The Types of Facebookers

Yes, yet another article on my “what I learned by wasting time on social media” series. This time, I’m here to talk about the types of Facebookers that I’ve met. 1. The Silent This one friended you a long time ago and you have never heard of him or her again. There is nothing much to say about this Facebooker, just like his posts. 2. The Too-Much Information You’ll know where this Facebooker was, at what time, what he ate, who he was with, and what color of underwear he was wearing. Expect plenty of photos. 3. The Activist This Facebooker is always posting uplifting messages or supporting a good cause (or more). If...

New Words on Social Media

New Words You Wouldn’t Understand If You Didn’t Waste Time on Social Media I recently managed to find a way to curb my addiction to Civilization and stop wasting time playing it. Now I waste as much time on social media. During this, shall we call, “experiment,” I have improved my vocabulary with a new lexicon. Here are ten new words that I have learned that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Note: With two exceptions, I got the meaning from these words from their context, so I might be wrong about them. 1. Waifu. An female anime character that you find attractive and that you jokingly say are in love with. It comes from the...

Our Technological Toys

You’ve got a problem getting your TV and remote in synch. Who in your household should you call? Do not under any circumstances ask a Girl Guide for help. Recently, a group of Girl Guides reported a problem with the lights in their meeting hall and were shown that they needed to flick a switch. Best to ask your husband or your son for help with entertainment technology. According to American humorist Dave Barry, this goes back to our caveman days. Millions of years ago, Dave says, some primitive guys were watching their wives drag a dead mastodon to the food preparation area. “It was exhausting work; the guys were getting tired just...

4 Myths some People Believe about the Internet

Many people use the internet  for entertainment, communication, and to keep informed about the news. Others use it to watch pictures and videos of cats. Some of us, use it to earn our living. The Internet is perhaps the most innovative factor in modern life today. However, there are some people who believe some things about the Internet that are just not true. Most of these people are not very computer savvy, but not all. 1. You can create something viral at will I have had clients who come to me and ask me to create a meme, image, or video that goes viral in order to attract attention to their business. Sadly, it doesn’t work that...

The World According ...

Facebook is one of the most popular sites there is, and it has changed the world in its own special way. Here are a few examples: 1.- Severe illnesses, specially cancer, can be treated with likes. 2.- People collect friends like pre-teens collect pokemon. That is, they both link their value...

Too Much Information: What Not to Say on Social Me...

Many people like to show and tell everyone every small thing they do, watch, eat, or have sex with on social media. As you can imagine, this can come back to bite you in the ass eventually. Fortunately, as always, we at Unhinged Magazine are here to help you with some good advice about what type of things are NOT a good idea to post on social media. 4.  “Yeah, you can keep this $53,000 dollars item.” Ok, this one is cheating because it was done through a text message. The story starts in a pretty traditional way. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, boy proposes to girl and then boy decides to break up. 55 year old boy Louis K. Billittier Jr....

Myths People Believe...

I’m well aware of the irony of writing this for people who read online, so let’s make a deal: print out this article and show it to the friend or relative who knows very little about the Internet. You know, the one who’s afraid of buying airplane tickets online because he thinks they’re going...

Gamers Solve Decade-...

Scientists from University of Washington have been struggling for the past decade to decipher the complex structure of an enzyme that exhibits behavior similar to that of an enzyme key in the development of AIDS from an HIV infection, and which might hold a critical role in building a cure...

Internet-Time Conver...

For those who are used to the imperial system (that includes you ‘mericans), dealing with the metric system can be a pain. Especially today, as the younger generations are getting used to the metric system and globalization has connected the US with the rest of the world. But it turns out...

Unhinging from the P...

Unhinging isn’t just crazy anymore. It also mean breaking free from your constraints. Nowhere is that more evident than in art and in technology. When you combine the two, you catch a little glimpse of the future. Do you have some awesome new technology you’d like to share? Send the link to...

Exoskeleton Body Art

No, this is not something new in bridal wear. Remember those clunky plaster casts you had to wear on your broken arm? The days of those dirty, itchy, smelly bone menders may soon be over. 3D Printers are now able to produce custom “casts” for broken limbs and it may not be long before these printed versions become the reality for kids who fall out of trees. But why stop there? Clearly the technology could be used for much more awesomely artistic things than as mere casts for broken arms. And while the decorative possibilities are obvious—just imagine designing your own unique exoskeleton—it has the decided advantage of being...