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Man discovers 36-year-old message in a bottle and the original writer is delighted

Old school communication meets new school communication.

Ryan Burchett found a message in a bottle last weekend on Little St. Simons in Georgia. The buoyant letter was 36 years ago and thanks to social media he was able to connect with the original sender.

Douglas Stephens sent the bottle afloat off the Atlantic coast of Florida back on June 10, 1981. The letter included his name, address, the date, and a request for the finder to let him know where and when they found the bottle.

Burchett found the bottle while fishing with friends in southern Georgia, 40 miles from Fernandina Beach where Stephens set the bottle adrift. Read more...

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Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

 Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More

Facebook changes mission statement to “bring the world closer together”

 “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn’t push for any specific positive outcome from more connection. Technically, it could encompass digital voyeurism via the News Feed, trading in-person friendship for online acquaintanceship, or the filter bubbles and echospheres that have further polarized the United States. Read More

The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked

Facebook has a notifications problem.

For whatever reason (maybe to help fix that pesky engagement problem), Facebook has really amped up the notifications spam lately. And it sucks. 

Call me old fashioned, but I remember when a Facebook notification meant that one of your friends was intentionally interacting with you in some way. Wild, right?

But now, I get more notifications than ever and almost all of them are completely unnecessary and irrelevant. 

These are the worst offenders.

13. About those memories... 

you only get one memory today, don't screw this up pic.twitter.com/amLXnznlHH

— Matt Petronzio (@mattpetronzio) August 1, 2016 Read more...

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