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With each person who gets doused nominating three more people, the Ice Bucket Challenge has spread quickly. And we have now seen enough videos to make a list of the best so far. Enjoy it.
Also, there are too many Androids, Wikipedia bans politicians, new authors have their hopes dashed, Swing Copters is stupid, and the serendipity of Spotify is revealed.
SoundCloud starts selling advertising, Oculix brings Netflix to the Oculus Rift, Secret dinner parties exposed, the reason Google’s self-driving cars can exceed the speed limit, and why two fish are playing Street Fighter.
We want to know what television shows you have binge-watched the most, and what format you chose for your binge-watching marathons.
Also, Twitter deals with the dead, an (almost) non-existent smartphone bezel, Netflix pays the price, HitchBOT completes his journey, and an insane (possibly fake) viral video phenomenon.
What a nostalgia trip: dozens of people told us which website they visited on their first foray onto the Internet.
Also, the HP Stream 14 is revealed, YouTube Music Key is teased, Murdoch compares Google to the NSA, Reddit lands on Xbox One, and Flappy Bird makes way for Swing Copters.
Also, Windows 9 edges closer, Bill Gates gets wet, P.T. is a scarefest, making GIFS on YouTube, and GoPro cat is epic.
Do you even know how many Facebook Pages you have liked in all your years on the social network? Keep that question in mind as you read this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
Technology is the source for many new words. If you are a geek and a word lover, you will love these ten that were added to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The great and good from the tech world douse themselves, YouTube looks better on your TV, IFTTT adds Giphy GIFs, Tom Hanks releases free typewriter app, and judging people by what they watch on Netflix.
Also, Samsung unveils new Galaxy Alpha, Twitter gives verified users the VIP treatment, Reddit cracks down on journalists using and abusing it, and the most stunning timelapse video you’re ever likely to see.
The web is now 25 years old, but we want to know: where did your online adventure begin?
Apple’s tribute to Robin Williams, Samsung’s VR headset looks like Google Cardboard, Google opens Classroom to all teachers, OnePlus pulls sexist contest after condemnation, and video explains why you suck at video games.
We have 12 alternative ideas of what to do, all suggested by unbelievably supportive (and gorgeous and glamorous) MakeUseOf readers.