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The internet is a wondrous place. You can literally find anything. Life as a young person is different from the life of any one else and I think these gifs establish that pretty clearly.   1. When you have to wake up before 10 am.   2. When you go to Starbucks at 10pm and it’s closed.   3. When you buy a new outfit from H&M and wear it out for the first time.   4. Pretty much.   5. After a long and tiring of day of doing nothing…butRead More
In a recent article by The Huffington Post, I came across Victoria Siemer‘s “Human Error” series. The artist’s polaroids perfectly capture love and life in the digital era in which we live. I don’t know about you, but the emotional struggles us Millennials go through each day continue to increase in shades of grey and I don’t see any black and whites in our horizon. Not only do we deal with uncertainty, the hook-up culture, feelings, and heartbreak, but when things go bad we can’t simply take that person out of our lives.Read More

Posted On April 29, 2014By Corben BarnettIn Internet, The Scene

What’s Next for Social Media?

One thing is for sure: social media is here to stay.  We’ve become so engrossed in what’s happening in the lives of people that we kind of know – as well as that one friend from high school that you still talk to, and your family that now stalks your profile tirelessly – that if all social media shut down tomorrow, people would riot.  Mark Zuckerburg’s house would be in flames and that dude that you automatically follow when you create a twitter account would mysteriously disappear.  The first socialRead More
Well, Class of 2014, it’s that time. Only a few more weeks and you’ll be taking selfies in your cap and gown, preparing for post-grad madness, and ignoring all of the shitty speakers at your college graduation. You’ve probably already reached the point at which all of the adults in your life transform into total a-holes, repeatedly asking you about your future plans (Who f*cking knows. You’re graduating–Isn’t that good enough?!) and I’m sure you’ve already read 10 different lists suggesting 100s of things you need to do in orderRead More
This video of Amy Poehler wearing a Pitbull mask and then shortly after revealing that it’s actually not Pitbull, but everyone’s favorite awkward blonde comedian and actress, is going viral. Yes Amy, you’re better than Pitbull. Watch below and enjoy!Read More
EnterViews is Hilary’s weekly series with emerging artists via various forms of digital communication. Last week as I sat down at work, I did the first thing we all do—check Facebook. It was then that I saw a link from two New York friends. The site was StroudFunding. It was a cheerful looking thing, in blues, whites, and blacks, with the tagline “Changing the way Ian Stroud makes money.” In 2009, the current popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, hit the streets of the internet. Soon, film students across the country wouldRead More
In the Todd Glass and Sarah Silverman episode of YouTube’s Getting Doug with High, Todd Glass decides to smoke as much marijuana as he can. “I never do this,” he says. Glass overdoes it, wearing his self-consciousness on his sleeve, tempting me to make a crack about ‘shattered glass’—something along those lines. Jokes like that make me feel like a schoolyard bully, like movie reviewers who use “bad” and “pretentious” because “It didn’t work for me” doesn’t come with an ego-kick. Benson and Silverman poke fun of Glass, who continuesRead More
I love the internet (who doesn’t?). The internet and I are together literally all the time, and the internet makes me happy. There’s nothing I love more than when the internet surprises me at work with puppies, lunch, and other distractions (we’re in a committed relationship, ok?). But sometimes my happy-go-lucky procrastination-induced browsing is interrupted by certain headlines that are more offensive than Hitler and a Yo Momma joke all rolled into one. Protip: if you’re noticing patterns and trends emerging in internet articles, that’s how you know you needRead More

Posted On April 3, 2014By Anthony KozlowskiIn Internet, The Scene

This Duet Proves Good Fathers Still Exist

If I had a nickel for every time someone chalked up a series of bad decisions to “daddy issues” I’d probably be rich.  A whole Diet Coke rich.  That’s a lot considering every striptease is met with a series of *tsk tsk tsks* and a general inquiry as to where that woman’s father was.  I’m not going to get into a discussion about the parental effects on a child’s decision to disrobe for a living–which I, for the record, believe is a perfectly valid and intelligent way of putting oneselfRead More

Posted On April 2, 2014By Brendon LemonIn Internet, The Scene

Kill Your Facebook

Barbecue sauce, weekend benders, porn, television, movies, Hulu. What do these all have in common? In reasonable doses they can add new dimensions of fun and texture to your life, but too much and the law of diminishing returns kicks in. What’s delicious? Hot wings and barbecue. What’s disgusting? One wing in a tub of Stubb’s. This is what personal media has become to me: a constant binge of distraction. Let me clarify something. I’m 28. I’m in the doldrums of the twenty-something. I’m now filling the void which wasRead More

Posted On March 15, 2014By Shannon FolsomIn Internet, The Scene

A Lesson in Child’s Play: Kid Snippets

I would like to thank YouTube’s Bored Shorts TV for confirming my belief that children are tiny life coaches. The YouTube channel’s ‘Kid Snippets’ have brought me an incredible amount of entertainment in recent days. They’ve also reminded me of following: It’s important to be encouraging and make your feedback constructive. There are certain things you should always look for when voting for a presidential candidate. Fire can be good and bad. Also, it’s important to make the best out of every situation, no matter how awful. Speeding is wrong,Read More

Posted On March 14, 2014By Sophie TahranIn Internet, The Scene

This Website Will Change Your Life: No Excuse List

Most of us spend at least twelve years of our lives in school (unless you’re a Kardashian or a child star, in which case you’re just screwed). Throughout the years spent in preschool, elementary, high school, and possibly college and beyond, we cram our brains with facts that 99% of us will never need to recall ever again. In this new edition of This Website Will Change Your Life, we’re turning learning upside down and introducing ways to master things that are actually useful and relevant. The website in question,Read More
Jurassic Park with Cats
I know you’re all tired from losing an hour this past weekend, so here’s a video to surely make your day that much better. Someone took the famous kitchen scene from Jurassic Park and put cats in instead of raptors. I’m throughly entertained.Read More

Posted On March 10, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Internet, The Scene

This Website Will Change Your Life: The Useless Web

While Sophie’s first installment in this series of life-changing websites was on the serious end of the spectrum, this volume of the series is on the utterly inane and ridiculous side. While productivity and useful tools can certainly change your life, so can a website that can consume hours of your time doing unproductive things! Hey, nobody ever said “This Website Will Change Your Life” meant that it would change it for the BETTER. Alas, meet The Useless Web. The Useless Web is exactly what it sounds like: useless. ThisRead More
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Posted On March 5, 2014By Renée RapinIn Internet, Rants, The Scene

5 Things You Need to Stop Doing on Facebook

I know there are way more annoying things you all do…but these 5 have been bugging me the most lately. 1. Posting 1,001 pictures of your dog/cat/baby Okay I get it. You’re really excited about your dog/cat/baby and think it’s the cutest thing in the world. I love dogs! Please, share a picture of it so I can get really jealous and comment how cute it is and how lucky you are. Cats, kinda cute. And babies look like little fat aliens. Fact: 99% of animal babies are cuter thanRead More