Links do Dia: 17.04.08

The first drafts of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, which have never before been seen in public, are being published online for the first time today. For decades one of the most important collections of primary materials in the history of science was available only to scholars at Cambridge University Library, which had been given the 90,000 papers and images by the Darwin family in 1942.

As someone who’s checked the Drudge Report once an hour, every hour for the last 10 years of my life, I can certainly accept the idea that the sites I read and like has to do with habit, as opposed to just content. WSJ’s BuzzWatch blog interviews two researchers Eric Baumer and Bill Tomlinson, both at UC-Irvine, on their new study about why and how people read the blogs that they read. Their argument: habit is key.

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