Can’t get enough of viral videos? Now, YouTube has shared their rankings for top videos on 2013. Will you be surprised by the list? Nah. Probably not. But, even if you already watched all of the videos individually, you can relive your favorite moments with YouTube’s video mashup. There are even awesome easter egg video annotations.
The next time you receive an email chain warning you about HIV needles hidden under gas pump handles or citing random statistics, like 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. owns a microbrewery, you can fight back. And, you can fight back the laziest way possible, by forwarding the email again. LazyTruth is a fact-checking service that will debunk or verify the content of your email.
You’re on a small budget and you love sharing photos on Instagram, Pinterest and, well, everywhere. Photoshop has a learning curve you’re not ready to tackle and hiring a designer is out. That’s okay, there are alternatives to high end photo-editing products that live on your browser, and, with a little practice, can give you some amazing results.
The top websites visited in August 2013, in their respective fields, included: YouTube, Facebook, The New York Times, ESPN, CNN.com and MocoSpace. We’ve included seven different website categories, with data presented by the online data-hub, MarketingCharts. Check out the top 10 websites for: multimedia, social networking, print, TV and broadcast media, mobile and cable TV.
Pierre Legrain (@pierrelegrain), a former engineer at Twitter has an app that will allow you to delete tweets using a hashtag. That means you could “temporarily” tweet something and schedule it to delete at a later date. For example, using #15m means 15 minutes or #9d means 9 days. Would you want to delete your tweets?
Sending and transferring files can be a pain, even with productivity and storage tools, like Dropbox and Evernote. A relatively new open source project, called dbinbox, lets non-Dropbox users upload files from a web browser into a special ‘inbox’ folder in your Dropbox. Created by new college grad Christian Genco (@cgenco), who majored in Computer Science with a Premedical Specialization.
WARNING: This post contains science. While I am not an expert in any way, shape of form in biology or genetics, undergrad Andrea Klenotiz, hopes to help Rowlings “prove” the wizarding gene is a dominant one. All Klenotiz asks for in return is an autographed photo.