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.
So sorry. Took a little nap yesterday. Okay, maybe just a drive down south to Boca. Either way, it did inhibit my blogging capabilities. The iPhone can do a lot of things, but posting on WordPress via my phone, is a bit tricky. Luckily, I’m here to catch you up on the latest and greatest in what’s happening in the world outside of your cubicle.
- So, J.Lo will be debuting her new single via Twitter. Whatever happened to MTV? [Mashable]
- Oh, here’s something to shock and awe you. Kanye West has pissed someone off with his newest single, “I Don’t Like.” [Huffington Post]
- Speaking of being pissed off… Uh, did you know that neon nail polish is actually illegal in the US? Well, it is and here’s why. [Racked]
- This mom would apparently like her daughter to be neon. Or at least somewhat radioactive. [Gawker]
- The skin is your largest organ. Are you an organ donor? Facebook aims to spread awareness around organ donation with new timeline feature. [Wired]
- What about these leaked pics of the Facebook Messenger app for the iPad? [Mashable]
- More of a Skype fan? Well, you should probably read about this security flaw from 2010 that was conveniently overlooked. [WSJ]
- Does anyone actually still use a Blackberry? Oh, you do? Sorry. So what do you think about RIM’s keyboardless BlackBerry 10? [Bloomberg]
- I know what you’re all thinking, “WhyDid, why don’t you have a book yet?” Well, thanks to this next generation publishing platform, it may become a whole lot easier for blogs to transform into books. [TechCrunch]
- Not a blogger, but maybe you have dreams of being the next Lady Gaga? Well, TalentSplash is here to help you out with that. [TechCrunch]
- After you’ve become totally famous, you might be curious as to who’s been Googling you. This new website has the answers… [Mashable]
- Knowing who’s Googling may prompt you to want to hide some of your social postings. Scrambls can help you out with that. [The Wall]
- And on the flipside of that, you may be wanting to translate some of your emails. Gmail has a new feature to allow you to do that. [Huffington Post]
- And since I’ll be bidding Florida adieu this afternoon, how about 10 tech innovations that have streamlined flying? Btw, when is that whole teleporter thing happening? [Mashable]
Until next time.
image via Funny Chill
Being bombarded with news about celebrities breaking up and being rushed to rehab on a daily basis, it’s time we looked for some news that might make us smile rather than snooze. It’s a rough world out there… for a celebrity.
- Welp, seems I’m not alone in my love of all things neon. [Nylon]
- You could probably sport something bright to stand out at the newly re-opened 40/40 Club. Oh wait… [Huffington Post]
- Hmph… well, there’s always that documentary about cassettes. That’d be fun. [TechCrunch]
- BeachMint (mother company of JewelMint, StyleMint, ShoeMint, and BeautyMint) just keeps on growing with more “Mints” to come! [TechCrunch]
- Not a Mint fan? ShopSavvy is a pretty amazing new way to comparison shop while on the go by scanning barcodes. [TechCrunch]
- Pretty soon your car may be very sensitive. So sensitive it will respond to your very touch. [Business Insider]
- Speaking of touching, Victoria’s Secret’s new “Designer Collection” is sure to make your Valentine squeal with delight. [Fashionista]
- Did you ever think you’d squeal with delight over an aardvark? Today’s the day. [Huffington Post]
- No, no. Aardvarks aren’t endangered species, but these guys are. [Huffington Post]
- Know who else isn’t endangered? These six new breeds introduced into the Westminster Kennel Club [Huffington Post]
- Hell, might as well throw in a cat video while I’m at it. [Gawker]
How did we get here?
photo via A Yankee’s Southern Exposure
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]
It’s no secret that smart is the new pretty, so how about we start this year off with some more knowledge? Anyone can look good in designer duds, but it’s the girl with the knowing look that ends up the belle of the ball.