Congratulations, you’re a Time Lord.
Are you excited for the return of Doctor Who? Of course you are, that was a dumb question.
What if I told you that you have the power to regenerate, just like a Time Lord? Well, not just like a Time Lord, because it doesn’t involve glowing, gilded streams of life force shooting out of every orifice, but pretty close.
Head over to Nerdist to read my friend Kyle’s new article (it’s an awesome blend of science and sci-fi) detailing all the amazing ways that your body is regenerating, every day… even now, while you’re sitting there waiting to meet #12.
Think about that astounding fact for a moment. Before you are a teenager, you have a new body with cells you weren’t born with. By the time you become an octogenarian, you may have had a dozen new bodies. Going through life as one stream of consciousness with maybe a dozen new but recognizable bodies sounds vaguely familiar, doesn’t it?
If you think I don’t think about everything, you’re wrong.
If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.
almost crying at dinner with your parents about not being in college anymore: check.
Chet Faker - Gold
One of the coolest music vids I’ve seen in a while. And I don’t know why.
I’ve never felt so bad about my life and my situation as right now. My sister is a day away from starting her sophomore year at the place I love with all my heart. I’m home alone sipping red wine and dreading going to work tomorrow.
I am old. I am older. I am unsettled. I want to be excited and happy but I am not. I want to go back to Syracuse but I can’t. I will never be back as a student again and it makes me want to cry. I don’t know what to do.
I built my life around an identity for four years, and when I was finally comfortable in it, the world told me it was time to change.