Just noticed something about this… when you re-open a closed tab in Chrome, it restores that tab *with its history*. So you can use the back button inside that tab, as if it had never been closed in the first place.
My friend and sometime employer Shane McCracken wrote up a terrific series of slides about the Science is Vital campaign that he ran. It started with a blog post, jumped to Twitter and Facebook, and ended up with thousands of supporters. Impressive work in a very short timeframe, and a model that other campaigners should look at.
I turned 40 towards the end of last year. I’m thinking more and more about life, the future, about the number of days I have left. This page about one man’s thoughts as he reaches 60 – and the eye-opening jars of beads he uses to mark his personal passage through time – left me profoundly moved. We have so little time to spend with the ones we love, and we waste so much of it on inconsequentials and irrelevances. If you don’t have a jar of beads, imagine them now. How many beads do you have left? What did you do with today’s bead?
FixMyTransport will improve transport in Britain by alerting authorities to small problems and getting them fixed – a broken toilet at a station for instance. More importantly it will facilitate significant improvements to services by giving like-minded travellers the community, platform and tools to get bigger problems resolved.
This could be huge. Commuters might be delayed, cold, and tired – but they are very well connected, thanks to their mobile devices. If they were given the power to band together and work together via the network (ANYTHING rather than actually talk to one another) perhaps they could achieve great things…