Stuff I’ve appreciated while flailing around in the net:
Chimpanzees Use Sex Tools (Physorg.com)
Male chimps attract attention by rustling dry leaves to get lady chimps to check out their erections. Sound effects are woefully underused by human males in courting, IMO, except for farting, belching, and Eric Clapton (none of which work on me, sorry).
Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative (Wired.com)
A critique of FB’s worrying privacy policies and user interface, and a call to action for open source developers.
Useful info for parents/carers. The advice on this site is relatively sane and mostly evidence-based (or it tells you if there’s only anecdotal evidence).
Ways to Send Real Life Gifts via Twitter (Mashable.com)
Five services that can send a gift to a Twitter user whose address you don’t know. Most useful in the UK is SendSocial.com, whose couriers will pick up and deliver packages to anyone as long as you have their email address or Twitter ID.
“Heart attack? Yellow card!” Nice one, ref… (Yahoo News)
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