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Dunbar’s Number – Wikipedia

Dunbar’s Number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships—relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person. This number … Continue reading

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My Bizarre Stint As an Amazon Reviewer for Hire

The black market for Amazon reviews makes some sense if you consider how valuable positive reviews can be to sellers on the platform. With more than 2.5 million sellers on the platform, getting seen by customers who might make a … Continue reading

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Why The Internet is Terrible, Part 1

Josh Topolsky, writing at Input: But thank god for the internet. What the hell would we do right now without the internet? How would so many of us work, stay connected, stay informed, stay entertained? For all of its failings … Continue reading

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Amazon and AI/ML

At this point in our glorious capitalistic society, it’s the companies who are running the country, and they’ve got us by the short hairs. Who could have guessed, even 25 years ago, that the American public would literally fall over … Continue reading

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Carl Miller on Twitter: “Here’s a fake news merchant telling me how it actually works.”

This is a clip from a report by the BBC that creating, boosting, and then selling fake content has become a real job in other countries. This particular report has an interview with a man from Kosovo, and (thanks to … Continue reading

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ADL International Leadership Award Presented to Sacha Baron Cohen at Never Is Now 2019 – YouTube

It’s time to regulate Facebook, Twitter, Google, et. al. I love just about everything about this, but the money quote, for me, is this, at 15:40… “… when discussing the difficulty of removing content, Zuckerberg asked “where do you draw … Continue reading

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Send us your naked photos: An inside look at Facebook’s misunderstood efforts to tackle revenge porn

“What you see is that we will shut this type of content down on our platform, but then people will hop to other platforms and spaces,” Davis said. “What would be great across industry is for us to share intelligence … Continue reading

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Both Alternatives are Terrifying

I the vein of Arthur C. Clark’s famous quote, “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

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Flip the Script on the Racist Philly Police Officers

Time for another “flip-the-script” political test. If you were NOT a fan of police officers getting fired from the Philly police force when it was discovered that they were posting racist things in a Facebook group, because you believed that … Continue reading

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