What interns get paid at top tech firms

Every Friday I like to bash all my favourite internet finds in one place to discuss (and laugh). This week is no different. First it was brought to my attention that Gangnam Style is 5 years old! And that with 2.8bn views, it is still the most watched YouTube video ever? The man himself, Psy, has just released two catchy AF new videos. And while I adjust to work life sans public holidays, it will soothe you to know what top tech firms pay interns (not really), that The Hulk does fail and that South Korea has got election coverage nailed.

What interns get paid at top tech firms

These interns earn between R66k and R100k a month. I’m trying to console myself with the fact that these companies weren’t really a thing when I was of intern age, but then it just makes me realize how old I really am.

Selfie sticks are so last season

Introducing Acer’s Selfie Sombrero. This hit London Fashion Week back in 2014 but only popped up in my Twitter feed this week. I’m not sure what is worse – the glittery pink colour or that you get to have a screen hanging from your sombrero? Luckily for me, Acer has moved forward in leaps and bounds. No more sparkly hats – now they’re all about empowering and helping women get their game on.

 PSY has 2 new videos and they are as catchy AF

The one with most views (7.9m) is called I LUV IT. Psy has got moves like Jagger and you’ll soon be seeing these moves up in da club (do the youth still call it da club?).

And next up we have my personal favourite, New Face (7.5m). This is going to be stuck in my head for a while….

You can watch the full videos here. 

Game of Thrones election style

Don’t get me wrong Trump has made The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight even better, but can you imagine if world politics got the kind of coverage that the South Korean elections did?


Lego Hulk gym fail

It’s somewhat comforting to know that the Hulk has to work out and wasn’t just made like that. And this gym fail is hilarious.

Update: I did binge watch 13 Reasons Why last weekend but there were no Pringles involved. I did however stay up until 2am on Friday. #LikeABoss #Blessed #LivingTheDream




  • Reply kerryheathfield May 12, 2017 at 08:11

    Cannot believe that Gangnam Style is 5? Like how old am I?
    I want some new face is a serious ear worm, going to YouTube the full videos – I love Psy, so fun and catchy.
    Also, I have been doing something wrong because I am way past intern stage and I don’t get paid anything even close to those figures.
    Loved this post

    • Reply Just Jade (@galoobzzz) May 12, 2017 at 17:43

      I know right!?! Before you know it Gangnam Style so be classified as a golden oldie.

    • Reply Sam Wright May 15, 2017 at 07:37

      Kerry same position. Intern stage and still not those salaries. Bleak. Don’t share your views on Psy though. Can’t stand the dude hahaha.

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