Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,002 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted September 25-28 by the Pew Research Center.

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fastcompany:

Police departments are using GPS trackers to try and stop abusers from killing their current or former partners. But the technology won’t do it alone.
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More on the future of wearables

fastcompany:

Police departments are using GPS trackers to try and stop abusers from killing their current or former partners. But the technology won’t do it alone.

Read More> 

More on the future of wearables

discoverynews:

How Fast Are You Moving Through The Universe?

webbys:

theparisreview:

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An analysis of the GIF, the Internet’s most divisive image-file format: “Created in 1987 by the digital communications company CompuServe, the GIF was originally designed for speedy transfer across pre–World Wide Web Internet networks … GIFs are chiefly agents of pleasure within a sensibility…

And…it’s pronounced JIF

pewresearch:

Will Today’s Never-Married Adults Eventually Marry?
ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Agree or disagree:
There is a lot of useful, important information that is NOT available on the internet.
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Agree or disagree:

There is a lot of useful, important information that is NOT available on the internet.

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rnoscustommetal said: How does one go about being a part of the surveys you conduct?

pewresearch:

Hi there, 

Thanks for your question! It’s a good one. Our polls are nationwide telephone polls (landline and cellphone) and are a random sample, so we are not able to take volunteers to be polled. You have roughly the same chance of being called as anyone else living in the United States who has a telephone.

You can read more about how we conduct polls here - and see our list of FAQs.

From Poynter:

CompuServe and the first online newspapers — CompuServe was first offered to the public on September 24, 1979, it helped share some of the first online newspapers.

"You get all of this for just $39.95."

#nostalgia

The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculations, 3,000 of which are at 30 big digital-only news outlets.

As journalists gather for #ONA14, here are 5 questions and answers about social media and the news.

futurescope:


(here’s another one)

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in.

Overall, 84% of U.S. households own a computer, and 73% have a computer with a broadband connection to the internet. 

Among the regions where the highest share of households have broadband connections are relatively small but college-heavy metro areas such as:

  • Boulder (85%)
  • Lawrence, Kan. (83%)
  • State College, Pa. (81%)

Read more

laughingsquid:

iFixit Teardown of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
pewresearch:

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

pewresearch:

Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.

The reading habits of younger Americans vs. older

Buzzfeed shares 9 facts that that show younger generations are more avid readers than any other age group.