Internet of Dreams

history and future, material and immaterial, real and imaginary, fiction and non: what does it matter when it's all internet?...
archive. about. by joanne mcneil (@jomc)

July 17, 2014 at 5:04pm
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Igor Girkin, a Ukrainian separatist leader also known as Strelkov, claimed responsibility on a popular Russian social-networking site for the downing of what he thought was a Ukrainian military transport plane shortly before reports that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 had crashed near the rebel held Ukrainian city of Donetsk. After news that emerged that a commercial airliner had been taken down and its 300 passengers and crew likely killed

Mr. Girkin reportedly erased his claims from his page on VKontakte, a Russian social media site that’s similar to Facebook.

The records of internet archive site The Wayback Machine (WM) appear to confirm that Girkin made such a claim and erased it soon thereafter.

— Web evidence points to pro-Russia rebels in downing of MH17 - CSMonitor.com

July 16, 2014 at 3:35pm
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(via I Was Hidden on This Guy’s Hard Drive for Over Six Years)

(via I Was Hidden on This Guy’s Hard Drive for Over Six Years)

July 15, 2014 at 8:35pm
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"Photoshop Request: My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?"

"Photoshop Request: My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital. Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?"

(Source: reddit.com)

July 12, 2014 at 5:00am
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(via 11 Lessons Learned From the Kim Kardashian Game — Vulture)

(via 11 Lessons Learned From the Kim Kardashian Game — Vulture)

July 7, 2014 at 5:00am
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(via Twitter / visitordesign: YIKES on dating in the age …)

YIKES magazine!

(via Twitter / visitordesign: YIKES on dating in the age …)

YIKES magazine!

July 2, 2014 at 9:29am
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(via Valley of the Meatpuppets | superflux)

(via Valley of the Meatpuppets | superflux)

June 29, 2014 at 5:00am
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Reblogged from powhida
powhida:

What is Republishing. Colored pencil, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 67” x 45”, 2014. Courtesy of Platform Gallery.

powhida:

What is Republishing. Colored pencil, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 67” x 45”, 2014. Courtesy of Platform Gallery.

June 28, 2014 at 6:02pm
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WALT WHITMAN IS FOLLOWING ME AND I CAN’T SHAKE HIM (via Twitter / pgrrrls: WALT WHITMAN IS FOLLOWING ME …)

WALT WHITMAN IS FOLLOWING ME AND I CAN’T SHAKE HIM (via Twitter / pgrrrls: WALT WHITMAN IS FOLLOWING ME …)

June 23, 2014 at 5:00am
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57k retweets and that’s just the original. A number of random accounts claim its their mom who Photocopied the iPhone. Rihanna retweeted one of the fakers. Then corrected her mistake.

It’s okay. Rihanna followed him and he made friends with someone who was once in a Beyonce video once for the post

June 16, 2014 at 12:44pm
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On the street, randomness is fate and chance. On the internet, it is bots and math. It is hard to believe these videos were created by human beings, let alone a studio trying to make a profit. This is not thoughtful curation of breaking news like the NYT Now app. Among the videos posted on Friday were animated stories about a baby that survived after falling off a balcony in Minneapolis and a 25-year-old Marine jailed in Mexico after accidentally crossing the border. Nothing about World Cup. Nothing about ISIS. (via All the News That Is Fit to Animate — Medium)

On the street, randomness is fate and chance. On the internet, it is bots and math. It is hard to believe these videos were created by human beings, let alone a studio trying to make a profit. This is not thoughtful curation of breaking news like the NYT Now app. Among the videos posted on Friday were animated stories about a baby that survived after falling off a balcony in Minneapolis and a 25-year-old Marine jailed in Mexico after accidentally crossing the border. Nothing about World Cup. Nothing about ISIS. (via All the News That Is Fit to Animate — Medium)