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Google Chrome Speed Tests
Google Chrome Speed Tests

What a keytar, an electrocuted boat and an Idaho potato have to do with how fast you surf.

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Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part Two
Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part Two

Charting happiness, why you should tip your waiter, and how to tug at heartstrings right.

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Wayfinding in Wittgenstein’s World: 88 Constellations
Wayfinding in Wittgenstein’s World: 88 Constellations

A non-linear tour of philosophy, or what Carmen Miranda has to do with the Vienna Circle.

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Digital Voyeurism: Question Suggestions
Digital Voyeurism: Question Suggestions

Cultural peep shows, modern fixations, and why everyone is looking for the appendix.

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A Little Awkward
A Little Awkward

How to socialize the hipster way and get a discount at Starbucks along the way.

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The 2020 Project: Visions of the Connected Future
The 2020 Project: Visions of the Connected Future

What Scandinavian luminaries have to do with LEGO and the future of humanity.

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Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part One
Blog-Turned-Book Success Stories: Part One

Maps of Utopia, posh Brooklynites, and what Whole Foods has to do with high school mixtapes.

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World Beats: CitySounds.fm
World Beats: CitySounds.fm

Auditory voyeurism, globe-trotting musicology, and why New York and Brooklyn are different cities altogether.

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Ordering The Chaos: The Internet Mapping Project
Ordering The Chaos: The Internet Mapping Project

Dissecting the interwebs, or what digital toddlers have to do with infinite loops.

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RSS Minimalism
RSS Minimalism

What Google, minimalism and the world’s most celebrated font have in common.

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