So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
How Your Google Algorithm Sausage Gets Made
Google takes us deep inside the process of how its algorithms are tweaked. What's their special sauce? Meetings, by the looks of it. And then some more meetings. Just like your job, except every person in that room is a millionaire (I assume). [GoogleBlog]
Teens on Facebook Are More Likely to Get Wasted
A recent study has linked teen Facebook use with drinking! Which is one of those studies that if someone told you about it at the party you'd stare at them for a second and say "and...?" and then the silence would sit heavy between and around you for the rest of the night, no matter how far across the room you migrate. [USNews]
Gang Members Busted after Twittery Party Planning
ATTN: Crips Members. The #CripsHoliday that had been scheduled @AmersfortPark has been rescheduled due to @NYPDnews reading @CripsGuy1's unfortunate RT announcing said event. [NY Daily News]
How to Make Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen
NO. No. The only ice cream of the future I have room for in my life comes in dot form, and you dip it, and that's final. Also Richard Blais does this better than any of the rest of us could ever hope to. [Village Voice]
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