Of course, it’s easy to throw your hands up and say, that’s just the way things are and nothing’s going to change. But what if a few small tweaks in the wording on a website or a new approach to how a comments section is run could impact the way people consumed news and interacted with each other? What if you could design a website that encourages positive relationships and benefited both democracy and the bottom line? That’s the aim of Stroud’s most recent pursuit, the Engaging News Project, an initiative funded by the Democracy Fund, which is a project of the Omidyar Network via the New America Foundation. Through a series of experiments, Stroud found that small changes—like replacing the ubiquitous “like” button with a more neutral word like “respect” or encouraging reporters to participate in discussions—can totally change the timbre of a comment section and encourage readers to consider alternate points of view.
Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks says the code he examined, which was written in Visual C++, was compiled on July 3, a day before the first attacks. Although Stewart says analysis of the attack is still in its early stages, he concurs that the attacker’s motivation was fairly routine.
The redesign’s resemblance to the official site, which is not visible at all to users of the Firefox and Safari browsers, had duped unwitting customers into giving personal information to a stranger instead of to Odeon, she said.
Website analytics firm KISSmetrics and more than 20 of its customers, including Spotify, AOL’s About.me, Slideshare.net, Spokeo and the news site Gigaom.com were sued Monday on the grounds that KISSmetrics’ tracking technology violated federal and state privacy laws.
To get it right, Dorsey indicated everything was on the table. Twitter, he indicated, may need to be radically changed. He noted right now the service only allows you to follow accounts, not topics. It only allows you to like or retweet. What should it allow you to do instead? He’s not sure, but he’s considering every option.
New technology means that the news media can get “your pictures” of the protests almost instantly. The protests, and the way they are policed, are likely to be scrutinised more closely than ever. It remains to be seen whether one violent protester will attract more attention than ten thousand peaceful ones – and what message that gives for future protests.
For now, Cohen’s more interested in getting down to business and cranking out “fast, good episodes.” The show will “explore the society of the future” rather than staging epic battles like the ones in the feature-length Futurama flicks, Cohen said.
Henry Norr of the San Francisco Chronicle recommends a similar setup, but replaces the cables with Radio Shack’s $99 wireless transmitter-receiver.
Novel as True&Co’s approach may be, the company does have competition. One startup, ThirdLove, allows women to take their measurements at home with a body scanning technology app. And recently, even Victoria’s Secret began offering customers a quiz on its website. That other brands are catching on comes as no surprise to Lam. “I look at the old retailers out there, and I see an imperfect model,” she says. “I think this is the way women are going to shop for intimate apparel in the future, and not only that, but I really believe this is the way women will shop for all apparel in the future.”
Once you have the Google Related extension installed, a bar will begin appearing along the bottom of certain types of pages, such as news, shopping, or restaurant websites. Various tabs allow you access to content related to that page–visiting a restaurant’s website may produce a tab with a Google map of the restaurant’s address, a second tab with reviews, and a third tab of related locations (as identified by Google Maps).
According to his first post, dated Jan. 4, 2004, Duncan launched the blog to document his comings and goings in case he was “falsely accused of some crime or another.” The first six months of entries complained about the challenges of moving through society while wearing the scarlet letter of a registered sex offender: keeping a job, finding a girlfriend, dealing with aggressive police.
“Twenty percent of the world’s population consume 86 percent of the world’s natural resources. That leaves 14 percent for the 4 or 5 billion people in the third world. People feel (this disparity) is one of the root causes of the war on terrorism that we’re forced to fight now. A lot of people are linking Sept. 11 and Buy Nothing Day, partly because our leaders urged people to go out and consume.”
Infosys executives were joined by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper at a news conference in which they said the hub will be developed in the state’s Research Triangle region. The company expects to hire the first 500 North Carolina workers within two years as part of an overall strategy leading to eventual creation of 10,000 job overall across the four sites. The first was announced for Indiana in May and the other two locations haven’t yet been announced.
“The economic reality for most freelancers is that if you want to have work, you’re going to have to enter into these agreements,” said intellectual property attorney David Opderbeck.
Once you’re there, it’s hard to believe that Silk Road isn’t simply a scam. Such brazenness is usually displayed only by those fake “online pharmacies” that dupe the dumb and flaccid. There’s no sly, Craigslist-style code names here. But while scammers do use the site, most of the listings are legit. Mark’s acid worked as advertised. “It was quite enjoyable, to be honest,” he said. We spoke to one Connecticut engineer who enjoyed sampling some “silver haze” pot purchased off Silk Road. “It was legit,” he said. “It was better than anything I’ve seen.”
Then, we have Google who has severely disappointed me with Google Chrome, which is my primary browser. The desktop version is far from touch-friendly, and I have to navigate it using my pen. Instead of developing Chrome to work on the desktop the same as it would on a mobile – like with Internet Explorer and Firefox – Google added a special setting. Found within the control menu is an option to “Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 mode.” When you click it, it kicks the user off of the desktop and throws them into the Windows app interface. To exit that mode, you go back into the control menu and select, “Relaunch Chrome on the Desktop.”
Political cybersquatting is more than a branding issue, though, says Warren. It’s also a waste of donor funding, because candidates now spend valuable campaign dollars buying as many domains as possible, just in case someone else beats them to it.
This superseding indictment, like many sequels, doubled down on the elements that had made its predecessor such a hit. It increased the number of felony charges against Swartz from four to thirteen, and the maximum number of years he faced in prison from thirty-five to ninety-five. As an acquaintance of Swartz’s, Seth Finkelstein, put it on his blog: “as I’ve said before — they don’t like him. They really don’t like him.” If that point hadn’t been made clear before, the superseding indictment left little doubt.
The most melancholy of the images, a dead bird lying on the upholstery of an old, faded airplane seat, is featured on the cover of Ballon’s book. The photograph, with its drab colors and morbid subject matter, is depressing to look at, but it’s also beautiful, in the way that honest depictions of a situation have a way of being. “I could see all the promise of a beautiful photographic project amidst all the sadness of their situation,” Ballon says. All of Ezekiel’s photographs toe the line between melancholy, poeticism and hope, which Ballon believes to be an apt description of Bolivia’s condition as a country. “The VIP guided facilities tour at the beginning of my first visit was personally the hardest part,” he says. “Being shown around a company once considered a national treasure and historically important to Bolivia having transformed into a failing company of faded grandeur.”
But if you just want to see where all the muscles go and how the proportions change when you draw a character in the same position from different angles, you could do worse than this website. Certainly it’s a help in creating your first manga.
“I live in Seattle so when I jog near the Space Needle, say, the system knows when I am near this landmark and can set off information about it – video and audio,” said Phillip Torrone, the 28-year-old inventor of the geek gym.
“I must start by observing that the articles of the last week and the activities that accompanied them were the result of a targeted communications campaign. The Open Markets team successfully seeded a sympathetic article in the New York Times. They followed that within 24 hours with multiple affiliated Op-Eds and sophisticated fundraising efforts, including a purpose-built website and email blasts. It is likely that there were other elements of this campaign of which I am not aware.
The project cost Salas, a 38-year-old webmaster from Southern California, about $300 and took a month to complete. “Not too bad considering I had to buy a drill and other minor tools,” he said.
More recently, observers noticed that more than 128,000 of the 735,000 comments received so far were filed with identical text complaining that the FCC’s net neutrality rules are “smothering innovation, damaging the American economy and obstructing job creation.”
Fundrise’s fund, however, requires a minimum investment of only $1,000. (The maximum investment allowed for nonaccredited investors is determined by federal regulators and depends on income and assets.) Interested investors will be able to review Fundrise’s offering on its website, including details about its planned strategy and the performance record of the management team that will be choosing the projects in which to invest. If you’re still interested, you’ll be able to invest directly through the site. “It’s no more challenging than buying a book,” Jenkins says.