What would you do with 15000 dominos, the world’s greatest domino engineer and the patience of a saint? Well, we decided to pay tribute to some of the things that make the Internet the wonderful, inspirational and often downright bizarre place that it is…
In case you missed it, here is a detailed explanation of the different domino sequences and our unofficial guide to the Internet!
In February 2015, a simple question nearly tore the Internet apart. Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? Well, obviously it was white and gold – and anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron. But regardless, the debate generated more than 10 million tweets in its first week. Interestingly enough, science and the owner of the dress eventually concluded that it was blue and black. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right.
4.1 million videos are viewed each minute on YouTube. It’s a reflection of popular culture while at the same time serving as one of the driving forces behind it. It also creates communities; like the domino community. Where people can share their tricks and tips, wins and fails. It allows them to connect with like-minded people across the world. Ask Lily Hevesh, the world’s #1 domino artist – a term she coined herself. If it wasn’t for the Internet, she doesn’t know what she would be doing (but no doubt she’d be extremely good at it).
When it comes to virality and pure proclamations of joy, it’s hard to go past YouTuber Yosemitebear’s reaction to seeing a double rainbow. It’s infectious with tears of joy. In fact, 44 million people have felt joy watching Yosemitebear feel joy watching a double rainbow – that’s meta!
If the truth be told, the Internet was made for…Cats. Millions of them. It has been unreliably estimated that 15% of the Internet is made up of cat videos. In fact, some suggest that the Internet is actually nothing more than a Trojan Horse employed by cats to bring humans under their oppressive yoke. Well, it’s working and well, quite frankly, we’re loving it.
It seems that it only takes 4 letters to make the world go round: W-i-F-i. In polite conversation, its whereabouts is the second question asked. With teenagers, it’s the first. It’s that magical place where anything can happen and where data isn’t shackled by a mobile plan. It is even thought that the pyramids were built to achieve optimal positioning for WiFi routers, but don’t bother googling that.
The Like button
We all want to be liked, don’t we? If a tree falls in a forest, and no one likes it, why even bother? Likes, shares and reposts are the social currency of our time. We give them, we collect them, we crave them – and we’re defined by them. Perhaps you think you’re different? Well, why not try it then? It won’t hurt – like this page and see what happens.
But sometimes simply being liked isn‘t enough. What started with 🙂 soon evolved into 😉 and :(. But life is seldom that simple and in a world of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ we needed more scope to express ourselves. Not with concrete words that could be misinterpreted or twisted, but with emotions. Today, it’s the world’s common language. There are emojis for every emotion from sub-melancholic aloofness to post-apathetic nihilism – or at least we think that’s what they mean.
The Tzandani Puh
Some things online are harder to explain – with origins dating back to the missinic Tsar Puhlitan of Tzandzebyl, who reigned in the 16th century, a mystic symbol emerged that was said to possess secret powers… or then again, maybe not? DBEYR. 😉
This is Anywhereization
Always-on connectivity is eliminating the gap between here and there. We call this trend Anywhereization. And it’s changing the way we do everything
Anywhereization is not just a technological phenomenon. We are witnessing the demise of distance. Our shopping habits, entertainment and even relationships have become truly global. With increasing reliance on the cloud, and in a world where @ and # are hard currency, ubiquitous connectivity is no longer a luxury – even at the basecamp on Mount Everest.