Awesome Things From the Web

And now, 16 more awesome (and awful) things from the web. As always, send in your suggestions to the link below.

Cuteness 

  • Red Panda Gymnast – Imagine a raccoon, only fluffier and much more adorable. This one also does 300 pull ups a day.
Red Panda doing what it does best: being absurdly cute

Not the uber fit Red Panda, but this one’s pretty cool too.

Journalism 

  • Churnalism – Just plug in text or a URL and this checker will look to see how much of the article is ripped from another source, and what source it’s ripped from. Great to spot plagiarism or questionable sources.
journalismwarninglabels2 small Journalism Warning Labels   bringing the fight to sloppy reporting

Taken from Redferret.net

 

Webmaker 

Anonymous

Coding

  • I had never seen this (not new): It’s great to see games used to teach coding!

Learn to code!

 

  • Chad Sansing published this incredible blog post about his journey with coding, teaching and Webmaker that I think is essential reading for us all. He’s a teacher in central Virginia that is a leader with the National Writing Project and been a key bridge builder between our organizations.
  • Why I Code: A student’s perspective

From "This is why I code" on facebook.

 

Viral Marketing done right

Science!

“Would you kindly click the link above?”

Amazing Webdesign!

Image

Taken from Hellforleathermagazine.com

  • Neat visual analogy of how the web works: understanding a DDoS attack with Pong 
  • This dynamic video experiment from art, copy and code gathers data points like time, location, weather and what’s happening on the web and incorporates them into the video. The result is a personalized experience that rewards repeat views.

Games

  • A very meta form of copy protection: release a pirated version of your game development game, in which users go bankrupt due to ridiculously high piracy rates after a few hours of play.

Yo dawg, I put piracy in your piracy so you can know what it feels like to be a tiny indie developer.

Science!

Is It Worth the Time?

SCIENCE!!!

Star Wars 

  • Behind the scenes pics from the filming of Star Wars.
Image taken from comics beat, via creative commons.

Behold the empire, reborn!

That’s all for now! As always, add in your own suggestions below if you find a website that is particularly awesome/awful/cool or just funny.

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