Twitter to Test Doubling Tweet Length to 280 Characters: Twitter just announced it will test extending the text limit of a post on its service from 140 to 280 characters. What an exciting day for democracy! People will now be free to express twice the anger - and with hardly any additional effort.
Vision and Hearing Loss Linked to Cognitive Decline: Several new studies reinforce previous data which indicate that vision and hearing loss are telltale signs of cognitive decline. So if your eye doctor suggests you may need reading glasses, just tell her “What’s the point? I’m not gonna understand anything I read anyway.”
California Emergency Alert Announces End of the World: Some in Southern California were freaking out after television programming was interrupted late Thursday morning by a fundamentalist preacher whose message somehow got broadcast over the state’s Emergency Alert system, warning cable customers that the end of the world would be upon them on Saturday. I choose to look on the bright side, at least they aren’t announcing another rate increase.