Google stabs Wikipedia in the front • The Register
However, since Google rolled out Knowledge Graph, something interesting happened. Visits to Wikipedia had previously risen steadily year-on-year for a decade. Towards the end of the 2012 this trend not only stalled, but went into an unprecedented decline.
According to Wikipedia's own stats, the page views for English language Wikipedia pages fell by 21 per cent over 12 months to December 2013. For German, Spanish and Japanese language pages, views dropped by 30 per cent, 29 per cent and 25 per cent respectively. Taking into account mobile page views, the falls were 12 per cent (English), 17 per cent (German), 19 per cent (Spanish) and 9 per cent (Japanese).
CoffeeScript’s Time is Waning For Me – Matt Greer
CoffeeScript was a welcome addition when it first arrived. Nowadays though, I am finding its benefits are decreasing, and its drawbacks are increasing. I plan to no longer use CoffeeScript in my future projects, here is why.
Why Are Dead People Liking Stuff On Facebook? – ReadWrite
A Facebook spokesman says the “likes” from dead people can happen if an account doesn’t get “memorialized” (meaning someone informs Facebook that the account-holder has died). If nobody tells Facebook that the account-holder is dead, Facebook just keeps operating on the assumption the person is alive.
Twitter’s Paper Millionaires May Want to Get Out ASAP | Wired Business | Wired.com
Twitter’s stock price ($TWTR) has dropped dramatically as Wall Street expresses increasing doubts about the San Francisco-based outfit’s 140-character–based business model. Shares have lost nearly a quarter of their value in little more than a week of trading, including a decline of nearly 4 percent yesterday. The drop comes as equities analysts push back against the investor optimism that sent shares spiking to a record high of $73.31 on December 26.
You Have to Play This 1,600-Year-Old Viking War Game — War is Boring — Medium
Viking warriors storm into the torch-lit camp of a rival clan. Outnumbered, the ambushed Norsemen are far from their boats. Their one goal: flee to a nearby castle while keeping their king alive. At first glance, Hnefatafl (prounounced “nef-ah-tah-fel”) might just look like a knock-off version of chess with Norse helms and impressive beards, but the game is at least 600 years older—already well-known by 400 A.D.—and is perhaps a lot more relevant to the conflicts of the 21st century.