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Greetings from Planet Facebook You blink and open your eyes to a fantastic new sun above your head. You’re laying in a field of tall grass, but in the distance you hear sounds of machinery. The city. As you lay there, a blimp begins to float into view, its bulbous shape painted in the striking cherry red and stark white ripple of the Coca-Cola logo. “Go Offworld with Coca-Cola today!” bellows a voice from a loudspeaker high above your head. “The adventure of a lifetime awaits… and all you have to do is say yes!” Offworld huh? You haven’t been off of Planet Facebook yet — that could be fun. You raise your hand to the sky, pointing a clenched fist towards the blimp above. You extend your thumb upward, offering your endorsement of Coca-Cola. A simple thumbs-up. A like. Sound and light surges around you as your body is levitated, up, up, up into the sky, into space, across a lightfield of stars, planets, and massive ships. You speed towards a blue, mysterious planet, full of secrets, adventure, the unknown. Adventure awaits… and my god you’re beginning to feel thirsty. Coke is it.
In the meatspace, a QuenchTube pipes in fresh Coke through a small nipple in your mouth. Yeah, that’s better.
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Welcome to the internet. Facebook’s internet.

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Greetings from Planet Facebook
You blink and open your eyes to a fantastic new sun above your head. You’re laying in a field of tall grass, but in the distance you hear sounds of machinery. The city. As you lay there, a blimp begins to float into view, its bulbous shape painted in the striking cherry red and stark white ripple of the Coca-Cola logo. “Go Offworld with Coca-Cola today!” bellows a voice from a loudspeaker high above your head. “The adventure of a lifetime awaits… and all you have to do is say yes!” Offworld huh? You haven’t been off of Planet Facebook yet — that could be fun. You raise your hand to the sky, pointing a clenched fist towards the blimp above. You extend your thumb upward, offering your endorsement of Coca-Cola. A simple thumbs-up. A like. Sound and light surges around you as your body is levitated, up, up, up into the sky, into space, across a lightfield of stars, planets, and massive ships. You speed towards a blue, mysterious planet, full of secrets, adventure, the unknown. Adventure awaits… and my god you’re beginning to feel thirsty. Coke is it.

In the meatspace, a QuenchTube pipes in fresh Coke through a small nipple in your mouth. Yeah, that’s better.

0.0001714 in Bitcoin is subtracted from your account.

Welcome to the internet. Facebook’s internet.

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It’s finally here!
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The Verge 50
Today we launched our annual Verge 50 list, which features the most important, exciting, and innovative people on the planet as chosen by the staff here at The Verge. It’s our way to call out to highlight people who changed our lives this year. These are the designers and hackers, musicians and scientists, artists and activists, and so much more that you should be watching.

It’s finally here!

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The Verge 50

Today we launched our annual Verge 50 list, which features the most important, exciting, and innovative people on the planet as chosen by the staff here at The Verge. It’s our way to call out to highlight people who changed our lives this year. These are the designers and hackers, musicians and scientists, artists and activists, and so much more that you should be watching.

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The worst thing ever written
The wonderful world of absolutely terrible fanfiction

In Gilesbie’s less-than-capable hands, the struggle between good and evil in the wizarding world became a pitched battle between “goffs” and “preps,” frequently interrupted by detailed physical descriptions of protagonist Ebony (variously called Enoby, Evony, Egogy, and Tara.) But the real star of “My Immortal” was its author. From the beginning, Tara was telling insufficiently gothic readers to “get da hell out,” and she soon started using copious author’s notes to defend her spelling, dialogue, and bizarre reworkings of major characters.

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The worst thing ever written

The wonderful world of absolutely terrible fanfiction

In Gilesbie’s less-than-capable hands, the struggle between good and evil in the wizarding world became a pitched battle between “goffs” and “preps,” frequently interrupted by detailed physical descriptions of protagonist Ebony (variously called Enoby, Evony, Egogy, and Tara.) But the real star of “My Immortal” was its author. From the beginning, Tara was telling insufficiently gothic readers to “get da hell out,” and she soon started using copious author’s notes to defend her spelling, dialogue, and bizarre reworkings of major characters.