Tag Archives: Twitter

Playstation 5 and Twitter

By | January 8, 2021

I have a very tolerate/hate relationship with Twitter. I think I’m literally on my 14th account, and I’ve deactivated my current one, only to reactivate before the 30-day time-out period, about 10 times now. There are many reasons. One is that it’s just depressing. “Doomscrolling” is very much a thing, especially after something as tumultuous… Read More »

The 2020 Election, Benford’s Law, and Twitter

By | November 9, 2020

In response to allegations of rampant voter fraud, and subsequently digging into the details of the voting, Scott Adams tweeted (and I’m embedding static images, for reasons which will become clear): Knowing what he was talking about, I laughed, and bookmarked the link. Sure enough, this post went viral on Reddit. In it, someone demonstrates… Read More »

Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ | TheHill

By | October 29, 2020

Dorsey noted that every person or organization that signs up to have an account on Twitter agrees to its terms and services. Source: Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ | TheHill In a world of weasel words, said about so many things, this one has to be in the… Read More »

Alas Twitter

By | October 6, 2020

I’ve tried to work with Twitter. I’ve tried pruning my follow list. I’ve tried blocking terrible people and muting terrible subjects. I’ve tried turning off retweets for people who, otherwise, had interesting things to say. But all of this is hopeless. Even the people who are left coming through in my feed only want to… Read More »

Dunbar’s Number – Wikipedia

By | October 6, 2020

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 was first proposed in the 1990s by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who found a correlation… Read More »

Twitter DMs of Obama, Musk and Biden Could Have Been Stolen in Hack, Experts Warn

By | July 16, 2020

“Absolutely, 100 percent that the DMs could have been compromised,” Jackie Singh, founder of Spyglass Security, told Newsweek. “I mean it looks like they had ‘god mode’ with seemingly few limitations and we don’t know how long they had it for.” Source: Twitter DMs of Obama, Musk and Biden Could Have Been Stolen in Hack,… Read More »

Amazon and AI/ML

By | April 15, 2020

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 themselves letting companies track everything they do — and therefore surmise our thoughts — in… Read More »