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Comment And Slashdot? (Score 1) 97

Facebook's study also confirms something that bloggers and Fox News have known for years: negative comments produce more online activity.

I would say the slashdot editors know it too. (And if you disagree with this post, I'll know you're only doing it for the karma).

Comment Swifts (Score 5, Informative) 99

The record is actually for flying the furthest in eight days across the Pacific, not the furthest non-stop flight ever as implied by the headline. Which is not surprising - the common swift, for example, can spend years in the air without landing. http://www.commonswift.org/records_english.html

Nonetheless, these birds are still impressive.

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