles că este ceva ce nu merge cu generaţia asta.
Suntem generaţia cea mai criticată, subestimată, cea care se trezeşte şi înţelege că ar putea să schimbe lumea şi să dea ţeapă celor ce nu au crezut asta.
Suntem generaţia ce, cu toate conflictele la tv, drogurilor, tentațiilor, a mafiei, femeilor bătute, crimelor, omofobiei, crizei, Egiptului, Libiei, Isis, războaielor şi a tot restului, crede că există ceva ce va lasă de povestit, fără îndoială…doar că trebuie încă să descoperim ce.

Meanwhile, in the new Tumblr Verizon regime

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/21/15816974/verizon-tumblr-net-neutrality-internet-politics-david-karp

In 2014, Tumblr was on the front lines of the battle for net neutrality. The company stood alongside Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, Reddit, and Netflix during Battle for the Net’s day of action. Tumblr CEO David Karp was also part of a group of New York tech CEOs that met with then-FCC chairman Tom Wheeler in Brooklyn that summer, while the FCC was fielding public comment on new Title II rules. President Obama invited Karp to the White House to discuss various issues around public education, and in February 2015The Wall Street Journal reported that it was the influence of Karp and a small group of liberal tech CEOs that swayed Obama toward a philosophy of internet as public utility.

But three years later, as the battle for net neutrality heats up once again, Tumblr has been uncharacteristically silent. The last mention of net neutrality on Tumblr’s staff blog — whichfrequently posts about political issues from civil rights to climate change to gun control to student loan debt — was in June 2016. And Tumblr is not listed as a participating tech company for Battle for the Net’s next day of action, coming up in three weeks.


“TUMBLR HAS BEEN UNCHARACTERISTICALLY SILENT”
A representative for Battle for the Net told The Verge in an email, “Outreach for the day of action is very much an active and ongoing process… I wouldn’t read too much into who is and isn’t on the list so far.” Still, a rep for Tumblr declined to comment on whether the company would be participating, and AOL’s senior VP of brand communications Caroline Campbell responded to an inquiry about whether Tumblr would maintain its stance on net neutrality, writing “[It’s] just too early to answer your question.”

One reason for Karp and Tumblr’s silence? Last week Verizon completed its acquisition of Tumblr parent company Yahoo, kicking off the subsequent merger of Yahoo and AOL to create a new company called Oath. As one of the world’s largest ISPs, Verizon is notorious for challenging the principles of net neutrality — it sued the FCC in an effort to overturn net neutrality rules in 2011, and its general counsel Kathy Grillo published a note this Aprilcomplimenting new FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to weaken telecommunication regulations.


Now, multiple sources tell The Verge that employees are concerned that Karp has been discouraged from speaking publicly on the issue, and one engineer conveyed that Karp told a group of engineers and engineering directors as much in a weekly meeting that took place shortly after SXSW. “Karp has talked about the net neutrality stuff internally, but won’t commit to supporting it externally anymore,” the engineer said. “[He] assures [us] that he is gonna keep trying to fight for the ability to fight for it publicly.” Karp did not respond to four emails asking for comment, and neither Yahoo nor Tumblr would speak about the matter on the record.

On the day Verizon’s Yahoo acquisition was completed, Tumblr was hit by a wave of layoffs. A number of current and former employees shared a post by social media industry commentator Andréa López entitled “Layoffs and Tumblr the Centipede.” In it, López theorizes, “In addition to the real life talented human beings impacted by these layoffs, the move is a warning and reminder — Tumblr is no longer in the protective purgatory of pre-Verizon Yahoo.” If Mayer’s Yahoo didn’t really know what it was doing with Tumblr, that meant Tumblr was free to do what it wanted. That extended to politics: Yahoo didn’t give Tumblr any official blessing or encouragement when it decided to become the tech industry’s fiercest net neutrality defender three years ago. Now things are a little bit stickier.

Bryan Irace, an engineering manager who worked at Tumblr from March 2012 to November 2015, explained Tumblr’s culture to The Verge in an email, writing, “We all [participated]. As with many other causes (e.g. SOPA/PIPA), [net neutrality] was a hugepart of the company culture. A free and open Internet was a prerequisite for Tumblr to grow from an idea in David’s head into the platform that it is today… During my tenure there, Tumblr never shied away from speaking out about causes that the team collectively believed in….

Memeing Into the Void: The Case That We Have Entered The Last Stage of Internet Culture

Conjecture: Internet culture, specifically meme culture, can be roughly divided into distinct movements associated with time periods, much in the same way that paintings can be categorized into their respective art movements. Here’s my best attempt at doing so:

The Original Meme Era (1993-2009): The foundational period of modern internet culture, the creation of the first internet memes, characterized mostly by sincere attempts at humor: lolcats, fails, rick rolling, rage comics etc.

The Ironic Meme Era (2010-2014): Internet memes become mainstream and accessible by popular media, in response meme elitism and ironic memes are born, characterized by parodies of other memes: dank memes, Dolan, ironic fandoms (Shrek, Bee Movie), montage parodies etc.

The Post-Ironic Meme Era (2015-2016): anti-memes, multiple layers of irony, memes begin to take on depressive and nihilistic overtones, irony and sincerity begin to become blended together and ambiguous: deliberate shitposting, bone hurting juice, bottom text, I have crippling depression etc.

The Last Meme Era (2017- )


Conjecture: There is an upper limit on how meta you can get; there are only so many levels of irony you can stack on top of each other before your conceptual framework implodes on itself. Let’s set aside the fact that Reddit is the Lyme disease of the internet for a moment and take r/Circlejerk as an example. The sub was created to humorously criticize the perceived manner in which greater Reddit had become a masturbatory echo chamber devoid of meaning or purpose. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before r/Circlejerk itself became an echo chamber, except this time with an even bigger superiority complex. Thus r/metaCirclejerk was created to make fun of the people making fun of reddit.  Naturally, r/metametaCirclejerk was formed next… but that’s the end of the series; there is no r/metametametaCirclejerk. This would be unnecessary and redundant, because once you get this many layers removed you lose track of who and what you’re responding to. The bottom drops out; r/metametaCirclejerk is much more about playing with the idea of meta-criticism on the Reddit platform rather than a direct mockery of r/metaCirclejerk itself. To put it more simply, I’m positing that once you get to about three layers of irony in any given media, the meaning begins to fall apart and you can go no further. This principle explains why we are currently in the final iteration of internet culture.

What is the Last Meme Era? It is nothing more than the self-cannibalization of the meme. Notice that every meme era is a direct response to the previous era, but there is no and can be no response to the Last Meme Era. The internet is bathing in its own digestive juices. To reject the Last Meme Era is in itself an expression of the movement.

This example is quintessentially representative of the Last Meme Era. Consider how many layers of culture you have to be familiar with to even understand what it means. The John C Miller meme itself exists exclusively as corruptions of other memes and furthermore is an anti-humorous rebuttal to the appropriation of internet memes by a private corporation for profit. The meme this image is based on (bone hurting juice) also exclusively exists as modifications of other memes, and is arguably a neo-dadaist celebration of nonsense. Finally, the original web comic is a morbid parody of a children’s book.


Conjecture: Culture is inseparable from the society that creates it, and this includes internet culture; every new meme created is fundamentally the product of late stage capitalism. As of 2014 less than one out of every four films released isn’t a reboot/remake, sequel/prequel, part of a franchise, or otherwise based on another work of media, and it’s only gotten worse since then. There are no new ideas, only perversions and corruptions of previous ideas; creativity has been crushed out of us in supplication to the profit motive. Society is eating itself. The 8 richest people in the world own more wealth than the bottom 3.7 billion. Quite literally all the money in the world wouldn’t be enough to pay off the world’s debt. Corporations are murdering their own customer base and then bemoaning that there’s no one left to buy their products.

Meme culture is necessarily a reflection of society, and as a society we can’t tell if and when we’re serious anymore. The president of the United States is a reality television star who is incapable of stringing more than one complete sentence together. Is this an extended joke? Does it even matter? The nation has been coopted by fascists who choose to represent themselves with a cartoon frog. We live in a post-truth world now, the public has stopped even pretending to care about reality anymore. I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. Mental illness is a societal problem as much as it is a psychological one; everyone has become badly sick so how can we be surprised that despair is now a meme? And what the fuck is vaporwave?

Culture has stagnated. There is nowhere to go from here but revolution or extinction. We are all memeing into the void; this is the Last Meme Era.

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Hot Mugshot Guy Jeremy Meeks makes his catwalk debut for Philipp Plein

Jeremy Meeks became an internet sensation back in 2014 when his police mugshot went viral.

Fast-forward three years and he’s made his New York Fashion Week debut on the runway for Philipp Plein.

The 33-year-old was arrested in February 2014 and sentenced to 27 months in prison for possessing an illegal firearm but, after his photo was shared on Facebook, he gained a huge following.

Thousands of swooning replies and hashtags later, the ex-convict signed a modelling contract before being released from prison and is now represented by London model management agency SUPA.

anonymous asked:

How much can decisions about net neutrality made in US affect people outside US, e.g. in Europe?

To the extent that other countries look to the US for leadership on telecommunications issues, any decision to repeal the 2015 net neutrality rules could affect people in other countries.  In fact, the FCC’s decision to adopt strong net neutrality rules in 2015 had an impact on the strong net neutrality rules adopted by the European Union in 2016.  The debate over net neutrality in the US also had an impact on the strong rules adopted in the Marco Civil da Internet in Brazil in 2014.

The U.S. policy decisions generally have a global impact as we regularly hold ourselves out as the world leader of free expression. The retreat from having a legal right to an open Internet would result in the U.S. losing credibility around the world when it argues other governments should open up their networks. In terms of the EU specifically, I think we are already diverging on how we view the Internet on a variety of grounds and that trend has continued.

Every Dan and Phil video in the London Apartment in order

I made a list of every single Dan and Phil video that they have uploaded since they first moved into their, (now old), London apartment. I have left out any YouTube Red videos but have included videos from all 6 channels, (danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil, danisnotinteresting, LessAmazingPhil, DanandPhilGAMES and DanandPhilCRAFTS).

If you think the order is wrong or any of the links are incorrect please let me know and I will try to correct it.

(I spent WAY too much time on this but oh well)

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