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Technology has many benefits, one of which is to make us more efficient workers. And throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, productivity has increased as technology has made it easier for us to work faster and connect with our fellow workers.
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It’s summer, and you may be seeing more people out on the street walking and biking. But it’s not just because the weather is nice. There are more people walking and biking year round, and the Department of Transportation is responding by dramatically increasing the amount of money spent on projects for pedestrians and cyclists. This is a look at the rise of foot-powered travel in America.
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Every day, thousands of stories are passed around the internet on blogs and via Twitter. A new study by Journalism.org has examined the source of those stories. It turns out, most of them come from old-school media. We may like to share information via Twitter, but the information we share comes from the morning’s newspaper. This is a look at where blogs and Twitter users are getting their stories, and what kind of stories their users are most likely to link to.
The folks at Fast Company have come up with this excellent graphic of the scope of the oil spill (click here for full size). The graphic shows that the current spill is still about 100 million gallons behind the Ixtoc I spill from 1979, but that its clean-up costs have already exceeded even the Exxon Valdez spill and its environmental costs probably will as well.