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The Daily Read – Facebook Frankenstein Edition – 7/2/14

Today’s Daily Read features a pop quiz on how to properly tweet, the day in the life of a Times Square Elmo, and Inside the secrete building bringing cell service to NYC.

KnowTechie Daily Read

Need something to read to get your mind off from the news of this Facebook frenzy? Well no look further, today’s Daily Read should help clear your mind. Let’s get to it!

Bambi, Blockbuster and Betamax: The Best #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave Memes


“Twitter has been achirp with memes of #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave following the U.S. goalkeeper’s stellar performance in Tuesday’s World Cup match against Belgium. “It was the best goalkeeping performance in memory,” wrote Wall Street Journal sports reporter Matthew Futterman.”

by @SarahMarshall

Quiz: Can You Tell What Makes a Good Tweet?


“A quiz tests your skill at picking which of two tweets would be shared more.”


Being A Times Square Elmo


Reyes used to work at a Taco Bell and at TGI Fridays, in New Jersey, but she quit after getting pregnant about a year and a half ago. She introduced me to her boyfriend, Joshua Estrada-Barillas—“Buzz Lightyear, the father of my child,” she said. Their goal was to surpass a hundred dollars for the day, and they were prepared to stay until 11 P.M. to make it happen.

by @JonathanBlitzer

Inside the Secret Building That’s Bringing Cell Service To NYC’s Subway


“As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York’s 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system. In fact, compared to other cities, it’s downright dirty, unpredictable and technologically behind. But the Metro Transit Authority is currently dragging it into the future—and I got the chance to go behind the scenes of the MTA’s mission.”

by @nstango

Is It Time To Kill Autocorrect?


“What happens when you get a bunch of people to turn off autocorrect for a week”

by @matthewjxmalady

How to Completely Delete Facebook From Your Life


“If you’re seriously considering deleting your Facebook account, you’re not alone.”

by @kylisingh

The 5 Biggest Cybersecurity Myths, Debunked


“While the Internet has given us the ability to run down the answer to almost any question, cybersecurity is a realm where past myth and future hype often weave together, obscuring what actually has happened and where we really are now. If we ever want to get anything effective done in securing the online world, we have to demystify it first.”

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