It wasn’t long ago that DOS computer systems and landline telephones were cutting-edge. But like their predecessors, they were eclipsed by newer, more advanced technologies. Today, Live Science helps us honor 15
current innovations that future generations probably won’t know a thing about.
Among the most influential tech game-changers in recent history is digital media, as new social networks seem to pop up constantly. In fact, with sites such as Nextdoor.com
, some are even popping up in your very own neighborhood
And what’s talk of social media without Facebook. The online community’s IPO is expected to be mere days away, but today the social network is celebrating something else—its CEO’s 28th birthday. IBN Live
collected 28 little-known facts
on the birthday boy and inventor of “poking.”
Tom Wilson must be tired of sharing all the little-known facts about himself. The “Back to the Future” actor has reportedly been handing out this business card
of sorts with answers to some of his most-commonly asked questions from fans who presumably inquire so often he needed to create something like this. (via Gawker
Speaking of creating something, OPEN Forum
gives some tips on how to boost creativity
around the office. I didn’t see 3 o’clock afternoon dance party or tequila shots listed, but I’ll assume that was simply an oversight.
Creative is exactly the word I’d use to describe Newsweek’s latest cover
. Stealing a page from the Time magazine
playbook on how to be provocative, the publication declares Obama the “First Gay President,” accompanied by a headshot of our Commander-in-Chief with a rainbow halo above his head.
As for Obama’s opponent, College Humor
took a shot at a few potential running mate recommendations for Mitt Romney
. We’d go with Ron Swanson. I mean, have you seen his canoe-rowing video? It’d certainly make for more interesting campaign ads.
If you hadn’t seen that filmmaking masterpiece, I can’t say I’m all that surprised. As Advertising Age reports
, videos—particularly those on YouTube— aren’t accumulating the same number of views they once did. Now marketers must learn how to engage their audience with a focus on a new, longer-format.
Speaking of YouTube, if you haven’t read the controversial E.L. James piece of mommy porn—otherwise known as “Fifty Shade of Grey”—here’s a video that does a pretty decent job summing the whole thing up. (NSFW