We don’t know about you, but this season’s aimless Girls plot lines and asinine Keeping Up With the Kardashians episodes are getting us down, and we need something new to watch as we stuff our faces with pretzels in the light of our laptop screens at 2 a.m.
Ever find yourself wishing you could CTRL + F your messy desk for your cough drops? Log off and get help. But you’ll probably be delighted to learn that Google has landed a new patent that, if ever implemented, would basically allow you to favorite something in the real world.
“The only way to have a friend,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “is to be one.”
This was pre-Internet.
These days, friends, fans, followers, likes and other signs of affection are available for purchase, and they’re dirt cheap. On a recent balmy afternoon, we whipped out a credit card and used it to purchase 250 Facebook fans for our tech site, Betabeat, from the Uruguay-based Bulkfans.com. The price? $30. Better, the site guaranteed they were “targeted USA citizens.” We were initially wary of giving this company our credit card number, but the order page linked to a prominent ecommerce site, so we went for it.