26 December 2013, 10am Central Time JD Thomas, a white-hat SEO and WordPress consultant, will discuss SHOG.US, an easy to use web application that provides non-coders with the tools needed to craft engaging and social media friendly URLs for sharing on on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or LinkedIn. This is especially useful when sharing non-webpage...Read more →
The folks at LastPass have a simple way to search the database of hacked passwords (and password hints) released by the recent Adobe hack. Please check, and change accordingly. (Mine was and I did.)Read more →
morning at about 3:30 a.m. a fire started at the Internet Archive’s San Francisco scanning center. The good news is that no one was hurt and no data was lost. Our main building was not affected except for damage to one electrical run. This power issue caused us to lose power to some...Read more →
For when your favorite song just isn’t long enough. Just upload it to The Infinite Jukebox (assume you’re using a browser in which it works i.e. not Firefox,) and the system figures out how to make the song play indefinitely without you every really noticing. (If you get stuck just click elsewhere in the circle. (I could explain how it work but there’s plenty of info available on the site that does that. Also, just watch the visualization for a while and you’ll probably figure out the basics on your own.)
What our male correspondent found to like on the social network that mostly appeals to women. Pinterest is one of the most popular social media networks on the planet, yet for many men it remains a profound mystery. So I decided it was time to see what was really going on over there. First,...Read more →
I’m definitely adding LibrarianShipwreck to my must-read list!
The real scandal is not that the NSA obtained millions of phone numbers from Verizon, it is not that through Prism the government spied on people online, it isn’t even that the technology companies went along with all of this. It is that we adjusted ourselves to a technological society without pausing to confront that all of the previously mentioned threats would be become a reality under the aegis of technology. Anger is justified, but we must reserve some of this anger for ourselves, instead of just directing it at the venal technocrats who populate political office and the ethically stunted tinkerers who populate Silicon Valley.
Read the full article @ librarianshipwreck.wordpress.com.
Remember all that brouhaha over Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories,” the ads that are supposed to be cleverly disguised as simple recommendations from friends? We kind of can’t believe it’s taken this long for Facebook to realize that users are onto their little ruse, but the social network announced yesterday that it’s ditching the ads in favor of...Read more →