The US Consumer Product Safety Commission was founded in 1972 with the purpose of "protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products." And since they brought on Joseph Galbo as a social media specialist in 2016, the department has grown increasingly infamous for its delightfully weird Twitter account.
You know, things like this.
At least there's one part of the federal government that's still improving the quality of our lives. And now I'm going to subscribe to these recall emails.
How a Government Bureaucrat Became the King of Internet Memes [Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast]
The U.S. Government's Weirdest Twitter Account Is Postmodern Internet Art [Emma Roller / Splinter]
Why a government agency is spreading memes about dogs riding pigeons [Rachel Becker / The Verge]
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Between work, family obligations, and just getting to bed at a decent hour, we all have a lot on our plates these days. So, it’s easy for things like grooming and skincare to never be a high-priority issue. That is until they become a high priority issue. Like when your face constantly breaks out. Or […]
Today’s teachers extol the virtues of hands-on learning, the method of helping students, particularly the youngest children, learn through basic doing. From trial-and-error methods to practice honing their emerging skills, youngsters can soak up a world of learning opportunities when their developing minds are unleashed. While the thought of dropping a smartphone or tablet into […]
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