Friday, June 1, 2012

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
• You're safer on a porn website than on an education site, according to Symantec's new security threat report.

• Older folk are interested in food with strong flavours, plenty of spices, etc. This is probably because the average 30-year-old has 245 tastebuds on each of the tongue's sensory bumps, but the average 70-year-old has just 88, requiring more stimulation.

• While past generations had small, tight social networks—family, close friends, neighbors, churches, and so on, the new "networked individualism" is oriented around looser networks that are our on-demand support systems. So says a new book titled Networked: The New Social Operating System.

• Lady Gaga now has 25 million Twitter followers, the first person to achieve that dizzying height. They are all breathlessly awaiting her next 140-character utterance. Tweet on!
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

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