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has an analysis item up about the newly-minted internet meme first shrieked by that Florida student while he was being tasered
during a speech by John Kerry:
Just two days after it was yelled out in a University of Florida lecture hall, "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" has become the newest cultural touchstone of our pop-cultural lexicon.
The phrase has inevitably ricocheted around YouTube, various blogs, newspaper Web sites, television network news shows and it's been among the most searched for phrases on Google for the past couple of days. Several enterprising individuals have even snapped up variations of the spelling of the phrase as Web addresses. Someone has created a mashup and a couple of t-shirt designs have emerged. On YouTube, footage of the incident has been viewed more than a million times, and several people have felt compelled to record their own video responses.
Image: a t-shirt design by Christina Arasmo.
Previously: University student tasered at John Kerry Speech (video)
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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