Sonia Livingstone on Children and the Internet →
untanglingtheweb: an excellent and balanced assessment of the evidence. Well worth a listen. Interesting post
If targeted ads worked exactly the way they’re sold, we’d all love ‘em to death. We’d only see ads we liked and all data tracking would be opt in. We’d be told exactly what we were giving away and we’d have unlimited access to our own data. We could specify what sort of ads we wanted to see and get to find out exactly how much they earned the collector and its...
When I was child there was no copyright theft. We...
Not far from where we lived, there was a public footpath, bordering an orchard and when we were about 11 a few of us would climb the fence and sit in the orchard eating the apples. We rarely took any with us, because we were in no hurry. The orchard was surrounded by open fields and obviously many miles from whoever owned it. We lay in the orchard eating and socialising. As time went by our...
Chris Hall of FOSS Force: Occupy #Diaspora http://feedly.com/k/R42Q5k
Tumblr Devoted to Advertising Erotica Takes All... →
Swinging off Edward Cullen’s nuts, has been turned into an advertising-themed Tumblr
Tumblr gems worth perusing | Stuff.co.nz →
As a reminder that there are funny and talented people making amazing things every day, we interviewed a few internet personalities whose Tumblrs you should read
Yes, There's A Tumblr Site Dedicated To Bad... →
This Tumblr site gathers instances of bad driving and bicycling for all to see (but mainly drivers). If anything Bad Chicago Drivers is a reminder to be on your guard when using Milwaukee Avenue.
A democratic citizen is not a citizen who can do anything he wants. It’s a...– —Jacob Needleman, from “The Inward Word of Democracy” (via beingblog)
Why Filmmakers Should Be on Tumblr | Studio Daily →
Sometimes pastiche, like film, can engage us in multiple ways at once. And sometimes you just have to go where the eyeballs are
Genetic Screening gone mad? →
Scientists could soon be able to routinely screen unborn babies for thousands of genetic conditions, raising concerns the breakthrough could lead to more abortions.
Instantly share wordpress posts on Tumblr →
Toussaint L’Ouverture, the Genius Who Embodied the... →
aboriginalpressnews: In 1789, the year of the French Revolution, Saint Domingue (now Haiti) was the richest colony in the world. The source of this wealth was the exploitation of half a million black slaves who furnished the labor for the sugar, indigo, cotton, cocoa, coffee, and tobacco extracted from over 2,000 plantations. In principle, a series of royal edicts called the code noir (slave...
Mom Who Sent Adopted Russian Boy Back on One-Way Flight Must Pay $150K Plus Monthly $1K Support - News - ABA Journal
I'm not sure why I've been such a failure on...
The only followers I have here are ones who’ve followed me from other sites. I can’t pinpoint a single person who’s actually found me here. I used to think that was just because it was the last site I joined and most of the people who were into the sort of thing I shared had already found me. In other words I was making the assumption, I’d reached the limit of all the...
Forbes - Bitcoin Funded Debit Cards →
bitcoin: bitcoinnews: Jon Matonis (@JonMatonis) writes in Forbes about the ability to add funds to a credit card (just like what might happen when getting a refund from a merchant). Excerpts: “[This feature] leverages a little-known type of transaction that is available on the VisaNet system called ‘Original Credit Transaction’. The other major card payment networks have a similar feature...
The best political Tumblrs - The Washington Post →
The baby is cleaned off, examined and wrapped in a towel. Katie, the Australian...– MSF obstetrician-gynecologist, Veronica Ades, tells the story of delivering a baby for a patient who has already lost her first two and how women’s reactions to these traumatic experiences in South Sudan differ so massively from those in the U.S., where Veronica is from. (via doctorswithoutborders)
Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes... →
Tumblr: App Review - NDTVGadgets.com →
Forbes Article - Bitcoin Doesn't Need a Dongle →
bitcoinnews: Forbes contributor Jon Matonis (@JonMatonis) weighs in on the buzz over the “dongle explosion” seen recently. Excerpts: “Apparently, [a card swipe dongle] passes for financial innovation in mobile payments but I file it under the ‘not-disruptive-enough’ category. Truly-disruptive financial innovation is already here with decentralized bitcoin. And, bitcoin doesn’t need a dongle!”...
I'm not sure I'm happy with the new agreement
I accept it and it’s not exactly unfair, but it is very coercive. It’s not quite coercive enough to make me leave; that’s the best I can say
Trayvon Martin gunned down for ‘carrying Skittles... →
aboriginalpressnews: Is it 2012? Yes, it is, but in Sanford, Florida (near Orlando), the clock winds back to the days of Deep South Justice. Unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was hunted down and gunned down for the heinous crime of “carrying Skittles while black.” Charles Blow, in the NYT: Trayvon had left the house he and his father were visiting to walk to the local 7-Eleven. On his way back,...
I don't really understand what Tumblr Chat Posts...
Can someone explain the idea to me?
Eventually English exams will have to accept...
The only question is how long they can hold it off. I guess the naysayers will hold sway for at least a decade, but it all depends how much corporate traction Twitter gets. Academia can’t afford to fight with Business English for too long, after all
Create a Photo Gallery Under 10 Minutes Using... →
Piwigo looks interesting (based on these claims)
What Does It Mean to be "Pro-Technology and... →
EFF is asking the Copyright Office for legal exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to allow jailbreaking (or “rooting”) of smartphones, tablets, and game consoles, so that people can run their software of choice on the devices they own
The Smithian: 'For the past three years America... →
Ten years back, America often found itself isolated, struggling…Lately, we have been finding ourselves in the majority, along with the democratic world, while Russia and China front a dwindling coalition of the unwilling…this reflects a smart, subtle foreign-policy presence in which we have done…
On Being Blog: The Drawbacks of Putting a Price on... →
beingblog: by Susan Leem, associate producer Photo by Ofer Deshe/Flickr, cc by 2.0 The saying “time is money” may ask us to think carefully about the quality of our experiences, but the association of “time” with “money” can also diminish your ability to feel pleasure. Researchers from…
Interview: David Karp, founder of Tumblr, on... →
“I was so silly – I tried to be very formal and put on a deep voice to clients over the phone so I didn’t have to meet them and give away how young I was,” he says. “I lied about my age. I lied about the size of my team. I lied about my experience. I was so terribly embarassed about it for so long. I should have just owned up.”
Android App to help with the SOPA boycott http://goo.gl/74GIp
self.li: World's Largest Wi-Fi Network Keeps... →
legierski: This post is on Hacker News. Join discussion: Hacker News link Have you ever heard about FON Community? I will be surprised if your answer is “no”. It’s world’s largest Wi-Fi network with over 4 million users, as they claim on their website. The idea behind it is pretty simple -…
Do enough people know the irony mark ( ⸮ ) to make it useful?
'Anonymous' Stratfor Hack Reportedly Start Of... →
LONDON — Hackers on Sunday claimed to have stolen 200 GB of e-mails and credit card data from United States security think tank Stratfor, promising a weeklong Christmas-inspired assault on a long…