Benjamin Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

First up, I need to come clean: unlike all the fine people who’ve contributed to this series so far, I’m not technically a comedian. Also, I acknowledge that constantly being mistaken for one represents a stain on the Australian comedy industry and I apologise for that – I’m always learning, I’m committed to listening and will try to do better, etc.

But as a writer and broadcaster who spends way too much time online, I delight in all the delightful, surreal and absolutely rank stuff I’ve reaped from the internet over the roughly 12,000 years I’ve been online, and I’m happy to share some of my bountiful harvest now.

Putting this list together was a trip down memory lane, spanning the “Bacon is good for me” kid to Keke Palmer’s quietly savage and fit-for-all purposes online response “Sorry to this man”. But here are some pearls I’ve bookmarked

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The WestLoop Law Firm Launches Culture Based Website | News

HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Characteristics of a culture-oriented website like respond to a particular group of people like the Hispanic Community.

In 2019, vehicle-related accidents caused 3,642 deaths in Texas. Most incidents occurred in streets and highways located in urban areas. California was the only state to surpass Texas in the total number of deaths.

With the intention of advising Spanish speaking victims who have sustained personal injuries from such accidents and with the appropriate team to handle the community’s legal problems, the Law Office of Nhan Nguyen, MD, JD, MSF, The WestLoop Law Firm has launched the brand new cultured oriented website The WestLoop Law Firm has been representing victims for over 13 years and primarily focuses on the legal representation of car accident victims. These cases range anywhere from vehicle collisions caused by negligent driving to property damage. With over

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Spotify’s defense of Joe Rogan puts it on track for a huge culture war over how it moderates its platform

Joe Rogan Alex Jones
Joe Rogan and Alex Jones.
  • Spotify said Thursday that Joe Rogan’s podcast has outdone expectations, and its now its number-one show in its English-speaking markets.
  • Rogan’s podcast provoked outcry after the latest episode featured far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as a guest. Jones was booted off Spotify in 2018 for breaking hate-speech policies.
  • Spotify’s executives defended the episode to both staff and analysts, saying the company won’t ban specific individuals from appearing as guests on shows.
  • This could mark a landmark moment in how Spotify decides to balance its financial interests against its moderation policies.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A contentious episode of Joe Rogan’s popular podcast could give Spotify its first taste of an all-out Big Tech culture war.

The streaming firm on Thursday said that The Joe Rogan Experience, the hugely popular podcast fronted by Rogan, was its number one English-language

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NIC Hawaii Introduces Redesigned Website for Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Redesign focuses on user experience and user efficiency

NIC Hawaii and the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts (SFCA) are pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned SFCA website at

The SFCA serves as Hawaii’s state government arts agency. Its mission is to promote, perpetuate and preserve culture and the arts in Hawaii.

“Our primary goal with this redesign was to restructure the previous website’s extensive information to better meet the needs of our website users,” said Mamiko Carroll, Information Specialist at SFCA. “Our research indicated most visitors often come seeking a specific piece of information such as grant application deadlines, current job postings and parking. By better anticipating what visitors search for, we can more effectively provide them with the information they need.”

NIC Hawaii worked closely with SFCA staff to collect, develop and design the new website. Built in WordPress, SFCA staff can also

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Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse on Coinbase’s ‘apolitical culture’

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple.

John Chiala | CNBC

Fintech start-up Ripple doesn’t plan on following Silicon Valley peer Coinbase in banning politics from the workplace.

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, caused a stir late last month when he wrote a blog post outlining the company’s policy of non-engagement on social and political issues.

He said the virtual currency exchange “won’t debate causes or political candidates internally” or engage with issues that are “unrelated to our core mission.” Armstrong added the company has an “apolitical culture” and is “laser focused” on advancing crypto and making profits.

Rejecting that stance in an interview with CNBC, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said he thinks tech companies have an “obligation” to work toward solving societal issues.

“We think about our mission as enabling an internet of value but we seek positive outcomes for society,” Garlinghouse told CNBC. “I think tech companies have an

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Michelle Brasier: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

Ah yes, the internet. A dreamspace. A wonder of technology. A glorious vehicle for my ex to write on my Facebook wall, “I drew you a bunch of sick skeletons and astronauts but the trams are down in Bundoora so I’ll come deliver them tomorrow. Stay cool,” instead of visiting me in hospital and then using that very same internet to disappear for four years. She is many things, the great W Dot. Let me draw you a warm bath of my favourites.

1. Chris Fleming’s song about Sick Jan

Chris Fleming is one of those polarising geniuses. He continues to make music when it is definitely not in his skillset. Despite this, he has created this Meatloaf-esque power ballad about an accountant with a cough.

We could both go to jail!

This is an anthem. Throw your damn hands up. His “Company’s coming” video is also a treat.

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South Korea’s pop culture machine boosts Netflix’s international growth

By Kenneth Li and Heekyong Yang

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) – A zombie drama, a TV series about a supernatural nurse and one about an antisocial children’s book author helped turn South Korea into one of Netflix’s biggest sources of growth in the international markets, a source familiar with the matter said.

Netflix said 46% of its net new global paid customers in the third quarter came from the Asia Pacific region, where revenue rose 66% from last year, primarily Japan and South Korea, the company reported in a letter to investors on Tuesday. (Graphic:

The source cited data that could be disclosed later this week when a Netflix representative is expected to appear for South Korea’s annual parliamentary audit during which the company’s investment is likely to come up. It was not immediately clear exactly what will be discussed at the meeting.

The company is eager to demonstrate its

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QAnon, Facebook and the unreal culture of the internet

Greetings, earthlings. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, and this week I come to you with lots of essential culture news and a whole lot of hammer:

Our digital morass

On Wednesday, the German ambassador to the United States, Emily Haber, posted an image of the philosopher and theorist Hannah Arendt to Twitter, noting that one of Arendt’s many legacies was recognizing that “totalitarianism can flourish where people systematically refuse to engage with reality, and are ready to replace reason with ideology and outright fiction.”

It read like a massive subtweet of U.S. society, which as of late has slid — or leapt? — straight into a pool of digital disinformation and unreality. We do, after all, have a president who has praised the fictions of QAnon (“these are people that love our country”) and recently various social media companies have changed the

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Josh Earl: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

Hello the internet. The Information Super Highway. The World Wide Web. You really are the best. Yes, I know you are also the worst but I am old enough to remember when you weren’t around, and if you think the internet is a horrible place well I dare you to go live in a time where if you were bored your options were to watch A Country Practice (even though you missed Monday night’s episode so Wednesday night’s episode makes absolutely no sense) or read a book. Yuck. Who wants to read anymore? I know I am asking this of someone reading this article but are you really reading it, or are you just clicking on the videos?

Here are 10 videos that I have spent the better part of three years honing and perfecting. Why do I like them? Because they are funny. That’s it. They won’t make

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Culture and Website Localization

Culture and Website Localization

With the rise in ownership of computers and internet usage growing daily, the internet is fast becoming the primary port of call for information, shopping and services. In addition, those computer and internet users are increasingly from non-English speaking countries. At the end of 2002, it was estimated that 32% of internet users were non-native English speakers. This figure is constantly rising. In response, businesses have quickly become aware of the benefits of website localization.

Website localization is the process of modifying an existing website to make it accessible, usable and culturally suitable to a target audience. Website localization is a multi-layered process needing both programming expertise and linguistic/cultural knowledge. If either is missing, the chances are that a localization project will encounter problems.

In the majority of cases it is the lack of linguistic and cultural input that lets a website localization project down. In … Read More