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Your Social Media Presence Has Turned Into An Obsession? Fliike Has Got You Covered

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The Fliike is an old-school mechanical counter. What it counts, however, is not so old-school: it’ll keep a tally of how many likes your Facebook profile has garnered. You simply plug it in, setup WiFi, give it access to your account, and lean back. It’ll serve as a glowing reminder that an intervention may be in order sometime soon, and will tell all your IRL friends just what sort of person you are. We’re thinking that if you need that much validation from online strangers and not-so-strangers, maybe you should altogether forgo IRL friends. IRL friends, after all, show their appreciation for your presence through actions and deeds, and not just the press of a virtual on-screen button; that could be a little too much to handle, don’t you think? In any case, if the Fliike is calling your name, it’ll cost you $390. That’s right. $390.

(We’re really hoping this is a hoax.)

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

What If Superheroes Had Instagram?

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I’m an aging fart. Well, I feel that way at 32 anyway, and all the more so since I never got into Instagram. I just don’t see the appeal in documenting the food I ingest and sharing it with my friends. Maybe it’s because I really don’t care what you eat, and I assume you wouldn’t either. Anyway, enough burying the lede. This is a series of funny pictures of what the Instagram of some superheroes might look like, if, you know, superheroes weren’t aging farts like me.

Hit the jump for a bunch more.

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Giant Flowchart Helps You Find Content To Watch On Netflix

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The common wisdom is that you generally spend more time looking for stuff to watch on Netflix than you do actually watching anything. And even though the company has spent tremendous amounts perfecting its algorithm (even handing out $1 million back in 2009), that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. Of course this should give you some perspective about the above flowchart’s ability to actually find you some good content. For one, it’s made by some folks over at Silver Oak Casino. Flowcharts are like infographics these days: hastily made gimmicks to draw some traffic, and this is likely no exception, so take it with a grain of salt. That said, clearly a lot of work went into this one, and some of its suggestions are solid. Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Law and Order and other decent shows are arrived at through a pretty sound decision-making tree. Yeah, not everyone is going to be happy with it, but if you’re at home wondering what to watch, why not give this a try?

We’re including a 740px wide version after the jump, and if you click on the image, it’ll take you to a large 6.6MB HD copy (which doesn’t even seem to fit in this MBA’s screen for some reason…).

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What Not To Do: Cheating On Your Exams With An Aquafina Bottle Label

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A good portion of OhGizmo’s readership is currently entering or in the midst of exam season. So, kids, here’s how to throw away your tuition money: by cheating. Because everyone knows that college is not at all about learning, but all about passing exams, we’ve come across a website that helps you get away with it in a most ingenious fashion. Just replace the text in the Aquafina bottle label you see above with things that’ll help you pass, print it out, and stick it on your bottle. How the invigilators won’t notice that your label is paper instead of plastic, we don’t know. And just how you’ll be able to keep your head up at graduation, knowing that diploma isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on, we don’t know either. But the ingenuity of it intrigued us.

[ Aquafina Cheat Sheet ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

I Can Has Twitter In LOLCat?

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If you’re tired of reading Twitter in good ole English, you can now select LOLCat instead. Simply go to Settings, Language (dropdown menu) and select LOLCat – LOLCATZ (Beta). Just like that, every part of the website will be written in the way cute cats on the Internet have learned to speak. Twitter is now TWTTR and a conversation is a CONVERSASHUN, for instance. It won’t go and translate your past Tweets (or even new ones going forward), but only the website itself. If you want to speak like a cute Internet cat yourself, we’ll include a link to a LOlCat translator below.

[ LOLCst Translator ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Teen Takes $200 From Her Dad To “Get Off Facebook”

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There’s a story being reported online about a teen in Wellesley, Massachussets, who allegedly accepted $200 from her father to get off Facebook. We… think the father just got conned. The narrative goes that Paul Baier’s 14 year old daughter was having trouble finding babysitting jobs and one day turned to her dad and said “Dad, would you pay me to get off Facebook?” After explaining to him that she was finding it distracting from her school work, and managing to convince the poor man that she was “being responsible”, Baier agreed to the deal, doling out the money in increments, with the final payment coinciding with the end of the school year. She is, after all, an honor student, and this would allow her to focus on her studies…

“She turns it on, she’ll have 30 to 40, [even] 50 little alerts things popping up,” Baier said.

“It’s a responsible thing for her to do. Moderation is very good and [Facebook] in extreme, can be dangerous,”

Of course no one ever said that honor students were stupid, and we’re firmly convinced that at best, all that Paul Baier’s daughter has succeeded in doing is blocking her father and all his friends and relatives, and gotten away with $200 for the effort. At worst, this is a pretty sad attempt at getting press attention from the both of them; someone, after all, had to contact the media to tell this story.

[ 7News WHDH ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

This Clothing Retailer Shows You The Number Of “Likes” Their Clothes Have Right On The Hangers

By David Ponce

In an innovative attempt to bridge the gap between the online and the real world, Brazilian retailer C&A has started to display the amount of “likes” each of their clothing items has garnered through their being on display on their website. They’re calling this initiative “Fashion Like.” Presumably this would help clueless customers know what is more popular, perhaps helping them reach a decision faster. We wonder however if this wouldn’t lead to some cannibalization between items. Wouldn’t articles with the lowest number of likes simply become increasingly unpopular, leading to fewer sales, in favour of the more popular ones? How much of a clothing retailer’s sales figures come from a certain percentage of patrons not knowing what to buy and just grabbing whatever is there?

[ C&A Facebook Fashion Like (In Portugese) ] VIA [ NewLaunches ]

Google Translate Will Beatbox For You With The Following Text

By David Ponce

Google has its fingers in a lot of different pies. Most of these are useful and financially profitable, but the company is also known for spending some time fine-tuning its quirky sense of humour. In the following example, you’ll be able to hear a man beatboxing, courtesy of Google Translate. Simply go to the website and paste the below text into the box, set the languages from English to German and click listen. The Alt Text over the listen button even reads “Beatbox”.

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We’re not sure what the German has to do with all this, nor what the point altogether is, but none of that matters. Check it out.

[ Google Translate ] VIA [ Mashable ]

Shi**er Prints A Twitter Feed Onto A Roll Of Toilet Paper

By David Ponce

Say you think really highly of someone. And by highly, we mean you’d like to wipe your behind with their words. You can do that now, thanks to a new service called Shi**er. It’s not actually called that, at least not with the asterisks, but we don’t want to have some overzealous firewall decide to block us, so we’re putting those where the letter “t” would normally be. But of course you knew that, we just wanted to point out how stupid we think firewalls can be.

Anyway, you either give the company your own feed, or someone else’s feed or even a list you create and they will ship out to you a 4-pack of regular toilet paper, with the feed nicely printed on it, for $35. Whether or not you use it to wipe your behind after paying that princely sum is entirely up to you.

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