The Internet Makes You Creepy

The Internet Makes You Creepy

Site Shows You Rich People’s Mansions — and Exposes Their Personal Info

Don't forget to zoom! (Screengrab: Google Maps)

We know the thoughts running through your head upon the first mansion sighting when you arrive in the Hamptons for a weekend retreat: How many square feet is that place? How did the owner get that rich? Would I be able to see the pool via aerial image?

An eerie new site makes stalking the rich a lot easier. MansionMaps plots exquisite estates on a map alongside all kinds of handy information about the properties and their owners, CNet reports. Read More

The Internet Makes You Creepy

Inside the Bizarre World of Luka Magnotta Fan Sites

Fan art by a Luka obsessive named "Lexa Manicini." (Photo: Luka Magnotta Obsession)

Over the past few months, the 10 minute-long snuff film “1 Lunatic 1 Icepick”which depicts alleged Canadian murderer Luka Magnotta brutally killing a Chinese student before having sex with his dismembered corpse–has swiftly rippled through the Internet’s layered circles. It began first with the gore cognoscenti, then crept into Canadian newspapers and eventually hit critical mass with disturbing YouTube reaction videos.

Mr. Magnotta, a preening James Dean obsessive with a stomach-churning history of murdering kittens and courting infamous serial killers, is a personality type ripe for a cult following. And judging from his previous attempts to cultivate notoriety, that’s exactly what he wants. Read More

The Internet Makes You Creepy

Disturbing 10-Minute Murder Video ‘1 Lunatic 1 Icepick’ Spawns Disturbing Reaction Videos

Reaction to 1 Lunatic 1 Icepick.

Scat porn viral video “2 Girls 1 Cup” inspired a genre of horrified reaction videos, all in good fun. But the YouTube reactions to a video of a real, graphic, 10-minute murder circulating on gore forums and torrent sites are disturbing in themselves. The reaction videos are shot with a webcam pointed at the face of the person, or people, as they watch the video “1 Lunatic 1 Icepick” for the first time.

“This is a kind of ‘2 Girls 1 Cup reaction video,’ but for this video,” says one young man, YouTube user CandySoup, who mostly uploads videos of himself playing video games. He is wearing a baseball shirt and speaks cheerfully in a European accent. He begins watching the video and describing what happens. About two and a half minutes in, he starts screaming. “Holy fucking shit, that’s messed up bro!” he screams, genuinely horrified. He calms down and compliments the New Order song that’s on in the background. Around the five minute mark, he really starts freaking out, grabbing his head and shrieking. “Woah! Woah! What the fuck!” In the final third of the video, he is frozen and mostly silent and slack-jawed. When it finishes, he hangs and holds his head. The shot is blurry, but he looks like he might be crying.

“Okay, it’s done,” he says. He struggles to come up with a summary. “I’m done. Goodbye. This is just fucking wrong. God. Holy shit.” The reaction video has 103,673 views. Comments have been disabled.  Read More

The Internet Makes You Creepy

Top 20 Expensive Google Keywords List Reveals People Are Really Into Saving Umbilical Cord Blood


Internet marketing firm Wordstream crunched some numbers and came up with a list of the most expensive keywords you can buy through Google’s AdWords program, the bidding-based system that lets advertisers piggyback on what people are searching for on Google. The price per impression and price per click are determined by search volume and the number of advertisers competing for the word. The top 19 are all pretty predictable: “insurance,” “mortgage,” “donate,” with a few surprises–“conference call” is no. 11, for example. But the Betabeat team did a collective double take over no. 20, a phrase we had never seen before: “cord blood.” Read More