Some of you may remember that recently, I brought to your attention an existential question: who watches the dishwashers? No, seriously; it was a question of the existence of certain unwelcome visitors who come to your home unbidden, and keep a voyeuristic watch on tableware, utensils, and kitchenware getting wet and hot, lathered, rinsed and dried. Such is the fact of life in an urban fungal jungle.

As if having spore-bearing molds and yeasts as our close – too close! – neighbors wasn’t enough, a mid-June 2013 paper in PLoS One has pushed us to a shocking realization:

The Internet has a competitor in molding our lives!

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