The evolution for the social media teen courtesy of wersm.
Originally posted on ideas.ted.com:
When I googled “english major who taught herself calculus,” Google gave me the result I wanted — plus a most unhelpful suggestion. I wondered why.
Last Thursday morning, I was following up on a book recommendation from sometime-TED-blogger Ben Lillie. A writer he knows, an English major, taught herself calculus and wrote a book about it. Don’t you want to read that book? I do. I couldn’t remember the writer’s name that morning, but I remembered the plot of the book. So I searched for “english major who taught herself calculus.”
And Google asked:
Did you mean: “english major who taught himself calculus”?
It was just so weird, I took a screengrab and tweeted it. What was there to say in comment besides: “No Google, no I didn’t.”
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Time to let off some steam off-piste…
Great infographic on the best words for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
Thanks to Quicksprout for sharing.
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Is Twitter lazy or just blind: Making a play for messaging supremacy?
Originally posted on Uncrunched:
The valuations of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and others are, obviously, stunning.
Twitter is our de facto identifier now (think of all the times you see Twitter handles on TV news and other media). Not Facebook, and certainly not Google.
Allowing proper private communication among users is an obvious easy win. And yet Twitter has never really cared about private messaging. Direct messaging is a long neglected product, and Twitter doesn’t seem to care much about it.
I wonder if Twitter execs regret not paying more attention to private messaging, and if they occasionally fantasize about the extra tens of billions of dollars they might have added to their market cap if they had done so.
It’s not too late.