Posts tagged tech
“ 90 percent of people in their studies don’t know how to use CTRL/Command + F.”
There’s An Angry Birds Movie Coming. Of Course There Is. But here’s the interesting twist: the Angry Birds movie is being developed by Rovio, the studio that created the game, and not by a major studio. Which is good, because I’d hate to see a studio corrupt the purity of Angry Birds. It’s my generation’s “Catcher in the Rye.”
“ In the article on Paul Revere, someone has added false information in an effort to support Sarah Palin’s FALSE claims about Paul Revere… This must be removed as it is a LIE designed to mislead. Dj”
[Wikipedia via New York]
“ Slowly learn the ins and out of Twitter. Discover that if someone is following 400 people and only has 90 followers, it means that they’re terrifying loser nobodies living in Iowa. Following them would be tweet suicide. In fact, don’t even follow members of your own family. They probably only have something like ten followers and make tweets like “@@mybeautifulson miss u honey!!! how do i use this thing?” or “used great coupons at Target today!”
That’s from Thought Catalog’s incredibly true post “How to Have a Twitter”. But I disagree with his point about family. I’m all about following family, especially when they join to figure out what the next generation is up to. When I got hired as a social media editor in 2009, my family joined Twitter to figure out what I do all day. That year on my birthday my father tweeted, “Luv U and very proud of U” without any @reply (I figured it was safe to assume the message was directed to me). It meant more than any phone call.
No Reporting While You’re Reporting! The note above was posted at Fenway Park for the Sox’s home opener against the Yankees this evening. And I find it odd that a team would discourage real time documentation of a press conference that is ALREADY BEING VIDEOTAPED. Who’s the Evil Empire now, fellas?
New Twitter Homepage Is Seriously Less of a Headache. For the past few years, Twitter has been trying in vain to convince the world that it is not overwhelming. First, they created lists to help you organize all those people you accidentally followed. Then, they began recommending new people to follow based on things other than celebrity.
A new home page takes that mission one step further: To keep you from running away the first time you click over to Twitter.com, the colors are muted, and the constantly updating twitterfeed and trending topics ticker apear to be gone. Possibly more telling, the “follow your interests” tag replaces “the best way to discover what’s new in your world,” giving people a clear call to action that aligns nicely with the recent launch of Discover, that page where famous people talk about what they like about Twitter.
Satire Becomes Reality, Google Motion Edition. If you fell in love with Google Motion, you’re in luck. The New York Times points to a group of hackers who used a Microsoft Kinect sensor to make a fully functional Google Motion (which they’ve taken to calling “the Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving (SLOOW).”
If You Love Reading Web Pages in Comic Sans, You’re in Luck! In Google’s second prank of the day, they’ve said that they’re going to switch their fonts over to Comic Sans on April 4. Those who just can’t wait can switch their Chrome browser over right now — every web page you load will include only Comic Sans fonts.
“ Listen, we all know what’s going on here. I find it sad and disgusting. These people are preventing ordinary folks from getting their hands on an iPad.”
That’s a worker from the 5th Avenue Apple Store describing his or her thoughts on the groups of scalpers buying up nearly every iPad 2 in stock. These scalpers re-sell the iPads for more than double what they paid, to buyers here and in China. This is preventing folks like you and me from spending the MSRP of $829 for the newer, faster, skinnier, and shinier iPad.
AT&T To Institute Home Internet Caps. Wise Move, Or Fiendish Money Grab? Now, I read this report initially and grew extremely angry (extreme anger is my default mood). It struck me as a cynical way to make money off of customers without providing any added value. However, it should be noted that AT&T says the average DSL user consumes 18GB of bandwidth per month, well below their consumption cap of 150GB. The company says this policy is to curb overly excessive use. It could even help speed up the network. So to the guy downloading a 40TB file containing the entire Paramount film library, just be aware that it may cost you a little extra down the pike.