The Daily Read – Teen Mom Edition – 8/7/2014
This Teen Mom Daily Read Edition has nothing to do with Teen Moms. More rather, it features social media fights, Foursquare, and cell phone battles.
Today’s Daily Read has nothing to do with Teen Mom. It will never have anything to do with Teen Mom. Alright, moving on. Today’s Daily Read features goodies from some of the best publications today. Sit down and enjoy yourself a nice read.
Tech Is Child’s Play, Unless You’re An Adult
“t may come as no surprise to those who regularly summon a son/daughter/nephew or niece to fix the family computer, but if you are no longer a child you are already past your peak of technological understanding, and heading for the digital scrapheap.”
“Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local Barnes & Noble stores through Google Shopping Express, Google’s fledgling online shopping and delivery service.”
“Last year, at a low point in my life, I did something I’m still utterly ashamed of. When I tell you, please understand, I was upset at the time. Emotions were running high. O.K. – deep breath – last year I got into an argument with a group of people on Twitter about Trayvon Martin, which was the main news story of that time.”
Foursquare Now Tracks Users Even When the App Is Closed
“Hiding in Foursquare’s revamped mobile app is a feature some users might find creepy: It tracks your every movement, even when the app is closed. Starting today, users who download or update the Foursquare app will automatically let the company track their GPS coordinates any time their phone is powered on.”
“The companies say proposed FCC rules requiring more precise location information are unrealistic; emergency responders say they’re putting the bottom line before people’s lives.”
“The most amazing thing about AOL’s business is the thing that drives AOL’s business: Millions of people, who started paying the company a monthly fee for Internet access more than a decade ago.”
“Look, there’s nothing wrong with a good ol’ fashioned hashtag. But there is something wrong with writing out your entire gosh dang rootin’ shootin’ tootin’ khamun life story in a list of hashtags.”