Prime8 is 50 next week, so we thought it’s time we grew up a bit. Firstly we’ve decided to stop blaming all our failings and bad thoughts on an imaginary monkey. Then we’ve decided to stop mocking Facebook users at every given opportunity. Finally, we are going to stop being so caustically sarcastic. You’ll find none of these things in this weeks edition. None.
Well maybe just the Facebook one. And just a tiny smidgen of sarcasm. Well, a fair bit of sarcasm actually.
Oh well. Baby steps right?
Here’s this weeks web roundup…
The biggest problem with Uber? It’s people The big scandal in tech this week has been with Uber (again). The app-driven Taxi company is experiencing phenomenal growth worldwide and the cracks are starting show. This is our favourite article written about them this week, mainly for the title.
The new wordless language Emoji’s. They’re weird but most of us use them daily. If you’ve never gave a thought to how popular they are just look at the constant wave of companies releasing new Emoji sets every month. This piece offers a scientifically philosophical viewpoint on the evolution of our newest of languages.
Facebook’s secret project Looks like you’ll soon have an excuse to browse Facebook at work! Seems they’re working on a secret corporate version of your moms favourite time-waster.
Apps to stop you having a nervous breakdown Corporate productivity lag – that most 1st world of problems. We all suffer from it in different ways. Fear not though! Here’s a handy quiz to find out which App is best suited to help you be more productive!
Society used to thrive on agriculture you know…
Speaking of productivity… Now this is good. A lovely, thought-provoking essay on how we, as a society, are facing ‘the problem of plenty’ and how we can change our thought processes to streamline our lives in order to be as focused as possible. Read it. Try it. Be better.
All aboard the poo-bus! Green-technology is something we don’t mention too much in Prime8, but this is too good: a bus that runs entirely on human-waste and food scraps has started ferrying commuters about in Bristol.
GGA’s website of the week “Dah da da da, da da da da, dah da da da, da da da da, dah da da da, da da da da BATMAN!”
Or the birth of him at least. Have a look around the Wayne murder scene from TV’s tweenie Batman tie-in, Gotham, at this Bat-link.
“Holy WebGL Batman!’
… and finally Arguably the best IT company promo video ever! Lets all move to Stafford! Actually, lets not.
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