Classified as “a human –powered discovery engine for interestingness” BrainPickings.org brings you “the things you didn’t know you were interested in- until you are.” Maria Popova, a self-titled “interestingness hunter-gather and curious mind-at-large” curates the site full of intelligent and insightful articles. While the content can be a bit highbrow at times (she is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow, after all,) the site provides a welcome change to the usual “10 people on Facebook you should Defriend” articles and pictures of cats that you usually find Stumbling around the internet.
If you’re like me, you have a bit of social media overload. Between checking my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds, AND making sure I’m caught up on my Google Reader, I can’t keep up with everything that’s going on. That all changed when I discovered Flipboard.
If you’ve never heard of Uncommon Goods, you’ve been missing out. The sustainable and eco-friendly purveyor of awesome stuff has been around since 1999 (that’s the same year this song was released, for some perspective.) They feature awesome handmade, specialty, and sustainable gifts for almost anyone you can imagine.
Dogshaming.com is the funniest Tumblr you’ve never heard of. Elegant in it’s simplicity, Dogshaming is devoted to just that- owners shaming their pets for their misdeeds. Owners with dogs to be shamed submit photos of their pups immediately following (or sometimes in the middle of) their crimes.
StumbleUpon is an extension for most web browsers that allows you to discover some of the coolest sites you’ve never heard. Billed as a “discovery engine,” StumbleUpon’s goal is to find amazing content on the internet that you’ll love. How, you ask?
Move over Gossip Girl, there’s a new queen bee in town.
While Gossip Girl can be cutting, BadLipReading never fails to elicit a laugh. The YouTube account’s owner has released a series of videos that embarrass politicians, musicians, and the occasional movie star in equal measure. The anonymous creator takes video clips from the internet, television, and movies and overdubs the dialogue or lyrics to comic effect.