The Harry Potter books. The Da Vinci Code. The Twilight series. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and sequels. In the age of instant messages, Facebook, tweets, texting, how did these thick genre novels by unknown writers reach people on such an unprecedented scale?
I've long wondered how the people who live to spout shit and stir up blockheaded arguments in the comments sections of social media find the time to do what they do, much less the energy. Here's an answer to explain at least some of them: it's their job.
How are cellphones, Twitter and Facebook changing history? Watch this TED talk by author Clay Shirky and find out.
Fives are perceptive, cerebral and secretive. In music, they're often innovative, hugely original and have a love of technology and unusual instruments.
Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system for your computer. It's an ethos. And a very large collaborative project. It also fosters community.
This meme exploded (in the good sense) and then exploded (in the bad sense) in about a month. Here's what happened.
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