A lot of folks would like a memetracker for Google Reader (myself included), and if the big G's not going to provide one, it's up to third-party developers to attempt to build their own. One of the results has been ReadBurner, a service that tries to determine what items (not just feeds) are gaining in popularity at any given time based on the number of people sharing them on Google Reader.
Do the halls of malls give you a case of the jingle hells? You could kick back for a 20-minute break from rampant consumerism to learn more about the toxic mess it makes of the planet.
Fun, right? Actually, it is with The Story of Stuff. It's a short, friendly movie covering the ABCs of consumer culture. The sky may be falling, but we can prop it up, the film suggests.
The Internet is a weird place. It also has a weird way of making things wildly popular that would never have been famous before the copy-paste generation.
Over the last decade, we've seen a massive number of funny videos, odd art, daft catchphrases and quirky trends. These "memes," as they're generally known, spread like wildfire over the Web, sometimes reaching millions of people within hours, and millions more within days. They're known as "virals" for an excellent reason. Click here to see the list.
(Source: Crave UK)
Jonathan Schwartz, chief executive of Sun Microsystems, sat down for a public chat with Fortune at the magazine's first iMeme technology conference on Thursday. In noting some of the differences between him and his predecessor, Scott McNealy, who handed over the reins about a year ago, Schwartz said: "He likes to drink wine out of a box; I like to drink wine out of a bottle."
News.com's Kari Dean McCarthy offered this quip in response: "Maybe they should hire someone who likes to drink wine out of a glass and see where that takes … Read more