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Webmaker Hotlist: Pong attacks, responding to the Times in code, lost cities, panda gymanstics

  • Understanding a DDoS attack with Pong — Vice Magazine’s Motherboard helps you visualize a denial of service attack works. Interesting visual analogies of how the web works.
  • new Art, Copy & Code film— great example of “web-made movies” / “web-native cinema” / “social video.” It gathers data like time, location, weather and what’s happening on the web — then weaves them into a video that’s unique every time.
The NYT -- Common Core

Coding. It’s a new language that opens many windows. Coding is the ability to manipulate electronic and invisible things to do what you want them to do. It is the equivalent to communication with a friend.  –Amir

  • Here is Today — Simple and beautiful data visualization, putting your day into epic context. Like Powers of Ten for time.
  • The Build — Great personal storytelling. These bike-makers make the transition from website into film totally seamless.
  • Churnalism – Spot plagiarism or questionable sources in your media diet. Just plug in text or a URL, and this checker will look to see how much of the article is ripped from another source — and what source it’s ripped from.
journalismwarninglabels2 small Journalism Warning Labels   bringing the fight to sloppy reporting

Is It Worth the Time?

  • Red Panda Gymnast – Red Pandas are also known as “Firefoxes,” so we have a soft spot for them. This one does 300 pull-ups a day.
  • The lost city of Heracleion — the discovery of an entire city sunk beneath the waves. Doesn’t have much to do with the web, but the photos are amazing.

16 awesome (and awful) things on the web this week

Another collection of amazing things on the web, lovingly gathered by the Webmaker community in our weekly community call. What’s the coolest thing you saw on the web this week? Let us know…

Crocheted Firefox Phone Cover

Lego School, Denmark

  • Learn how to fix your own gadgets for free. This site shows you how everyday gadgets, how to fix them, and where to find the parts.
  • Make Blocks. Design your own robot and they’ll build it for you. Check the download section for a complete part selection.

  • Google I/O elucidated. “A series of mobile-first experiments and games focusing on touch interactions, generative audio and the joy of discovery. Inspired by the potential of code and the power of play.”

  • “The Verbasizer.” David Bowie developed a text remixing app in the 90s to help create lyrics. (He used it to write ”Dead Men Don’t Talk.”)

More then meets the eye!

State of the web stuff:

  • The Internet is Drowning. Forbes magazine: “For 20 years the internet has been open and it is slowly drowning to death. Will you just stand by and let it die or will you dive in and help it out?”
  • CISPA online spying law passes the US House of Representatives. Not cool at all. It would give companies the right to spy on communications and submit customers’ personal information to the federal government. More on this here and here.


Webmaker loves hyper-lapse, listening to BitCoin, Indiana Surman + more

Another collection of amazing things on the web, as compiled by the Webmaker community in our weekly community call. Make something amazing on the web now at Mozilla Webmaker — or help us brainstorm next week’s hotlist. What’s the coolest thing you saw on the web this week? Let us know…

  • Hyper-lapse. Wow. Turn Google Street view images into something that feels like racing through streets at high speed.

  • This video from a Learning Party Pop-Up at Hive NYC member NYSCI is a great explanation and demo of what we hope Maker Party 2013 will be like. Webmaker Tools get a shout-out about five minutes in.


Photoshopped "Radiers of the Lost Arc" poster.

No Shia Labeouf or nuking fridges in this one, we promise.