Daily Hilarity: Your Guide To Internet Dating And Terminology

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Changing Minds

Steven Pinker compares current worries that the internet is changing how we think and making it more superficial to previous “moral panics” at the arrival of all other new media, from the printing press to newspapers to television.  (And his examples might as well have gone all the way back to Plato’s mistrust of the [Read More...]

The “#No God” Twitter Trend FAIL

The de-Convert passes along the story of an amusing atheist twitter “victory”: In a classic case of irony, Christians tried to get the statement “No God, No Peace. Know God, Know Peace” to trend today on Twitter. The result of this was the phrase “No God” became the #1 trending topic. Please understand that atheists [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Awkward Facebook “Likes”

College Humor has more and they’re really doozies. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Facebook Monitoring User Moods

uhhhh…. The company’s data team on Monday launched a trippy new application called the “Gross National Happiness Index.” Taking a similar format to its “Lexicon” trend-tracking product, the “GNH” currently displays a graph of data tabulated over the course of the past few years to track the “happiness” of Facebook users based on words picked up [Read More...]

YouTube As Naturally Evolving The Future Of Television And How Google Benefits Off Of YouTube

Neat video on how YouTube puts out so much material that we can discover what people actually will choose among a myriad of options and model TV off of it and then on the reach of Google and YouTube’s role in that: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Getting Meat Without Killing Animals

The idea of being able to eat delicious meat without it coming at the expense of poor abused animals is just too good to be true.  Here’s hoping this kind of thing really is our future: A controversial cooker that ‘grows’ meat and fish by heating animal cells in your kitchen claimed first prize in [Read More...]

The Internet In The Hands Of Dictatorships

Evgeny Morozov discusses how repressive regimes use the internet to spread propaganda, finding it is a more powerful tool than censorship. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“On Blogging” Or “The Internet As Phonelike, Not TV-like”

Over at Salon, Scott Rosenberg has a really thought-provoking and illuminating piece worth reading in full.  Just two of the many salient insights: The most significant choice we have been making, collectively, ever since the popularization of Internet access in the mid-1990s, has been to favor two-way interpersonal communication over the passive reception of broadcast-style [Read More...]


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