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“You Know the Internet? There’s Some Cool Stuff on There”

by Marian Schembari on January 25, 2012

Quote above said by two of my hilarious coworkers (follow them on Twitter – @izac01 and @joestuart27 – they could use the help).

But… yeah. It’s true. I feel like I’m constantly bookmarking ridiculous things that make my life complete. I like the internets.

For example, this week involved a heated debate about the Oxford comma after seeing this drawing (care of this fine site):

Then I read up on the all-important nerd vs. geek debate and discovered everyone I know is a geek and we’re apparently all cooler than we think.

Afterwards I watched this video on SEO which is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time.

I rediscovered this design*sponge post written by my friends Mel and Alisha on all the fab places to shop, eat and drink in Auckland. A few of the places they mention are some of my favorites (chocolate lamingtons at Agnes Curran, anyone?), but I haven’t been to a shocking number. Good thing my dad’s coming soon. I have heaps of places to take him now.

I read about the most creative way to find a job using Twitter and was blown away by these guys’ brain smarts. (Well, that and the fact that I sort of didn’t understand how it worked.)

I found a bunch of web-based alternatives to Instagram because a) I need to spread my addiction to include more than just my phone and b) I shed a tear for Picnik’s closing.

Then I pretty much died laughing at this post I stumbled across called 16 GIF Reactions to Real-Life Situations (the one about the ice cream truck is my favorite).

Finally, The Bloggess linked to a great cartoon strip about how we’re all freaking weird. I love it so hard I could cry.

What cool shit has the internet helped you discover recently?

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  • Marian Schembari

    “You Know the Internet? There’s Some Cool Stuff on There”

  • Carrie Keenan

    “You Know the Internet? There’s Some Cool Stuff on There” –

  • Lisa E

    I've heard of it–lol! RT @MarianSchembari “You Know the Internet? There’s Some Cool Stuff on There”

  • Lucy Smith

    Oh my god, oh my god yes – CINEMAGRAPHS. I can’t remember where I first heard about them but they absolutely blow my mind. They’re still photos, but something in them has been turned into a GIF, so you’ll have a completely still photo but a single element, like a leaf, can be moving. I can’t believe you don’t see them all the time because some of them are really quite beautiful.

    • Marian Schembari

      YES! Sometimes they freak me out a bit because I feel like I’m imagining the photo watching me. But then it really is. But it’s not.

      But yeah… sometimes they can be really beautiful. Bet we’ll see more of them going forward!

  • Marian Schembari

    There's some cool shit on the internet

  • Kern Windwraith

    The 16 GIF Reactions to Real-Life Situations are hilarious. RT @marianschembari: There's some cool shit on the internet

  • Carin Siegfried

    LOVE the Oxford Comma cartoon!  I posted it on my company’s FB page, hope you don’t mind (I gave you credit).

  • Virginia Kelly

    I'm the Comma Queen, but I've been known to drop one. See graphic:

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