Omni Calculator asks a few questions about your internet usage and tells you what else you might consider doing instead. And yet, for some reason, I find myself wary of completing an online questionnaire about my online habits. Thankfully it's a simple calculation, writes Emma Charlton: Cutting out three 10-minute social media checks a day means you could read as many as 30 more books a year. Many of us are spending more time on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than ever before: 2 hours and 23 minutes per day, on average, if you accept GlobalWebIndex's Flagship Report for 2019.
Julie Nolke is back with a funny sketch about the pleasures and perils of being an Instagram model. They share best poses, scoring free swag, and the need for a good boyfriend/photographer. READ THE REST
After the Great Trump Twitter Ban and Parler Shut Down of 2021, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey alluded to ways in which the Blockchain technology that facilitates and regulates Bitcoin could also be used for social media. Writer Nathaniel Popper followed up on this in an article for The New York Times, looking into companies that… READ THE REST
Ethan Zuckerman is the head of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure at the UMass–Amherst and the author of such books as Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It and the brand-new Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them. At last month's… READ THE REST
For most of us, buying a PC is a lot like buying a car. We look for something responsible, sensible, efficient, and safe. That usually means we end up buying the computer equivalent of a Toyota or a Hyundai. But if you're a hardcore gamer, you're likely looking at a sports car-equivalent. Sensible is fine, but… READ THE REST
Americans are mostly oblivious to the metric system, so it likely comes as a big surprise that the kilogram is more than just a measurement of weight or even an idea. Back in 1879, the kilogram became an actual, physical object. Expert craftsmen in Britain literally created the prototype for the modern kilogram, a golf-ball… READ THE REST
While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up your phone wirelessly. Now that Apple is totally on board with MagSafe, it's a great time to stock up on… READ THE REST