Month: March 2014

Can everybody stop with the selfies please?

Seflies. Bad.

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We are currently experiencing total selfie overload and it seems that nowhere is off limits for a self-indulgent photo opportunity. Is anyone else getting totally fed up?

I get it. You want to show people how awesome your life is, how great you look today and you want to leave your mark on the world.

But is taking a selfie with your Starbucks coffee (#firstcoffeeoftheday) really necessary?

Basically selfies are terrible and here’s why:

1. You always look the same

You’ve uploaded 30 selfies throughout the day…and they are all basically the same. Unless you actually physically change every two minutes, documenting yourself throughout the day doesn’t make any sense.

2. You’re just showing off

(Picture: Instagram) (Picture: Instagram)

Do you go up to strangers in the street and update them on how ‘ripped’ you are? No? Don’t do it via social media either then.

3. They are all so dull

(Picture: Xposure) (Picture: Xposure)

Oh you…

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The web turns 25: Life before vs life after

Mine!

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Today marks 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee first formally proposed the idea of the World Wide Web.

And boy did it change our lives. I say changed, it basically took over.

Some of us can hardly remember a time in our adult lives without the web and the internet and it’s difficult to think back to how we used to go about daily tasks without it.

To commemorate such a momentous moment in modern life we look at 11 ways it changed our lives.

1. Maps

Before: ‘Has anyone seen the A-Z London? I need to get to Camden right now! Where is the A-Z London?! Where is Camden in this stupid thing? Aaaah’

After: Just use Google Maps to find out where you need to go, how long it will take you and what’s the quickest way. Simple.

2. Booking a holiday

Before: ‘Hello, I would like to book…

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