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.

September 2, 2014 10:59 pm April 22, 2014 10:24 pm
Facebook's friend problem

I entered college at the same time as the author and have seen myself and friends experience the same struggles as are described here.  Such a large portion of our lives became dedicated to this platform that almost perfectly replicated the structure we lived in online and are now finding ourselves in an environment that skews differently.  We now feel the need to adjust our online presence to our new environment and in order to remain relevant Facebook must give us the tools to do so.  

December 30, 2013 1:42 pm
12 “it” social and content careers to watch for in 2014

Given the nature of tumblr I imagine this would interest a lot on this platform.  I know at least a couple it would specifically so I’ll try this hip new technique I see all the kids doing these days and tag their names to this post to make sure they see it.

November 12, 2013 11:51 pm November 2, 2013 3:01 pm
"But the longer-term story isn’t the rollout and its many severe glitches. No one recalls whether the first batch of Social Security checks was sent on time in the late 1930s. The story that will matter, and linger, is that the Affordable Care Act was the first major law implemented almost entirely online. It’s the template for the future, and rather than using its launch as an excuse to renew attacks on the law, we need to learn what we can because, like this bill or not, it is part of the next wave of government."
October 29, 2013 11:05 pm August 21, 2013 6:29 pm
Tumblr Says Data Corruption, Not A Hack, Responsible For Strange Posts Appearing On Users’ Blogs | TechCrunch

nudityandnerdery:

shoebiedoo:

They’re trying to say that this only lasted around 15 minutes, but that’s not true. My feed was fucked for at least 4 hours. It started around 9/10 for me, and I went to sleep around 3.
I lost maybe 2 posts. But I don’t post that much. I couldn’t reply to posts. I couldn’t reply to messages.

Basically, I got to look at Devin’s cherry cheesecake and Rune’s unicorn poop for hours as the top two posts on my dash (which is great because those things are great) but they were all being followed by posts from people I don’t follow. 
And, again, I don’t care about porn on my dash. I just care when it’s porn from people that I don’t follow. It just seems like bad new for Tumblr considering how far they’ve tried to distance themselves from the naughty side of Tumblr.

Seriously, Tumblr? It was at least three and a half hours. It ate at least one of my posts. At least the posts I didn’t make are finally gone from my blog, but still.

Get your shit together, Tumblr. Or at least admit that something was fucked up.

It’s interesting how user groups respond to issues in the same way. Social media sites give us the ability to create content and our reaction to losing it is very similar to losing television and forms of media solely for consuming. I suppose it would make more sense for social media to prompt even bigger of a reaction given that.

(via nudityandnecromancy)

June 17, 2013 11:36 pm
Eventbrite Survey Finds EDM Fan Behavior Differs Greatly From Other Music Fans
It’s funny because I keep hearing how EDM is one of the only scenes that really brings in revenue for the music industry these days and how the fans are willing to shell out $100 a show. I think the kids in that scene, because they’re so big on social media, inflate every event to such a huge level that they see it as necessary to attend for their entire social needs.  because promotion is such a huge part of what they do, every event needs to be “extraordinary” unlike something like the indie rock scene where they almost look to go to as many shows as possible for as little money because it’s about seeing as much as possible than being able to say that every experience you had was awesome. It’s kind of the same behavior as you see at every party now, making sure we have pictures and sharing all the fun that is being had is almost as important as the party itself.

Eventbrite Survey Finds EDM Fan Behavior Differs Greatly From Other Music Fans

It’s funny because I keep hearing how EDM is one of the only scenes that really brings in revenue for the music industry these days and how the fans are willing to shell out $100 a show. I think the kids in that scene, because they’re so big on social media, inflate every event to such a huge level that they see it as necessary to attend for their entire social needs.  because promotion is such a huge part of what they do, every event needs to be “extraordinary” unlike something like the indie rock scene where they almost look to go to as many shows as possible for as little money because it’s about seeing as much as possible than being able to say that every experience you had was awesome. It’s kind of the same behavior as you see at every party now, making sure we have pictures and sharing all the fun that is being had is almost as important as the party itself.

May 19, 2013 3:18 pm
marksbirch:

So, a new era begins for Tumblr…

Still don’t think Yahoo! is going to overhaul as much as people are worried. The integration with their services might cause some problems but they’ll let tumblr keep doing what it does for it’s “cool” factor. If anything I think Yahoo’s engineers will actually add some cool stuff, maybe a better reply format.

marksbirch:

So, a new era begins for Tumblr…

Still don’t think Yahoo! is going to overhaul as much as people are worried. The integration with their services might cause some problems but they’ll let tumblr keep doing what it does for it’s “cool” factor. If anything I think Yahoo’s engineers will actually add some cool stuff, maybe a better reply format.

March 8, 2013 7:03 pm
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The new emphasis on devices over software reflects a much larger shift in the start-up and tech world, driven by tools like crowdfunding and 3-D printing that make it cheaper, faster and easier to create prototypes. The trend is accelerating partly because of the popularity of and excitement around small companies making items like wearable fitness devices as well as smartwatches developed by Pebble and smart thermostats created by Nest.

And now the devices are taking over the halls and convention center of South by Southwest, which has historically been known as a launchpad for new software services; Twitter, Foursquare, GroupMe and Highlight all got their inaugural push on those convention center grounds.

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