Now embedded tweets [from Twitter] look more like tweets you see on Twitter.com. Embedded tweets include photos, videos, and article summaries below the text of the tweet, and the embedded version will also include an accurate retweet and favorite count, so readers can instantly see how popular a particular post might be.
|—||Eric Grosse and Mayank Upadhyay via this WIRED post: Google Declares War on the Password (via justbeingseriouslysocial)|
The share of spam in email traffic decreased steadily throughout 2012 to hit a five-year low. The average for the year stood at 72.1% — 8.2 percentage points less than in 2011. Such a prolonged and substantial decrease in spam levels is unprecedented, said security solutions firm Kaspersky Lab. […] The main reason behind the decrease in spam volume is the overall heightened level of anti-spam protection. Another factor behind the falling levels of spam is inexpensive advertising on legal platforms. Spam is the use of electronic messaging system to send unsolicited bulk emails.
As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan over the brutal killing and beheading of two Indian soldiers take a look to the Wagah border where every day is a hostile affair, although not necessarily of the armed kind.
If you didn’t know any better, you might think that Alexis Ohanian — the insistently goofy, imposingly tall, never-off 29-year-old cofounder of Reddit — is running for office. And in fact, he kind of is — but for a position that doesn’t yet exist. Alexis Ohanian wants to be the President of the Internet. And he’s pretty sure he knows what he needs to do to get there.
German designer Hartmut Esslinger’s (the founder of Frog Design, the firm responsible for some of Apple’s most iconic products of the 1980s, including the Apple IIGS and the Macintosh II) new book Design Forward “overviews ‘strategic design’, and how innovative progression has sparked creative change in the consumer market, especially for one of the most successful American companies ever built: Apple.”
Esslinger provided the designboom team with photos of several product prototypes, including an all-in-one, dual-screen Mac workstation and a touchscreen-based Macphone — a stylus-based Mac fused with a corded telephone. There are also several different takes on the classic Macintosh design and a better look at the Tablet Mac prototype circa 1982.
Though this “PHOTO FILTER WAR IS HELL” and the pundits are talking about filters like Benghazi… what’ll really when filters stop being a fad?! Here’s some further readings on photo filters »