The Very Hungry Bear and the Internet’s Other Oddities

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The Very Hungry Bear and the Internet’s Other Oddities

Illustration: Shivali Devalkar

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his year swung between hope and hopelessness – on the internet, of course, reality was too dark to deal with. In 2016 we learned (yet again) that the web is a truly democratic arena, where everyone from a Japanese “pop star” to a dead gorilla can leave their mark. But the general takeaway remained the same as the years since the internet swallowed up our lives: Nothing is ever as it seems.

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The internet is a beautiful place. You can use it to learn a language or an instrument. You can speak to loved ones across continents, you can catch Seinfeld clips on YouTube in the train. Or, you can spend a precious few minutes watching “Pen, Pineapple, Apple, Pen”: A “song” that went so viral, former viral internet sensation “The Biebs” called it his viral sensation of the year. Last we checked, the song’s shorter version had more than 179 million views.

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