Polygon's editors curated a list of The Greatest Achievements in Dumb Internet Video "to define a canon of funny videos created for the vast expanse of the internet. Ignoring nostalgia and their virality, it's an attempt to carve out a Criterion Collection of completely stupid, but absolutely genius internet content." I've picked some of my favorites here. What did they miss?
Yesterday, a video on YouTube hit one billion views twelve years after it was posted. Watch the rather shocking news report above. And here's a link to the official upload of the video that hit one billion. To understand the clip's unique history, start with this oral history published last year in MEL Magazine. It… READ THE REST
From the 1940s until the low-cost videocassette boom of the 1980s, audio filmstrips were commonly used in classrooms as an alternative to 16mm film projectors that were more expensive and fiddly to keep working. Uncommon Ephemera does the yeoman's work of saving these vintage filmstrips from the dustbin of dead media history and digitally archiving… READ THE REST
About 6 years ago, someone, or some thing, posted a slew of videos to YouTube of strange images quick-cut together with a backing track of chaotic electronic beeps. There are hundreds of them and each is 11 seconds long. The channel is called dailybleep. While there are other projects online with that name, I'm not… READ THE REST
Sound quality and functionality are everything when it comes to the speaker you use to play music. What's the point of listening to your favorite artists and songs on anything that makes them sound less than perfect? Even when it comes to smaller, mobile boomboxes, you shouldn't have to compromise quality for portability. Legendary amplifier… READ THE REST
Just like you'd do your research before making an investment, searching for a career path that promises long-term growth is of utmost importance. And given that jobs in cybersecurity are predicted to grow 31% through 2029, which is more than seven times faster than the national average job growth of 4%, training for a career… READ THE REST
Sure, school may be out of session for you, but you're really never truly done learning. There's still so much out there to explore in the big bad world, and all of that culture isn't just going to shove itself on your little standing desk next to your world's best boss mug. When you're ready… READ THE REST