Making out with your hand is in the past—because now there is an app for that (there’s an app for everything)! Lickthisapp.com, brought to you by Christopher P. Allick and Pablo Rochat, is a web app (i.e., no downloads required) designed to train your tongue on your phone. All you need is a little Saran wrap and maybe some privacy, since things might get a little awkward if you’re sitting in a Starbucks licking your phone in front of everyone. Open up the webpage on your phone and give one of their three amusing exercises a try!
Ten years ago, Facebook was born and, some would say, it changed everything we knew from that point on. Every moment you spend on Facebook — from waking up and checking your News Feed to endlessly looking at photos after you’ve reconnected with that high school friend — starts to add up after a while. To find out exactly how much of your life you’ve “wasted,” TIME created a calculator that tells you just that. Now log off Facebook and go see the world!
Twitch Plays Pokemon
TwitchPlaysPokemon is an experiment in collaborative online gaming. Right now, some 70,000+ gamers are watching a single instance of the game Pokemon being played out over Twitch — the YouTube-like service for gamers. The 70,000+ participants control the game by typing their “move” into the chat screen next to the live stream. It might look like anarchy at first, and at times it is, but people have quickly figured out how to work together to play the game. Yet again the Internet empowers people to find a way to bring order to chaos when they share a common goal.
–Aaron, 99 words