It could make us more willing to express how we feel. Or you could say it over-simplies our complex moods and lives. But today the Facebook status update box began offering the option to "share how you're feeling or what you're doing" through a drop-down menu of emoticons and media. We're entering a more structured era of communication, where both friends and big data know exactly how we tick.
Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren't disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2.
Goodreads had raised $2.75 million in funding from the likes of True Ventures since launching in January 2007. When we talked to them last August, the site had over 10 million members and had catalogued more than 360 million books, adding 22 million each month.
taken at Padurea Verde Timisoara
The business model has changed for massively multiplayer online games. Some of the biggest players in the field can't maintain a mandatory subscription model. This is forcing publishers and developers to play around with the best way to take a game from a strict monthly fee to free-to-play.
Publisher En Masse Entertainment found success with its MMO role-playing game Tera…
at Padurea Verde Timisoara
“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”
― Marty Rubin
You can’t ignore it.
On the same side of Piazza Duomo as Palazzo Reale, it shines from afar and as gradually one comes closer, curiosity increases.
Thursday evening, like many others.
I lose myself charmed looking around as I climb up slowly to the museum.
Despite the people, I enjoy the view from the transparent spiral glass walls that leads to the exhibition rooms…