Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jon Snow’s Real Beef With Facebook

From our special correspondent, Wessex Man: Cambridge Analytica’s activities have exposed the threat to democracy that Facebook’s omissions have facilitated. Zuckerberg owes us more than...

What A Stunner – Steam’s Games Sales Subject To Power Law

Given how common a power law is in the real world out here it's not all that much of a surprise that Steam's games...

That Mainstream Media Isn’t Understanding Facebook

From our special correspondent, Wessex Man: The New York Times tells us: Debates over privacy have plagued Facebook for years. But the news that Cambridge Analytica,...

Sad Ignorance About The Value Of Facebook And Google

It's entirely true that Facebook and Google are worth large amounts of money. It's also true that some goodly portion of this comes from...

Racism’s Just Fine On Reddit Says Site’s CEO

There will be two reactions to this statement from the CEO of Reddit that open racism and slurs are just fine on the site....

What A Shocking Finding About Rural Broadband! Shame!

This is just such a shame, such a one that we should all hang our heads in it. Rural broadband is slower than urban! Broadband...

Getting Around Town

  I'll go out on a limb and predict that passenger-carrying drones will be in commercial use before driverless cars. Now, driverless cars will almost...

WhatsApp Is In GDP As A Reduction In Productivity

AEI is asking where's the next productivity revolution going to come from? The answer being that it's already here. So when will the next productivity...

Nationalise Facebook To Get China’s Social Credit System

People who violate social norms should indeed be cut off from the bounty of civilisation that government provides us with, shouldn't they? We have,...

Scared of AI? You really shouldn’t be…

As a young teen I remember watching the Forbin project, not long after I'd seen Kubrick's 2001. Both films featured computers that had ideas...