Figuring out how to walk from A to B is easy in the age of online mapping tools. Just plug in two addresses and off you go. But sometimes getting to a place as quickly as possible isn’t the priority. Take a look at a project in which researchers tried to figure out a city’s “happy” routes.
When I googled “English major who taught herself calculus,” Google gave me the result I wanted — plus a most unhelpful suggestion.
Ok, maybe it won’t. Current winner is Upworthy, a site that has soared to Internet domination in quick smart time. We talked to founder Eli Pariser about his socially-oriented mission, why he thinks it’s so important to pay attention to issues of control in the Internet-dominated era — and how he’d really like to get his hands on Facebook’s sharing algorithm.