XP, Google Maps, Books, More: Afternoon Buzz, July 3, 2014

According to Facebook’s COO, its 2012 study was “poorly communicated”. Gee, ya think?

From Mashable: How to completely delete Facebook from your life.

Have you been recently getting e-mails about changes to mailing lists you’re on? It might have been due to a Canadian anti-spam law that went into effect on July 1. The New York Times has an overview.

Windows XP is no supported by Microsoft for the most part, but its desktop share still went up fractionally last month. “Despite the fact that Windows XP is no longer supported, according to Net Marketshare, its desktop operating system share stands at 25.31 percent as of last month. That’s an increase of 25.27 percent from May.”

Yahoo has announced another round of product and feature shutdowns.

I NEED THIS. Laughing Squid has a quick writeup on Unreplied, a service that keeps track of GMail e-mails which have no replies.

What will the Internet look like in 100 years?

Moz.com has an amazing breakdown of Google Maps’ new URL structure.

The University of Utah has a cool new online exhibit – Fold, Flap, Peek, Pull, Pop. “For at least a millennia, bookmakers have been cutting, folding, and manipulating papyrus, parchment, paper and other material to enhance the three-dimensionality of the book. At least as early as the thirteenth century, they contrived vovelles – disks revolving on string pivots – to help astronomers make their calculations. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries playing with paper became fun, with lift-the-flap and peep-show books. By the mid-nineteenth century, several publishers had added special departments of skilled craftsmen to build handmade mechanical devices within books.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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