For the first time, a paraplegic has walked without a robotic suit I love stories like this. In between the dead-pig-fucking, and the corruption, and the banal advance of technologies that basically exist to sell us more stuff, and the impending grim death of everything good, I do like the occasional story that reminds me that all this science and tech bollocks has a point.
Social Decay: How Tweets Can Predict The Death Of An App – BuzzFeed News My takeaway from this is that over time, any serice that is largely geared toward "share what you're doing on Twitter (or Facebook)" is doomed. You have to make the whole widget. If your business relies on people sharing what they do on other people's sites, it's pointless. You want them to come to your site. Your site/app has to be self contained and social in itself.
cantino/huginn Self hosted IFTTT like service. Of possible interest. One of my issues with services like IFTTT is that they're only really useful if you start to give them data like when you're in and out of the house. On the one hand, I don't think there are criminals out there who have hacked these services, and are using them to plan burglaries. On the other, I'm still really uncomfortable with giving third parties access to that data.