Thursday, July 14, 2011

Link roundup

1. News Corp does enough terrible things that you shouldn't have to make up claims.

2. Google's first social network Orkut was briefly very popular in Finland:

Orkut [the Google engineer who built orkut] is Turkish, so we had no idea when we launched it that in Finland evidently that same word means “multiple sexual climaxes.” When people saw a product called orkut, they thought it was a dating service or sex site, and it took off quickly. As soon as they saw what it actually was, interest cooled somewhat.
3. To take a screenshot on an iPhone, hold down the lock button and the home button at the same time for about one second until the screen flashes white. Via.


  1. Ha! I always took accidental screenshots with my iPhone (whenever it freezes on me and I use my patented solution, the button smashes). Never new it could be done legitimately!

  2. Well, you shouldn't hold them down too long, since holding them down too long does a hard restart on the phone. :)

    It's the letting go of the buttons that activates the screenshot (like how you don't have to tap the camera button on the screen. You can just hold it down until you're ready to take a picture, and taking your finger off the button is what takes the picture. It helps you steady the camera that way.)