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The Return Of The Anonymous Internet

  It’s not fair to judge a new social network (or app) right after it launches; it’s like dismissing a restaurant for its irritating clientele on opening night, when the only people eating are the owner’s friends and the press. But I don’t think it’s the first-night crowd that makes Secret, a new semi-anonymous confession…

A Peek At Reddit’s Hidden Network

View this image › This, in case you were wondering, is what Reddit’s power structure really looks like. Curious to know more about Reddit’s amorphous community, Redditor Sharkbait784 gathered post data going back to 2008 to identify and suss out connections (links) between subreddits. The result is this map, which looks a little like a…

20 Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

1. Gun fires a dual cyanide charge that kills almost instantly. KGB officer Bogdan Stashinsky assassinated two Ukranian dissidents living in Germany using one hidden inside a rolled-up newspaper.* View this image › Via imgur.com *Info via. 2. Dead Drop Spy Bolt: Designed to sneak messages. View this image › Via brighthub.com 3. For covert…

The GIF That Perfectly Explains Apple’s Evolution To iOS 7

View this image › GadgetLove / Via gadgetlove.com As we await this week’s official iOS 7 launch, GadgetLove has created this awesome and freaky GIF that succinctly illustrates Apple’s evolution from Scott Forstall’s skeuomorphic iOS 6 to Jony Ive’s flattened and colorful iOS 7. 3. LINK via GadgetLove gadgetlove.com Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/the-gif-that-perfectly-explains-apples-evolution-to-ios-7

Economists Are Taking Over the Game Industry

View this image › Team Fortress 2 features a marketplace for weapons, hats and other accessories. computer.games-4pro.com When Blizzard unveiled Diablo III, one of its most-hyped features was the Auction House, a free player-to-player market where characters could buy and sell items. Instead of having to kill monsters until one of them dropped the right…

Weird Twitter: The Oral History

View this image › Here are some attempts to describe “Weird Twitter,” gathered from around the internet: 1. “[An] intentionally wrong style of idiotic comedy” 2. “A loose group of Twitter users who write in a less accessible form, using sloppy punctuation/spelling/capitalization, poetic experimentation with sentence format, first-person throwaway characters, and other techniques little known…

The Real Reason Twitter Went Down

View this image › Twitter tells Buzzfeed FWD: Today’s outage is due to a cascaded bug in one of our infrastructure components. We’ll provide updated information soon. Twitter then clarified in a tweet: Twitter Comms @twittercomms Follow A cascaded bug has an effect that isn’t confined to a particular software element; its effect “cascades” into…

OKCupid Is Not A Therapist’s Office

View this image › There are a lot of benefits to online dating: Meeting new people. Going on dates. Figuring out what you want in a partner. Killing time by clicking through thousands of profiles. But while Internet dating can be fun, might get you laid, and can at least connect you with some interesting…

Brilliant Comment Perfectly Explains Google+

View this image › moviesfca.tumblr.com From Hacker News, via Ryan Tate: Google Plus is like the movie Dark City. It’s a group of technical aliens picking apart the human experience, trying different scenarios in order to find out what the human soul is. Once per day, humans wake up and find themselves in its meticulously-constructed…

Microsoft Office Is *Actually* Coming To iOS And Android

1. LINK Microsoft Office Is *Actually* Coming To iOS And Android theverge.com After years of rumors and false starts, a commitment: “early 2013.” Read-only viewing apps will be free, while a paid Office 365 subscription will be required for editing. Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/microsoft-office-is-actually-coming-to-ios-and-a

15 More Very Questionable Retro Inventions

1. Facial Snow Shield View this image › Via iliketowastemytime.com Via Canada, from 1939. No, no, no, NO. 2. View this image › Via 50watts.com I like the idea behind it. But, much like the show shields above, I foresee suffocation. 3. Gas Attack Baby Stroller View this image › Via iliketowastemytime.com Via England. 4.…