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Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech and science news.

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WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

Graph Search

One of Facebook’s most recent changes to privacy settings(we know, it’s hard to keep up) is to eliminate the option to stay invisible in search. In other words, users can now search for anyone they know through the site and find them.

There are, of course, privacy concerns linked to this – and it’s all part of a new feature called Graph Search that allows users to search Facebook with queries like “which of my friends like Daniel O’Donnell?” or “which friends of my friends like sushi and live in Glasgow?”.

So… that’s pretty much it in terms of privacy, folks.

Uploaded by Tilo Hensel

Not Pacman

Pacman, meet gravity.

End of an era

What happened to the last ever roll of Kodachrome film to come off the assembly line? Something wonderful.

Uploaded by SteveMcCurryStudios

Moon shots

Three days prior to its planned impact on a lunar mountain, mission controllers activated the camera aboard one of NASA’s GRAIL twins to take some final photos from lunar orbit.


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