The People Behind the Way We Live
Do you know how the inventions you use every day really came to be?
Orville and Wilbur Wright conduct first sustained flight.
Charles A. Lindbergh completes first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
A modern airliner, Boeing 247, flies for the first time.
Germany’s Heinkel 178 is the first fully jet-propelled aircraft to fly.
World’s first commercial jet airliner, the DH 106 Comet, takes its first flight.
The Boeing 707 offers a new level of comfort and safety.
In one minute social networks blow up: 100 new accounts are created on LinkedIn and 320 on Twitter. There are 100 000 tweets every 60 seconds and 277 000 Facebook logins — check out the infographic for more staggering numbers.
This infographic about social media demographics from Online MBA aggregates some fascinating info about who hangs out on what social networks. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest consist of more female users while the majority of Google+, Reddit, and Digg are male users. LinkedIn splits gender down the middle.
For a typical politician, a rogue Tumblr account sharing snarky pictures of you in somewhat unflattering outfits is a problem. Turns out, Hillary Clinton is not the typical politician.
If you haven’t seen Texts From Hillary yet, take a moment to enjoy its simple-yet-funny narrative. Clinton schedules a brunch with Meryl Streep. Clinton tells Mitt Romney to “drink” when he asks for campaign advice. Clinton blows off Jon Stewart for Stephen Colbert. You see what I mean.
Just as the Japanese, Spanish and French languages are uniquely different, programming languages also have their variations, some more popular and easier to use than others. With the recent introduction of some new ones, there is a ‘war’ of modern day languages.
What’s easier and faster to use is not always the best option.