Nice Marketplace piece about something we talk about here sometimes:
Do entertaining Superbowl ads actually convince anyone to buy anything?
France orders Twitter to help name ‘racist’ tweeters
AFP: A French court has ruled that Twitter must hand over data to help identify people who post racist or anti-Semitic tweets. The decision comes despite the social network having refused in the past calls to police its millions of users.
Photo: A close-up view of the logo for the microblogging website Twitter on June 1, 2011 in London.
Google founder Eric Schmidt’s daughter Sophie wrote about visiting North Korea
Looks great, right? All this activity, all those monitors. Probably 90 desks in the room, all manned, with an identical scene one floor up.
Highlights from the world’s most trainwreck-y live New Year’s Eve broadcast, starring Jamie Kennedy.
My name became a verb, and I regard that as one form of immortality.
This 1988 John Stossel expose, NUTS FOR NINTENDO, is pretty sobering stuff.
For more on the brain-deadening scourge of the video game, here’s our hour on gaming.
First I need to completely guard the place where I’m watching the show. I have to block the windows with curtains and closely guard the entrance door. Then I lock the door and listen with an earphone on a low volume so that no one outside can hear what I’m watching. Because there are frequent inspections, I make sure I can move the moment the inspectors come. The whole scene of me watching drama is worthy of a real drama show.
(Sorry bout the misattribution, thanks FJP)
The Swedish company Top-Toy group (a Toys R Us licensee) just released a gender-neutral catalog. Their sales director: “We can’t decide what the big toy makers’ boxes should look like as their products are made for the global market, but we can make changes on our own boxes and in our stores.”