Five things worth sharing from the last week or so, brought to you by a different member of the Browser Media team every Friday.
This week’s My Five is by Matt.
1. Microsoft puts Internet Explorer out its misery
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced it is finally pulling the plug on Internet Explorer – a less than surprising end to what has been a difficult run for the once dominant web browser.
IE has been riddled with security flaws since day one, but ultimately it was the company’s failure to keep up with ever-evolving consumer demands which led to its demise. Simply, IE fell too far behind its main competitors, Chrome and Firefox.
But Microsoft isn’t giving up on the web browsing game altogether, and is currently working on a new browser project, code-named Project Spartan.
Quite hilariously, the Aussies are betting on what Microsoft’s new browser might be named.
My money’s on Dora the Internet Explorer.
2. Pinterest game strong
If you think your Pinterest game is strong, think again.
Forget your ‘nom foods’ and ‘homespiration’ boards, what you need is more weatherman action shots and laser portraits .
You need to be more like Will Hall (pinterest.com/ponyfight), who has compiled a quite remarkable collection of Pinterest boards, which are, err, original to say the least. Follow him, you won’t regret it.
Thanks to @itsnicethat for bringing this to my attention.
3. Would you trust Facebook with your money?
Facebook has launched a new feature that will allow users to send money to their mates via the Facebook Messenger app.
The feature, which is being pitched as a “a more convenient and secure way to send or receive money between friends” will be rolling out over the coming months in the US.
I get the thinking behind it, but it’ll be a cold day in hell before Zuckerberk gets his mitts on my monies.
4. Earl vs Biggie
I’ve had this video earmarked as a My Five contender since it surfaced on Reddit a little over a week ago. Since then it has blown up, having clocked well in excess of 5 million views!
If you want to learn more about the process, producer, Benjamin Roberts’ used to create the video, check out his recent Reddit AMA.
Loving your work, Benjamin.
5. Kindle Cover Disasters
A possibly NSFW conclusion to this week’s My Five, in the form of Kindle Cover Disasters – a collection of genuine Kindle book covers, found in the Amazon Kindle Store kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com. Enjoy.
Have a great weekend, everyone!