Internet users spent 30 billion more minutes on social media in 2012 than they did in 2011, according to a recent study. Where are they spending their time?
Flattr today launched a service that allows users to contribute financially to content producers simply by clicking “like.”
Quora will allow its users to share content with unregistered users when they share through Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, the company said today.
Fork the Cookbook has launched a Github for chefs, where users share their adjustments to others’ recipes.
GitHub, a site for sharing open-source software, was hit with a denial-of-service attack Thursday afternoon that seriously impaired its performance for more than half an hour, according to the website.
Jarred Sumner is just 16 years old, and he has launched two products this month: Lockitron, a gadget that lets users open doors with mobile phones, and Selfstarter, an open source alternative to Kickstarter. Kickstarter, which actively curates fundraising projects, declined to host Lockitron’s pre-orders. So Sumner and his colleagues wrote their own code. On Thursday, they open-sourced it on Github. By Monday, it had been forked, or modified, 150 times, and 500 users were following the project.