Happy Thursday? Have you downloaded and installed your iOS update? I have, and I will say, the Safari browser on the iPhone is MUCH faster, finally. Anyway – today’s brief covers the AMEX and Foursquare partnership, Nickelodeon is bringing back our childhood favorites, early sketches of the telephone, Forbes’ billionaires list, sitcoms that will still be funny in 2026, and much more.
Here’s what caught my eye today:
1. AMEX partners with Foursquare. Check out this step-by-step of how the partnership works. [Business Insider]
3. Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires is out. Carlos Slim tops the list again at $74B. Now, that’s just greedy. [Forbes]
4. In related news, check out how many of those billionaires are social media guys, AND, how a majority of them get their wealth from Facebook. [Forbes]
6. Nickelodeon is trying to take us back to our childhood. A recent press release stated that the network is going back to the studio to create new episodes for old-time favorites such as Doug, Rugrats, the Angry Beavers, and much more. Starting in the fall, old episodes of Clarissa Explains It All, Pete & Pete, and more will start airing in a throwback to the 90s. I can’t wait! [Daily What]
7. How are small business using social media? Twitter and Facebook top the list, not surprisingly. Check out this fun infographic. [Mashable]
8. In another fun infographic, visualize the collective power of volunteering. Pretty impressive. [GOOD]
9. Tiki Barber is coming out of retirement. What? [ESPN]
10. Sitcoms that will still be funny in 2026. Matt Seitz from The Salon writes a great piece on how shows such as The Simpsons are lost on kids today, and shows such as 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, will be lost on the kids of tomorrow. The question is, how long do cultural connotations and pop culture references really last? And what elements make these references timeless? [Salon via Flavorwire]
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