This talk and the associated privacy issues raised is very interesting.
The “collusion” Firefox add-on is worth taking for a run.
I was a bit surprised when I read this recent wikipedia article on the 2012 quebec student protests as it comes across as exceptionally biased.
I’ve mostly used wikipedia as a reference for lists, definitions and statistics, so I was a bit surprised when this article popped up in my google news feed along with reputable news sources on a current event.
I did a little research and quickly came across numerous articles published that call out issues with wikipedia bias, including:
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but as a source of information for anything that has even a small amount of controversy, wikipedia articles are highly suspect and in fact a source of mis-information.
Charles Stross has described the klout service as “the internet equivalent of herpes”.
Charles Stross raises a good point that services like this demonstrate how 3rd parties can data-mine information about an individual without their permission or awareness – amplifying internet privacy issues in general.
Personally I find services like Klout that generate “social media scores” to be yet another passing social media fad with no real value for users other then entertainment.
BTW, my klout score is here
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Cows go who?
No, Cows go Moo!
Will you remember me in an hour?
Will you remember me in a day?
Will you remember me in a week?
Will you remember me in a month?
Will you remember me in a year?
I think you won’t.
Yes, I will.
See? You’ve forgotten me already!
Don’t cry; it’s only a knock-knock joke.
A man and his pet giraffe walk into a bar. It’s about 5pm, but they’re ready for a good night of drinking. They start off slowly, watching TV, drinking beer, eating peanuts. As the night goes on they move to mixed drinks, and then shooters, one after the other. Finally, the bartender says: “Last call.” So, the man says, “One more for me… and one more for my giraffe.” The bartender sets them up and they shoot them back. Suddenly, the giraffe falls over dead. The man throws some money on the bar, puts on his coat and starts to leave. The bartender, yells: “Hey buddy, you can’t just leave that lyin’ there.” To which the man replies: “That’s not a lion, that’s a giraffe.”
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