What’s Your Browser IQ?: Apparently, Internet Explorer is for dummies, according to a survey conducted by AptiQuant, a Vancouver-based Web consulting company. It gave more than 100,000 participants an IQ test while monitoring what browser they used to take the test. Internet Explorer users scored lower than average, while Chrome, Firefox and Safari users scored slightly above average. Those who used the more obscure browsers Camino and Opera and those who used Explorer with Chrome Frame (a plug-in for HTML5 content) had, according to AptiQuaint, “exceptionally higher” IQ scores. CNN
Obama’s Twitter Overload: President Obama may have gone overboard with his Twitter activity on Friday afternoon when he began asking his over 9 million followers to tweet at Republican Congressmen to “ask them to support a bipartisan solution to the deficit crisis.” The @BarackObama account flooded people’s Twitter feeds by proceeding to tweet the Twitter handles of Republican Congressmen state by state. Since then Obama has lost 37,000 Twitter followers. On top of that, apparently Republican congressmen on Twitter gained a total of about 6,500 new followers that Friday. Ouch. Mashable
One-Minute Vigil: Four Irish friends organized a moment of Twitter silence, which they called Twinute Silence, in memory of the victims of the Norway shooting. While it is a nice gesture, one minute, really? Have we really gotten to the point where not tweeting for a full 60 seconds is a big deal? AllTwitter
Tumblr of the Day: Another one for the Trekkies. Spock is Not Impressed.
Video of the Day: Harry Potter metal.
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