The five things you need to know from the Internet this week

From crowdsourcing a melody to sourcing a crowd for adventures, the web has it all

Every weekthe weird and wacky world of the web is cracked wide open in a somewhat frantic pattern on Moncrieff, with the most useful and useless websites and apps brought to your attention. Here's what Darragh Doyle covered today:

  • An opening video:

Five-year-old Ethan Bromby could not be happier with the news that he's going to become a big brother.

This is an experiment in crowd-sourced songwriting. A melody is currently being generated, note by note, in real-time, using the popular vote of the crowd.

The Adventure Pack is a new adventure travel community in Ireland, where the social outings, activities and weekend adventures are all organised on social media - primarily Facebook and Twitter. There are now over 600 members all looking for something a bit different to do. Started by travel writer and blogger Janet Newenham and friends, it has grown rapidly over the last few months, but with the growth, so have the opportunities.

FiftyTwoWords is a new Irish event and website that aims to provide a platform for people to share their personal experiences and tell their stories, with each event being based around a word or a theme. 52 events are planned and each will explore a different word.

 

There are, as of now, over 80,000 people on Reddit who are either submitting photos of themselves to be roasted, or roasting people with the best or worst insults they can come up with or just looking at the insults that people put on selfies.

What are the three songs you want played at your funeral? Sign up, using your Facebook account, to www.greatsendoff.com and you can choose the three songs that you want played as you go.

  • And finally...

The Thai Tims – a group of schoolchildren in Chantaburi, rural Thailand, students of The Good Child Foundation are being taught English by teaching them Irish songs in English. Here they’re supporting Kerry for the Sam Maguire.

To see what got covered last week, click here. You can listen back to this week's segment below: