Dolphins Are Amazing, Part 5,423 →
Some dolphins in Brazil help fishermen catch fish! Every autumn, lucky visitors to Laguna, Brazil, which is situated around a narrow lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean, catch an odd sight. Here, resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) frequently turn sheepdog, herding schools of small, silver fish called mullets toward the shore—and, it turns out, toward lines of wading fishers. As...
So you're leaving the internet for a year →
inthefade: Oh wait, no it’s not. It’s not amazing at all. It’s not even interesting. It’s not even newsworthy. So yea, you’re giving up the thing that a lot of us are more or less addicted to in some form, the thing most of us have learned how to intertwine with our lives instead of taking over our lives. Perhaps you feel as if your dependency on the internet is causing you to lack other...
The Tumblr Spotlight drives tens of millions of follows each week for new and...– Tumblr Sponsors. Seriously? I don’t even remember where the fuck Spotlight is. I thought maybe it was another one of the elusive Tumblr pages that are impossible to access if you use endless scrolling. (Try and find the terms and conditions page if you use endless scrolling. Dare you.)
The Verge Just Hired A Boatload Of Writers To Take... →
Funny to see Business Insider describe The Verge as taking on TechCrunch and All Things D but not itself, despite it explicitly stating The Verge intends to move into “business news.” I suppose it should be a relief that even BI editors don’t think it’s in that class of website (and it’s a pretty low class to start).
5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10... →
Cracked is now your personal adviser on avoiding click-bait. Step one would normally be to avoid Cracked, sadly, this is actually pretty good.
Locked Out of Facebook →
There are several complicating factors. One is that I am a recent Facebook convert. I “missed the party,” as one of my actual friends put it when I joined. Facebook was once a network of people who had convivial, giddy online exchanges, she implied. People who took the word “friend” in a literal, only slightly debased way. But it’s now overrun by mercenary types who are mostly interesting in...
Paul Miller Quits The Internet →
parislemon: I’m sure there will be a killer book deal on the other side though! Somebody kill me if this happens.
Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about... →
Anil Dash: That’s insane. Whether you’re a user trying to understand if it’s worth trusting a commenting service, a developer judging whether to build on its API, an entrepreneur deciding if you should incorporate the service or worry about competing with it, or an investor who wanted to evaluate Google’s seriousness about the space, the single most salient fact about...
Behind The Scenes
thesyllabi: The methods of identifying a killer are as numerous as the methods of killing a person, but how reliable are they really? Read More
Several Killed as Minivan Plunges Near the Bronx... →
Mr. Long said that the victims included three girls, ages 12, 10 and 7; three women, ages 80, 45 and 30; and an 84-year-old man. It was not immediately clear if the victims were all related. Christ.