1. The Daily Dot art team is amazing and made a cool art of my face that I love possibly more than my own face.
2. After VidCon this summer I decided I had to try my hand at vlogging if I was going to cover the space. And then as a journalist I figured I should document my first attempts for your enjoyment. Enjoy.
3. If you’d like to follow me on YouTube because I’m going to actually continue this vlogging exerpiment, do it. I want to see my numbers climb and be a ~star. Subscribe to my channel! Let’s collab!
In an age of digital technology and communication ruled by emojis and flighty thumbs hovering over mobile phones, there’s a case to be made that social media has made us less aware of the words we use when communicating with the world.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educators Network, is highlighting the issue with the new campaign, ThinkB4YouSpeak, to raise awareness about the extent to which inflammatory, homophobic and hateful language is used on a daily basis. Their website aims to point out the prevalence of this problematic language in an attempt to curb such behavior through awareness. This campaign runs this month, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.
Here is an interesting conundrum for Google: it has created an algorithm that’s significantly better at reading street numbers in Street View images, which helps it give you more accurate directions. At the same time, though, it turns out that this algorithm is so good, it can decipher 99 percent of CAPTCHAs (those squiggly text puzzles you often have to solve to prove you are human).