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This Startup Gets College Kids Jobs as Dildo Merchants, Liquor Evangelists, Nail Polish Bloggers

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No job description is more soul-suckingly droll than a campus work study gig — anyone who’s ever been forced to give a campus tour for minimum wage can attest to that. Unfortunately, those are often the only jobs available to students with full-time course loads and no cars.

Enter Campus Job, an online market that connects college kids to unlikely employers for part time jobs during the school year. The service officially launched earlier this month and is seeing over 1,000 new signups each week. Read More

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Institutions Notice This Internet Thing, Suddenly Want to Archive It All

We'll just leave this here for posterity. (Screencap via the Wayback Machine)

The Internet’s history is a precarious thing, as anyone still mourning for GeoCities can tell you. Preservational efforts have been enthusiastic, but haphazard: Google has a substantial chunk of Usenet preserved, and the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is the Amazon basin of K Holes, but just try finding that random page where you read that thing about Spiderman a decade ago.

Well, in the last couple of years, universities and other institutions have apparently realized there’s a whole big treasure trove of information clogging up those InterTubes, and maybe they might want to participate in archiving it.

That makes sense, considering that Tumblr alone could provide dissertation fodder for generations of anthropology grad students. Read More