How You Get Millions of People to Cooperate in a Global Project for Free

Fascinating stuff: After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately — [Read More...]

The Google Bubble

Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You, explains how websites from Facebook to Google change our search results to tell us want they think we already want to hear: “Don’t Bubble Us” is another link concisely summing up these themes. Duck Duck Go is a search engine which [Read More...]

A 1917 Subway Car Back In Service In NYC

There is a subway that I sometimes ride that shuttles back and forth all day between Grand Central Station and Times Square and it is the most wonderful subway advertising experience because the entire interior of the train will be designed as a giant ad for something—be it the baseball playoffs or a Broadway show [Read More...]

Two Artificially Intelligent "Chatbots" Talk About God

and other stuff: There you have it, even artificial intelligence cannot talk about God coherently. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Uploading and Religion: Criticism of Stross

by Eric Steinhart Charlie Stross, author of the highly-praised novel Accelerando, has written an interesting skeptical article on the technological singularity. The article makes many good points — except when it comes to “religion”. When it comes to “religion”, specifically religion and mind-uploading, what he says is remarkably silly. Here it is: Uploading … is [Read More...]

How They Used To Make Books

Oh what we take for granted. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

God (i.e., Google) Tells Us The Future

Google, the most divine being on Earth, has these prophecies about the future for us (via its prophet, xkcd): Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Vintage Kermit the Frog From “Sam & Friends” On Visual Thinking

Amazing footage, it boggles my mind to see Kermit in the ’50s: It’s such a shame that Jim Henson’s deft, pitch perfect sense of humor and imagination died with him. Most things muppet-related have been bland, assembly line, Disneyfied hack work since 1990. Blegh. Kermit the Frog is dead, long live Kermit the Frog. Your [Read More...]

1/4 Of All Internet Time Is Spent On Facebook

Just one of the interesting details from this informative interview about marketing on Facebook: This reminds me, please like Camels With Hammers on Facebook to stay caught up with us and help spread the word about the site to your friends!  Your support or lack thereof makes or breaks a blog.  Never underestimate your power [Read More...]