Just noticed this tonight.
Previously, from the discovery tab in the iOS app, when you would go to the trends page
and click a trend
And then click compose to create your own hashtaggery tweet
It would start your text behind the tweet, which looks pretty ugly. However I noticed tonight that they at sometime in the past few days they moved the default spot to type in front of the hashtag.
Good job twitter.
So I tweeted this earlier today — mind you, without mention
And then this happened seven hours later
I think the answer is yes.
The Verge’s Paul Miller, who had left the internet on May 1st, 2012 to do some soul searching, returned to the internet last night after taking 365 days off.
The Verge broadcasted his first moments back and suggested some links for him to see, and while his reactions to the new Psy video and vacuum cat (which I had somehow never heard of before) where fun, I thought it was funny that one of the first things he wanted to do was Google the lyrics to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” to find out what a particular part was actually saying.
Typically, there are two types of checkout situations you will encounter in a marketplace. The first consists of a single line, where you file in and go to an open register in order of arrival, rewarding whoever arrived there first. The second type is where there are multiple registers open and you have to pick your line, leaving it up to years of line picking experience to determine if you will check out faster than someone else who may have even arrived there before you.
Which system is better? Do we reward time or do we reward skill?
While most people will argue that time basis is better (mostly because of the “respect your elders” principle in that if you arrived to checkout first you get rewarded), I tend to lean towards the second scenario, where having more skill than another person brings you the spoils of exiting a store faster.
With years of experience in judging cashiers and the people waiting in each line, I can safely say I am in the top 3% of checkouters in the world in terms of STAR (Speed To Actual Register).
For a site that thrives on the best news stories around the web - running the backbone of a service that knows what people are reading (and sharing) makes perfect sense. Instapaper’s large presence in that market will just add to that knowledge