Transmedia is a word for old people… young people don’t need a word to describe transmedia because this is how they live every day. — Alisa Rivera (via thinking ‘bout string)
My [UberX] driver turned out to be a Google employee who said he drew the lucky H1-B visa straw to get out of Bulgaria … he told me he works at the company’s Mountain View campus, but started driving for UberX for two hours on Saturdays and Sundays to send money to a family of four kids he met on vacation, who couldn’t afford to go to school or even shoes. ‘I just calculated that if I work four hours of a week, I can clothe all of them,’ he told me. ‘For so little, it’s amazing what you can do.’ — (via Valleywag)
Everything in this 1991 RadioShack ad exists in a single smartphone.
There is more processing power in a TI-83 calculator than in the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
Every two minutes, we take as many photos as all of humanity took during the 1800s.
On the left is the first photograph ever taken (1826),… On the right is a cat who accidentally took a picture of itself (2013). It’s estimated that in 2014, humans will take 880 billion photos (not including cats). In fact, 10% of all the photos ever taken were taken in the past 12 months.
At one point in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs produced worldwide were for AOL. — (via Mental Floss)
Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after racking up a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13. — (via Mental Floss)
The Top of America: TIME’s stunning GigaPan from 1 World Trade Center.
This is what Twitter was made for (via @karalee)
Taken together, we’re observing the emergence of tech that doesn’t just augment our intellect and lives — but is now beginning to automate and outsource our humanity. — Today’s Apps Are Turning Us Into Sociopaths | Wired (via futuristgerd)
Ellen Breaks Most-Retweeted Record With All-Star Selfie At Oscars: Until now, the most retweeted tweet was when Barack Obama was re-elected, earning over 781,000 retweets. Ellen’s tweet has over 2.6 million retweets.
New F.D.A. Nutrition Labels Would Make ‘Serving Sizes’ Reflect Actual Servings - NYTimes.com
Labels were based on eating habits and nutrition data from the 1970s and ’80s, before portion sizes expanded significantly … “It’s an amazing transformation,” said Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the F.D.A. “Things like the size of a muffin have changed so dramatically. It is important that the information on the nutrition fact labels reflect the realities in the world today.”
Breather [is] “a network of beautiful city spaces that you can unlock at any time.” Kind of like that dream where your apartment has an extra secret room you never knew about? Sort of. Think of it as a Zipcar for NYC apartments.