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Internet Science Field Report: The Defensive Internet

Internet Science Field Report: The Defensive Internet

Added Feb 21, 2012 at 12:59PM EST by Mike.

The Internet has plenty of stuff to be afraid of--from lawmakers and copyright holders to Chuck Norris and Bono--but what about itself? Recent SOPA and ACTA-related media has contributed to a flood of incorrect information and questionable-to-say-the-least protest techniques. In the future, what can the Internet do to stay the course and assure a common, correct, convincing voice?

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Visual Analysis: Bodies on the Floor!

Visual Analysis: Bodies on the Floor!

Added May 21, 2011 at 08:03PM EDT by Brad.

According to Google Images data, Australia’s latest craze “planking” is the most popular photo meme that involves people lying on the floor, surpassing Lying Down Game (UK) and Playing Dead (S. Korea).

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So Bad It's Good

So Bad It's Good

Added May 16, 2011 at 02:53PM EDT by Don.

Sometimes we find a piece of content entertaining because of it’s amazing production value, exceptional writing, or spectacular performances. These are the recipients of Oscars, Grammys, and other distinguished awards reserved for what we consider quality works of art. But entertainment is mired in complexity, and sometimes we find amusement in what is obviously a horrid creation.

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