1. Tech


    I didn't think I needed a robot in my life that would jump out of boxes and alert me to twitter trends while making customized Oreos. But then I watched this video.

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  2. Tech

    Yes, It’s Not Just You: Twitter is Still Down [Updated]

    Yes, friends: Twitter is currently "down for maintenance." While it seems that some scheduled tweets from other media outlets/cross-posted stuff from Tumblr or Vine have made it out, we here at Geekosystem have been unable to post anything for about 30 minutes, and keep getting the above graphic when we try.

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  3. Entertainment

    Pack up the Internet, We’re Done Here: Grumpy Cat Sat On the Iron Throne at SXSWesteros

    I can't decide who I'm more jealous of -- Grumpy Cat for getting to sit on the Iron Throne, or the Iron Throne for getting to meet Grumpy Cat? Either way, we would really like to be at SXSW right now, please.

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  4. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: Waterstones on Oxford Street (@WstonesOxfordSt)

    It's Follow Friday! Yes, again. A new one comes 'round every week, I'l have you know. Come see what Twitter account we think you should be following this week: Waterstones on Oxford Street!

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  5. Science

    #FollowFriday: Phil Plait (@badastronomer)

    It's Friday and Twitter is still a thing, so we're going to tell you who to follow. This week we'd like to point you towards science lover Phil Plait (@badastronomer) for some fun science times.

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  6. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: John Scalzi (@scalzi)

    You know the drill. It's Friday, so it's also #FollowFriday, so we're going to highlight a Twitter feed we like a bunch and suggest that you go follow it, too. This week, we have the feed for Redshirts-writing, Hugo award-winning, Regency-gown-wearing John Scalzi.

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  7. Weird

    Talking Trash Can At Disney World May Have Been Saved By A Social Media Campaign

    Here's a thing you probably didn't know: Disney World employs a talking trashcan called "Push" who entertains guests with adorable jokes about Indiana Jones. Even more surprising, it almost got canned recently, but will probably keep its job thanks to the magic of the Internet.

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  8. Gaming

    The Philadelphia Police Will Send 16-Bit Game Villains After You If You Try to Save Your Parking Spot

    Sometimes, for great justice, it's important for a police department to communicate on a level that its public can understand. When your public is your Twitter followers, memes and poor grammar are almost certainly the way to go, and the Philadelphia Police Department nailed it with this tweet about blocking parking spots.

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  9. Tech

    J.C. Penney Pulled a Burlington Coat Factory and Pretended To Drunk Tweet Last Night

    What do you get when you combine a boring Super Bowl game with too much alcohol? Lots of drunk tweeting, of course. But you tend not to see corporate brands publishing typo-ridden messages to their thousands of followers -- until last night, of course. And it was all fake.

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  10. Entertainment

    Tina Fey Wants To Be In Charge of Issuing Twitter Licenses.

    With one exception (the Batmobile) I don't like cars, so I never considered watching Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee before. But Tina Fey was on this week, and after watching her and Jerry go get coffee and something called a cereal smoothie, I think I'm hooked.

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  11. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: John Green (@RealJohnGreen)

    It's that time again, Internet. It's the day when we jump in on the glorious Twitter tradition of #FollowFriday and recommend an account we think you should be following. This week that account belongs to author/vlogger/nerdfighter(not someone who fights nerds) John Green.

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  12. Weird

    CNN Is Upworthy Now and Everything Sucks

    We here at Team Geekosystem like to make fun of Upworthy. Not because we don't think trying to make social justice viral content isn't commendable, of course; it's because we hate their manipulative headlines. Even worse, we fear that other sites might try to use the same tricks to make us click on them. As it turns out, that fear is justified.

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  13. Entertainment

    #FollowFriday: Night Vale (@NightValeRadio)

    Gosh, is it Friday already? Time for another #FollowFriday, where we tell you who you should be following on Twitter. This week we've got the official Twitter account for the Welcome To Night Vale podcast, which is a treat to read all on its own.

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  14. Science

    #FollowFriday: LOL My Thesis (@lolmythesis)

    You know how this works by now. It's Friday, so we're recommending a Twitter account for you to follow. It's #FollowFriday. This week, @lolmythesis, a genius account that summarizes years of academic research and writing into one geniusly oversimplified sentence.

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  15. Science

    Physicist’s Internet Search for Time Travelers Comes up Empty, Time Travelers Are Too Busy for Twitter

    If "let's search the Internet for signs of time travelers" sounds like a silly idea that comes about during an evening hanging out with friends, that's because it is. A physicist took a suggestion from students during a poker game and launched a search for Internet data from the future.

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