Remember when you didn't have to share funny / inspirational / interesting links?
When there was nobody else online... besides most stuff was on BBS.
Take a social network fast. Then you surf the web only for yourself. Enjoying content for its own sake.
It would be useful if someone would download all the torrents being posted of hacked accounts and put up a one stop webpage where you can check to see if you're in one of the dumps.
Update: there are several sites that have done this.
I think there should be a different status on social networks for when you are "online" on your smart phone. Instead of attentively using the site, and "online" that way.
I do not think this idea will ever be implemented but for the sake of completion, let us call the always online but not actively using the site status, "Online - Smartphone" and the other status, "Online."
A friend said that the Jeopardy questions that IBM's computer answered were easier than usual.
I said that there was a name for her reaction, which is "AI effect
In science fiction I have read several times of mobs destroying AI research facilities. However, the disbelief in the actuality of AI was not foreseen, and will buffer against Luddite reactions.
I am seasoning my Internet presence with false information.
It is not like you asked me for this information. You provided my name to a search engine and here you are.
If I don't want to be searched, it is impossible for me delete myself from a good portion of the Internet, so I will do the next best thing.
Webmail should allow you to automatically label e-mails as corporate if the senders match an appropriate list of domains.
wishlist: webmail feature that robots away the unsubscribe clicks for you for opt-out spam.
If you don't like the first book or movie then you won't see the sequels.
So the subsequent books and movies are rated higher than they would be from a more random sample of consumers.
Not sure what to do with this information.
Today I learned that if you do not want Google to also search for synonyms of your keywords that you should use a plus sign.
How much would you pay if you could get your name completely scrubbed off the Internet? (Bonus if I am standing around you right now after you googled me despite my preferences.)
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Livejournal is sort of odd since it has a scrapbooking look and feel but is as public as the front page of the New York Times.