[gallery] Kerouac’s On the Road on iPad (or, Why Every Great Literary Work Doesn’t Need an App) There are annotations, links, photos, interactive maps, original reviews, behind-the-scenes details, audio recordings, etc. “But none of it really leaves me feeling like ‘A-ha, now I really appreciate Kerouac.’”...

[gallery] How Big Is the Web & How Fast Is It Growing? The oldest currently registered URL is Symbolics.com, which was registered March 15, 1985. Other notable domains in the first 10 registered URLs include Northrop.com, Xerox.com, and HP.com, all registered in 1985....

[gallery] Facebookers Like More Than They Share, Post Or Update On an average day, 26% of Facebook’s members indicate that they like someone else’s content....

[gallery] sunfoundation: Life expectancy in the U.S. varies widely by region, in some places is decreasing Large swaths of the United States are showing decreasing or stagnating life expectancy even as the nation’s overall longevity trend has continued upwards, according to a county-by-county study of life expectancy over...

[gallery] Cable Companies Finally Realizing They Might Have Priced Themselves Into A Corner  Talking about the cable industry’s largely unchecked ability to raise rates when and how it wants, one analyst tells Reuters that cable companies have priced themselves into a corner: “That has been a wonderfully attractive...

[gallery] Tumblr Now Has More Blogs Than WordPress.com According to their websites, 4-year-old microblogging platform Tumblr now hosts more blogs than 8-year-old WordPress.com.  Congrats Tumblr!...

[gallery] DIY Weapons of the Libyan Rebels - The Atlantic A rebel poses with an armful of rocket-propelled grenades taken from an armored personnel carrier (APC) captured from forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi on the outskirts of the town of Zlitan. Safety first – #youredoingitwrong...

[gallery] The current crop of “gamification” experts are doing nothing more than “pointsification/badgification”, taking the most superficial, surface mechanics of games and applying them out of context to areas where they are, as I have referred to it, “the high fructose corn syrup of engagement.” Once...