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 23, 2014 7:49 pm
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NYPD Twitter Campaign Catastrophically Backfires Within Minutes Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, vocativ.com
NYPD Twitter Campaign Catastrophically Backfires Within MinutesThey called for city residents to tweet pictures of themselves posing with police officers using #myNYPD. The result was a huge bust, but not in a good way The New York Police Departme…

What can we learn? If you have a negative reputation, don’t think that a social media campaign can help you… At least not without thinking deep about the rhetoric you use!

I think we need to add another “rule” to the internet, when trying to get participation or viral advertising, imagine the most cynical, ironic response possible and assume that is most of what you will get.

futuramb:

NYPD Twitter Campaign Catastrophically Backfires Within Minutes
Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, vocativ.com

NYPD Twitter Campaign Catastrophically Backfires Within MinutesThey called for city residents to tweet pictures of themselves posing with police officers using #myNYPD. The result was a huge bust, but not in a good way The New York Police Departme…

What can we learn? If you have a negative reputation, don’t think that a social media campaign can help you… At least not without thinking deep about the rhetoric you use!

I think we need to add another “rule” to the internet, when trying to get participation or viral advertising, imagine the most cynical, ironic response possible and assume that is most of what you will get.

April 13, 2014 8:32 pm
5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

Even without Heartbleed this are pretty good suggestions.

April 9, 2014 10:45 pm
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Here’s the article I’m guessing everyone has actually been looking for in regards to the Heartbleed issue.  It is understandable that not all sites have reported their status as doing so prior to patching the vulnerability increases their risk of attack.  Nonetheless, please look here for the list of sites who are now secure and who you never had to worry about.  It is important to change your passwords on these sites and any others where you used the same password as they may have been taken.

March 18, 2014 11:27 pm
The Price of Music
March 11, 2014 9:42 pm
"Make it tablet-y! No one wants a PC experience replicated exactly on a tablet."

Is the enterprise user experience overhyped? via diginomica

This is why enterprise Web SaaS apps cannot deliver on a stellar and engaging mobile experience.  They are pushing busy, text field oriented interfaces onto a smaller screen with very different navigational controls and user flows.  This is a cognitive disconnect that causes users to abandon mobile apps in droves.  It’s much better to start mobile first.

(via enhatch)

(Source: diginomica.com, via marksbirch)

March 10, 2014 9:55 pm March 8, 2014 10:32 am
A Native American Tribe Hopes Digital Currency Boosts Its Sovereignty
Jairo Ramos, npr.org
There’s a lot of talk about vir­tu­al cur­ren­cies late­ly — how they work, eco­nom­ic impli­ca­tions and whether they’re safe. But now a Native Amer­i­can tribe is using a bitcoin-like cur­ren­cy to help strength­en its sov­er­eign­ty.In South…

A Native American Tribe Hopes Digital Currency Boosts Its Sovereignty
Jairo Ramos, npr.org

There’s a lot of talk about vir­tu­al cur­ren­cies late­ly — how they work, eco­nom­ic impli­ca­tions and whether they’re safe. But now a Native Amer­i­can tribe is using a bitcoin-like cur­ren­cy to help strength­en its sov­er­eign­ty.

In South…

December 6, 2013 8:54 pm November 3, 2013 3:06 pm
HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs

We cannot sustain this political environment of required opposition and paranoia. 

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."