links for 2007-06-27
A giant penguin who preferred the tropics to the southern oceans has been discovered by a team of scientists. The Icadyptes salasi 1.5m (5ft) tall penguin would dwarf all the penguins who walk the planet today.
Technology mirroring societal values. The research shows those using Facebook come from wealthier homes and are more likely to attend college. By contrast, MySpace users tend to get a job after finishing high school rather than continue their education.
Rupert is sort of an 18th-century guy: the world is still forming, and he’s going to do what he can to hack out a place in the wilderness and defend it. Countered Nielsen new ratings system. Media ownership with 39% compromise (35% is FCC limit).
It has been the subject of 11,000 print articles, and it turns up about 69 million hits on Google. Cultists are camping at Apple stores; Gizmodo dubbed it “Jesus phone.” All of this before a single consumer has even touched the thing. Worth the hype?