Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

March 25, 2014 9:19 pm March 5, 2014 11:11 pm
Masters of Their Own Destiny
February 28, 2013 11:39 pm February 2, 2013 2:06 pm
thedailywhat:

App of the Day: Bang With Friends

Bang With Friends is an iPhone app that will anonymously match up people who are already Facebook friends for casual sexual encounters. Created by three anonymous Californian college students, the app only notifies both people when there is a match in the system. Within a week, the app’s user base has exceeded 30,000 with its creators claiming that five people are signing up per minute. But don’t delete your Grindr account! There’s no option for same-sex hookups at the moment, but it is apparently in the works. Hat tip toMashable.


Sure it’s a topic that always catches our interest, but what is up with all of these dating/sex applications lately? Is it a sign of growing acceptance that we are now specifically differentiating between the 2 for each application?

thedailywhat:

App of the Day: Bang With Friends

Bang With Friends is an iPhone app that will anonymously match up people who are already Facebook friends for casual sexual encounters. Created by three anonymous Californian college students, the app only notifies both people when there is a match in the system. Within a week, the app’s user base has exceeded 30,000 with its creators claiming that five people are signing up per minute. But don’t delete your Grindr account! There’s no option for same-sex hookups at the moment, but it is apparently in the works. Hat tip toMashable.

Sure it’s a topic that always catches our interest, but what is up with all of these dating/sex applications lately? Is it a sign of growing acceptance that we are now specifically differentiating between the 2 for each application?

January 24, 2013 11:47 pm
thedailywhat:

Single Topic Blog of the Day: Actual Facebook Graph Searches

Actual Facebook Graph Searches is a single-topic blog launched by British comedian Tom Scott to highlight some of the more interesting combinations of localities and interests he’s uncovered while testing Facebook’s in-depth search engine Graph Search that was released earlier this month.

actualfacebookgraphsearches:

“Spouses of married people who like [cheat-on-your-partner dating site] Ashley Madison”

thedailywhat:

Single Topic Blog of the Day: Actual Facebook Graph Searches

actualfacebookgraphsearches:

“Spouses of married people who like [cheat-on-your-partner dating site] Ashley Madison”

January 23, 2013 12:07 am January 19, 2013 7:51 pm January 12, 2013 10:56 am
Stowe Boyd: Is Self-Disclosure In Social Networks Like Masturbation?

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Alina Turgend writes about bragging and the way it stimulates the part of our brains linked to stimulation from sex.

Alina Turgend, The Etiquette of Celebrating or Bragging About Achievements

Last year, two Harvard neuroscientists published a paper, “Disclosing Information About the…

I find the psychological implications of this astounding.

December 16, 2012 6:03 pm
The Web We Lost - Anil Dash

I have been seeing this article passed around a lot this past week, so I finally took the time to read through it.  While I certainly don’t disagree with the writer or his conclusions, I definitely have issues with it which is surprising considering how much it is being passed around.  Even though he alludes to it, I feel like Mr. Dash for the most part overlooks how necessary the techniques of the prominent social networks now were for them to garner the massive amount of users they have.  The open tools of the early 2000’s and late 90’s may have looked great to those that actively seeked them out, but before the rise of web 2.0’s popularity most users had no interest in such applications.  While these were not technically challenging tools the vast majority of users need an overtly simple, targeted product being pushed to them.  This required the investing and deals that, as he put, made a “very few very rich.”  I do agree that everything works in cycles and now that even the technologically illiterate are learning how to work these products fairly well we will see some of these services start to return.

November 21, 2012 2:10 am
The Problem With Measuring Digital Influence

This article kind of helps explain why you can’t trust the internet to accurately predict general interest.  The election, movies these things can appear to have much more interest garnered than they actually have.