Sunday, March 3, 2019

Momo is creepy. Creepypasta.

Finally, I found an article that hits the sweet spot and is accurate to a "t". It's got all the facts on where and how it started.

Well, they left out 4chan's /X/, which happened in between Vanilla Gallery's Instagram and Reddit, but that's okay.

"These trends are “part of a moral panic, fueled by parents’ fears in wanting to know what their kids are up to,” Benjamin Radford, a folklorist and research fellow at the Committee for Skeptic Inquiry, told Rolling Stone."

I would say it's more likely a parent's fear of wanting to know that their kids are safe, but that's just me. 😕

I desperately want to know how to get a job as a folklorist. That's like dream job. I'm a huge fan of folklore, urban legends, fairy tales and now creepypasta (the internet version of the previous). There's so much to dig into and so much rich yummy culture to pull up from all of it.

Anyway, check out the article, it's good.

(Article is at The Atlantic)

Friday, March 1, 2019

Finally Friday! GeoGebra

Today's software is GeoGebra. It's a collection of free software and online math tools for Graphing Calculator, Geometry, 3D Graphing, Augmented Reality, Graphing, Spreadsheet, Probability, CAS (A software program that facilitates symbolic mathematics - Yes, I had to look it up.).
I was amazed by everything that you can download and do at the website. All of it for free. There are lesson plans for teachers from Elementary grade level to College Prep and College level. There are fun exercises.
The FAQs, User Help and User Forum are all up-to-date, easy to navigate, and well done. As a person who deals with a lot of Linux software sites, I was incredibly jealous of their FAQs and User Help. If GIMP was that organized Photoshop would be out of business.
Go to the GeoGebra website or click on the FB link and check them out. You will be amazed at what they have available for free.