OF NOTE: Impatience; flu protection; Black Friday and Cyber Monday; unemployment (12.4.09)

-From Twitter to loading streaming video — Consumers are craving status updates. A new progress-bar stoplight concept torques waiting at a red light.

-Safety from swine flu in style, this hypercolor face mask changes color when the wearer’s temperature spikes. [Sairica Rose]

-For greener holiday shopping, which is better: Driving to the store on Black Friday or incurring the shipping for Cyber Monday?

-The best unemployment news of the Great Recession: November had the fewest job losses this year.

[Washington Monthly via Ezra Klein]

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