What you, being away from the Internet for a little while, might have missed.
- Spying on social media
- Measuring the e-conomy
- James Glieck on measuring the information of the world
- One of the designers behind rioter facial recognition software is named Orwell
- Andy Rooney gets a good slap upside the head
- A surfer almost got swallowed by a whale
- Union Docs next Sunday: ‘Documenting Science’
- Is Herman Cain the great American practical joke?
- Bell Labs is developing 'Nethead,' the telepresent office space robot
- Khan Academy gets a grant to expand faculty and build a physical school
- Time Warner is laughing all the way to the bank (with a Guy Fawkes mask on)
By the way, a few weeks ago, amidst a content “reshuffling,” we ceased production of our daily roundup Ones and Zeros. But after hearing all of your complaints, we decided we would let you help us do it. From here on in, tweet at @motherboardtv with your links, tagged with #one for “this gives me a positive feeling,” or #zero for “this is unfortunate,” and so on. We’re looking for the things that are good, great, and giggle-worthy, as well as the ones that are disappointing, despicable, and detestable. For example:
The persistent phenomenon of alliteration, especially in science writing http://scienceblogs.com/evolutionblog/2010/02/evolution_and_alliteration.php #zero. cc @motherboardtv
Or something to that effect. Don’t be shy. Every week we’ll give a little prize to someone who pitches in with a #one or #zero.