Breaking down Amazon’s mega dropdown

Ben Kamens has a great post about figuring out how Amazon does that dropdown menu with zero noticeable lag while keeping the sub menus usable.




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Number Of Users Who Actually Enjoy Facebook Down To 4


From The Onion (a fake news site:)

WASHINGTON—A comprehensive and groundbreaking new report released Monday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project has found that only four users of Facebook derive pleasure of any kind from the popular social networking website.

According to the report, the remainder of the 950 million people registered with Facebook, despite using the site on a regular basis, take no joy in doing so, and in fact feel a profound sense of hopelessness and despair immediately upon logging in.

“An exhaustive analysis of our data indicates that Facebook does indeed have a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of Susannah Brambrink of Milwaukee, Tom Peros of San Diego, Eugene Phipps of Albuquerque, and Karen Fairbanks of rural Missouri,” lead researcher John Elliott said. “But all other users—literally all of them—are overpowered by a deep, nameless sadness when exposed to the site, and apparently only visit it out of some sick, inexplicable compulsion bordering on masochism.”

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Connor’s Day

Internet Pulls Together 1,200 Cars For Terminally Ill BoyFrom Jalopnik:

A little over a week ago, a post appeared on a British Subaru forum: A father had just found out his son was terminally ill with cancer and he wanted to give him one last thrill with a small car show on September 8th.

That small request went viral after we posted it and, instead of a small car meetup, more than 1,000 cars showed up to give him the best day of his life. There were new Ferraris, vintage Lamborghinis, and a lot of Subarus, including cars from the company.

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FindTheData Compares Tons of Data Side-By-Side, Is a Research Gold Mine

FindTheData Compares Tons of Data Side-By-Side, Is a Research Gold Mine

From Lifehacker:

FindTheData is an incredibly cool tool for comparing all kinds of information—from job salaries to auto fuel economy to celebrities’ heights and weights. The webapp parses data from all kinds of public databases and other sources to deliver all these facts.

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5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions

How Facebook Design Is Tricking You Into Sharing InfoFrom the TechCrunch article:

Do you know how many apps access your personal information on Facebook? Check your Facebook apps permissions and get ready for a surprise.

In fact, Facebook keeps “improving” their design so that more of us will add apps on Facebook without realizing we’re granting those apps (and their creators) access to our personal information. After all, this access to our information and identity is the currency Facebook is trading in and what is driving its stock up or down.

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