Monthly Archives: October 2007

Facebook to become more open?

Facebook wants to make the data its members enter into the social network’s profiles portable, so that they can move that data to other online services if they want, the company’s CEO said Wednesday. It’s already possible to take some … Continue reading

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Darth Vader being a jerk

Darth Vader here demonstrates just how corrupting an influence power can be:

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The Code to Ruin

From The Daily WTF

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The long tail of Facebook applications

This article from O’Reilly on the long tail of Facebook applications ties in with some of the comments I made on the Exponetic blog a few weeks ago comparing Web 1.0’s history with Facebook’s own progress. The key points are: … Continue reading

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Rubik’s Cube still in the news

It’s good to see the Rubik’s Cube going strong after all these years. “Nakajima solved the classic 3×3 version of the six-coloured cube – which has nine squares on each side – with an average time of 12.46 seconds in … Continue reading

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It’s official: swallowing swords hurts your throat

The Ig Nobel awards are out, and a great collection of flagrant abuse of science they are too. My favourite is the awards in the linguistics category: “Juant Manuel Toro, Josep Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, of Barcelona University, for showing … Continue reading

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In Facebook, Investing in a Theory

This article in the New York Times actually has a fairly level-headed view of the Facebook application market and how much money can be made from it. It’s quite a rare thing to find a level-headed opinion about an over-hyped … Continue reading

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