It’s always fascinating to ferret out how a given video or meme went viral. It’s unusual enough in today’s populous online world for something to go viral by pure chance, much less on the weight of quality content.
The Great Catsby is an internet phenomenon that started with a symphony of cat-shopped covers of Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece and emerged as naturally as cats and musicals often do – with lots of singing. The final cat-daptation deserves some serious accolades. Cats, music, and great literature – how can you go wrong?
SocialTimes recently reported on Taco Bell’s Dorito-based taco operating system, or TacOS. As of our last writing, the company was serving up version 1.0, Nacho Cheese, and version 1.1, Cool Ranch. But version 2.0 has been spotted in the wild: It’s a waffle-based TacOS.
Rents in San Francisco getting you down? Try living in a 1990 Chevy Conversion van for $520 a month.
It’s official: Everyone wants to be a platform. And we do mean everyone.
Here’s a humorous take on what an actual home would look like if Facebook built it.
Google’s Glass, the ultimate geek interface, is now available for a select few users. The company will select users who post to Google+ or Twitter using the hashtag #ifIHadGlass, and invite them to buy the glasses for $1500. The company has asked users to use the hashtag along with a post describing what they would do with the futuristic product. Many promised to take still more photographs of their kids, but some took the opportunity to poke fun at Google.
We complain all the time about the crap people post on the internet: the mushy love posts, the strong political views, and the enticing videos that turn out to be spam. Has anyone ever asked where those posts are coming from? According to the makers of this infographic, 1 in every 6 mobile phones has fecal matter on it, which can mean only one thing…
The newest meme on the scene takes the natural creepiness of Steve Buscemi and pairs it with hot females. Every red-blooded male’s dream.
For years now, oblivious or simply stubborn politicians have felt the remorseless wrath of YouTube, with video evidence of every public word ever spoken available to point out anything the least bit hypothetical. Late night satirists have used this to consistently point out lies and double-speak, which is sometimes amusing and often disheartening. Few politicians seem to know what to do with YouTube, and how to use it advantageously (Anthony Weiner is a notable exception), but while they deal with that, one of the sharpest of satirists has taken to another social medium to call out the inane.