If you’re wondering what’s Hodor, you’re missing Game of Thrones, one of the best TV shows around.
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This cartoon was largely inspired by the latest Time Magazine mobility poll. Here are some interesting numbers from that poll:
- 17% of people said they check their phone at every meal, regardless of whom they’re dining with.
- 62% of Brits said that smartphones make it easier for them to be away from family
- 60% of Chinese say their mobile device come at times between them and their spouse
- Average age thought appropriate for a child to own a mobile phone: 13
- 66% said they’d rather take their mobile device for work than their lunch.
- 36% of people between the ages of 25-29 used their smartphone to commit adultery!
- 55% of people in that age group used their smartphone to send suggestive pictures…
- …and 10% of people above the age of 65 used their smartphone to send suggestive pictures!
- 32% of Americans say they almost always use their smartphone while driving! 36% of Americans use them while riding public transportation.
- 60% of Americans use their smartphones while watching TV.
- 47% of Indians say they almost always use their smartphone while watching a movie.
- Almost 70% of place their mobile devices next to their beds while sleeping at night.
- 29% of Americans claim their wireless device is ALWAYS the first and last thing they look at every day
I used several sources when doing the research for this comic, but this one was the most straightforward: http://csect.in/Yc9qZU
Is anyone else here sick of getting promoted posts on their Facebook feed, instead of getting authentic content posted by friends and pages that you like?
Not too long ago, Facebook adopted this policy that resulted in showing you only a fraction of the content your friends post. A lot of content – content which may have interested you – is missing from your feed.
Speaking as a Facebook user, it’s a bummer because I may be missing interesting content and updates that my friends are posting.
And speaking as a Facebook page owner, it’s a bummer because only a fraction of the people who like my Facebook page gets to actually see each of my posts.
Instead, I’m getting promoted content shoved to the top of my feed (as a user), and being constantly asked for money to promote my posts (as a user and a page owner).
Facebook obviously made this change because they expect that people and pages will pay them to promote their contents. Now look, it’s totally fine that Facebook wants to increase their earnings, and it’s also OK to allow users to promote posts for money (to an extent). But for a social network, screening content from your users is… well… stupid.
That’s my opinion. What do YOU think? Let me know in the comments.
This is why tablet vendors make me go insane.
Tablets featured in this comic (by order of appearance):
The new iPad (iOS 6), Microsoft Surface (Windows 8), Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android), Google’s Nexus 10 (Android), Asus Transformer pad (Android), Amazon’s Kindle Fire, iPad mini (iOS 6), Thinkpad tablet 2 (Windows 8).
I probably made some typos in the brand names or got some of the above wrong. If you see a mistake and want to notify me about it, please don’t do it in the comments. Here’s what you should do instead – write a mail and send it to the following address:
Because I honestly don’t.