This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.


Is Cosplay a Form of Theatre? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

Watch a Recap of Jungle's Tumblr IRL Event in Brooklyn


Tumblr IRL is a music series we produce where we give a band a space and they get to do whatever they want with it, put their style all over it, fill it with whatever they’re interested in. Like a real-life Tumblr, see? Done these with Portugal. the Man, Chromeo, Childish Gambino, and a bunch of other bright young things like that.   

London-based mystery aesthetes Jungle did the most recent one. Stuffed an ex-brewery in Brooklyn with photographs and GIFs from Oliver Hadley Pearch, including this hypnotic bit of rollerdancing. And even if you missed the show, you can still vicariously experience the sensation of being inside of Jungle’s Tumblr via this video that Complex Magazine shot.  

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

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What’s coming up on Swarm


Since we launched Swarm two months ago, it’s been growing really fast. Currently, about 75% of people who check in now do so on Swarm. It’s been pretty intense keeping up with the growth (Foursquare didn’t have that many users for a few years), and you guys have sent a ton of feedback, both to and on Twitter and Facebook. We read every piece of feedback, and know that some of you miss old Foursquare. Not only does this unbundling of Swarm and Foursquare enable a lot of new stuff in Swarm, but there’s also the upcoming all-new Foursquare, which you’re going to hear a lot more about soon.

In the meantime, we have been busy both fixing things (a lot more bugs pop up when millions of people are checking in from every corner of the world; things like occasional crashes, slowness, and location accuracy should be getting better every day) and working on the stuff you’ve been asking for, like new game mechanics.

So, while new updates will continue rolling out every couple weeks, we wanted to show you a few things you’ll see in the coming releases:


  • New stickers (we got a lot more planned here);


  • Easy access to tips after you check in to a new place (a very highly-requested feature), and a visual update, too;


  • Mayors of different categories (like your friend who goes to bars the most);


  • We’re making it way easier for our amazing Superusers to submit edits right in the app; and,
  • Of course, lots more speed and stability improvements.

Keep sending feedback our way. And thank you for using Swarm!