Norway’s Prime Minister Drives a Taxi for a Day

“As prime minister, it is important to listen to people’s opinions,” said Jens Stoltenberg, Norway’s Prime Minister, before heading out as an undercover taxi driver for a day. Instead of his regular Friday meeting with the King, Stoltenberg climbed behind the wheel of a cab (his first time driving in eight years, apparently) to talk to people about what matters to them. What a fun and playful idea. I wonder if Stoltenberg made people pay for their cab rides…

First Video Review of the iPad

[tweetmeme source=”hannahsjohnson” only_single=false]

The iPad is finally here! Despite a few drawbacks, this iPad is a pretty cool device. It is perfect for reading newspapers (and would be great for magazine content, if the magazine industry ever decides to step into the digital era) with slideshows, videos, and links. Below is a video of my first impressions (done for Publishing Perspectives) including a look at the iBook app.

Everyone’s a Web Junkie

[tweetmeme source=”hannahsjohnson” only_single=false]

If you ever again wonder whether you are the only person who checks their Facebook page at work, or if you think you watch too many YouTube videos, or if you think you tweet too often, think again. This video from creative agency JESS3 called “The State of the Internet” has some mind-blowing statistics about how many people are using the Internet for good and evil. Watch it!