Plancast Makes Arrangements With Search, Facebook Event Importin Back in November, we wrote about the launch of Plancast, a new service by TechCrunch alum Mark Hendrickson that’s perhaps best described as “Foursquare for the future.” Since that time, the service has gotten much more useful as it now has a bunch of active users. And with things stable, the team is ready to roll out three of the most requested new features: User tagging, Facebook event importing, and search. Search is the most obvious addition. You can now search the entire service for not only events, but also for users simply by running a query in the new search box that resides in the upper right hand side of the top bar.
See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country's Most Visited Website It's a Google Earth after all. At least according to a new map detailing each country's most visited websites. An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global Internet Empires--but we already kind of knew that. The map reveals much more about our global browsing habits (like, apparently, Yahoo is big in Japan). Watercress Is The Healthiest Vegetable? Carrot Is #26? Here's A Chart To Memorize. - Daily Health Post The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta doesn’t just have the morbid job of monitoring and managing negative health concerns–it is also responsible for helping us live better. It has recently released a study in its journal Preventing Chronic Disease to define “powerhouse” fruits and vegetables–those delivering the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. What is a “Powerhouse”? The first thing the researchers had to do was define “powerhouse” and devise a scale, a point of reference on which to base the forty-seven foods tested.
How It Works It will take anywhere from 3 seconds to 1 minute for your pic to upload, depending on how big it is. You're going to see this message every time you post a new pic. So, we're making the text really long so that it'll take you at least five picture uploads to read it all. Here's what we're thinking...While your first picture is uploading think about someone you want to kiss. When you upload your second pic think about one friend who you can beat in a race. On your third photo upload think about your favorite food that begins with the letter H.
Why mind mapping software will go mainstream in 2009 - Mind Mapp A number of recent developments have convinced me that 2009 is the year in which mind mapping software will break into the mainstream as a widely accepted business productivity tool. It has reached an “inflection point” where we will see more rapid growth than ever before. Here are the factors that I believe will drive this rapid growth: “Foodspotting” Foursquare for Foodies? Do you have friends that take photos of their food at restaurants? You know, the friends that pull out their iPhones, Androids, or digital cameras when the food arrives at the table and say, “Wait, wait, wait! Let me get a shot of that French toast before you touch it.” Sometimes these photos are posted to Twitter or Facebook, and sometimes they just disappear into the abyss. Today, I am happy to announce, there just may be something these compulsive photo snapping friends can do with their photos: Foodspotting. Foodspotting is a San Francisco based startup founded in 2009 and backed by Dan Martell, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, and Felicis Ventures.
Foursquare vs. Gowalla: Location-Based Throwdown Shane Snow is a technology journalist in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at @shanesnow. Just when you thought you had enough social networks in your life, two hot new ones are vying for your attention. Combine the benefits of sites like Yelp, Twitter, and Google Latitude, add in social gaming and some privacy measures, and you have the recipe that Foursquare, the app that's been called "next year's Twitter," by Mashable's own Pete Cashmore, and its chief competitor, Gowalla, are cooking. Each has attracted a rapidly growing user base in 2009, and each is rushing madly to beat the other to your smartphone in 2010. Magnets Manufacturers Information The Many Types of Magnets Magnets are objects or pieces of material that generate a magnetic field that is either natural or forced. A magnetic field is moving electrical charges that repel or attract one another.
Technology Review: Why Privacy Is Not Dead Each time Facebook’s privacy settings change or a technology makes personal information available to new audiences, people scream foul. Each time, their cries seem to fall on deaf ears. The reason for this disconnect is that in a computational world, privacy is often implemented through access control. Yet privacy is not simply about controlling access.