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Once upon a time on the internet, there was a site dedicated to showing pictures of kitties who’d squoze themselves into glass bottles. The site’s creator satirically created a narrative that the kitties were put there purposefully, and their growth filled the containers. The joke was following the designer-food trend from Japan, where cube-shaped watermelons were being sold by using the same technique.
Someone saw the site and didn’t get the joke, and so many complaints were filed, many shriekers shrieked, and many pleading emails were spammed out to garner support in shutting down said website which promoted such cruelty to animals.
It was all a “hoax”, but it illustrated the power of ignorance turned activism for which the internet has become famous.
http://i.imgur.com/q1aR9Ee.jpg?1 Oh my god! Check this out, here’s an human interest story! http://i.imgur.com/q1aR9Ee.jpg?1 So this college kid was shown on College Gameday this morning holding a sign saying, “Hi Mom- Send Bitcoin.” And he caught the attention of redit: http://reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1rs2zf/on_college_gameday_this_morning_new_way_for/ Well, 83 transactions later, the kid has amassed a princely sum of 22.35289752 Bitcoin! The current exchange average for bitcoin to dollars is at $1200 per bitcoin! https://blockchain.info/address/1HiMoMgBaAikFHgAt3M4YJtetp4HrnsiXu I haven’t read through to the end of the thread yet, but one of my twitter followers says the kid is donating his bounty to Sean’s Outpost, a homeless relief organization in Florida that is powered by Bitcoins. http://seansoutpost.com
BigData firms which allowed NSA backdoor-spying have lost all trust of BRIC and other countries and foreign companies. There are currently efforts by Brazil and others to realign the developing world with non-proprietary software/hardware infrastructure and to build a free internet outside the control of the acknowledged coercive elements that have turned the “Information Superhighway” into nothing but toll-booths and billboards.
Latin America and Ecuador specifically is poised to become the gravitational center of the Open Source/Free Internet of the future.
As we’ve read the latest “coverage” of Bitcoin by the mainstream press outlets, we’ve been inspired to create a little game to help bitcoin veterans make it through all the tedious re-hashing (pun intended) of all the points ‘the powers that be’ would want the media consumer to remember about our favorite cryptocurrency.’
Sandra created this game card; if you think of more terms or create your own cards, please let us know! And please donate for more content like this.
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