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Every Second on the Internet

Every Second on the Internet

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The Conet Project - Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations [ird059] <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Please see your browser settings for this feature. WHY Is The Most Important Question in Social Media The question for most businesses leaders is not “if” they should be using social media. There are far more important questions to both ask and answer. Did you know that on average 98% of the people who “like” a business Facebook page will never visit the actual page again? They may only see it in their newsfeed “if” the brand is lucky and Facebook’s edgerank algorithm determines it is worthy of a view in the newsfeed of their fans. Competing for eyeballs As more and more brands jump on the social networks there is no shortage of tweets to read, Instagram photos to view, videos to watch and blog posts to learn from.

Dark matter is the thread connecting galaxy clusters Simulations of the Universe on the largest scales show an unexpected resemblance to nerve cells in the human brain, with galaxy clusters playing the role of the cell body and thinner filaments of matter linking them like axons. Galaxy surveys (such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, or SDSS) show that galaxies do cluster like our simulations predict. But the filaments that should connect them have been harder to find.

What You Like Falls on Party Lines Far and away, the Republican group is more country, while fans of Mrs. Clinton are more pop. At the top of the list for people who like Mrs. Clinton is Adele. The connection is fitting: Mrs. Clinton herself told Sirius XM that the singer is “her go-to voice” and that she has “such a huge admiration for her skills, her abilities and her personality.” YouTube Announces That It Has Hit One Billion Monthly Users, Which Is Roughly Ten Super Bowl Audiences Today, YouTube announced that it has hit a billion monthly users, which is an extremely insane metric. We know that YouTube is the go-to place for silly, interesting and important videos, but these numbers are something that even TV networks dream of. The great part for YouTube is that this means that online video ad spend will go up since the eyeballs appear to be ready, willing and able.

Craiglist post: My ‘heart (& vagina)’ need a Coachella ticket Apr 11, 2014 ^^^not author of Craigslist posting below^^^ Given the Outkast reunion accompanied by other eye-popping headliners, it’s not such a stretch of the imagination that a passionate music lover and apt user of Internet 2.0 would barter top dollar to ensure hot hippie sex at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In a Craigslist Los Angeles post that was published on Thursday evening, a 31-year-old “Southern gal” requested a weekend pass to the festival because her “heart (& vagina)” depend on it. She is willing to pay, according to the CL post, $500 for her newfound lover–a “witty and manly and open and sensitive and well-dressed and smells like delicious dude musk … unicorn”–in order for him to gain entry into the festival. Normally, I’m not one for block-quoting; but, in this case, it would be a disservice to the internet if I did not provide gal’s offer in full.

Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg works as secret taxi driver 11 August 2013Last updated at 11:34 ET Mr Stoltenberg said it was the first time he had driven for eight years Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg spent an afternoon working incognito as a taxi driver in Oslo, he has revealed. Mr Stoltenberg said he had wanted to hear from real Norwegian voters and that taxis were one of the few places where people shared their true views. 13 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2015 From a missing plane to a vast city hidden beneath Earth, 2014 left many stones unturned. Although we made many discoveries over the course of 12 months, some of them led to even more puzzling questions. Will 2015 be the year our search for answers comes to an end? Here are the mysteries the world will try to unravel in the new year.

The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Long Distance Relationships Around Valentine's Day this year, we got the idea of asking Atlas Obscura readers about one of the most fraught kind of relationships—the long distance kind, or LDRs. We assumed we'd get 50 or so responses, and maybe we'd pick a few stories to highlight. But nearly 600 of you filled out the survey. The results were incredible—and fill the interactive map above.

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