Interesting analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek on Google's redesigned search results pages. Businessweek reporters had access to the Google UI team. Among the learnings: there's still no substitute for whitespace, navigation should probably be on the left, and underlining some links is necessary to avoid confusion. And, then there's my favorite: sometimes, being redundant is a good thing.
Nice updated video on the state of the internet, by Jesse Thomas. Is there any doubt that the Internet sits at the foundation of culture, globally?
Not long from now, we'll be looking at this video and think how quaint it is. It would be as interesting as a video on the "state of electricity" or "state of telephony*." Yeah, we get it. It's important. Everyone uses it, and a lot of amazing things happen because of it.
Really incredible graphic published by National Geographic comparing the cost of health care, life expectancy and number of visits to the doctor, by country. Notably missing: Germany and the BRIC countries.