Craigslisters beware! Along with maybe getting scammed when posting your number, you might get trolled! I recently found this tumblr called Textastrophe that features texts between a Craigslist seller and a fake buyer. Some are pretty good. See more at the blog Textastrophe —Lorin
Daft Punk's new album Random Access Memories will hit U.S. shelves (or iTunes accounts) on May 21, after its live debut at a random agricultural expo in Australia. In anticipation of the drop, my homies at Third Looks have put together a visual history of the duo's aesthetic, including this awesome poster chronicling the evolution of the band's signature space helmets. Check it out for the hi-res version and a more thorough breakdown of Daft Punk's ever changing visual identity. —Angelo
French Girls is an app that lets you upload a picture of yourself for other people to draw totally anonymously. IT IS SO MUCH FUN. And it gives everyone a legitimate excuse to take 1,000 selfies. Plus, the name "French Girls" is a hilariously perfect Titanic reference ("Draw me like one of your french girls"), so obviously you need to download this app ASAP. —Katie
Name: Vanessa Wesnak
Ever wonder what the Spring Breakers characters were texting about when the cameras were "off?" Writer Alex Kazemi takes a stab and I have to admit, it's probably really close. My favorite are his messages between Brit and Candy—he totally gets their friendship and how they were probably glad that boring ol' Faith bailed. I bet they were even texting each other about it while sitting in the same room as Cotty. That's some true-blue BFF shit-talking right there! (via Logo)—Ally
Strike up a conversation with the most awkward Chatbot ever. It takes me back to my AIM days when my friends and I would annoy SmarterChild (did we have nothing better to do?) but now the bot is the really annoying one. Ugh. —Hazel
Back in the college-only golden age of Facebook, there were no illusions about its purpose: getting laid. But the landscape has become harder to navigate with your mom tagging you in baby photos and various other game-killing innovations. The new app Bang with Friends hopes to bring Facebook back to the basics of hooking up.
But don’t worry, they say they can do it while sparing you the embarrassment of telling your friends you want to smang until the app is sure your friend wants to smang, too. In a perfect world we’d all just casually tell our attractive friends that we’d like to get busy, but until everyone stumbles upon enlightenment, we’ve got Bang with Friends.
We haven’t tried it yet (promise) but I doubt it will be long until one of my friends gives it a run. No shame if you’re interested—like I said, isn’t that the entire point of Facebook? Fictionalized Zuckerberg even said as much in The Social Network. Our only advice is to take a sober test run to figure out the mechanics before you drunkenly click around after a night out. Sending an anonymous tip to the office hottie is all good as long as you don’t accidentally click on your cousin.—Angelo
So, there's this new video-sharing app for Twitter called Vine and it makes short little videos (they even have sound), kind of like .gifs. Neat! Our very own Twitter team put up a "Vine" featuring some work puppies, and I'm curious to see if more people will follow suit. I wish the app allowed you to put a filter over the film because I'd take so many beautiful supermodel-y shots of myself, preferably with a fan blowing in my hair.—Katie
Project: BABE is a feminist art collective that aims to empower and engage internet youth culture through exhibitions, publications, and more. They're currently taking submissions for their latest exhibition "Becoming pt. II," which is inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode of the same name. The exhibition, which will take place in March, will focus on identity and the process of "becoming" as defined by the internet generation. Sounds awesome! - Hazel
My one problem with Instagram is that although it's instant online, it's nearly impossible to print your whimsy pics offline, without causing them to look shitty, grainy and full of glitches. So, with an idea to make your favorite instant shots come to life looking, well... GOOD, InstaThis (no, you're not the only one who thinks the name is questionable) creates beautiful wood and acrylic prints of your memories with just four easy steps. I'll Insta the hell out of this. -Ally
Maintaining a good internet presence is hard work. You want to have funny tweets and only have photos of yourself taken of your "good side" uploaded to internet and keep up with your Workaholics fan fiction blog all at the same time! But how do you do it all?! It's all going to be okay because starting this 2013 you can get your internet presence organized and into shape with these tips below! - Hazel
OH. BOY. Look at this cute thing called Hatch. I love that it's being hyped up like it's something really important and life-changing because I guess they don't remember 1996, the year Tamogotchis came out. The thought of nestling down in bed for the night and setting my iPhone next to me to watch my electronic pet sleep is filling me with such joy. My 3rd grade self would have been over the moon if I had known this is what the future was going to bring us. Anyway, go over to their site and pick out an egg! They'll email you when the app is ready, and then you can raise one of these little angels!!! I recommend the grey egg because it is adorable.—Katie
Find out what our Urban Outfitters employees are asking for this holiday season!
Google released a year-end review for 2012 called "Zeitgeist 2012," and the video for the project is as heartwarming as all their other videos (like this life-ruining commercial). What's even more interesting to look at is what search terms trended in 2012. Thankfully, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo made #3 on the TV shows list so we all know that people have their priorities straight.—Katie
This Twitter is Seinfeld scenarios for 2012 and I would watch every single one of these episodes and can already picture them in my head. "George opens actual jerk store on Etsy." It's about time, right?—Kate
If websites could talk, Emergency Compliment would be the only one I would visit daily. If you're feeling blue today, click the link above and get ready to hear about how great you are as many times as you can hit refresh. If you like the compliment enough, you can order a print of it at the bottom but clicking "Thanks! I feel better."-Ally
If you have someone in your life who loves upscale bags and electronics, then please, for the love of god, buy them one of these Hard Graft computer bags. Their newest laptop bag, the Old Fashioned, is the prettiest thing in the entire world and also super functional. You can't beat that! The bags start around $350, so they may make a bit of a dent in your wallet (or, let's face it, a crater), but they're totally worth it. -Katie
Do you desperately need a holiday themed .gif to help convey what you're feeling during this time of year? Well, you're in luck! Christmas Gifs is exactly that—a site full of Christmas .gifs. Have an idea for an awesome .gif? You can submit your own and spread the .gif-giving cheer until everyone's eyeballs are ready to fall out of their heads. -Katie
For all of the obsessive nail art fans out there, take a break from the real world and work your magic on the web. Laquerlaquer lets you paint a pretty pair of claws over and over and over and over and it somehow doesn't get boring. See how many different sets you can do, and get some inspiration for yourself in the meantime. -Ally