PJ Vogt

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A Study Suggests Online Activism Doesn’t Work, But The Truth is Probably More Complicated

Friday, April 18, 2014

A recent study seems to confirm what most of us already suspect - that Facebook activism isn’t likely, on its own, to lead to real world consequences. Researchers looked at the “Save Darfur” Facebook group and found that despite having 1.2 million members, the group only raised $100,000. That works out to a donation rate of 0.24 percent.

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Let’s Stop Sending Nasty Emails to Macaulay Culkin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When internet writing goes terribly wrong.

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A Teenager Said Something Stupid On Twitter, and Barely Anyone Freaked Out

Monday, April 14, 2014

This weekend, a teenager* directed a stupid terrorism joke at an airline's Twitter account. In return, the airline promised to send the FBI after the teenager. The teenager freaked out. That short exchange was retweeted over 30,000 times.

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Google Will Now Let You Buy Google Glass (for One Day Only)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Google announced today that they’ll let anybody buy Google Glass, but for one day only. Previously, only a limited number of people were allowed in to Google’s beta test. But next Tuesday, if you’d like, you can plunk down $1,500 for a pair of internet spectacles.

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#21 - There Is No Such Thing As Silence

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Continuing our expose into the very hush-hush world of Silence, we look at an app that promises to deliver you four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. PJ talks to Larry Larson, who helped design the 4'33" app.

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Hunting For YouTube's Saddest Comments

Friday, April 04, 2014

YouTube's infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There's no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer & filmmaker Mark Slutsky.

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#20 - Silence

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Update: Vulfpeck received an email from Spotify asking the band to remove "Sleepify" from Spotify. See our update here.

A band called Vulfpeck has asked fans to stream an entire album of silence on Spotify while they sleep, so the band can use the royalties to tour without charging for their shows. So far, the scheme has worked. We talk to Vulfpeck's Jack Stratton about hustling as a musician on the internet.

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Did OKCupid Help Oust Mozilla's CEO over his anti-gay marriage politics?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The dating site asked its users to boycott Mozilla's web browser because of the Mozilla CEO's anti-gay-marriage politics. Now that CEO has stepped down.

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The US built a Secret Twitter for Cuba, Beyonce is Falsely Accused of Using Selfies as Currency, and More

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Happy Thursday morning everyone. We’re putting the finishing touches on this week’s episode. We missed you last week and we’re glad to be back. In the meantime, guess what we have for you?

 

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Samsung Tricked The President Into a Taking a Product Placement Selfie

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

At a White House event, Red Sox player David Ortiz "spontaneously" whipped out his phone and took a selfie with Obama. Turns out, Samsung orchestrated the whole thing.

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A Calculator To Tell You How Many Weeks (Or Months, Or Years) You've Spent Watching TV

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Oh dear. A new online calculator will tell you how many weeks (or months, or years) you've lost to your favorite shows.

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Let's All Just Sit This April Fools' Day Out

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

If you read anything today that strains credulity or activates your sense of wonder, you should try to find a second source for it.

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A Six (and a Half) Year Old Explains New Yorker Cartoons

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Yorker cartoons are weird. Sometimes they're funny in the traditional sense. Sometimes they're incomprehensible. Sometimes they're adjacent to funny - gestures towards this thing that is like humor but isn't quite humor. 

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Why a Large Part of the Internet Is Mad at Stephen Colbert

Friday, March 28, 2014

Can a joke about racism be racist? Explaining #CancelColbert.

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Taco Bell's President Pretended He'd Never Heard of 4/20 On Reddit Today

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Here's your afternoon Moment of Zen. 

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The Internet Archive Has Started Uploading 40,000 Videotapes Worth of TV News

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fast Company reports that the Internet Archive has begun uploading its collection of years and years of TV news recorded by Marion Stokes and bequeathed to the collection. 

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A Time Machine Built From TV's "The Office"

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Too many things on the Internet get called amazing. I wish I could retract every time I called something amazing, so that I could call this amazing and have it mean something. Joe Sabia has created "The Office Time Machine." Enter any year (all the way back through BC) and you'll get an Office clip that includes a reference to that year. 

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