#tehinternets – 4/4 – PorchDrinking.com
When she was first hired as Yahoo’s CEO in July of 2012, Marissa Mayer was seen as a role model for modern working women. She was the first female engineer at Google. While pregnant, she was hired as CEO at Yahoo and took on the huge task of overhauling and revitalizing the dying tech giant. She reportedly only took a few weeks of maternity leave, and worked through most of it. She also had more money than most of us would know what to do with, and a pretty darn good looking spouse to boot. Many women viewed her as the anti-Anne-Marie Slaughter; the rare woman who was able to manage a new baby, a home life, and an amazingly demanding and rewarding job.
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.
We’re calling it now- 2013 will be the year of Beyoncé.
After the lip syncing/inauguration “scandal” that turned into awesomeness times a million (seriously, who else has the chutzpah to invite a bunch of reporters into one room and prove that you have the skills to sing the national anthem live?!?) and owning it at the Super Bowl halftime Show, Bey had a pretty great start to 2013. If you thought she was going to slink back under the radar for a bit, you were wrong. Thanks to the awesomeness that is the internet, we’ll all be rehashing her halftime performance for just a bit longer.
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.
Are you voting in 2012?
Not *that* vote…you’re just a bit late for that one…
You know that paragraph all your friends have been copying and pasting on their walls, stating that they retain all their rights to the content they put on Facebook, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah? Facebook has proposed several site changes that sparked that flurry of idiocy and they’re letting the users vote on the changes.
The beginning of December usually means one of several things to most people:
1. Yes! Great Lakes Christmas Ale season is here again! (oops, is that just us…?)
2. Crap, now I have to think about what Great Aunt Edna wants for Christmas.
3. Ermahgerd! Menorahs! Eggnog! Mistletoe!
4. Wow, I should squeeze that charity donation in before the end of the year…
While on the younger end of the spectrum, I don’t consider myself to be particularly tech savvy. Let’s put it this way- I may have watched a liveblog of an Apple announcement or two, but I can’t rebuild your hard drive. Despite this, I’m constantly surprised by the number of services I use on a daily basis that not one of my friends or coworkers has EVER heard of. I’m here to show you some of the coolest things you’ve never heard of…yet.