Typically, I reserve these posts for mid-week brain fodder and date commentary, but why not start off your Monday looking and sounding like you did more than shop, imbibe, and snooze this weekend?
Time for lunch.
I know you guys love my writing (yammering), but it seems we are a generation that is totally enraptured with photos. And well, like they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. So, it’s no wonder that we spend a lot of time on our phones and computers uploading and “liking” photos.
image via TechCrunch
Seeing as I’ve spent the last day traveling (change of scenery, change of mood, right?). I haven’t really had a chance to catch up on the news. So, here’s what I found floating ’round the web this morning.
You may be thinking to yourself, “What the heck is going on with the internet today? It’s different. It’s weird.” Well, there’s good reason for that. Many websites are going “black” in protest of SOPA. WTF is SOPA, you ask?
- So let’s break it down with the beginner’s guide to SOPA. [Nylon]
- Want to know who is going “dark” in protest? Here’s a list. [Mashable]
- Even Google has stepped up to make a statement about SOPA, PIPA. [Huffington Post]
- Strangely enough, a lot of 18-25 year olds might not notice. They don’t shop online, nor do they know what Gilt is. [Refinery 29]
- They do like the web though. Perhaps they’d like to use BilltoMobile for their in store purchases. [TechCrunch]
- I guess they’re probably busy using Chegg’s new mobile reader for online textbooks, right? [TechCrunch]
- Speaking of which… do you have a report due today? How are you going to access Wikipedia??? Here’s how. [Mashable]
- Hopefully, you aren’t going to check it from your iPad… made of clay. [The Verge]
- Clay iPads didn’t make the list of CES’s hottest gadgets for small businesses. But these seven did. [Mashable]
- Think your iPhone is only good for chatting/texting/stalking? One Like Son used it to record their ENTIRE album. [Mashable]
- Once you’re done listening, find out what you can do to fight SOPA. [Reddit]
Oh yes, it’s time to start the countdown to the holiday season. Along with all the shopping, soiree’ing, and snowmen building (okay, maybe not)- there’s also probably some holiday smooching in the plans.
- Groupon has acquired OpenCal which will help you to “schedule” all of your impending appointments. [TechCrunch]
- But perhaps you are only interested in keeping track of the 25th of December. Here are five free apps that will help you do just that. [Mashable]
- Facebook is counting down too… but they are counting the most popular status trends of 2011. [Mashable]
- Speaking of status updates. I hear you’re headed out on a first date. Having trouble trying to figure out what to wear? The new PickWhichPic app allows you to call your friends in for reinforcement (and is free until Christmas).
- Realize that you hate everything in your closet? The Poshmark app will help you clean out your closet and make a little cash. [Refinery 29]
- Hopefully your date is in advertising… cause you may want to avoid dating investment bankers. Okay, not all of them. Just this one. [Gawker]
- You may, however, want to start dating your lawyer. Free legal pads, anyone? [Gawker]
- And in case your date does go well, here are ten recipes for the most perfect pancakes. [HuffingtonPost]
- Then you can write a poem about how much your enjoyed your date on Opuss, you creep. [TechCrunch]
Photo via The Art of Manliness (who happens to have a great holiday date list)