This presidential election just started to unravel. Voters in Jefferson County, Wash. have eagerly been casting their ballot for the president and vice president of the Untied States of America — a country made up solely of shoelace-dangling citizens. The spelling error made it onto 22,596 ballots, according to the Peninsula Daily News. County Auditor […]
Bill Maher masterfully explains socialism in this country through a brilliant analogy. Don’t want to sit through some off-color jokes? Skip to [1:55] to get the heart of his point. Read more: http://upworthy.com/bad-news-for-people-who-hate-obama-you-mayve-been-cheering-for-him-this-whole-time-2
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent Wednesday in Congress, splitting her time between Senate and House hearings on the September 2012 attack against an American consolate in Benghazi, Libya. Her treatment in both hearings was split along party lines: Most Democrats praised her service while many Republicans criticized her for what they see as a […]
Shiva Keshavan of India prepares to start his run during a training session for the men’s singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 6. He’ll now be able to compete under the Indian flag instead of the IOC’s. Image: Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday lifted a ban of […]
Share more of your precious wireless spectrum with private businesses, President Barack Obama told government agencies in a Friday memo. What’s the deal? All wireless communications require spectrum, a government-regulated finite resource that’s limited to one larger-scale “user” at a time, like a radio station, cellphone provider or even a local wireless router. As the […]
Carl Sagan was the rarest of human gems. He was able to see beneath the surface of both science and humanity and accurately describe what he observed there. Plus his voice made him sound like a really friendly Darth Vader. Read more: http://upworthy.com/want-to-hear-a-genius-ruin-politics-and-religion-in-5-sentences
This video, supposedly taken in secret, shows a ‘PR disaster’ at a recent Shell Oil Arctic launch party. There was a special drinks fountain built as a replica of an oil pump, so there was no irony lost when it broke spraying drinks all over honorable guests. Problem is, the video — which already seemed […]
When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage for their first debate in Denver tomorrow night, a far more extensive shadow debate will unfold across social media. Campaigns and supporters will aim to seize the online “conversation” in a vast game of spin unfolding well beyond the telecast and media coverage does. As a […]
Man, if we ever get absolutely torn a new one for saying something stupid, we really want the totally excellent Bill Nye to be the guy who does it. Not because we want to upset Mr. Nye, a personal hero (and, yes, brain-crush) who ran the best children’s show about science ever — sorry, dude […]
Which presidential candidate would be better for promoting technological innovation? The entrepreneurs and innovators in this new ad argue it would be Barack Obama. The ad features a slew of technologists, including Craigslist’s Craig Newmark, Dropbox’s Drew Houston and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, explaining why they’re supporting Obama. “I support Obama because I’ve personally seen how […]
So, A Guy Walks In, Takes Over Your Hairstylist, And Scares You Into Realizing Something. Not Funny.
This video makes a creepy point about what happens when you give away control of the big things. If you don’t like the idea of your life being controlled by someone that other people voted for, go vote. And feel free to share this with your friends so that they do, too. Read more: http://upworthy.com/so-a-guy-walks-in-takes-over-your-hairstylist-and-scares-you-into-realizing-something-not-funny
You Probably Donâ€™t Own A Horse And Buggy Or Pan For Gold. So Why Are You Interneting Like Itâ€™s 1899?
Maybe you haven’t heard, but right now the freedom of the Internet is in serious jeopardy. As in, giant corporations that control our access to the Internet are on the verge of turning it into cable TV. Gross. We need to take a trip down memory lane and change how we think about the Internet […]