Looking for a way to perk up your work week? Why not update yourself on the impending enviropocalypse?
According to an exhaustive study by the Global Footprint Network, September 25th was the day that the planet used all of the available planetary resources that it could replenish in a year (otherwise known as Earth Overshoot Day). For the rest of the year, we’ll be culling, reaping, and utilizing that which won’t grow back.
This is one of the most informative lectures about the internet that you will ever consume. Jonathan Zittrain not only de-mystifies the processes by which information travels from one site to another, but he lays out an ethos that the Internet operates by in violation of every Darwinian Rule of Human Interaction that you have ever learned.
Tired of losing your keys? Just pick up the Honda U3-X prototype. It’s much too large to disappear between the seat cushions, and can even shuttle you between the foyer and the dining room table as you conduct your search.
Digg.com is one of the largest websites on the planet. Like many of its competitors in the social media arena, it doesn’t purport to create or provide anything of substance. Digg’s value comes in the community that it organizes and speaks for. In Digg’s case, that community’s function is to vote for the most worthy news stories of the day for more casual visitors to consume.
With the announcement of some prospective changes to its voting rules, is Digg capitulating to big money interests? Or has its slow march to corruption already rendered its original mission moot?