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Topics: Editorial & Opinion | 1 CommentBy admin | August 9, 2010

Why we’re instituting a “Don’t Link, Don’t Share” policy. Please do not view, link to, or share these links.

As we mentioned last week, there’s something funny about the way some people develop a sense of ownership when sharing a link, to the extent that “decent” people will add a “via” credit when re-sharing the link. This is especially funny given that the web is, when all is said and done, NOTHING BUT A SERIES OF LINKS. It’s also amusing that this kind of “link valor” still exists at a time when all you find at the top of most Google search results are Scraper Sites. Obviously, some people not only don’t care who’s link they’re sharing, they don’t particularly care who’s content they’re sharing. Which is why I’m going to have to point out that this brief article and the links within it are subject to copyright. So please do not share them. You may review our detailed terms of service and linking policy here. Actually, that’s Ticketmaster UK’s legal page, but we like the way they phrased things. So just replace “Ticketmaster” with “Dissociated Press” wherever it’s appropriate. And especially mind the bit that says “”You also agree not to deep-link to the site for any purpose, unless specifically authorised by Ticketmaster Dissociated Press to do so.” And if you think we’re crazy for instituting these policies, check out this collection of sites that ban you from linking to them. If a policy’s good enough for Jimmy Choo, it’s good enough for us. So on with de linking…

Let’s start with a little

Is This The Viral For A New Finnish Horror Film?

Aivan Toinen Päivä Rannalla Suomessa

Nope. Just another day on the beach in Finland.

Is This The Trailer For The YouTube Version of “The Social Network”?

Yes, but there’s no movie to go with it. But movies do tend to come in pairs, don’t they.

Safety First

Although we were surprised a while back at the darkness of this Edward Gorey-esque children’s safety campaign in the UK, they apparently haven’t cornered the market on creepy. The image below is from an American safety pamphlet produced in the sixties.

Oh. And don’t forget. Tricycles are dangerous too:

And if the tricycles don’t get you, the hot dogs will. Bet you didn’t know hot dogs were the number one choking hazard . A safety fact which offers an interesting segue into…

The Ten Weirdest Japanese Condoms

And the six most humiliated Japanese Men promoting them:

Internet Meme Test

So you think you know your Internet Memes? Test your knowledge with this series of images in which the familiar element has been Photoshopped out. The one pictured here is super easy, but if you can’t figure it out, just click on the image.

Poetry Corner

Usually a kind man on the ground,
and then head in the clouds and my dreams,
anything can happen by magic.

One of my favorite pastimes is creating poetry by pasting text into Google Translate and then translating it back and forth until I’m happy with the results. The poem above, for instance, came from the following sentence: “Although I am usually a down to earth kind of guy, sometimes my head is in the clouds and i dream of far away places where magical things can happen”. Well, now you can save all that cutting and pasting with Funnytranslator.com, which translates your text from English to 54 different languages and back again.

By the way, if you’ve read this far, we’re still looking for a name for this weekly link dump. Make a suggestion here or by commenting.

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