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This Week’s Top Ten Stories

1) How Twitter took home the biggest Oscar of the night – read more and it was no accident that Ellen DeGeneres was using a Samsung Galaxy. Is this the Future of Advertising? – Read More 

2) How Kickstarter’s users have raised $ One Billion in funding – Read More 

3) From Nature: “In what seems like a plot straight out of a low-budget science-fiction film, scientists have revived a giant virus that was buried in Siberian ice for 30,000 years — and it is still infectious. Its targets, fortunately, are amoebae, but the researchers suggest that as Earth’s ice melts, this could trigger the return of other viruses with potential risks for human health.” – Read More 

4) Where would you live on this Map of the Internet? – Read More 

5) A time for tranquility? – in our noisy world, the increasing demand for  Silence – Read More 

6) Apple gets into Automobiles with the iCar – Read More 

7) Nice – The New York Times has issued a correction related to a typo in a story they wrote about Solomon Northup ( author of 12 Years a Slave) – in 1853 …… – Read More 

8) From The Telegraph. The Best Children’s Books of All Time (?) – Read More 

9) Are we as digital as we think ? Apparently one in ten Americans think that HTML is an STD And 27% think a gigabyte is a South American insect –Read More 

10) According to scientists ( not the most reliable source? ) This is the funniest joke in the world “Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He’s not breathing and his eyes are glazed, so his friend calls 911. “My friend is dead! What should I do?” The operator replies, “Calm down, sir. I can help. First make sure that he’s dead.” There’s a silence, then a loud bang. Back on the phone, the guy says, “OK, now what?” – Read More