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  2. This week I learned: there was a ‘Like’ button way before Facebook, that mathematical profile-based “science” of online dating actually started in India in 1500 BC, and Vladimir Putin has a (very fitting) favorite Beatles song.

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  4. Why do we love to hate each other online? Over at Beta Beat Ryan Holiday writes about “outrage porn,” the steady stream of insincerely performed umbrage and gulping hysteria that seeps like super-concentrated vinegar out of the web’s pores every moment of every day.

    So, why are we addicted to online outrage?

     


  5. The country that literally invented the internet is now behind Estonia in terms of download speeds. Here’s how to make it better.

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  8. Fun and interesting facts from around the web!

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  9. Look familiar? The country that literally invented the internet is now behind Estonia in terms of download speeds. So, why is American internet so slow?

     

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  11. A new generation of adult toys take cyber sex to a whole new level. These devices — called teledildonics — are manipulatable by the actions of a far-away internet partner.

    Sex toys get social

     

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  13. This week I learned it takes 42 gallons of water to produce a single slice of pizza, you can use OpenTable as a flu tracker, and you smell different (not in a good way different) when you’re sick.

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