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.

April 7, 2014 12:15 am 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.

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.

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.

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?

1:53 pm
fastcompany:

Crowd Sourced Dating?
Have you ever desperately texted your friends for advice during a date? “He just complimented me on my embarrassing beauty mark, what do I say now?” 
Artist and programmer Lauren McCarthy is working on a solution for us less confident daters with an app called Social Turkers.
McCarthy used her phone to broadcast her dates live.

The video stream is viewed by the task-rabbits who take part in Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, the crowdsourcing service where you can post small tasks requiring human intelligence that people around the world complete for just a few cents.
Turkers have been asked to transcribe podcasts, search satellite maps to find missing persons, or to rate the emotions expressed in Tweets—but probably never before to help someone’s date go better. For each of McCarthy’s dates, over the course of January, Turkers could earn up to $0.25 for tuning into the live video and audio stream. Throughout the date, the “social Turkers” answered polls, wrote reviews of what they are seeing, and sent text messages to her iPhone suggesting what to say or do next—advice came quick enough for McCarthy to actually put it into action.

So someday you may not have to go on that awkward date alone. And maybe, with the help of your global network of ‘Turkers,’ it won’t even be awkward.

I feel like they’re not differentiating social media from crowd-sourcing enough.

fastcompany:

Crowd Sourced Dating?

Have you ever desperately texted your friends for advice during a date? “He just complimented me on my embarrassing beauty mark, what do I say now?” 

Artist and programmer Lauren McCarthy is working on a solution for us less confident daters with an app called Social Turkers.

McCarthy used her phone to broadcast her dates live.

The video stream is viewed by the task-rabbits who take part in Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, the crowdsourcing service where you can post small tasks requiring human intelligence that people around the world complete for just a few cents.

Turkers have been asked to transcribe podcasts, search satellite maps to find missing persons, or to rate the emotions expressed in Tweets—but probably never before to help someone’s date go better. For each of McCarthy’s dates, over the course of January, Turkers could earn up to $0.25 for tuning into the live video and audio stream. Throughout the date, the “social Turkers” answered polls, wrote reviews of what they are seeing, and sent text messages to her iPhone suggesting what to say or do next—advice came quick enough for McCarthy to actually put it into action.

So someday you may not have to go on that awkward date alone. And maybe, with the help of your global network of ‘Turkers,’ it won’t even be awkward.

I feel like they’re not differentiating social media from crowd-sourcing enough.

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