There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.
- Conservative Facebook users thought that a 3-year-old parody video from The Onion was real. Somehow the video -- in which a fictional Pennsylvania congressman testifies that martial law is coming -- spread, as these things do, through Facebook like wildfire. Despite the actor's deliberate overuse of the word "classified" (we guess "redacted" wasn't as much of a buzzword in '07) and the fact that that is CLEARLY not Nancy Pelosi in the Speaker's seat, Facebookers did not seem moved to question its veracity. Hey, we all make mistakes. [From: Buzzfeed]
- MoMA's Senior Curator of Architecture and Design (and the one who 'acquired' the @ symbol for their collection) Paola Antonelli spoke at Swissmiss's Creative Mornings meet-up back in June, and Swissmiss has just posted the fascinating video. Listen to the awesome Antonelli talk design, tech, data visualization and much more. [From: Swissmiss]
- As part of the Night Festival, an after-dark art event in Singapore, Thai artist Wit Pimkanchanapong contributed the outdoor installation called 'The World's Slowest SMS Billboard.' And, really, that's what it was: viewers sent texts to an advertised number, and 10 people would frantically rearranged wooden letter panels displayed on a massive array of scaffolding. Example SMS: "Wave ur hands, shake your ass, off with pants." [From: Wired.co.uk]
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