The average smartphone user checks his or her phone about 150 times a day. We’re, uh, waaaaay over that.
“Now remember, feed the cats twice a day, water the plants once a week, and this is a list of the programs we want videotaped.”
Newsweek, August 6, 1984
Ha! They had cats in 1984.
Hey guys! We’re on Google+ “Hanging Out” with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and author of ‘Half the Sky’ Sheryl WuDunn! Come watch with us, and feel free to leave a question for the Senator or the author right here as a reblog.
Document-sharing site Scribd makes a powerful case for opposing SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act that’s currenly delayed in Congress. If it passes, Scribd is saying, the web could just… disappear.
Cutest thing ever. Also: gotta love those NY accents. “What does a compuwtah do?”
- I wonder if his LinkedIn is active. That would be a minus.
- At what exact moment did he decide to move from Vaguely Asexual Sexy Librarian to Woody Allen glasses? Good move regardless.
- First rule of internet crushes: do NOT talk about internet crushes (publicly).
- Don’t Wiki him. C’mon.
- OF COURSE we have 11 Facebook friends in common.
- Hey! He’s never written for Thought Catalog!
- Wait, we could like, potentially meet. We’ve probably been in the same room before.
- It’s doomed.
- [He probably only likes cute Asian girls with straight across bangs.]
- DON’T TALK ABOUT INTERNET CRUSHES.
Ever wondered how your email can cross the vastness of the ocean and be delivered almost instantly, anywhere in the world? It’s all down to a network of fibre-optic cables that link up the continents and transmit terabits of data every second.
Yes, yes I always did wonder about this. —Wright
Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. In a letter to the board, he writes, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Above, we’ve pulled three Newsweek covers of the visionary Apple co-founder from over the years.
If Think Quarterly is a free, niched magazine—but it’s bankrolled by one of the largest companies on Earth—is it still considered “alternative press”?
It will be fascinating to see how this evolves. The mag is currently aimed just at Google’s partners and advertisers—but, let’s be honest, how long do we really think that’ll be the case? Here’s how managing director Matt Brittin introduced the publication: “At Google, we often think that speed is the forgotten ‘killer application’ - the ingredient that can differentiate winners from the rest. But in a world of accelerating change, we all need time to reflect. Think Quarterly is a breathing space in a busy world. It’s a place to take time out and consider what’s happening and why it matters.”
From this week’s cover of NEWSWEEK: Sharon Begley on the science of decision-making