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Just for Fun

The ‘End of Year List’ List

Love them or hate them, end-of-the-year roundups are now just an essential part of December. Everything that we can rank the best of, will be ranked and then vehemently disagreed with in the comment sections.

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Just for Fun

Surfing the Tubes: The Best Videos I Saw This Week

Sometimes, all you need is to remember how hilarious old videos are. Sometimes, all you need is a cool performance by some rad rocker chicks. Sometimes, you just need to sit down and turn your brain off and let YouTube tell you what to do. 

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Humor

Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Internet videos are amazing. We all know this. I am just glad we have massive amounts of funny music videos, crazy cat videos, and weird whatever videos. The expansiveness of the Internet has allowed me to laugh and use that laughter as self-care. 

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Humor

Career Goals For The Real World

For generations, we’ve illustrated ‘the American Dream’ as being a place “where anyone can grow up to be president.” But these days, one look at President Obama’s weary face & gray hair, not to mention the merciless way people can attack any public figure anonymously, is enough to scare off impressionable kids. (Can you imagine […]

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Will Really Start Its Watch Later List

Isn’t the Watch Later option of YouTube super convenient?

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Movies

Why ‘Wild’ Will be Terrible, According to YouTube Comments

The trailer for the movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild came out last week. Most of the Internet was blandly excited for the film, not so YouTube commenters. According to them, this movie will be awful.

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News

Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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Humor

There’s A Song, and YouTube Video, For (Almost) Everything…

One of the advantages of being a teenager’s mother (no, really, there ARE some advantages!) is early knowledge of trends. And it’s not just obsessive texting, video games, or mindless cat videos – my boys both introduced me to the wealth of actual, useful information one can find on YouTube. (Although there’s plenty of ridiculous […]

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Just for Fun

Feelin’ Down? This Post Will Turn That Frown Upside Down

The work day is over and we now have the rest of the week with an hour loss to our days to look forward to. Ugh. If you’re like me and have been out of sorts for whatever reason, this may cheer you up.

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Technology

How to Add a Caption File to A YouTube Video

When interacting with people about building access, there are a couple of things that I get a lot of pushback on. One of them is creating additional documents giving information in accessible language without removing information. The other, and subject of this post, is captions.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Mid-Week Procrastination Break

Is anyone else overwhelmed with life and desperate for some break in the madness?

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You Complete Me Internet

31 Days of Halloween, Day 17 — 10 Amazing Make Up Tutorials

Somehow we’ve already passed the midpoint of October, which means every second that goes by is one you’ve lost in planning your Halloween costume. You could always whip out a long black dress, some opera gloves and bouffant your hair up for a trusty Holly Golightly. But if you’re looking for a costume that’s a […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Getting Pissed Off

Another week, another massive list of misogyny in the news. But never fear! This week there’s some misandry and penises to cheer you up. Ladies love misandry and penises! (Trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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We try it!

We Try It: The Weird, Wonderful World of ASMR Videos

A few months ago, I was looking on YouTube for scalp massage tutorials, as one does, and I clicked on this one that turned out to be a very quiet person pretending to give me a massage.

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Pop Culture

What the Harlem Shake Can Teach Us About Copyright

Recently, the Harlem Shake took the Internet by storm. It seemed like there was a new video uploaded every 15 minutes featuring some group of people getting wild and crazy to the sounds of an electronic dance music (heretofore EDM) beat that demanded they “Do the Harlem Shake.” Many people pointed out that no one […]