Interesting Links of the Day

Herewith my links of interest for March 29, 2011:

  • Mashable gathers ten of the most extraordinary Tweets ever, from the very first one (by co-founder Jack Dorsey) to a marriage proposal to the infamous 2008 single-word tweet “Arrested” that arguably first brought Twitter to the mainstream media’s attention.
  • Many people choose to follow a vegetarian/vegan diet for political reasons (animal cruelty, big-business farming). But the best reason might be the one uncovered by the The China Study. This multi-year research undertaken by Oxford and Cornell found, quite simply, that people who eat a plant food diet and avoid animal proteins and fats will minimize and/or reverse the development of chronic diseases. Sound good to you?
  • This Skittles commercial is either really clever or really bizarre. Maybe both, actually.
  • Del Harvey, the leader of Twitter’s trust and safety team posted a brilliant, succinct piece on the importance of using strong passwords, and using different passwords for different sites. Too much trouble? Probably not as much trouble as getting your online banking or email hacked. And those Facebook memes that have you put your birthplace as your status? That’s a no.
  • The most interesting thing to come out of SXSWi, as far as I’m concerned: Hashable’s info-packed infographic on the who, what, when and where of people connecting during the show.
  • Enrique Iglesias is going on tour with Britney Spears this summer. Oh wait, no he’s not.