Wednesday Link-Off: Running the Country with Twitter

jennifer-lawrence-vanityfair16-01I know the title is only a quote from China’s equivalent to Twitter but that comment does feel a little on the nose. I mean, Team Trump took away his Twitter in the dying days of the Presidential campaign fearing what he would write on it. In the midst of his transition, I’m sure there are diplomats and folks at the State Department hoping that they’d take Trump’s phone away again.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for the links. Let’s kick things off with Jennifer Lawrence.

The Canadian Supreme Court is weighing a BC Court decision that could have international internet implications. A BC Court ruled that an injunction preventing a website from appearing on Google search results extended beyond google.ca and should apply worldwide. The Supreme Court has to determine the reach of the Canadian legal system on the internet. (Toronto Star)

Edward Snowden isn’t missing the irony of President-Elect Trump considering David Petraeus for Secretary of State. Snowden says that Petraeus leaked more highly classified info than he did. (Yahoo News)

A German nuclear fusion reactor actually works which could change the future of clean energy. (Science Alert)

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How The Internet Works (Infographic)

Have you ever wondered how the internet works? I don’t mean packets of information going from a server through a network to your computer. I mean how information actually moves across the internet. How does the cycle of information take us from a little incident to full-blown web outrage and back to no one caring in a matter of days? Fortunately, I have a handy little infographic that explains how the internet works.

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The Best of F My Life

It’s time for another part in our ongoing series in the best of the interweb that can help you through your day. We haven’t looked at the best of the hilariously depressing stories of F My Life in almost two years so let’s make up for it now. After all, it’s the best site to go to for stories that make your life seem just that little bit better because it could be so much worse.

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The Internet as Superheroes (Infographic)

I think I’ve seen the internet and various mammoth sites around compared to just about everything possible. Well, that was until today when someone on Reddit posted a little infographic that compared to superheroes. Not only are they being compared to superheroes but DC Comics superheroes. That sounds like my sort of infographic.

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The Best of My Life Is Average

It’s been a long time since we last did an entry in our long ongoing series that we called the best of the interweb. (Well, the interweb that is outside of The Lowdown Blog.) For this return, I thought we should go back to one of our old favourite sites for more of the best stories from My Life is Average. I like this site because it’s a bit more relatable to everyone’s average lives and some of the stories on the website are the sort of thing that regularly happen to people. That doesn’t mean that these stories aren’t funny.

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The Best of F My Life

It’s time for another part in our ongoing series in the best of the interweb that can help you through your day. We haven’t looked at the best of the hilariously depressing stories of F My Life since last year so let’s make up for it now. After all, it’s the best site to go to for stories that make your life seem just that little bit better because it could be so much worse.

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How Much Do Top YouTubers Make? (Infographic)

Since we cover games fairly frequently on this blog and since the most subscribed channel on YouTube is the games channel of PewDiePie, I thought it would be fun to find out how much the top YouTubers make. Fortunately, we have this handy infographic that estimates how much YouTube’s top earners make from ads.

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