Dotted Lines: The 8-bit Olympic Games
Every evening, the Daily Dot delivers a selection of links worth clicking from around the Web, along with the day's must-see image or video. We call it Dotted Lines.
- Do real name policies actually improve comments? Evidence from South Korea suggests they don’t.
- HyperVocal collects the best tweets from the best Olympics parody account, @NBCDelayed.
- Starting Tuesday, you’ll be able to video chat via Google+ Hangouts from within Gmail.
- Digg has returned from its hiatus with a brand-new design and a new algorithm that takes other social networks into account.
- Google Street View: now available in ASCII.
- Bieber and Gaga may rule Twitter, but the most-liked human being on Facebook is Eminem. The only things more popular than the rapper are YouTube, Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, and Facebook itself.
Above: The animators at Flikli.com present the 8-bit Olympic Games
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Meet the Brazil mayor who ran town via WhatsApp and is wanted for corruption
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Visualizing the complex, invisible web of wireless signals that surround us
It's so easy to forget about this hidden technology.
Sony's Xperia Z5 will feature an insane 4K resolution display
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Facebook Likes can paint a very intimate picture of who we are
'It's much more difficult to monitor your appearances and opinions in years of your Facebook history.'
An IBM supercomputer will take on China's air pollution crisis
The research project is called Green Horizon.
Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Why isn't Black Lives Matter labeled a hate group?
Hasselbeck's conservative African-America guest agreed with her.
White House petition wants Obama to drink his own piss
It was only a matter of time.
Donald Trump's new Instagram ad has Jeb Bush making excuses for murderers
Let the attacks begin.
Turkish court charges Vice News journalists with 'aiding' ISIS terrorists
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Texas sheriff links Black Lives Matter mentality to fatal shooting of deputy
A Black Lives Matter organizer says the sheriff is politicizing a tragedy.
Why Donald Trump's 2016 candidacy is probably already doomed
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China and Russia use data breaches to unmask U.S. spies, officials say
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