TWIL - Week #4
This Week I Learned:
- Twitter is in the process of testing a new feature that lets you discover tweets from people within a certain distance of your location.
- Students participating in the Mono Project in the 2013 Google Summer of Code can get paid $5,000. Mono is an open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET. Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers post-secondary student developers ages 18 and older stipends to write code for various open source software projects.
- A good way to send yourself an email via text message is to send yourself a Twitter Direct Message after setting up your account to notify you of direct messages via email.
- Google manages a whopping 343 million active Google+ accounts. Story of a guy whose account was disabled without any prior notice. He now prefers storing his data in spiral notebooks and relies on his handwriting to encrypt his data.
- Google's Android OS currently powers 70 percent of smartphones worldwide.
- Dark side of the Internet - A short-lived hoax on Twitter briefly erased $200 billion of value from U.S. stock markets; The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect says the brothers acted alone and learned bomb-making methods through the Internet.