Finding Paul Miller : A Year Without the Internet

The Verge technology writer Paul Miller made the brave decision to disconnect from the internet for an entire year in hopes of finding out who he was without it. His goals included reading more, learning more, traveling more, the essentials that we all want to accomplish when time seems to be in abundance and eagerly…read more…

Patton Oswalt is Donny Ruiz, the First ‘First’ Internet Commenter

Comedian and all-around funny guy Patton Oswalt plays Donny ‘Diamond’ Ruiz, a self-proclaimed first ‘First’ internet commenter in this Funny or Die video, entitled In Search of…(your basic documentary from the early ’90′s). So if you were ever wondering why there is someone who must type the word ‘First’ in the comment section instead of…read more…

What Makes a Good Curator?

90% of my job as a blogger is curating content that I find interesting and hopefully others will find interesting as well. But what makes a good curator? Take a look at the video below courtesy of Percolate and m ss ng p eces which features a few of the web’s most influential bloggers and…read more…

How Twitter Reacted to SOPA

Here’s a visualization of how the Twitter community reacted to the SOPA/PIPA bills on January 18th. You can include me in the statistics as well. I was texting and tweeting my thoughts on the subject and am glad that as of now, the bills have been killed. The obvious question that looms: when will these…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 20, 2012

Drunk Ron Swanson

1. Steven Spazuk is a self-proclaimed soot artist working with matte cardboard and a candle-lit flame to create his monochromatic paintings. His self-portrait consists of 272 pieces, each manipulated to reveal a complicated, highly intricate, and intimate painting. 2. Remember on Parks and Rec when Tom was promoting his Snake Juice at the club and…read more…

What to Do When the Internet is not Working

Internet is Down

For someone who is isolated from human kind and stays indoors for days on end while sitting in front of a laptop, I would probably stagger outside and be disoriented by the real world or sit in a fetal position while humming. I don’t know how to revert back to my childhood when I did…read more…