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Digimon Adventure's Hard Reset Is Key to the Franchise's Evolution

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, the latest film in Toei’s Digimon franchise, is set to bring the story of the eight children who saved both the real and Digital Worlds by partnering up with living, digital creatures to an end. But it isn’t the end. Much in the same way that Digimon can’t truly “die,” the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Animation, Anime, Internet Culture, Toei, Digimon, Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna, Digital Worlds


Sundance: Feels Good Man charts a path of redemption for Pepe

Can a meme be redeemed? That’s the central question in Arthur Jones’ Feels Good Man — a documentary that premiered at Sundance this year charting the course of the creator of Pepe the Frog, a comic book character turned universally recognized meme, as he attempts to reclaim it from racists and shitposters. The sweet, gentle pacing of the doc fits well with the calm, sensitive demeanor of its creator Matt Furie . Furie is described as “ethereal” by one of his friends in the piece and that’s ...
Tags: TC, 4chan, Tech, Culture, Animation, Internet Culture, Jones, Artist, World Wide Web, Pepe, Sundance, Matt, Internet Memes, Arthur Jones, Furie, Anti-defamation League


How to Follow Your Passion and Succeed

You're reading How to Follow Your Passion and Succeed, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Both in the physical and digital world, people would describe me as a nomad. Some would even say I'm a troublemaker, but not in a mean-spirited way. The reality is that for me, it's all about the view. By that, I mean literally and figuratively in my perspective. Because my passions are trave...
Tags: Travel, Career, Motivation, Featured, Passion, Aol, Vogue, Fleetwood Mac, Lifehacks, Bruce Lee, Elle, Self Improvement, Internet Culture, Kristy, Side Hustle, Kristy Fontelera


Sundance: In Miss Americana, Taylor Swift demotes the Internet

In nearly a decade of attending Sundance, I’ve never seen a scene like the premiere of the documentary Miss Americana, detailing the last year and a half or so of Taylor Swift’s life. The crowd before letting into the theater was huge, blistering with rumors about whether or not there was so many guests and press that there wouldn’t be room for ticketed attendees and whispers about which door Swift would use when arriving. A large crowd of hopeful waitlister fans, largely young women (not ext...
Tags: Android, TC, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Tech, Albums, X, Tennessee, United Nations, Musicians, Red, Lady Gaga, Taylor, Swift, Internet Culture, Blackburn


Something Awful Shuts Down Infamous FYAD Board Due to Infestation of 'Nazi Shit Everywhere'

Something Awful’s notorious Fuck You and Die (FYAD) board, one of the early indicators of just how horrifying a place the internet was going to become, has now gone to that big web archive in the sky.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Nazis, Social Media, Internet Culture, White Supremacy, Neo Nazis, Forums, Something Awful, FYAD


The Year in Culture 2019

The internet is full of content that can make us laugh, freak us out and fill us with hope for the human race. But it’s more than just trolls and lols. If you know what to look for, memes, tweets and everything in between can serve as an early warning system for cultural and behavioural shifts. In 2019, there’s more evidence of the impact of social media on wider culture than ever. Mark Zuckerberg is seemingly permanently in court, following a series of events that suggest the platform he founde...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Youtube, Seo, Culture, Reddit, Internet Culture, Pewdiepie, Socialmedia, Tiktok, Greta Thunberg, Baby Yoda, Marzia Kjellberg, Instagram TikTok Twitter YouTube


Launching Think Forward >> 2020: The new rules of social

This morning, we hosted an exclusive event at our office in London to launch our annual report, Think Forward, which uncovers some of the biggest trends in social set to impact brands in 2020. This year, Think Forward examines how the new rules of the internet will make social media a safer, fairer place. Law is finally coming to the wildlands of the internet. But it’s still a land of opportunity. It’s just time to get creative amid new constraints. Historically, the internet has been a Wild Wes...
Tags: London, Law, Internet, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Internet Culture, Wild West, Special Reports, Think Forward 2020, ThinkForward2020


Launching Think Forward >> 2020: Decoding the new rules of social

Join us on November 7th from 8:45am at our London office, when we’ll be hosting an exclusive breakfast to launch our annual Think Forward trend report. Historically, the internet has been a wild west, exempt from the rules and restrictions of the physical world. But this culture of lawlessness – while seemingly freeing – has come with its share of consequences. As a result, 2019 has seen the wild west get a little less wild. As users, creators, platforms, authorities alike have each begun to cre...
Tags: London, Internet, Digital, Events, Trends, Social Media, Seo, Internet Culture, Mobbie Nazir, Think Forward 2020


The (new) golden age of GIFs

Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? Is it GHIF or JIF?* So many questions yet to be answered. Thankfully, our Marketing & Innovation Director in Milan, Luca Della Dora is here to help.  Disclaimer: this post includes many GIFs. GIFs were invented in 1987, but only reached mass popularity in the last couple of years. Why? People are consuming more and more visual content. Science tells us that our brain understands the meaning of an image 60,000 times faster than text, a fact t...
Tags: Facebook, Milan, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Seo, Adidas, Star Trek, Gifs, Internet Culture, Berger, Giphy, Thought Leadership, Greta, Picard


How Optical Illusions Can Enhance Mental Agility

You're reading How Optical Illusions Can Enhance Mental Agility, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. How do you wile away your free time? Is checking your social media feeds the top of your list, or are you a life admin kind of person? Do you use your free time to call up your friends or spend some in-person time with your nearest and dearest? Maybe it’s your chance to catch up o...
Tags: Featured, Mental Health, Creativity, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Internet Culture, Optical Illusions, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Mental Agility


The man, the GIF, the legend: An interview with Giphy founder Alex Chung

To get the scoop on Giphy's meteoric rise, Digital Trends dropped by the company's New York HQ and sat down with CEO and founder Alex Chung. During the interview, he hinted at a few of the awesome new things the company plans to release in the near future. The post The man, the GIF, the legend: An interview with Giphy founder Alex Chung appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Web, Features, Gifs, Internet Culture, Giphy, Digital Trends, Alex Chung, New York HQ


YouTube Poop is punk rock for the internet age, and you probably don’t get it

Ever heard of a YouTube Poop? These experimental pop culture montages are ground zero for internet meme culture. Turning 15 years old this year, do they get the respect that they deserve? The post YouTube Poop is punk rock for the internet age, and you probably don’t get it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Art, Youtube, Trends, Memes, Internet Culture, Emerging Tech, Youtube Poop


No, Zack Snyder Never Seriously Considered Making Batman and Superman Stepbrothers

The Martha thing was bad enough—but, if you believe the internet right now, it could have been a lot worse.Read more...
Tags: Science, Internet, Superman, Batman, Warner Bros, Internet Culture, Batman V Superman, Zack Snyder, Martha Wayne, Martha Kent


Ong's Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real

On a sunny morning in early 2000, Joseph Matheny woke up to find conspiracy theorists camped out on his lawn again. He was making coffee when he noticed a face peering in a ground-floor window of the small, three-story building he rented in Santa Cruz. Past the peeper, there were three other men in their early 20s…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, New Jersey, Mysteries, Conspiracy Theories, Internet Culture, Alternate Reality, Interdimensional Travel, Joseph Matheny, Santa Cruz Past


Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor Security tokens will be coming soon to an exchange near you Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel Animated characters are as old as human storytelling itself, dating back thousands of years to cave drawings that depict animals in motion. It was really in the last century, however—a period bookended by the first animated ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Column, South Korea, Films, Superman, Digital, Samsung, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Avatar, Animation, Virtual Reality, Pixar


The Incredible Benefits of Switching Off Your Phone and Going Outside

You're reading The Incredible Benefits of Switching Off Your Phone and Going Outside, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In today’s digital age, it’s increasingly difficult to get away from technology. Many of us are hopelessly addicted to our phones, with research showing that the average person touches their phone 2600 times in a single day. But if you want to be your best and mo...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Internet Culture, Screen Time, Digital Detox, Screentime, Outside Digital


Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email

Metacert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to scammers. Now Walsh has expanded his software to email. A new product built for email will show little green or red shields next to links, confirming that a link is what it appears to be. A fake link would appear red while...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Startups, TC, Money, Gmail, Email, Finance, Samsung, Social Media, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Paypal, Outlook


MetaCert’s Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email

MetaCert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to scammers. Now Walsh has expanded his software to email. A new product built for email will show little green or red shields next to links, confirming that a link is what it appears to be. A fake link would appear red while...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, TC, Money, Gmail, Email, Finance, Samsung, Social Media, Tech, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Paypal


MetaCert can catch phishing links in your email

MetaCert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to scammers. Now Walsh has expanded his software to email. A new product built for email, available here, will show little green or red shields next to links, confirming that a link is what it appears to be. A fake link would...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, TC, Money, Gmail, Email, Finance, Samsung, Social Media, Tech, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Paypal


Back To Human: My Interview with the Incredible Dan Schawbel

You're reading Back To Human: My Interview with the Incredible Dan Schawbel, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Recently, I had the good fortune of sitting down with Dan Schawbel to talk about his new book, Back To Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. As somebody that is totally burnt out on all things digital (so much so that I've just gone back...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Ge, Book Review, New York Times, Ibm, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Harvard Business Review, Pickthebrain, Dan, Dan Schawbel, Erin's Things, Back To Human, Facebook Johnson Johnson Starbucks


Tool up for the midterms with this Facebook junk news aggregator

With the US midterms fast approaching purveyors of online disinformation are very busy indeed spreading their hyper-partisan junk on Facebook . Their goal: Skewing democratic outcomes by putting out misleading, deceptive or incorrect information that’s packaged as real news about politics, economics or culture — yet presented in a way that panders to prejudices and is more likely to get virally spread on mainstream social media platforms where it has the chance to influence people’s views. Thi...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Advertising Tech, US, Social Media, Tech, United States, Digital Media, Mitch McConnell, Propaganda, Oxford University, Social Engineering, Internet Culture, Media Literacy, Social Media Platforms, Deception


Swiping right on virtual relationships

There’s an episode in the latest season of the Hulu original series Casual, where the main character, Alex, tries his hand at dating in virtual reality. He quickly meets a woman and develops a big, adrenaline-inducing crush only to realize she’s a scammer out for his credit card information. The season takes place around 2021 or 2022, when technological advances have made dating in VR both possible and socially acceptable.  We’re not there yet, and we probably won’t be there as soon as the ...
Tags: New York, Tech, Ceo, Dating, Digital Media, Vr, Virtual Reality, Magic Leap, Hulu, Internet Culture, Alex, Reality, Cole, Lovense, Polly Rodriguez, Bryony Cole


Best Hoverboards to Buy in 2018

You're reading Best Hoverboards to Buy in 2018, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Not very long ago was the time when people zoomed around in roller blades and basic skateboards. These gadgets are till date deemed to be cool and trendy by a large portion of the youth. However, with a dynamic transition taking place in the field of mobility, old-styled youth toys are facing some se...
Tags: Blogging, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Best Hoverboards, Popularity of Hoverboards


5 Ways to Resolve Your Ranking Drop On Google

You're reading 5 Ways to Resolve Your Ranking Drop On Google, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you’ve experienced a recent ranking drop, no need panicking. Firstly, you need to investigate the cause of ranking drop, so that you can avoid similar problem in future. A ranking drop can occur any time and depends upon the following factors. Observe the Structure of Competit...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Blogging, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Cheating Google


Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with one of the oldest names in media

Civil, the two-year-old crypto startup that wants to save the journalism industry by leveraging the blockchain and cryptoeconomics, has partnered with the 172-year-old Associated Press to help the wire service stop bad actors from stealing its content. Civil, using its blockchain-enabled licensing mechanism, which is still in development, will help the AP track where its content is going and whether it’s licensed correctly. In exchange, the AP has granted the newsrooms in Civil’s network lice...
Tags: TC, Asia, News, Media, Singapore, Communication, Tech, Journalism, Ap, Digital Media, Associated Press, Social Engineering, The Washington Post, Internet Culture, Blockchain, TechCrunch


Anonymous vows to take down Q

A cheerful video released by YourAnonNews suggests that the murky hacker collective called Anonymous is now after the murky deep state collective called Q. Q, to the uninitiated, is a 4Chan poster who claims to be connected deep inside the US government. Q claims to have high level clearance and posts in furtherance of the conspiracy theory that the government has been running massive pedophile ring and that Trump and Robert Mueller are working like Scooby Doo and Shaggy to bring it down. Sites ...
Tags: TC, US Government, 4chan, US, Tech, Anonymous, United States, Anonymity, Roseanne Barr, Internet Culture, World Wide Web, Cyberspace, Trump, Internet Memes, Scooby Doo, Andy Campbell


How To Absolutely KILL Your Smartphone Addiction

You're reading How To Absolutely KILL Your Smartphone Addiction, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “One last video before I go to bed”. “Let me just scroll through Facebook real quick.” “I’m just going to take a five minute Instagram break.” If you’ve ever had a “five minute Instagram break” turn into a two-hour procrastination session, you’re not alone. According to a st...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Instagram, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Internet Culture, Pickthebrain, Smartphone Addiction, Digital Detox


WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be sent on to. Originally, users could forward messages on to multiple groups, but a new trial will see that forwarding limited to 20 groups worldwide. In India, however, which is WhatsApp’s largest market with 200 million users, the limit will be just fi...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Internet, Mexico, India, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, Whatsapp, Instant Messaging, Computing, General Election, Internet Culture, World Wide Web


5 Ways to Resolve Your Ranking Drop On Google

You're reading 5 Ways to Resolve Your Ranking Drop On Google, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you’ve experienced a recent ranking drop, no need panicking. Firstly, you need to investigate the cause of ranking drop, so that you can avoid similar problem in future. A ranking drop can occur any time and depends upon the following factors. Observe the Structure of Competit...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Blogging, Lifehacks, Internet Culture, Cheating Google


How to choose the best online doctor service? Tips you cannot ignore!

You're reading How to choose the best online doctor service? Tips you cannot ignore!, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Medical services should be chosen with care and much deliberation to ensure that you are getting the best. There are different types of medical services which you may need, but it is crucial that you keep in mind that you have proper doctor services at your hand ...
Tags: Health, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Internet Culture, Online Doctor Services Tips