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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.

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.

The internet, circa 1995

The group 10-year-olds that were way ahead of the rest of us on this whole “internet” deal…

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Instagram Map

The new Instagram feature for Apple and Android is now available, and has a new feature – Photo Maps – which organises all your images onto a giant map.

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Le Tote

If the internet is good for anything, it’s making sure women have even greater access to clothing… right?

Le Tote is a new website that allows users to rent clothes on a monthly basis, so they can be spared the indignity of wearing the same dress more than once. Thanks goodness.

Facebook wants you… early

Whether you love it, hate it, or feel ambivalent about its existence, Facebook’s Timeline has now extended its reach. Now you don’t even have to wait until you’re born to get it.


At the end of this month, new eBay policies will mean you won’t be able to buy certain things any longer. Such as? Well… spells, curses, hexing,conjuring, magic services, prayers, blessings, magic potions, healing sessions, work from home businesses, wholesale lists, drop ship lists and Psychics, Tarot, Reiki, and other metaphysical services.

Explaing the reasoning behind the changes, the company said the transaction in these categories “often result in issues between the buyer and seller that are difficult to resolve”. Fair enough.

Image: Inspire Kelly via Flickr

Main article image by Valerie Everett via Flickr

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