Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I haven't posted an "Around The Blogosphere" in awhile, so here ya go...

Russia: Human Bots Fight Opposition

Read this post.RuNet Echo
As Internet control becomes more and more sophisticated, new techniques join the arsenal of online deception and discreditation. Vadim Isakov analyzed the phenomena of 'human bots,' paid commenters willing to turn any constructive conversation into the mess.


It's Mia Makila's Birthday!
Here’s something small I did yesterday, just for fun. “Story of Pierrette” (mixed media on paper). Framed version here: http://www.miamakila.com/blogg/2011/03/22/story-of-pierrette/
Passing a Worst-Case Scenario Test - Our human brains are not natively wired to assess risk and probabilities. We have to try hard to calculate these slippery factors, but we should try hard...

Women 2.0 Spins Out, Expands Founder Labs Program To New York - An organization that aims to diversify and strengthen the pool of successful startup founders in tech, Women 2.0, today announced that it will spin out it...

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Parents Abandon Baby, Dogs Eat Baby - So who killed the baby? Was it (presumably) the parents who first stuck the infant in a polythene bag and threw it in the storm water drain? Or, the dog who...
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