articles tagged: web
why rating people on the web is one of the worst ideas in tech
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why rating people on the web is one of the worst ideas in tech

Of all the terrible ideas conceived in the social media age, a Yelp for people has to be, by far, one of the absolute worst and poorly thought out.

why you should really be using an ad blocker
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why you should really be using an ad blocker

Ad blockers aren't just a way to stop annoying banners pop-ups, and videos. They can also keep your devices safe.

and now, how about some good, old-fashioned technophobia?
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and now, how about some good, old-fashioned technophobia?

Technophobes are confusing normal neuroplasticity and poor impulse control for black technological magic.

how to battle the tech messiah complex
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how to battle the tech messiah complex

Xanadu was the ultimate nightmare project for any programmer. And we're lucky it was never completed, much less lived up to its lofty goals.

the nineties want their techno-utopia back
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the nineties want their techno-utopia back

There's a cottage industry of techno-utopians out to convince us that their wildest computer-based dreams are right around the corner.

censoring the web one keyword at a time
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censoring the web one keyword at a time

Governments censoring, filtering, and manipulating the internet, so hot right now.

is it harder to lie online than in person?
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is it harder to lie online than in person?

How could it be harder to lie online if you can hide your identity? Well, the internet never forgets a fib...

the long goodbye of the wide open web?
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the long goodbye of the wide open web?

No matter how tamed the web of the future will be, it will always have its wild, adults-only parts.

post-modernism, coming soon to aol.com?
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post-modernism, coming soon to aol.com?

AOL is helping to spread woo across the web not because it believes in what post modern cargo cult science preaches, but because it doesn't care.

shhh… the internet may be watching
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shhh… the internet may be watching

MIT's experiment in capturing how the web views you shows the limitations of parsing through massive, unstructured, loosely related data sets.