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It's a small worldwide web after all

It's a small worldwide web after all

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For all the wonder of the internet, it can often feel like a pretty small and insular place. When your Twitter feed is full of decontextualized jokes about whatever unadvisable personal essay just hit XOJane, your dormant Vine account is a river of obscure Drake references, and the office is awash in "what are thooooose" zingers — zingers you still don't get — it's hard to feel like the promise of global connection and communication has been fulfilled.

YouTuber and stand-up comedian Elizabeth Zephyrine Mcdonough, whose other work includes reporting on Occupy Wall Street: Staten Island, as well as accurately predicting the end of John Stamos' first marriage, thinks this culture of online exclusivity has gone too far.


"Where's the blogosphere and how do I get to it?" she asks, styled as a 1976 Jane Curtin. Of those included in the world of internet she begs to know, "What were they looking at? Where were they going?" Good questions. They are going to Tumblr to reblog some GIFs of Parks and Recreation with Hamilton lyrics underneath them (which is similar, though not the same, as taking your physical soul container to a Broadway musical)!

"Does gmail use more gigs than email?"

This short video aims to soothe fellow internet outsiders, promising that "the internet doesn't have shit on real life," and demonstrating that you can't pick up rocks or roll down a grassy knoll on the internet. Instead of swimming against the tide, spending all afternoon trying to figure out which Gawker writers it's socially acceptable to like, perhaps you could spend those hours doing some light parkour?

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Please go outside today, as I cannot.