Millennials, some Gen Xers prefer online news sources over TV

A recent study by Reuters shows that there’s a split along generational lines for how news is obtained. Reuters’ survey reports that those over the age of 55, or Baby Boomers, still prefer getting most of their news from TV over online sources. The same goes for those between 45 and 54, though to a lesser degree. … Continue reading “Millennials, some Gen Xers prefer online news sources over TV”

Minorities in cartoons: “Questionable Content”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Questionable Content,” a webcomic by Jeph Jacques. The strip began running in August 2003, and has since become one of the more prominent online webcomics. “Questionable Content” is a “slice-of-life” strip about the lives of a group of mostly twentysomething friends, lovers, and so forth. Per Wikipedia, the … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: “Questionable Content””

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for September 2016

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for September 2016. A full list of solicitations is available here. Comics DC Bombshells #17, on sale Sept. 7, $4 (digital first) Batman ’66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel #3 (of 6), on sale Sept. 7, $3 Future Quest #5, on sale Sept. 28, $4 … Continue reading “Anthony’s DC Comics picks for September 2016”

The world’s most popular apps I actually use

A study by research firm SensorTower reports that the world’s most popular apps (based on number of downloads) are largely dominated by Facebook. WhatsApp, a messaging app bought a few years ago by Facebook, is the most popular app by far, with 41.2 million global downloads as of May 2016. WhatsApp is followed by Facebook Messenger … Continue reading “The world’s most popular apps I actually use”

Anthony’s recommended comic strips and webcomics

Here’s what comic strips and webcomics I recommend, including classic strips (i.e., ones that’ve ended their runs). All of the strips below are available either in print compilations or have online archives. Daily newspaper comics Peanuts. Calvin and Hobbes. The Far Side. Doonesbury. For Better or For Worse. Bloom County (original series). Monty. (www.gocomics.com/monty) A comic about … Continue reading “Anthony’s recommended comic strips and webcomics”

LinkedIn is worth $26 billion… who knew?

Earlier this week came surprising news that Microsoft’s bought LinkedIn, the social network aimed at professional networking and job hunters. The social network is apparently worth $26.2 billion, with Microsoft paying $196 a share in an all-cash deal. (Disclosure: I’m currently working for a contractor that does some work with Microsoft.) This comes as good news for LinkedIn, … Continue reading “LinkedIn is worth $26 billion… who knew?”

Minorities in cartoons: Scandal Savage

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Scandal Savage, a supervillain who appears in DC Comics. Scandal first appeared in “Villains United” #1 (July 2005), and was created by Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham. Scandal is the daughter of longtime DC Comics villain Vandal Savage (an immortal caveman who wants to conquer the Earth) and … Continue reading “Minorities in cartoons: Scandal Savage”