When you are scrolling through your newsfeed on Facebook and see an interesting article someone has shared – a dispatch from a war zone from the New York Times, for instance, or a listicle about the top five reasons why flossing in your 20s is better than flossing in your 30s from Buzzfeed – you are burdened with the task of clicking on that link and waiting a few seconds for the article to load. Now imagine a world in which shared articles are posted in their entirety on Facebook, much like the videos that automatically start playing as you scroll down your feed, which would mean that you never even have to leave the Facebook universe to read whatever your friends are sharing. Whether this sounds great or frightening probably depends on whether your work in the media industry.
Facebook has quietly started rolling out an option to save links, videos, events, places, music, books, movies, and tv shows that your friends have posted, so that you can go back and review and refer to them at your leisure, in your “Saved” section.
As inanimate objects go, you can’t get much more inanimate than carpeting, and yet the old Portland airport carpeting – PDX Carpet, as it’s known – has become both an internet and must-have sensation.
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the interwebs, along comes the newest ridiculous top level domain (TLD): .sucks
Internet technology news sites are reporting the death of Internet Explorer (IE), following Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela essentially announcing as much last week.