The mainstream media presents misinformation about Occupy Wall Street, but there is also plenty of misinformation coming from the alternative media. Conspiracy theorists like to make ridiculous claims about New World Orders and cable TV shows, and they get millions of views doing it. Here’s a roundup of some of the best conspiracy theories about Occupy Wall Street.
High unemployment rates and anti-austerity measures have radicalized many around the world to fight injustices by occupying the streets. This sort of demonstration was typical on college campuses in the 1960s.
Today’s college students have little in common with their international contemporaries, or with the freedom fighters who lived on campus before them. They’re too busy updating their Facebook statuses while listening to wonky dubstep basslines and drinking stockpiled cases of outlawed Four Loko.
Perhaps they don’t want to disappoint their parents, truly lack an ideology, or they don’t understand that protests for grassroots policy change can be more fun than frat parties. This seems like a generation of “Apolitical Millenial College Students.”
In an unprecedented win, members of Germany’s Pirate Party have been elected to Berlin’s city-state legislature. For the first time residents of Berlin gave 8.9% of their vote to the party, which wants to radically change government’s relationship to technology.
The new parliamentary Pirates, are now forming statutes for their new government. This is typical rigmarole that all parties must go through, but the Pirates are doing it differently. They’re already streaming their coalition party conversations through Soundcloud and as text on their site.
In this column we explore the endless world of things that cost the same on eBay. Even though these items may cost the same, some are more (nominally) valuable than others. We’ll help you decide which ones to purchase.
Growing up in HOLLYWOOD, celebrity culture comes as second nature to me. I’m an expert when it comes to AUTOGRAPHS. I’ll show you how to buy signatures from C-list celebrities for $6.55 when they’re really worth $7.50! With the money you save, you’ll be able to finally purchase that taquito you had fleeting thoughts about it in line at the gas station!
Rappers try to impress audiences with their tech-savviness. It might seem cool in the moment, but rap feels antiquated once the gadget they’ve name-checked becomes obsolete. Here are 25 rap lyrics about outdated technology.
Twitter hashtag games are the global pastime of the digital age. We’ve all taken the time to “replace band names with pancakes” or contributed clever suggestions to “jobs Drake had before becoming a rapper.” But that American strain of rugged individualism runs deep through my veins and I’ve decided that I’m sick of playing their games! I’m going to start my own.
This first game requires the linguistic mash-up of two disparate ideas. I thought it might be fun to create something not seen since Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park employed deejays to scratch records while they scream-rapped. If scratch DJs joined indie bands they would be “Indie Rock Turntablists.”
Because Google+ was so successful, the company allowed the employee who created the product to pitch whatever new ideas he had. Nobody wanted to question these suggestions, so the company officially decided to just ‘go with whatever he says.’ Here’s a look at some of these services, scheduled to launch at the start of Q4.
Loneliness and alienation are hallmarks of modernity, but scientific researchers knew that talking to other people is terribly underwhelming, so they developed Artificial Intelligence. Now when you’re alone, you can open your laptop and have conversations with automated robots instead of people.
In the earliest days of the 21st century SmarterChild reigned supreme as the go-to chatterbot to instant message. Now he replies “My brain is retired but watch some cool videos!” In SmarterChild’s absence, several challengers have entered the market battling to become the new premier chatting-robot.
We wanted to get a true snapshot of what makes these contenders tick, so we went the Vanity Fair route and gave them the Proust Questionnaire.
Casey Anthony was acquitted of all major crimes surrounding the death of her daughter Caylee, but many Americans are unhappy about the verdict. In 1992 LA rioted after officers were acquitted for beating Rodney King, but its unlikely that this will occur today because Americans concerned with this case are too busy watching Nancy Grace to turn over police cars and loot stores in their neighborhoods. Luckily they can lodge their discontent from the comfort of their sofas.