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Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.
Aug 5th 2012, 10:00 AM 4,538 0

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

Software art

For anyone with artistic inclinations, but a lack of space and time, this cute new app created by code artist Lia might come in handy. It’s expected to hit the AppStore soon.


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Facebook photos

The social network is hoping to make its photograph function more a more enjoyable experience for users by rolling out a new display that allows viewers to see larger pictures that fill up the page.

The new display will allow users to collect their own photos, ones they’re tagged in, and shared images to make up a personalised montage. It’s a Timeline feature – so users will also get the option to highlight photos to appear on their wall.

Future-proof your career

This handy guide answers the question: what will happen to my job after the robots take over the world? Eight jobs that will still be done by humans include psychiatrist, GP and artist. Essential reading for anyone filling out a CAO form this year.

Image by Sebastianlund via Flickr/Creative Commons

The Last Pictures

Next month, Trevor Paglen – renowened geographer, photographer, artist and author – will launch his latest book… into space. His latest work The Last Pictures explores the subject of ‘modern human history’ through a series of 100 photographs. Paglen will inscribe the book onto a disc, fix it to a satellite and send it into the universe.


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This is Now

This is Now is a image composition project collects real time updates from Instagram users to create stream of photographs, based on location.

Just choose a city – New York, London, Sao Paulo, Toyko or Sydney – and start watching. Pure visual heaven.

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