Much to the chagrin of anyone who hates algorithms, it appears that Twitter’s new timeline—the one that displays tweets based on importance rather than chronology—is now the default setting for all users.
Too lazy to whip up a Halloween costume? It's fine; you can just dress up your Facebook cover photo. Too lazy to do that? Just take a look at these clever cover photos, change you profile picture to a pumpkin, and imagine what it'd be like to be more creative.
Given the amount of inane gibbering that fills your Twitter timeline, it can sometimes take an age to scroll through all that... insight. But what if it was a real, physical, thing? How far would you actually be scrolling?
Facebook takes it sweet 'ol time when it comes to the iPad. What it only took forever and a half to get an iPad Facebook app, right? So if you want to enjoy Facebook's new Timeline feature, don't count on Facebook. Instead, download Timelines for Facebook.
Minutes before midnight, after a landslide House vote of 250-153, President Obama signed legislation backing a four-year extension on the controversial USA PATRIOT Act. (Did you know that's an acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism? Now…
The UK Guardian has a beautiful interactive timeline breaking down the chain of events as it pertains to the Middle East revolts, which involve Egypt, Tunsia and Libya. Cleanly organized by date, event and country, it's a helpful way to make sense of a lot of information at the very least. [Guardian]
The Egyptian government shut down most of its country's internet not by phoning ISPs one at a time, but by simply throwing a switch in a crucial data center in Cairo.
It's been about nine years since we were first introduced to the iPod. Over those years the little Apple gadget has grown more powerful, gained some siblings, and become a household name. Here's an overview of how this all happened.
Behold, the illustrious history of these here internets in convenient graphic timeline form. Who knew Pizza Hut played such a prominent role?