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The Daily Read – Twitter Experiments Edition – 10/17/2014

Today’s Daily Read features Twitter experiments, more news about the whole Whisper scandal, and more!

KnowTechie Daily Read

Give yourself a pat on the back, you’ve made it to Friday. Insert song “Everybody’s working for the weekend.”

Whisper: the facts

(www.theguardian.com)

“On Thursday the Guardian published three stories detailing how Whisper, the social media app that claims to be “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.”

by @dominicru 

Love Comic Sans? Then this is the typewriter for you

(www.engadget.com)

“Hey, sometimes actions speak louder than words fonts. And if you really, really like Comic Sans, then you’re going to love this. In the name of art, a gentleman named Jesse England has designed the ” Sincerity Machine,” a Comic Sans typewriter.”

by @abcdedgar

The secondary market for Soylent on Craigslist and Ebay

(www.motherboard.vice.com)

“Five months ago, I ordered a week’s supply of the future of food. It finally came: two snow-white boxes stamped “Soylent.” One box contains the pitcher for mixing your liquid meal. The other says “powdered food.” I haven’t opened them yet, because I don’t want this anymore.”

by @adrjeffries

Answers to All of Your Questions About Apple’s 5K iMac Display

(www.wired.com)

“Ultra high definition apparently isn’t ultra enough for Apple. The company is bypassing the 4K trend in high-end monitors and video rigs and jumping straight to 5K with its latest iMac. The 2014 iMac has a 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution (218ppi) display that’ll be driven by the same AMD Radeon R9 M290X found in gaming machines like the Alienware 17.”

by @redgirlsays

It’s Hard Out There for a Sex-Toy Entrepreneur

(www.recode.net)

“When Stacy Rybchin – founder of a small, New York-based sex-toy startup – tried to sign up for online payment services with Stripe in August, she was turned away. She looked into using Volusion, an online shopping-cart startup, and was again denied. Same with SparkPay.”

by @NellieBowles

What’s Wrong with Twitter’s Latest Experiment with Broadcasting Favorites

(www.medium.com)

“Last month, I was invited to Twitter to give a talk. Twitter has made a huge, positive difference in my life, and changed the landscape of politics in multiple countries I studied, including my home country, Turkey.”

by @zeynep

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