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Website Model Involuntarily Pumps Up the Jam

25 years ago, the World Wide Web didn’t exist. For all the good (and bad) it has brought we owe a its inventor—Tim Berners-Lee—the biggest of pats on the back. Good job, Tim. If you’d like to find out how it all began, check out Wikipedia, read this news article, or even watch this YouTube video.

But you’re not here for that, no siree. Hit the jump to view a 30-second clip of a website model involuntarily dancing to Technotronic’s Pump Up the Jam.

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Play This: Angry Birds

Angry Birds is old news to some, but for the people who don’t have iPhones and Android devices and felt like pariahs, it’s a good day. You may still be a pariah, but at least you get to waste your life away by hurling bird munitions at pigs, all in the comfort of your web browser. However, there is a caveat – Rovio’s insanely popular puzzle game is currently only playable on Google Chrome.

If you’re using Firefox, don’t worry Chrome looks just like it, except it works faster. Download it from and then get Angry Birds from the Chrome Web Store. And then formulate some good excuses as to why you did no work today.

UPDATE #1: If you’d prefer not to use Google Chrome, then head to in Firefox 4 or Internet Explorer 9.

UPDATE #2: It appears not even a gang of Angry Birds are safe. The Next Web reports that a cheat (Javascript hack) enables you to access all the levels from the beginning.

UPDATE 3: Oh, in case you missed it yesterday, here is the catchy Angry Birds theme as covered by indie music duo, Pomplamoose.

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Social Collider: Revealing Twitter Connections

I love bacon. Some people love Javascript; It’s the cat’s meow (I prefer dog’s bollocks personally) and Chrome Experiments is a series of visualizations that let you see the kinds of things that JavaScript is making possible.

One interesting concoction I like is the Social Collider, a visualization tool that reveals cross-connections between conversations on Twitter. You can search for usernames or topics, which are tracked through time and visualized. The tweets that resonated with others horizontally link to users or topics that relate to them. Posts that did not resonate with anyone just connect to the next item in the stream. It gives a pretty good graphical representation of the impact of a Twitter user, a phrase, or a trend.

I probably haven’t explained it well so head to Social Collider and check it out.