We Knew This Already: Twitter Doesn’t Accurately Represent Public Opinion
There are some things we've always just assumed about the Internet that we never bothered to look into too thoroughly. We know the Internet likes cats, we know people on Instagram think their food is super-interesting, and we know that the things people say on Twitter don't accurately reflect the popular opinion of society. Don't worry, though. Pew Research went ahead and double-checked that last one with a year-long study.Read on...
Rising eReader Use Does Not Mean Books Are Dead
Holiday sales figures are in, and not surprisingly tablets and eReaders were popular gifts this year. Amazon is reporting that Cyber Monday was the best-ever sales day for their Kindle line. A new Pew Research poll shows more people are reading books electronically than ever before, and fewer people are reading physical books now than last year. People reading books electronically doesn't mean printed books are dead. Kindles don't come with the stipulation that, if you own one, you have to burn all your books and vow to never buy one again. You can have both, and, if you're an avid reader, you probably should.Read on...
PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew (not to be confused with PewPewPew) is a space shooter game of the type we're all familiar with: A blaster-equipped spaceman moves from left to right in a 2D world, shooting at vectorized obstacles. Here's the twist: All of the spaceman's actions are controlled by two people with microphones. One person controls the jetpack's thrust by blowing into the mic; the other makes "pew pew pew" sounds to fire ze lasers. This looks like it could be quite a lot of fun to play. (Polkadot via NOTCOT | Creator's website)Read on...