Zuck's money mill has been on a futuristic roll, giving us the most advanced social search we've ever seen. It's advanced stuff. So why is FB toying with a feature ripped straight out of 2002? Welcome to emotional status updates.
Facebook's big report on what we humans blabbed about online is here! The good news: three of the top ten topics of the year were important. The bad news: the rest is inane, sad, incoherent shit. We suck.
The British historian Lord Acton once observed, "All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." It's a powerful sentiment, a warning against placing trust in dictators...but it might also be wrong. It's those with just a little power you have to watch out for.
The NY Times has a story about how a conference was held to teach 200 teenagers from Boston how to have "healthy breakups". Unsurprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around proper Facebook breakup etiquette.
When you update your status on Facebook there's always a little line below that says "via so-and-so-device". Usually, that's your computer, iPhone, Android or Blackberry. But there are secret codes to change that into almost anything, including:
People's names can say a lot about them - at least, that's what everyone assumes. This is good news for all the Katherines and Samuels out there...but if you're an Amber or Travis, you won't like where this is going.
What is your iPhone doing to dinner? When we obsessively track down a niche eatery on Yelp, are we excited because of the perfectly limed fish tacos, or because broadcasting our discovery on Fourquare will just make us look cool?
We've all succumbed to the siren song of luxury—splurged on a pricey gadget we have no legitimate need or use for. Frequently, such decisions are wrapped up in authenticity. Other times all it takes is one sexy material.
Most of us aren't morning people. It takes a cup or two of caffeine in our veins before we're fully functioning human beings. Show that you're on your way there with the progress bar on this cute cup cosy.
Every city dweller has had that panicky moment of "Crap, did I leave the door unlocked this morning?" Kwikset's new locks let you check to see if you did in fact forget, and then lock the door if you did.
This screensaver on the NTT DoCoMo N702is cellphone looks and acts just like a glass of water. When you move it around, the motion sensor detects your angle and sloshes the water to the left or right, depending. The actual water level itself is indicative of the amount of battery you have left, so it's probably more…