The 404 1,044: Where we make May day (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode: going off the grid for a year, Facebook launching organ donor tool, and paying for Hulu.


Brecht Vandenbroucke

Could you last a year without the Internet? It's not the first time we've heard of someone going off the grid, but a guy from The Verge has decided to spend the next year offline, so we'll challenge each other to do the same.

In other online news, Facebook has launched a new organ donor tool for Timeline that lets users add a life story to their profiles with a link to sign up for donation services in their area. Mark Zuckerberg went on ABC news and credited Steve Jobs as inspiration to use social networking to help the more than 114,000 American citizens waiting for organ donations.

Would you continue to pay for Hulu if it required you to pay for cable or satellite television? The video-streaming service is rumored to be switching from the free model we've come to love to a plan that asks viewers to prove their subscription to cable or satellite TV .

Hulu's 31 million users generated $420 million in ad revenue for the service last year, and even though we may not see it materialize for a few years, we'll spend a few minutes today discussing the ramifications of such a pay model.

Bathroom break video: Dog guards owner's bike while he's away.


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