Why did you get Facebook? Twitter? Hell, why did you get MySpace? It was probably to keep in touch with friends, old and new, or maybe to remind yourself of the glorious summer days gone by and the great nights out that prolonged the turning of a new day; an extensive photo album that documented the highs and lows of life well lived. We took to the social networks to share, to become part of a wider community… and to play FarmVille.
I have heard a couple of things that have baffled me this week. Firstly, thieves stole over a quarter of Canada’s $30 million maple syrup reserves. Why so much syrup? What kind of world are we living in where a country feels the need to stockpile that much liquid sugar? And allow it to be stolen? For Canadians, I guess it’s the equivalent of the Queen being kidnapped. And two, Apple’s rumoured iPad mini. As hard as I try, I’m struggling to make sense of it all.
48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. To say that’s a lot is an understatement - mind you, it’s probably a figure which won’t surprise most regular Internet users. But more important than upload is download, who is watching all this video?
So Samsung’s tablet isn’t a rip-off of Apple’s iPad because Apple is far cooler than Samsung. Pretty solid argument I’m sure you’ll agree. Not sure who came out of that better? Apple may have lost the case, but the brand damage sustained by Samsung will surely make this a shallow victory.